About this project
Skywriting is crazy. We’re forcing clouds to say things. That’s inherently funny. How great would it be to look up one day and there’s a message in the sky, for no other reason other than itself. It’s not trying to sell you anything, it’s not trying to tell you something. It’s just there.
I got some quotes from a skywriter on how much it would cost to have him spell out some jokes in the sky over Los Angeles. Here are the options: for a 10-15 character message – it’s about $4,000. For a running joke of up to 5 lines at 20 characters each – that’s around $10,000. So it depends on how much we raise. Please help me pull of this incredibly idiotic stunt. And I need your help to choose what message we should put in the sky. Everyone who donates gets to vote. See below for some options on what we can write.
But first, a little more on WHY:
I think we can all agree that life is pretty bleak place to be a lot of the time. Often you might even think, “Who thought this was a good idea to begin with!?” (God – what a jerk.) But I think that if there’s a way we can, just for a fleeting moment, give strangers an unexpected gift of absurdity, then I think we can make the world a slightly better place.
Up until this point, I’ve been attempting to do this by going into bookstores and signing dedications from the “author” and putting them back on the shelf (“Jive Hustler! – Clive Cussler”). Or by buying greeting cards, taking them home, altering them with new endings and then taking them back and putting them back on the shelf. You might have seen some of my greeting card project online. See the excellent video made by Scott Moran for his “Modern Comedian” series for more info about either of those projects. It’s posted here.
But with these techniques I’m maybe affecting 1 or 2 people. I want to expand the audience. So
Here’s the details:
This is done by one plane, using cool acrobatics to spell out the message. This is the “classic” skywriting. I could do 1 of these phrases – pick your favorite!
“How do I land?”
“Clouds 4 EVA”
“OMG I’m flying!”
“Tweet me bro!”
This uses 5 planes to spell out the message in a “dot matrix” style of printing. I could do either of these “jokes” – they would play out in real time like a real conversation – pick your favorite!
-Oh. Sorry. I forgot.
And thanks to JohnVH Photography for the photo of the plane.
Please donate some money today! Together we can insert absurdity into strangers’ lives and (hopefully) make the world a better place.
Risks and challenges
The risks and challenges of this project is just me being able to use the phone.
As long as I have the money, and can get to a phone to call the skywriting guy, we can get this done.
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