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The Worldwide Helium Shortage Is Real (As I Told You 6-Years Ago). PLEASE Stop Using Helium Balloons.

by Anura Guruge


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From today’s “USA Today”. Click to access article. Google for plenty more.


I warned you off this way back in 2012. Click image to access my post. It has some good info.


This post was about trying to stop the wanton WASTAGE of Helium realizing its shortage. Click to access post.


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An article from 2015 I just found. Click image to access.


The worldwide Helium shortage is real. We really are running short of Helium.

Though the 2nd most abundant element in the known Universe (~24%) we only have finite quantities on earth — and it is expensive to extract. When we have used up what was there on Earth we are stuck. We haven’t worked out how to import Helium from outside of Earth. That is the problem.

We are running out of Helium — at least Helium we can readily obtain on Earth.

That is why prices are going up. Soon it will be too cost prohibitive to use Helium in party balloons. So, simple economics will prevent our wanton waste of Helium in balloons. We nee Helium for more serious things — including MRIs and scientific research.

But, don’t wait for price to force you from buying Helium balloons. Make the decision yourself. Please stop buying Helium balloons — as of RIGHT NOW. Thank you.


by Anura Guruge


Best T-Shirt Slogan I Have Seen Since “If You Can Read This …”


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The “If You Can Read THIS The BITCH Fell Off” T-shirt from the 1990s.

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I first saw this, on the back of a biker, during Laconia Bike Week, c. 1996.

I couldn’t stop laughing for two weeks.

I could never wear one since I was NOT a biker.
Thought about getting one for the jet ski, but the lifevest obscured it.


Saw this last night, in Hanover, NH, at the “Salt Hill Pub“, after Christmas Revels 2015 (North).

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It is SO CLEVER at multiple levels (at least 3).

It was been worn by a (very nice) waitress. She was KIND enough to let me photograph her back, though when she gave permission, she had no idea what part of her (very attractive) backside I had designs on. She laughed when she saw what I had snapped.

Appears that they sell those T-shirts there and the waitresses wear them, on a rotating basis, as a promotional gimmick. She wanted to know whether I was interested in buying one. Alas, I pointed out to her that I was not in the habit of wearing T-shirts that promoted things and that I no longer partook in beer (just wine).


Third, maybe fourth time, we have been to the “Salt Hill Pub” — all, of course, after a show at the HOP. We like the place. Fun place. Decent food. Decent prices. Very friendly waitresses. Highly recommended.

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