Imagine there's no helium / I wonder if you can? / No funny high-pitched voices / Or birthday balloons for Gran #HankJohnsonIsAwesome—
Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) April 26, 2013
Helium does have other uses besides making party balloons float: it’s used in MRI scanners, for example. But … what about the balloons? The House voted today 394–1 to maintain America’s Federal Helium Program, and Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) very likely credits himself with bringing Democrats and Republicans together to avert the nightmare scenario of a world without ballons.
What kind of monster votes against helium?
Perhaps not thrilled to be the subject of another sure-to-be-viral video, Rep. Johnson issued a tweet to clarify that his remarks were only a moment of “levity.” He was being sarcastic, you guys.