This is pretty outstanding.
Rush Limbaugh was married over the weekend to his 4th bride.
And the folks at Gawker wanted to congratulate him.
"Rush Limbaugh and his bride, Kathryn, have tied the knot. We weren't invited to the exclusive event this evening. But, as you can see above, we were there in spirit! The winner of our plane-banner contest—and 15 runners-up—below.
We received many, many excellent and creative submissions on how best to congratulate Rush on his special day. You went all out and for that we thank you. After much debate, we went with Oryx's suggestion, a very simple message of congratulations for Rush on his special 4th wedding day—as one commenter put it, very likely the 4th happiest day of his life.
So why did we go with this one? Well, there were a bunch of considerations. Many of the messages we liked were too controversial for the pilot we hired to fly the banner over Palm Beach. (He lives there and has a business to run, and he was skittish about pissing off everyone in town.) Many others referenced Limbaugh's years-old prescription drug arrest, which seemed like a bit of a cheap shot no matter how clever they were, or how much he might deserve it. There were quite a few good political ones, too, touching on gay marriage and the oil spill. But we'll leave staging protests at weddings to the Westboro Baptist Church.
In the end, Oryx came up with a simple, straightforward message that made us laugh when we imagined it flying over Rush Limbaugh's wedding. And it was one we think was enjoyed by all who had gathered again to celebrate the sacred, everlasting union between Limbaugh and yet another woman. Well, everyone except this Twitter user. (To ensure no one missed it, we also had the pilot fly over Rush's estate this evening as well.)"
My buddies and I pulled a similar prank at our high school graduation.
We loathed our principal at the time, for so many reasons. But the main one being his lockdown at our Junior Prom, where he suspended dozens of students and had one arrested (me) for underage drinking.
So we hired a plane to drag a sign reading, "Bring Back Harold" (our former principal that we liked very much).
Needless to say, I was blamed for the entire stunt (shocker) and the principal actually refused to shake my hand when I was given my diploma.