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    No Balloons At Memorial Stadium

    Randy York has an article up on Huskers.com talking about a helium shortage that will put an end to red balloons filling the sky after the Huskers first score.

    Check it out: http://www.huskers.com/ViewArticle.d...&DB_OEM_ID=100

    Hopefully this TRADITION that dates back to the 1940's does not come to a permanent end!!

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    I'm sure they can just start filling the balloons with hot air from Dirk Chatelain.

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    I figured the days were numbered. wonder just how much is used each game

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    use the hot air RP has stored up....he could raise the whole stadium with his ego


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    If this is true, than maybe it'll prompt the start of a new tradition.

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    It'll be a very sad day to see that tradition die. It's understandable, as the article mentions Hospitals and Construction as priority uses for Helium, which I agree with. But it will be a sad day, indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Porkchopexpress View Post
    If this is true, than maybe it'll prompt the start of a new tradition.
    Red and white silly string after the first score!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUcornhuskers01 View Post
    Randy York has an article up on Huskers.com talking about a helium shortage that will put an end to red balloons filling the sky after the Huskers first score.

    Check it out: http://www.huskers.com/ViewArticle.d...&DB_OEM_ID=100

    Hopefully this TRADITION that dates back to the 1940's does not come to a permanent end!!
    yeah, because balloons are much more important than those other stupid uses for helium......
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    Just use regular balloons then. Or red paper airplanes.
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    I also was wondering how long it was going to take to have this tradition be affected.

    BRM could start serving more chili at the HM tailgates and gas up the balloons from there?

    I'm "N" if he does!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Californication View Post
    yeah, because balloons are much more important than those other stupid uses for helium......
    Nobody ever said those other uses for helium were stupid. Those other uses should have priority.

    The state, team, and fans love there football traditions is all, and balloons fall into that category. Just like the debate of using alternate uni's for 1 game. Its all about tradition.

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    The balloon 'tradition' should be ended due to pollution/wildlife concerns.

    However, where is the national coverage on this helium shortage? How are we going to talk funny if there is no helium to be had? What happened to our strategic reserves?

    The presidential candidates better address this soon! Are other noble gases in short supply? We can't go on without Argon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FeelLikeAStranger View Post
    The balloon 'tradition' should be ended due to pollution/wildlife concerns.

    However, where is the national coverage on this helium shortage? How are we going to talk funny if there is no helium to be had? What happened to our strategic reserves?

    The presidential candidates better address this soon! Are other noble gases in short supply? We can't go on without Argon!
    Don't think so. Queen Elizibeth farts a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Husker Country Doc View Post
    Leave it up to the government to screw something else up.

    The federal government, which sets helium prices, announced in April that helium prices would spike from $75.75 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in FY 2012 to $84 per Mcf in FY 2013. (Last year, prices rose only 75 cents.) This price spike, along with uncertain federal policy (and a peculiar industry setup to begin with), is threatening to create a shortage. Here’s what’s going on.



    Read more: Helium Shortage - Why Is There a Helium Shortage? - Popular Mechanics





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    How about we just throw red and white painted rocks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUcornhuskers01 View Post
    Nobody ever said those other uses for helium were stupid. Those other uses should have priority.

    The state, team, and fans love there football traditions is all, and balloons fall into that category. Just like the debate of using alternate uni's for 1 game. Its all about tradition.
    Mckayla is not impressed with our balloon tradition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUcornhuskers01 View Post
    Nobody ever said those other uses for helium were stupid. Those other uses should have priority.

    The state, team, and fans love there football traditions is all, and balloons fall into that category. Just like the debate of using alternate uni's for 1 game. Its all about tradition.
    Well, your little frownie face and desire to see a very limited resource used for something like that certainly implies a lack of perspective. Do you really believe it should be all about tradition when we are talking about this, cause I think it should be about using a very limited resource wisely.
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    I hope you don't read popular mechanics to keep current in your practice......the US leads the world in flat earthers.
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    Simple Solution: Just use Hydrogen.... and keep all ingnition sources away!


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