Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mark Your Calendars!

After pouring over our data and crunching the numbers, it is clear to us that the next mission must take place on Friday, April 10, 2009, at precisely 23:32 GMT. This time, your intrepid heroes will venture to separate exotic locales in an effort to stabilize the global economy. OZ–Gibson will be traveling to a remote village on the island of Bali while US–Gibson will be on location in Oaxaca, Mexico.

The mission is twofold:
1) Purchase a particularly awful souvenir.
2) At precisely 23:32 GMT, pose with said souvenir while balancing on one leg (US–Gibson will stand on right leg, OZ–Gibson will stand on left leg) with an animal somewhere nearby.

As you can plainly see from the details above, if we succeed with our mission, the global economy should see immediate improvement.

Photographic documentation and a debriefing by the Gibsons will be posted on this blog as soon as they both can locate internet access. Note: OZ–Gibson might not be able to report on the status of his mission until a week or so after the event.

Thanks for your support.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Safe for now, but there's more trouble brewing...

Well, folks, it looks like our first mission was a success and that equilibrium has been restored to the planet. And while this is cause for some celebration, our data seems to indicate that another anomaly threatens to warp the space/time continuum in the not-too-distant future...perhaps as early as early April.

Stay alert, not alarmed, but mostly stay tuned.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Mission Accomplished: Seattle, WA

Weather was ugly all day — temperatures around 40º F (4.4º C) with a mixture of snow and rain. After toweling off the seat and trying out some test shots, a group of rogue youngsters appeared and attempted to hijack my dry swing. Fortunately they relinquished control when I explained the urgency of the situation.

At exactly 4:29:59 pm PST, I launched awkwardly, but managed to land upright without injury to myself or any of the spectators. Upon landing, I could immediately tell that things seemed better aligned (in both my spine and the universe). The rain/snow even held off for the event, as if nature herself was aware that something of great significance was underway.

Sure, I missed the end of the UW Huskies game, but that's the kind of sacrifice I'll have to make in order to keep mankind safe from all sorts of catastrophic imbalances in the universe!

Successful Launch in W.A.

Although it was difficult to get out of bed before 9 on a Sunday morning, we made it down to Hyde Park in Perth and staked a claim on the only adult-height swing in the joint.

The countdown to launch was quite tense, especially given that wayward children kept sniffing around the swings and threatening to cross the landing area.

As the countdown reached 10 seconds, I began gaining thrust and released my grip at T-minus 1 (09:29:59 WDT). My photographer began rapid fire snapping and a fine moment was captured.

The southern hemisphere is safe for now.

Friday, March 6, 2009

The Challenge Begins!

The first task to be performed and documented by the Gibsons is set to take place on Sunday, March 8, 2009, 0030 GMT.

Attempting to realign a slight gravitational glitch, the Gibsons will simultaneously launch themselves from park swings; one in Seattle, WA, one in Perth, W.A.

Photographic documentation and a debriefing by the Gibsons will be posted on this blog soon after the event.