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Tweet To Launch Helium Balloon With Curry & Booze Into Space

  • 28-08-2012 8:44pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 43,457 ✭✭✭✭ Basq


    Thought this was a cool little idea!

    This is a balloon with larger and curry in it. Send a tweet using hashtag #vindalunar, it'll display your Twitter handle on screen, inflate the balloon with helium and count towards the percentage. When it reaches 100%, it'll launch the balloon into space and reveal the airdate of the new series of Red Dwarf.

    http://uktv.co.uk/dave/homepage/sid/9281

    Currently at 86.29%..

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Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,538 ✭✭✭ flutterflye


    What the fook is the point in that?
    That's the most stupid idea I've ever heard.


  • Registered Users Posts: 43,457 ✭✭✭✭ Basq


    That's the most stupid idea I've ever heard.
    That's the most stupid idea you've ever heard? :confused:

    It's a nice bit of marketing and it'll get a lot of exposure on social media networks..


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,538 ✭✭✭ flutterflye


    Basq wrote: »
    That's the most stupid idea you've ever heard? :confused:

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    Okay - maybe not THE most stupid idea!
    But close enough!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,443 ✭✭✭ actuallylike


    What the fook is the point in that?
    That's the most stupid idea I've ever heard.

    Well I'm going to watch it fill so I can see the release date. It's grabbed my attention.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,814 TPD


    Not looking forward to the new series at all, with the abomination of a special they released a couple of years ago. Good idea for a marketing stunt, but I pity the sucker standing under the can of lager when it lands.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,777 ✭✭✭✭ B.A._Baracus


    Here is my contribution:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,760 ✭✭✭ rameire


    spamming is fun


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,198 Genghiz Cohen


    Liftoff!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,249 ✭✭✭ CardBordWindow


    So when's the new series on?


  • Registered Users Posts: 43,457 ✭✭✭✭ Basq


    So when's the new series on?
    October 4th..


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  • Registered Users Posts: 981 ✭✭✭ psicic


    Not really looking forward to the new series - the special was awful and so were the last two series before that (only to a slightly lesser extent).

    This launch, though, has kind of swayed me to be a bit less hard on the series. It was a pretty cool idea if it was real - captures the mixture of naff-ness and nerdery so prevalent in early Dwarf. Never bothered to watch any of the footage from other helium baloons, so maybe I'm in awe of just seeing something new - but it's a marketing gimmick that's worked on me!

    Guess it also settles the debate on what I'm spending next month's wages on.


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