Comedian Commissions Awesome Skywriting Prank Over Downtown: 'How Do I Land?'
Sure a lot of absurd projects get funded on Kickstarter, but a local comedian created a purposefully absurd project for the rest of us to enjoy.
On Saturday afternoon, a skywriting plane created perhaps the second-best message in the history of skywriting: "How Do I Land?" The message was sketched over downtown and Perch hosted a viewing party for the merry pranksters.
The comic behind the project Kurt Braunohler managed to raise $6,820 for the project (nearly $3,000 over what he asked for) with this pitch:
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.
Braunohler is a big prankster: he enjoys writing fake messages from authors in books at used bookstores and also buying greeting cards, doctoring the message and putting them back in shelves. You can watch the plane sketching out the message here: