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BlackSwan
10-15-2009, 11:07 AM
http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/US/10/15/colorado.boy.balloon/art.aircraft.kmgh.jpg

(CNN) -- Officials are trying to rescue a 6-year-old boy who climbed into a balloon-like experimental aircraft built by his parents and floated into the sky over eastern Colorado.

The family describes the structure as a dome-shaped "homemade flying saucer," according to sheriff's office.

The boy's family had been building the experimental aircraft at their home on Fossil Ridge Road in Fort Collins, CNN affiliate KUSA reported.

There is video of it CNN right now.

bleep
10-15-2009, 11:08 AM
what are the dimensions on this contraption? that's what i really want to know.

Gribbz
10-15-2009, 11:11 AM
He's living the dream.

higgybaby23
10-15-2009, 11:12 AM
This sounds like the premise for a children's book. I hope it turns out well. The air gets kind of thin up there, especially considering he started out in CO. Good luck balloon boy.

drowningmatt
10-15-2009, 11:13 AM
Ha, this just got sent to everyone in our office. I wish i could see this from my window.

dorkfish
10-15-2009, 11:15 AM
http://news.bnonews.com/xh2m

obzen
10-15-2009, 11:15 AM
Oh man.
Hopefully The National Guard can manage.

kitt kat
10-15-2009, 11:16 AM
First someone stole my thread!


He's living the dream.

And you stole my quote! Hahaha.

This article has the dimensions; it's 20' x 5', which is fucking huge.

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/21306839/detail.html

I'm so jealous.

bleep
10-15-2009, 11:17 AM
my yard isn't big enough to build such a thing. boo!

kitt kat
10-15-2009, 11:19 AM
I mean, srsly...how many of you tried to float away with balloons when you were a kid. I honestly, really tried with my cousin when I was about 5 or 6. We floated a Barbie away, and that was about it.

It's like UP in real life! Go little kid, go!

humanoid
10-15-2009, 11:19 AM
don't be jealous until you see how it ends

Mr. Dylanja
10-15-2009, 11:19 AM
Anybody remember The Navigator?

dorkfish
10-15-2009, 11:19 AM
I really can't imagine this ending well.

bleep
10-15-2009, 11:20 AM
i wonder if he's throwing up inside. or fainted from fright.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
10-15-2009, 11:22 AM
I'm going to shoot the balloon very soon.

algunz
10-15-2009, 11:23 AM
OMG, it looks like it's moving really fast. He can't even see out. The poor kid must be scared shitless.

"Seemed like a good idea at the time."

humanoid
10-15-2009, 11:23 AM
i wonder if he's throwing up inside. or fainted from fright.

likely both

humanoid
10-15-2009, 11:23 AM
that footage is going to make me throw up

Grant
10-15-2009, 11:24 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if he's dead. It's filled with helium.

kitt kat
10-15-2009, 11:25 AM
Anybody remember The Navigator?

AHEM. I believe it was called Flight of the Navigator.

Sorry, I loved that fucking movie.

I do hope they pluck him from the sky soon. His parents have a lot of explaining to do...

But still. Awesome.

menikmati
10-15-2009, 11:32 AM
The kids family is whack....they were on Wifeswap and consider themselves "storm chasers". I remember watching that episode...the kids dad should stay away from "science" stuff.

sonofhal
10-15-2009, 11:34 AM
Watching it on FOX (sorry, it's the only US news - and I use that in it's loosest term - channel that I can get).

Looks like it's on its way down.

sonofhal
10-15-2009, 11:35 AM
Touchdown Colorado!

Still-ill
10-15-2009, 11:36 AM
That was a soft landing... how weird.

Young blood
10-15-2009, 11:36 AM
Im guessing dead.

menikmati
10-15-2009, 11:37 AM
"We're not going to show impact" *shows balloon landing on the ground*

DRcube
10-15-2009, 11:38 AM
"We're not going to show impact" *shows balloon landing on the ground*

hahahahahaha stupid cnn

Still-ill
10-15-2009, 11:39 AM
Wait... why is he inside of that thing with no way in or out?

justinaqui
10-15-2009, 11:39 AM
I have no sound. WTH is going on?

kitt kat
10-15-2009, 11:40 AM
THE BOY'S NAME IS FALCON

i see the beginning of a movie where this inspires said kid named (fucking) FALCON to become a jet pilot and fly some weird space jet into space to destroy a meteor

HOLLYWOOD GOLD

sonofhal
10-15-2009, 11:41 AM
Nobody inside, they are now saying.

BlackSwan
10-15-2009, 11:42 AM
It is clearly a conspiracy.

Young blood
10-15-2009, 11:43 AM
THE BOY'S NAME IS FALCON

i see the beginning of a movie where this inspires said kid named (fucking) FALCON to become a jet pilot and fly some weird space jet into space to destroy a meteor

HOLLYWOOD GOLD

Considering there is no boy..... unless he knew how to fly......

Still-ill
10-15-2009, 11:43 AM
Or he was a literal Falcon.

menikmati
10-15-2009, 11:43 AM
EDIT:

Fuck you E! TV.

justinaqui
10-15-2009, 11:44 AM
maybe he fell out earlier.

kitt kat
10-15-2009, 11:44 AM
He probably fell out... :(

BALLOOON BOYYYYY!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! FLY FALCON, FLY!

humanoid
10-15-2009, 11:46 AM
hopefully he didn't fall out at a couple thousand feet

Aurgasm
10-15-2009, 11:46 AM
I'm in downtown denver on the top of the capitol building.. cant see him.

kitt kat
10-15-2009, 11:46 AM
did they shoot it down?

invisiblerobots
10-15-2009, 11:49 AM
http://www.thepeoplescube.com/red/richedit/upload/2k4a7a43d7f8.jpg

locachica73
10-15-2009, 11:49 AM
It will come out later that the parents sold the kid into slavery or something and let the balloon go as a way to cover thier crime.

humanoid
10-15-2009, 11:50 AM
I'm in downtown denver on the top of the capitol building.. cant see him.

with a rifle?

hawkingvsreeve
10-15-2009, 11:51 AM
This reminded me of the end to Seven.

Se7en.

Whatever.

obzen
10-15-2009, 11:51 AM
It will come out later that the parents sold the kid into slavery or something and let the balloon go as a way to cover thier crime.
I was thinking something along this line.
Foul play,possibly?

BlackSwan
10-15-2009, 11:52 AM
I'm in downtown denver on the top of the capitol building.. cant see him.

Why don't you jump? I bet you can fly too.

MarkO
10-15-2009, 11:53 AM
"Colorado Boy Floats Away In Balloon"

Sounds like a title to a Flaming Lips single.

Pixiessp
10-15-2009, 11:53 AM
Maybe the dad was trying to get his contraption some publicity.

That's hope that's all it was.

locachica73
10-15-2009, 11:54 AM
I was thinking something along this line.
Foul play,possibly?

unfortunately we seem to expect the worst in life, yet hope for the best. I remember when that susan smith chick drove her boys into the lake, the whole time she was on tv begging the kidnappers to bring her boys back I just had this weird feeling she had killed them. Sick sad world.

hawkingvsreeve
10-15-2009, 11:55 AM
Why the fuck are they putting up police tape? They are the only ones out there.

menikmati
10-15-2009, 11:56 AM
It's serious business.

hawkingvsreeve
10-15-2009, 11:56 AM
Ha. They are mentioning wife swap.

obzen
10-15-2009, 11:57 AM
So the Heene family was on the reality TV show Wife Swap last year,interesting...

menikmati
10-15-2009, 11:58 AM
I mentioned that already...the family is a whackjob...just watch the video posted above.

Aurgasm
10-15-2009, 11:58 AM
http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/05_01/missingpigAP_468x332.jpg

rage patton
10-15-2009, 11:59 AM
WTF is going on here?

And Flight Of The Navigator is the first thing I thought of as soon as I saw that baloon. Best fucking movie ever. EVER.

obzen
10-15-2009, 11:59 AM
police tape

Possible crime scene-fingerprints,evidence etc. etc.

TomAz
10-15-2009, 12:00 PM
This story would be better if I could watch it on an iPhone.

sonofhal
10-15-2009, 12:00 PM
FOX reporter saying boy couldn't have fallen out as we would have seen it. Yes, because a news chooper was following it from lift-off? I don't fucking think so.

hawkingvsreeve
10-15-2009, 12:00 PM
I watched FOTN recently. Didnt hold up well. In fact it was pretty bad.

menikmati
10-15-2009, 12:00 PM
http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/05_01/missingpigAP_468x332.jpg

I still don't understand why the video screens were so close to the ground that year...why the hell weren't they up higher?

obzen
10-15-2009, 12:01 PM
FOX

Shite.

rage patton
10-15-2009, 12:02 PM
I watched FOTN recently. Didnt hold up well. In fact it was pretty bad.

Not true.

Ok, I admit. Kind of true.

DON'T RUIN MY CHILDHOOD!

sonofhal
10-15-2009, 12:02 PM
Shite.

It's all I have.

whynotsmile99
10-15-2009, 12:03 PM
the family was on that shitty wife swap show


whoops

hawkingvsreeve
10-15-2009, 12:03 PM
I loved it as a kid and was hoping I still would, but it didnt even hold up for nostalgia.

Same thing with Never Ending Story.

humanoid
10-15-2009, 12:03 PM
Shite.

he's excused since it was the only US "news" channel available to him

rage patton
10-15-2009, 12:04 PM
I loved it as a kid and was hoping I still would, but it didnt even hold up for nostalgia.

Same thing with Never Ending Story.

You hear they are doing a FOTN remake?

dorkfish
10-15-2009, 12:04 PM
I still don't understand why the video screens were so close to the ground that year...why the hell weren't they up higher?
pyros, maybe?

hawkingvsreeve
10-15-2009, 12:05 PM
So I am thinking that I am going to be this balloon for halloween. I'll cut a hole in the basket area for my face. This is going to work.

menikmati
10-15-2009, 12:06 PM
perfect

humanoid
10-15-2009, 12:06 PM
I love seeing these news channel morons attempt to do detective work


the kid's brother killed him...he's he one that apparently saw him climb into the balloon

TomAz
10-15-2009, 12:07 PM
http://embraceyourgifts.typepad.com/blog/images/2007/11/11/joffypop3_3.jpg

Aurgasm
10-15-2009, 12:09 PM
I still don't understand why the video screens were so close to the ground that year...why the hell weren't they up higher?

wow... I just noticed that...

I have a feeling it was just this set. I was dead center front row for this set.. so i didnt quite notice the side screens.. hrm.....


CREATE A FESTIVAL

(its so fucking on)

hawkingvsreeve
10-15-2009, 12:09 PM
I mentioned the jiffy pop resemblance to a coworker.

captncrzy
10-15-2009, 12:09 PM
http://siriusbuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/eric-the-midget-jones-soda.jpg

Young blood
10-15-2009, 12:10 PM
Best prank ever.

psycobetabuckdown
10-15-2009, 12:18 PM
This is definitely a hoax. The family wants publicity. They were on wife swap, and now their kid was magically never in the balloon.

TomAz
10-15-2009, 12:23 PM
I've never understood the point of wifeswap since there's supposedly no fucking involved.

sonofhal
10-15-2009, 12:23 PM
Why not watch potentially dead kid in a music video. Why not indeed.

EBWJXXgaYBo

rage patton
10-15-2009, 12:24 PM
Wait... so was the kid ever in the balloon? Or was it all a hoax?

stuporfly
10-15-2009, 12:25 PM
So I am thinking that I am going to be this balloon for halloween. I'll cut a hole in the basket area for my face. This is going to work.

Just don't do it in NYC, because I'm stealing the idea, and I don't want to run into you and feel like a jerk.

fatbastard
10-15-2009, 12:27 PM
Tickets on sale in 30 minutes for pieces of the balloon.

justinaqui
10-15-2009, 12:27 PM
this video needs subtitles.

TomAz
10-15-2009, 12:30 PM
dad found evidence of pyramids on mars

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-65548

Pixiessp
10-15-2009, 12:33 PM
http://embraceyourgifts.typepad.com/blog/images/2007/11/11/joffypop3_3.jpg

YUM!!!!

humanoid
10-15-2009, 12:34 PM
Just don't do it in NYC, because I'm stealing the idea, and I don't want to run into you and feel like a jerk.

since there are probably only 1 or 2 Halloween parties in NYC, the odds of you running into each other are extremely high

Young blood
10-15-2009, 12:34 PM
dad found evidence of pyramids on mars

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-65548

Pretty sure my mother in law knows this guy.

HowToDisappear
10-15-2009, 12:35 PM
We always called it Jippy Pop 'cause half the kernels would never pop.

humanoid
10-15-2009, 12:35 PM
We always called it Jippy Pop 'cause half the kernels would never pop.

it is frequently quite the let down

stuporfly
10-15-2009, 12:35 PM
since there are probably only 1 or 2 Halloween parties in NYC, the odds of you running into each other are extremely high

That was my concern, too. Maybe he and I can coordinate in advance. I'm willing to give up the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, all of Brooklyn but Williamsburg and Greenpoint and the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Frankly, I think that's being extremely generous.

humanoid
10-15-2009, 12:38 PM
That was my concern, too. Maybe he and I can coordinate in advance. I'm willing to give up the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, all of Brooklyn but Williamsburg and Greenpoint and the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Frankly, I think that's being extremely generous.

I'm envisioning him showing up at a party in Harlem dressed as a freakish balloon

Gribbz
10-15-2009, 12:52 PM
AHEM. I believe it was called Flight of the Navigator.

Sorry, I loved that fucking movie.

That movie is full of win. Pee-Wee Herman played Max. Fun fact.

Young blood
10-15-2009, 12:54 PM
Slightly cloudy with a chance of raining 6 year olds.

thestripe
10-15-2009, 12:56 PM
I'm fairly certain that I saw a Denver Bronco's logo on the side of the balloon. It's a sign of things to come this Monday.

thestripe
10-15-2009, 12:56 PM
Poor McDaniels was never found.

obzen
10-15-2009, 12:58 PM
I'm fairly certain that I saw a Denver Bronco's logo on the side of the balloon. It's a sign of things to come this Monday.
They're going down.

Young blood
10-15-2009, 12:59 PM
Yall are delusional, kind of like the kids parents.

invisiblerobots
10-15-2009, 01:01 PM
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff221/renderplex/WHoa.jpg

Young blood
10-15-2009, 01:01 PM
The Falconer. At least he wasnt a pussy.

obzen
10-15-2009, 01:14 PM
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff221/renderplex/WHoa.jpg
Oh,man...

Young blood
10-15-2009, 01:14 PM
Cbs is saying hoax.

Also a meme.

http://whereisballoonboy.com/

TomAz
10-15-2009, 01:21 PM
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/spacebook.jpg

obzen
10-15-2009, 01:24 PM
http://whereisballoonboy.com/

Who the fuck is Ryo supposed to be?

Mr.Nipples
10-15-2009, 01:24 PM
-9Ej2aES3zs&hl=en&fs=1&

Mr.Nipples
10-15-2009, 01:32 PM
Anybody remember The Navigator?

hahahahahahahaha, thats all i thought about while watching that

captncrzy
10-15-2009, 01:36 PM
Cbs is saying hoax.

Also a meme.

http://whereisballoonboy.com/

9100 hits already

Young blood
10-15-2009, 01:48 PM
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/spacebook.jpg



The science detectives? Really? Next time on science detectives, why am I a bad dad?

Young blood
10-15-2009, 01:50 PM
Who the fuck is Ryo supposed to be?

Ryo is his brothers name.

bug on your lip
10-15-2009, 02:07 PM
police scanner saying boy is sitting at home

Young blood
10-15-2009, 02:08 PM
I win!

Young blood
10-15-2009, 02:11 PM
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c193/mmmmdoughnuts/3986.jpg

obzen
10-15-2009, 02:13 PM
Publicity stunt like a motherfucker.

Young blood
10-15-2009, 02:14 PM
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - A flying saucer-shaped helium balloon drifted away from a home in Fort Collins, Colorado Thursday. However, contrary to earlier fears, there was not a 6-year-old boy inside.

The Larimer County Sheriff's Office says the boy's family kept the saucer behind their home on Fossil Ridge Road in Fort Collins. The family initially told officials the boy, identified as Falcon Heene, climbed into the basket attached to the saucer and somehow the rope that held the aircraft in place became untied at about 11:00 a.m.

Authorities say the balloon may have risen to an elevation of approximately 15,000 feet as it drifted over Colorado's eastern plains. Due to high winds in the area, experts say the balloon may have reached speeds of nearly 60 miles per hour.

During a news conference at 4 p.m., Larimer County authorities announced that 6-year-old Falcon Heene was alive and found inside his family's home.

obzen
10-15-2009, 02:17 PM
Yep,meticulously orchestrated.

Alchemy
10-15-2009, 02:17 PM
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c193/mmmmdoughnuts/3986.jpg

+80,000 Points.

locachica73
10-15-2009, 02:17 PM
I wonder if they have the stupid human law in CO like they do here where they can charge people for unnecessary police/ambulance/fire dept rescues when dumb ass people drive thier cars into flooded streets. Imagine that bill.

BlackSwan
10-15-2009, 02:20 PM
+80,000 Points x 100

...

Alchemy
10-15-2009, 02:20 PM
There's no way they didn't know the boy was alive in the house. I mean, his older brother would have seen him. SHENANIGANS!

Young blood
10-15-2009, 02:21 PM
The kids were in on it. National death pranks are the best pranks.

TomAz
10-15-2009, 02:22 PM
I wonder why it took them so long to think to look in the attic.

Alchemy
10-15-2009, 02:24 PM
The idea of a little boy named Falcom floating away in an experimental balloon-craft was so awesome, and now... Now the dream is over.

Young blood
10-15-2009, 02:24 PM
I love these kids.

obzen
10-15-2009, 02:25 PM
I wonder why it took them so long to think to look in the attic.

Becuase the parents were in on it.

Young blood
10-15-2009, 02:25 PM
http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/7343/freshprinceofhotair.jpg

invisiblerobots
10-15-2009, 02:26 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_RTPpcZ5OvEA/R89pjhqnDxI/AAAAAAAAABc/3DgW9HyH2e8/S220/snl_1450_falconer_03.jpg

hawkingvsreeve
10-15-2009, 02:26 PM
http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/7343/freshprinceofhotair.jpg

God dammit I love the internet.

captncrzy
10-15-2009, 02:28 PM
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c193/mmmmdoughnuts/3986.jpg

That's the best thing I've ever seen

blackchango
10-15-2009, 02:29 PM
="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/UAQf1uAHaXM&hl=en&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/UAQf1uAHaXM&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

locachica73
10-15-2009, 02:29 PM
ok this page just made my thursday. thanks guys.

M Sparks
10-15-2009, 02:33 PM
Arianna Huffington went on MSNBC to talk about how they shouldn't be talking about this kid. My head exploded.

higgybaby23
10-15-2009, 02:34 PM
Anyone else preparing their class action lawsuit against the Heene's for causing emotional distress?

Young blood
10-15-2009, 02:35 PM
http://knowyourmeme.com/i/22885/original/1255640566313.png?1255644117

Young blood
10-15-2009, 02:36 PM
http://knowyourmeme.com/i/22898/original/I_want_to_believe_v2.jpg?1255645560

obzen
10-15-2009, 02:42 PM
YES.

Cancersticks1
10-15-2009, 02:42 PM
My god this thread is great.

M Sparks
10-15-2009, 02:42 PM
http://whereisballoonboy.com/falconBox.jpg

OH HAI!

obzen
10-15-2009, 02:44 PM
Arianna Huffington went on MSNBC to talk about how they shouldn't be talking about this kid. My head exploded.
I saw this-The Ed Show.

iv3rdawG
10-15-2009, 03:18 PM
@simonpegg "Falcon, you little shit! Do you have any idea how worried we all were? GO TO BED!!!"

Ha.

SoulDischarge
10-15-2009, 03:29 PM
The internet moves quickly.

Young blood
10-15-2009, 03:34 PM
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.urlesque.com/media/2009/10/balloon-boy-14.jpg

I need a, I just wanted to do hood rat stuff photoshop. Or a world champion hide and seek photoshop.

nbvcide
10-15-2009, 03:36 PM
conspiracy.

rage patton
10-15-2009, 03:41 PM
This thread is fucking amazing. A+.

nbvcide
10-15-2009, 03:43 PM
WTF is going on here?

And Flight Of The Navigator is the first thing I thought of as soon as I saw that baloon. Best fucking movie ever. EVER.

YES!! i totally agree.. my fav movie as a kid..


I loved it as a kid and was hoping I still would, but it didnt even hold up for nostalgia.

i disagree.. but if you guys from that era want more like it, go find Cloak & Dagger.. excellent! (not quite as good as Wargames, but close!)

Mac & Me is the one that doesn't hold up for nostalgia (unless you're incredibly stoned)



You hear they are doing a FOTN remake?

WORST.
IDEA.
EVER.

lemme guess? michael bay's doing it?

bleep
10-15-2009, 03:45 PM
Quote:
@simonpegg "Falcon, you little shit! Do you have any idea how worried we all were? GO TO BED!!!"
Ha.
i want mr. pegg to be the father of my children.

5 star thread.

gaypalmsprings
10-15-2009, 03:50 PM
http://www.images.generallyawesome2.com/photos/funny/photos/darth-vader-balloon.jpg

stuporfly
10-15-2009, 04:01 PM
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs232.snc1/7931_154203928809_558948809_2606660_5764290_n.jpg

Young blood
10-15-2009, 04:03 PM
hahahahahaha

bug on your lip
10-15-2009, 04:04 PM
stuporfly wins today

HandBanana
10-15-2009, 04:04 PM
I maked this

http://imgur.com/rS2FM.jpg

Young blood
10-15-2009, 04:04 PM
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.urlesque.com/media/2009/10/balloon-boy-12.jpg

whynotsmile99
10-15-2009, 04:05 PM
jqk1XgiACM4

bug on your lip
10-15-2009, 04:06 PM
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.urlesque.com/media/2009/10/balloon-boy-12.jpg


i'd hide in that box

rage patton
10-15-2009, 04:06 PM
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.urlesque.com/media/2009/10/balloon-boy-12.jpg

Oh noes! Meghan McCains boobs!


http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs232.snc1/7931_154203928809_558948809_2606660_5764290_n.jpg

Quoted for awesomeness.

M Sparks
10-15-2009, 04:18 PM
jqk1XgiACM4

This cat's never heard of a punchline?

Mr.Nipples
10-15-2009, 04:31 PM
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs232.snc1/7931_154203928809_558948809_2606660_5764290_n.jpg

ohhhh god i owe you a beer

nbvcide
10-15-2009, 04:32 PM
there's gotta be a hot-air balloon / imma let you finish in here somewhere...

BlackSwan
10-15-2009, 04:37 PM
Let's not spoil this with Kanye talk.

nbvcide
10-15-2009, 04:41 PM
I maked this

http://imgur.com/rS2FM.jpg

lolz

nbvcide
10-15-2009, 04:52 PM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a135/Nbvwes/z81398037.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a135/Nbvwes/flightofnavigator.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a135/Nbvwes/navigator.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a135/Nbvwes/Navigatorship.gif

rage patton
10-15-2009, 04:56 PM
Fortunately, “Balloon boy” Falcon Henne was just found alive in an attic. But when it wasn’t certain whether he was dead, the Internet went wild making jokes about him. It doesn’t help that “balloon” is a funny-sounding word and that the craft in question is funny-looking, but the detachedness with which many people treated the possible death of a 6-year-old boy is disturbing.

Well someone has no sense of humour.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/too-soon-internet-made-joke-of-balloon-boy-while-safety-uncertain/

Lame.

CalmerThanYou
10-15-2009, 04:57 PM
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs232.snc1/7931_154203928809_558948809_2606660_5764290_n.jpg

oh shit fuck tits

JebusLives
10-15-2009, 05:02 PM
these kids should win the nobel peace prize - I bet wars stopped to watch this

invisiblerobots
10-15-2009, 05:02 PM
I wonder why it took them so long to think to look in the attic.

http://www.jvibe.com/files/images/anne%20frank.story.jpg

Too soon?

iv3rdawG
10-15-2009, 06:20 PM
wI6UONWCq7A

0:18

rage patton
10-15-2009, 06:25 PM
"You guys said... ummm... that we did this for a show"

Ahahahahaha. Oh Falcon.

menikmati
10-15-2009, 06:28 PM
You guys should really find a way to watch the whole wife swap episode...the family is seriously fucking whack.

obzen
10-15-2009, 06:32 PM
wI6UONWCq7A

0:18


That's a hard fail.

M Sparks
10-15-2009, 06:33 PM
Fuckity fuck fuck.

menikmati
10-15-2009, 06:37 PM
Here you go, best wife swap ever:

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HoqRIAwkps

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBFU--1No1Q

Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_WTWSHUi5M

Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sk37mEMuV9o

Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRfLDyIRoWE

EDIT - Scratch that - this was the second episode they were one...the original one is better, but I can't find it on youtube.

cansei de ser sexme
10-15-2009, 07:07 PM
"the reason why he hid was E.T was pissed that falcon failed him and he was coming to kill falcon "

oh youtube.

cansei de ser sexme
10-15-2009, 07:07 PM
wI6UONWCq7A

0:18

lol after he says "you guys said that we did this for a show" the dad says yeah and the mom is still like no!

JustSteve
10-15-2009, 07:23 PM
i hope the parents get the bill for all the man hours involved in this stupid shit.

whynotsmile99
10-15-2009, 07:35 PM
ok ok ok so lets go ahead and sum this up. if i am missing something, please correct me.

A balloon thought to be carrying a small boy is floating aimlessly through Colorado. The balloon crashes, rescue teams pull it apart. There is no boy inside. A massive hunt begins. Where is the boy? Did he fall out and die a horrible death?
The boy is named Falcon, and is hiding in his parent's attic. The family is clearly insane and were featured on the show "Wife Swap". A music video made by the family starts to get massive hits on youtube. THe music video features 3 brothers rapping about "pussified pajamas" and commiting gay hate crimes.
Wolf Blitzer interviews the family, Falcon rats out his parents and then farts live on CNN.

You can't make this stuff up. Amazing

algunz
10-15-2009, 07:39 PM
I watched all those Wife Swap you tubes. Those boys are nuts. I could totally see them fucking around and letting the balloon go on accident. It was only a matter of time until something like this happened around their house. And dad . . . all he does is yell. I would have hid too.

Alchemy
10-15-2009, 07:43 PM
The awkward silence after Falcon breaks the news is incredible.

algunz
10-15-2009, 07:47 PM
small drawers?

boarderwoozel3
10-15-2009, 08:00 PM
Here you go, best wife swap ever:

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HoqRIAwkps

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBFU--1No1Q

Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_WTWSHUi5M

Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sk37mEMuV9o

Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRfLDyIRoWE

EDIT - Scratch that - this was the second episode they were one...the original one is better, but I can't find it on youtube.

Oh man, that second family is too much. I wonder if the wife can forsee her sons getting beat up everyday of high school.

SoulDischarge
10-15-2009, 08:04 PM
Obama promised us small children dropping from experimental balloon powered aircrafts and these promises still have not been met. The people demand justice.

WhyTheLongFace
10-15-2009, 09:14 PM
http://blogs.ajc.com/mike-luckovich/files/2009/10/mike101620091.jpg

lol

obzen
10-15-2009, 09:32 PM
wI6UONWCq7A

0:18
I still can't get over this shit.

PlayaDelWes
10-15-2009, 09:48 PM
Watched the entire episode of wife swap tonight. Nice work.

VicVinegar
10-16-2009, 03:14 AM
Falcon just barfed on the Today Show.


FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- The 6-year-old boy at the center of the runaway balloon saga got sick twice on national television when he and his father were asked during separate TV interviews what he meant about his comment that "we did this for a show."
Sheriff Jim Alderman says his investigators believe there was no hoax, but will seek a new interview with the family after the CNN broadcast to clarify the statement.
During an ABC interview, Falcon Heene (HEE'-nee) said Friday: "Mom, I feel like I'm going to vomit." He then left the room with his mother and could be heard gagging.
During a live interview on NBC shown simultaneously on Friday, Falcon threw up into a container when his father was answering the same question.
Falcon vanished around the time that a homemade helium balloon floated away from his home, setting off a national uproar as authorities scoured the plains of northern Colorado for the youngster.

sydaud
10-16-2009, 06:49 AM
I wish the board had its own network news channel.

TomAz
10-16-2009, 06:52 AM
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs232.snc1/7931_154203928809_558948809_2606660_5764290_n.jpg

people this is what first-rate quality board material looks like.

somebodytoldme
10-16-2009, 07:45 AM
Ryder Strong is really itching for some publicity these days huh?

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20091016/i/r2899393165.jpg
http://s11.bdbphotos.com/images/orig/9/z/9z65lu7rmyu856u8.jpg

luckyface
10-16-2009, 07:49 AM
i disagree.. but if you guys from that era want more like it, go find Cloak & Dagger.. excellent! (not quite as good as Wargames, but close!)

Jesus Christ, I haven't thought about this movie in ages! I loved it when I was young, even though I had no fucking clue what the hell was going on.

luckyface
10-16-2009, 08:00 AM
-OFLdtPFIS8

Nice!

justinaqui
10-16-2009, 08:13 AM
lol
this thread has it all.

sonofhal
10-16-2009, 08:24 AM
Local Sheriff holding a press conference soon. I can only think that would be to announce an investigation into the whole hoax aspect.

Young blood
10-16-2009, 08:25 AM
hahahahaha I. love. this. kid.

somebodytoldme
10-16-2009, 08:26 AM
Ryder Strong is really itching for some publicity these days huh?

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20091016/i/r2899393165.jpg
http://s11.bdbphotos.com/images/orig/9/z/9z65lu7rmyu856u8.jpg

...or wait a minute... Is Jimmy Eat World putting out a new album? Is this their viral marketing plan?

http://www.gibson.com/Files/aaFeaturesImages/jimmyeatworld.jpg

faxman75
10-16-2009, 08:54 AM
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.urlesque.com/media/2009/10/balloon-boy-14.jpg

luckyface
10-16-2009, 09:03 AM
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.urlesque.com/media/2009/10/balloon-boy-14.jpg

You are a couple pages too late.

menikmati
10-16-2009, 09:27 AM
are news channels retarded?

M Sparks
10-16-2009, 09:29 AM
are news channels retarded?

In general, yes. Mainly the producers/assignment editors. Some of the reporters are OK, but they get forced to do stupid things by the producers.

Young blood
10-16-2009, 09:43 AM
I figured out why I like this kid so much. Hes a goonie.

http://media.gamerevolution.com/images/misc/image/data.jpg

TomAz
10-16-2009, 09:56 AM
http://ec.mashable.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/balloon-boy-tshirt2.jpg

obzen
10-16-2009, 09:58 AM
Win.

kreutz2112
10-16-2009, 10:14 AM
Pretty sure I'm stealing Brandons idea. The chances of us showing up at the same party are next to none, so...

canexplain
10-16-2009, 10:18 AM
People in Colorado just like to have fun. cr****

BROKENDOLL
10-16-2009, 11:07 AM
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs232.snc1/7931_154203928809_558948809_2606660_5764290_n.jpg
This is why I come to get my news here at the Coachella Message Board. While the television media tries to get a story straight and leaves me confused as to what's really going on, I know I can come here for up to the minute reports and clearer understanding of what's really going on in our world today...Yep, this is where I'll be in 2012 for those up to the minute crisis reports! LMFAO

Still-ill
10-16-2009, 11:11 AM
The awkward silence after Falcon breaks the news is incredible.

I think that was because he broke wind. It had nothing to do with their demise.

Alchemy
10-16-2009, 12:25 PM
I think that was because he broke wind. It had nothing to do with their demise.

Falcon's fart is probably the only thing that prevented Wolf Blitzer damning them to exile.

Still, I think it would have been greater if Falcon really flew in that balloon, survived the journey, and then farted and barfed on national television.

amyzzz
10-16-2009, 12:28 PM
I hate reality TV. This is what it does to people.

SoulDischarge
10-16-2009, 12:32 PM
What? Makes them awesome?

Alchemy
10-16-2009, 12:33 PM
I hate reality TV. This is what it does to people.

Actually, the only reality in reality TV is that these people are already lunatics.

vinylmartyr
10-16-2009, 12:34 PM
When this is all said and done they should get 90 days in jail, 5 years probation and pay restitution to the state.

stuporfly
10-16-2009, 12:37 PM
When this is all said and done they should get 90 days in jail, 5 years probation and pay restitution to the state.

I think they should have to actually launch that little fucker in a balloon, followed by a balloon armada of all the dipshit national news jerks who covered Every. Gripping. Moment.

And the rest of us should get cake. Or pie. Whichever.

Alchemy
10-16-2009, 12:40 PM
The consequence to their actions needs to be just as surprising and unexpected as everything else that has happened in this story. Somehow, the entire family needs to vanish into thin air, and the last thing anybody will see is another balloon floating up into space.

stuporfly
10-16-2009, 12:48 PM
The consequence to their actions needs to be just as surprising and unexpected as everything else that has happened in this story. Somehow, the entire family needs to vanish into thin air, and the last thing anybody will see is another balloon floating up into space.

I don't know. That sounds more like the end of a party thrown by David Bowie, circa 1973.

Alchemy
10-16-2009, 01:24 PM
In that case, when the police go to the house to arrest everyone, all they'll find is Falcon, and he'll have eaten the rest of his family. He will then burp on National Television.

stuporfly
10-16-2009, 01:38 PM
In that case, when the police go to the house to arrest everyone, all they'll find is Falcon, and he'll have eaten the rest of his family. He will then burp on National Television.

All you've done here is replace David Bowie with Kirstie Alley.

SoulDischarge
10-16-2009, 02:06 PM
Jab a hole in their head and fill it up with helium so they float away.

http://www.unseen64.net/wp-content/gallery/earthworm_jim_2_beta/ewjfinal2.jpg

whynotsmile99
10-16-2009, 06:05 PM
^ love earthworm Jim

and the shit continues.....
Falcon pukes on the Today Show

FTa_Q0QggSk

kitt kat
10-16-2009, 06:13 PM
^I saw that this morning...I was like... "IS THE KID FUCKING PUKING ON LIVE TV? WTF."

M Sparks
10-16-2009, 11:42 PM
I heard someone on the radio mention that he throws up "every time daddy lies". (He did it on two shows.)

WhyTheLongFace
10-17-2009, 01:44 AM
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu246/samiefaye6211/8Swi9.png?t=1255732938

suprefan
10-17-2009, 03:39 PM
http://www.balloonboygame.com/

headrush
10-17-2009, 03:56 PM
this family is creeptastic.

Still-ill
10-17-2009, 03:59 PM
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu246/samiefaye6211/8Swi9.png?t=1255732938

Splendid.

Ardentbiscuit
10-17-2009, 04:00 PM
They're just media whores.

And probably mad because TLC didn't want to do a show about their family.

Stickjohn
10-17-2009, 04:17 PM
"whore" seems a little harsh when he was nice enough to set out a box for questions.

biggfoot17
10-18-2009, 07:43 AM
Get 'em sheriff!


FORT COLLINS, Colo. – A sheriff said he was pursuing criminal charges in Colorado's "balloon boy" saga, which first sparked fear for the child, then relief that he was OK and now suspicions of a hoax.

Deputies searched the home of the boy's parents Saturday night, carrying away several boxes and a computer.

The parents, Richard and Mayumi Heene, met with Larimer County investigators for much of Saturday afternoon amid lingering questions about whether he perpetrated a publicity stunt when his 6-year-old son Falcon vanished into the rafters of his garage while the world thought he was zooming through the sky in a flying saucer-like helium balloon.

But Sheriff Jim Alderden didn't say who would be charged or what the charges would be. His deputies later showed up at the Heene's Fort Collins home with a search warrant and at least three of them began a search. Sgt. Ian Stewart declined to say what they were after.

Alderden on Saturday didn't call Thursday's hours-long drama a hoax, but he expressed disappointment that he couldn't level more serious charges in the incident, which sent police and the military scrambling to save young Falcon Heene as millions of worried television viewers watched.

"We were looking at Class 3 misdemeanor, which hardly seems serious enough given the circumstances," Alderden said. "We are talking to the district attorney, federal officials to see if perhaps there aren't additional federal charges that are appropriate in this circumstance."

Alderden earlier said the family could be charged with making a false report to authorities — a Class 3 misdemeanor — if it was determined the balloon saga was a hoax. The low-level crime carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail and a $750 fine, with a minimum sentence of a $50 fine.

Suspicion that the balloon saga was a hoax arose almost immediately after Falcon was found hiding in the garage. Heene, a storm chaser and inventor whose family has appeared on the reality show "Wife Swap," and his wife had said one of the boy's older brothers said Falcon was aboard the homemade balloon when it took off.

betao
10-18-2009, 08:21 AM
Still, I think it would have been greater if Falcon really flew in that balloon, survived the journey, and then farted and barfed on national television.

This kid would be hero had this happened.

JustSteve
10-18-2009, 08:42 AM
except he would have been dead since the balloon was filled with helium.

cansei de ser sexme
10-18-2009, 10:19 AM
http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/US/10/15/colorado.boy.balloon/art.aircraft.kmgh.jpg

why does the right side look so weighted down? When I first saw this image I thought it was for real cause that looked like a little weighted down pocket for a little boy. was it just the wind when the picture was taken?

emtgreg
10-18-2009, 10:20 AM
My Friends made this totally accurate documentary:

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malcolmjamalawesome
10-18-2009, 11:07 AM
These two parents are unbelievable pieces of shit.

nbvcide
10-18-2009, 02:02 PM
yup..

Young blood
10-19-2009, 11:00 AM
http://www.flashasylum.com/db/files/Comics/Dave/comicannefrankblah.png

gazercmh
10-20-2009, 08:14 AM
Falcon's going to have a tough life unless he learns how to lie without farting or barfing.

algunz
12-23-2009, 10:34 AM
These people are so creepy and deserve every second of jail time.

Balloon boy parents get jail time, tough probation

By P. SOLOMON BANDA, Associated Press Writer

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The parents who carried out the balloon boy hoax were sentenced to jail Wednesday and given strict probation conditions that forbid them from earning any money from the spectacle for four years.

Richard Heene was sentenced to 90 days in jail, including 60 days of work release that will let him pursue his job as a construction contractor while serving his time. His wife, Mayumi, was sentenced to 20 days in jail.

Richard Heene choked back tears as he said he was sorry, especially to the rescue workers who chased down false reports that his 6-year-old son had floated away in a balloon on Oct. 15. It was a stunt designed to generate attention for a reality TV show.

"I do want to reiterate that I'm very, very sorry. And I want to apologize to all the rescue workers out there, and the people that got involved in the community. That's it," said Richard Heene, whose wife did not speak at the hearing.

Larimer County District Judge Stephen Schapanski then ordered Heene to begin a 30-day jail term on Jan. 11, delaying the start of the sentence for two weeks so he can spend the holidays with his family. Schapanski allowed Heene to serve the remaining 60 days of his jail term under work release, meaning he can work during the day but spend his nights in jail.

The Heenes' probation will be revoked if they are found to be profiting from any book, TV, movie or other deals related to the stunt.

"This, in simple terms, was an elaborate hoax that was devised by Mr. and Mrs. Heene," the judge said.

The Heenes pleaded guilty to charges that they carried out the balloon hoax, with deals that called for up to 90 days in jail for the husband and 60 days for his wife.

Schapanski ordered Mayumi Heene to serve 20 days in jail after her husband completes his sentence. Her time served is flexible — she can report to jail on 10 weekends, for example — so the children are cared for, the judge said.

Prosecutors asked for the maximum sentence for the husband, saying that a message needs to be sent to promoters who attempt to carry out hoaxes to generate publicity. Chief Deputy District Attorney Andrew Lewis also asked for full restitution to reimburse authorities for the cost of investigating the hoax — an amount that could exceed $50,000.

"People around the world were watching this unfold," he said. "Mr. Heene wasted a lot of manpower and a lot of money in wanting to get himself some publicity."

He added, "Jay Leno said it best when he said, 'This is copycat game.' And people will copycat this event. (The Heenes) need to go to jail so people don't do that."

He portrayed the Heenes as growing increasingly desperate as their pitches for a reality TV show kept getting turned down by networks — and the family fell deeper into a financial hole. Lewis said the Heenes set in motion the balloon hoax in early October as a way to jumpstart the effort and get some attention.

They chose Oct. 15 because the weather was cooperating and the kids were home for school with parent-teacher conferences, allowing the Heenes to report that 6-year-old Falcon had floated away, Lewis said.

Once the parents were brought in for questioning, Richard Heene feigned sleep during the lie-detector test, claiming it was some sort of diabetic episode, Lewis said.

David Lane, Richard Heene's attorney, pleaded for leniency with the judge and said that the couple "have learned a lesson they will never forget for the rest of their lives." He also said that if someone has to go to jail, let it be Richard Heene and not his wife.

"That is his plea. That would be something of a Christmas miracle if that can occur," he said.

westcoastpirate
12-23-2009, 10:53 AM
Float on...

stuporfly
12-23-2009, 11:04 AM
Anything following the words "Jay Leno said it best" must immediately be recognized as bullshit.

Mau5 Boyz
12-21-2011, 02:51 PM
damnz wherez hez beez nowz??!??

Alchemy
12-21-2011, 05:41 PM
Probably floating by Pluto by now.