Ah, movies. Each of them tiny, two-hour slices of the lives we wish we could lead, if only our days were scripted by rooms full of jerks and acted out by beautiful weirdos. One man has chosen to take that wish into his own hands, bringing his Up dream of flying a house into the air with balloons to life. (If you’re wondering why he didn’t chose to recreate the closet from Clueless if he was going to recreate something from a movie, I have to tell you that I have not been able to find the answer.) From SlashFilm:
Jonathan Trappe has a simple goal: fly across the Atlantic. Something that happens dozens of times per day by multiple airlines might not seem like a big deal, but Trappe wants to do it alone and in a boat lifted only by balloons. He’s a professional Cluster Balloonist, similar to Carl Fredricksen in Pixar’s Up. Recently, just for fun, Trappe duplicated Carl’s feat by taking a small house up in the air tethered only by balloons. That might sound impressive, but his previous trips across the English Channel and the Alps are slightly better.
You can visit Jonathan Trappe’s site for more information about his upcoming Up house flight, as well as photos from his previous Up house flight, if you want to go down the rabbit hole of reading about Jonathan Trappe and his life, which I may or may not suggest depending on how much time you have and whether or not you’re caught up on Slate’s Dear Prudence column. But for the rest of us: What dumb stunt from a movie do you wish you could do if you had the time and resources and iron will?! Jurassic Park: The Real Park? (NO.) Cher’s closet from Clueless? Take care of a secluded hotel for the winter season with your family? See dead people? It’s possible that I immediately, right from the start, got away from the point of the game. Turn into a half-bug? Kiss Michael Cera? WHICH IS IT?!