I particularly love the white fringing around the centre of the balloon itself. Do you think that would actually help it, aerodynamically speaking?
Maybe I'm overly influenced by my very fond memories of the lampshade that hung in my bedroom when I was about 3 or 4. It was a pink hot-air balloon, with a furry toy elephant in the basket. I always thought that would be a good place to hide stuff, but by the time I would have been tall enough to do so the elephant hot air balloon seemed a bit babyish and I had a paper globe instead.
Anyway in the present day The Doc thinks I'm crazy. He therefore will not let me buy this.