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Desc:The legend
Category:Classic TV Clips, Stunts
Tags:hollywood, larry, balloons, lawn chair, darwin awards
Submitted:ztc
Date:11/15/08
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Big Beef Burritos Supreme - 2008-11-15
Surprised he wasn't charged with something for that.
ztc - 2008-11-16
"Larry's efforts won him a ,500 FAA fine, a prize from the Bonehead Club of Dallas, the altitude record for gas-filled clustered balloons, and a Darwin Awards Honorable Mention. He gave his aluminum lawnchair to admiring neighborhood children, abandoned his truck-driving job, and went on the lecture circuit. He enjoyed intermittent demand as a motivational speaker, but said he never made much money from his innovative flight. He never married and had no children. Larry hiked into the forest and shot himself in the heart on October 6, 1993. He died at the age of 44."

simon666 - 2008-11-15
Larry Walters, Lawn Chair Pilot. Haha.

Someone else did this a few years later as well.
Helena Handbasket - 2008-11-15

I regret being born after this and thus not seeing it live.
Diogenes - 2008-11-15
"And the Challenger should be good for 100 flights altogether..."

That's how you know this news report was from the past.
Godard's Drinking Problem - 2008-11-16
And Lawn Chair Larry later did sell the rights, which birthed the cin-abomination Danny Deckchair.

At least, I assume he did.
Goethe and ernie - 2008-11-16
Minus one star for not being soundtracked by the song Pinback wrote about him. Still amazing though.
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