211: Hamster Ball Heist

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Hamster Ball Heist
First person to bring me Wayne Coyne in a hamster ball gets a free t-shirt!  He gets one too.
Title text: First person to bring me Wayne Coyne in a hamster ball gets a free t-shirt! He gets one too.


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Person 1: You know that giant hamster ball you've always wanted? I just found out that Wayne Coyne from the Flaming Lips crowd-surfs in one.
Person 2: Let's go.
Some Weeks Later ...
[Wayne Coyne is, in fact, crowd-surfing in a giant hamster ball.]
Person: Ready?
Friends: Ready.
Person: Now!
[People on both sides shove the crowd out of the way, causing Coyne in his ball to fall to the ground.]
Wayne Coyne: Hey!
Person: Okay, push!
[Person and friends start pushing the ball away, as the crowd looks on.]
Wayne Coyne: What's going on?
[Some roll him up the ramp into the back of a semi, while others hold the crowd back and one stands by to drive.]
Wayne Coyne: Help!
[The truck drives off, leaving the audience in a cloud of dust.]

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Unlike most of the comics featuring real people, this one had essentially zero followup. I can't find anything on anyone trying to do it, but that doesn't mean it hasn't happened. Still, I don't feel that small blemish could make this explanation incomplete. --Quicksilver (talk) 04:34, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

I would like to see examples of attempted kidnaps of Wayne Coyne. 23:12, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

    Oh wait never mind108.162.249.209 23:14, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
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