Monday, October 01, 2007

October blimp schedule

1: Transit to Maine
2: Fryeburg Fair
3: Transit to Boston
4: Rest and maintenance
5: Rest and maintenance
6: Topsfield Fair
7: Topsfield Fair
8: Tufts Health Plan 10K, Boston Common
9: Rest and maintenance
10: Rest and maintenance
11: Transit to New Hampshire
12: Exposure
13: UNH vs. Iowa Homecoming Football Game
14: Boston Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
15: Rest and maintenance
16: Rest and maintenance
22: Rest and maintenance
23: Rest and maintenance
29: Rest and maintenance
30: Rest and maintenance
(Someone needs to tell The Lightship Group that October has 31 days)

Hmm. The dates of the American League Championship Series and the World Series are mysteriously left blank. It's a sign, I tell you!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Where you can expect to see the blimp during September

1: Hampton Beach
2: Gloucester Schooner Festival
3: Sox vs. Toronto 7:05
4: Sox vs. Toronto 7:05
5: Transit to NYC
6: Rest and maintenance
7: Rest and maintenance
8: Mets vs. Houston 1:10
9: Mets vs. Houston 1:10
10: Mets vs. Houston 7:10
11: Transit to Boston
12: Rest and maintenance
13: Rest and maintenance
14: Sox vs. Yankees 7:05
15: Sox vs. Yankees 7:05
16: Sox vs. Yankees 2:05
17: Transit to Connecticut
18: Exposure
19: Transit to Boston
20: Rest and maintenance
21: Rest and maintenance
22: BC vs. Army football, Harvard vs. Brown football
23: Big E in Springfield
24: Big E in Springfield
25: Transit to Boston
26: Rest and maintenance
27: Rest and maintenance
28: Sox vs. Minnesota 7:05
29: Sox vs. Minnesota 7:05
30: Sox vs. Minnesota 2:05

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Bad blimp. No blimp cookie.

Residents who were just finishing dinner reported that the blimp could be seen just above the tree line in Somerville, Medford and Saugus, and police dispatchers were swamped with emergency calls from frightened residents worried about how low the craft was flying. Some weren't even sure what it was.

"Hello, FAA? There's some big white poofy thing that says HOOD flying around near my house."

Also, this discussion thread about the news headline is pretty funny. They mentioned to include an "Oh, the humanity!" but no one posted the corresponding image. Oh well.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The blimp gets jiggy on the Smoot bridge

This was taken on July 31, 2007, through the windshield of a vehicle while traveling east on Mass Ave between Cambridge and Boston.

Friday, July 13, 2007


Originally uploaded by eeka
Over Fenway on July 12. This was taken from pretty much directly under it. I really need to get a camera with a zoom.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Globe article about the blimp being back in Boston

Salem News article about same

Aaaand, my shitty cameraphone picture in which you can't really tell the blimp is a blimp, but I promise you it was there.

Also, in addition to all the blimp sighters who googled to find out why the Hood blimp was in their town and found me, I also got an e-mail from a major organization wanting to know if I know how to contact the blimp owners to hire it for an event.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Letters, we get letters...

hbo e-mailed me on June 15 to report...

hey, i'm sitting on a cliff overlooking SUNY Albany watching the Hood blimp float past... What's the deal... strong wind off the new england coast? -hbo

Chris Shields sent me photos of the blimp this morning over Syracuse NY:

No, I don't know why either.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Tutorial: How to Get Your Marketing Message on a Blimp

Look up in the sky. It's a blimp with your marketing message on it! If this is something you've always dreamed of doing for a campaign, then check out our latest tutorial. Although it's an extravagance, blimp advertising can show more ROI than what you might think.

We have all the bases covered -- costs, planning steps and how to incorporate blimp advertising into your overall marketing message. Plus, blimp blogging. Yes, blimp blogging.

Cool article, except that they're using the term "blimp blogging" in a blasphemous way. Blimp blogging of course refers to blogs about blimps, not some advertising crap. Bastards.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Someone in a CAD class made a Hood Blimp

If you want to download it into a 3D modeling program, or see how they did it, or if you'd just rather hear about it from someone who knows what the ass they're talking about, go to the site where I found it.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Blimp sightings not limited to blimp season

Today at work we were looking through Pathways to Recovery: A Strengths Recovery Self-Help Workbook during a meeting. I was caught off guard a bit when this appeared:

Just to dispel any false assumptions one might be inclined to make, "being caught off guard" was of course expressed by lightly tapping my finger to my chest and stating "oh, goodness!" It did not in any way involve shreiking, flapping, petting the blimp or running to the scanner, in case anyone had wondered.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Slow blimp season

But at least this lameass Herald article about Hood's new marketing strategy or whatever makes a brief mention of our friend the blimp.