Friday, October 16, 2009

Balloon boy: media stunt or actual miscommunication and missing/hiding kid?

14 comments:

Beth R. said...

Total stunt. It's really disturbing.

John said...

I haven't followed that much (ie didn't see any interviews) but I don't think this is a media stunt.

That's not to say these parents aren't fucking insane. Have you all seen the youtube video they made with their kids called Not Pussified?

Yeah, not a typo at all. That shit exists, but seriously...all kids are best raised by a mommy and daddy. Totally. That's true in every case.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBWJXXgaYBo

Erin Wallace said...

Hoax.

Karen said...

the only reason i think it was mostly the kid being an idiot is that i don't know that these crazy storm chasing bastards would spend all this time building this stupid weather balloon just to let it fly away and be beaten to death by rescuers trying to get the helium out. that said, it doesn't sound like there really was much to the balloon, so it could still be a hoax. in either case, the kid or the family should have to pay the government back for the costs incurred by rescue teams.

Dan S said...

Everything cries hoax...

Even the balloon that is eerily similar to the ship in Flight of the Navigator!

http://screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/flightofnavigator.jpg

Scottie said...

I hate that child.
I hate his parents.
I hate their parents.
I hate the media.
I hate balloons.
I hate Flight of the Navigator.
I hate the Metrodome (also similar in appearance to the balloon).
I hate the Red Sox.

beenu said...

total stunt. didn't the kid say he did it for 'the show' or something like that?

this is also why i don't trust anyone who goes on a reality tv show.

tim said...

I think he was on the balloon, then abducted by aliens, the teleported to the attic.

sara said...

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebritynews/news/balloon-boy-vomits-twice-on-tv-20091610

i think stunt.

tamika said...

I think someone needs to call child Protective Services because clearly his parents are ridiculous. Hoax.

Battgirl said...

I heart Flight of the Navigator! & Batteries Not Included! I loved those movies when I was a kid... a normal kid whose parents weren't on reality TV.

Cate said...

hoax. "we did this for the show" = hoax.

Kipp said...

I thought it was a hoax until the alien tried to get out of him on the Today Show this morning. (my favorite part is when the producer laughs out loud at the kid after puke #1).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGhIQP801fc

Chris In DC said...

Don't know, but how would you like to have neighbours who build balloons in their back yard?