Showing posts with label Rose Parade float. Show all posts
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Rose Parade Prometheus Themed Float Catches Fire!

"Boy. I Just Can't Seem to Catch
a Break like...EVER! Could Use a Good
Hard Drink Right About Now." 
By Robert W. Armijo

“Making a Difference’ was the theme of this year’s Rose Parade,” said a Rose Parade official.  “That’s why we approved the conditional use of controlled, confined and contained fire on the float that caught fire. After all, the Titan Prometheus certainly made a difference when he gifted fire to mankind.”

Although Rose Parade officials are activity looking for the float designer for questioning, he is no where to be found.

“He must have get wind of our intention to fine him for delaying the Rose Parade and starting an open fire without a permit,” said a Rose Parade official.

Despite the disapproval of Rose Parade officials, many spectators were entertained by the spectacle.

“Unsuspecting spectators, thought they were witnessing the latest state-of-the-art special effects of Rose Parade float technology, stood up and applauded,” said a fireman to who responded the over 20 million 911 phone calls from around the country and world.

Still other spectators run up to the float, which was fully engulfed in flames, with sticks and marshmallows.

“They sat around the burning float signing camp songs and made S’mores,” said police.   

“Most people just took off their gloves and mittens and stretched out their hands to warm them up,” said one Rose Parade spectator. 

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Jane Goodall, King Kong Rose Parade Float Rejected

King Kong expresses his rage at being
excluded from the Rose Parade
Pasadena, California –

Only now, after the 124th Rose Parade is officially in the books, is the story coming out about how Rose Parade officials were seriously contemplating building a giant King Kong float. And placing the Grand Marshal, Jane Goodall, British ethologist and authority on wild chimpanzees, in its huge mechanical hands.

“Jane Goodall would have been completely safe,” said a Rose Parade official. “She would’ve been placed in a harness secured in the giant monkey paw.” 

“It was never a question of safety,” insisted a spokesman for Jane Goodall. “Rather, it was a matter of maintaining good taste and more importantly principle.”

The float was to depict the climatic cinematic scene when King Kong was scaling the Empire State Building with Fay Wray in hand and biplanes of the period buzzing about his head.

Reportedly, Jane Goodall was so deeply offended by the proposal that she threatened to withdraw from the Rose Parade all together by resigning her position as the Grand Marshal. 

“Having her assume the role of a dangling damsel in distress, caught in the clutches of an oversized so-called savage beast from the Dark Continent is exactly what Jane Goodall’s lifetime work with chimpanzees stands against,” said a spokesman for Jane Goodall. “Good God what’s wrong with you Americans? Is that all you can think of is crass commercialism and gimmicks?”

“It would have been in keeping with this year’s Rose Parade’s theme of ‘Oh the Places You’ll Go!’ by Dr. Seuss,” replied a Rose Parade official. 

After receiving Jane Goodall’s rejection to the King Kong float, Rose Parade officials had no choice but to resort to having another wedding take place along the parade route to boost ratings. 

“Boring,” said one Rose Parade official as he scoffed at the fallback idea behind closed doors. “Hey, I got it. Maybe next year we can spice it up a bit by making it a same sex marriage? And this time, they can be atop a giant cake float designed by Wolfgang Puck.”

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