Boy Floats Away In Balloon

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turn on CNN

Brio, Thursday, 15 October 2009 18:58 (eleven years ago) link

OMG.

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 15 October 2009 18:59 (eleven years ago) link

blame pixar

carne asada, Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:01 (eleven years ago) link

That CNN weatherman is doing some scaremongering shit, suggesting there's a hypoxia risk at 7000 feet.

WmC, Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:02 (eleven years ago) link

Holy shit!

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:03 (eleven years ago) link

blame pixar

Blame that f---g parent/guardian that left the child unattended in a hot air balloon.

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:04 (eleven years ago) link

That kid is either going to be incredibly dead or incredibly famous.

Hatch, Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:05 (eleven years ago) link

yeah i guess a 6 year old didn't build that thing himself xp

sonderangerbot, Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:05 (eleven years ago) link

The way that thing is pitching and rotating and sometimes turning up on its side, that kid must be getting thrown around pretty bad.

WmC, Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:06 (eleven years ago) link

gotta be fuckin cold as shit up there at the moment.

ian, Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:07 (eleven years ago) link

this is horrible

Great Scott! It's Molecular Man. (Ste), Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:07 (eleven years ago) link

I wish Rick Sanchez was in that thing instead of that kid.

WmC, Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:10 (eleven years ago) link

:(

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:10 (eleven years ago) link

is it dropping?

Great Scott! It's Molecular Man. (Ste), Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:11 (eleven years ago) link

:( :(

Meg (Meg Busset), Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:12 (eleven years ago) link

god damn that thing is moving fast.. a helicopter would wreck it... hang glider????

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:13 (eleven years ago) link

man this is fucked up

is it too soon to ask what's on his ipod

Jesus, the Czar of Czars (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:13 (eleven years ago) link

damn it is fast

cool app (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:13 (eleven years ago) link

a helicopter would wreck it yes but what about some kind of catching device lowered from the chopper

Great Scott! It's Molecular Man. (Ste), Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:14 (eleven years ago) link

I got lost in a department store for half an hour when I was six and I still remember how scared I was. This poor kid.

Brio, Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:14 (eleven years ago) link

I am trying to figure out what exactly the dad was thinking with building this thing

Jesus, the Czar of Czars (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:15 (eleven years ago) link

http://i36.tinypic.com/25qw2dd.jpg

iiiijjjj, Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:15 (eleven years ago) link

it would be awesome if the kid was totally hiding in the basement

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:15 (eleven years ago) link

The mylar + the kid can't weigh too much...helicoper seems like a bad idea...maybe a couple of ultralights coming up from behind with tailhooks.

WmC, Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:15 (eleven years ago) link

I think the kid must be passed out by now or something. Hope he makes it.

Tuomas, Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:15 (eleven years ago) link

is it going as fast as it looks or is it just the way its being filmed, I don't really have sound

cool app (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:15 (eleven years ago) link

The kid's name is Falcon?!

Tuomas, Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:17 (eleven years ago) link

god damn it keeps flying sideways

cool app (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:17 (eleven years ago) link

fallin...

cool app (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:17 (eleven years ago) link

I mean sure every kid would love to have a UFO to play in, but it doesn't need to actually FLY

x-posts

Jesus, the Czar of Czars (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:18 (eleven years ago) link

it's fucked on one side, hence why it's dropping now. praying for that kid.

Great Scott! It's Molecular Man. (Ste), Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:18 (eleven years ago) link

yo, people w CNN what is the deal w the rescue

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:18 (eleven years ago) link

lmao @ the video

am0n, Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:19 (eleven years ago) link

That thing is about to starting dropping like a rock. Hope they have someone zooming over the with some kind of net or something...

Hatch, Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:19 (eleven years ago) link

Putting a helicopter above it sounds like guaranteed disaster.

WmC, Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:19 (eleven years ago) link

i bet there's no one in it

am0n, Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:19 (eleven years ago) link

that's just awful. feel no real need to watch the rest of this.

sonderangerbot, Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:20 (eleven years ago) link

Now they're interviewing a balloon expert called Gordon Boring. If this wasn't such an awful thing the names would make me chuckle.

Tuomas, Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:21 (eleven years ago) link

it would be awesome if the kid was totally hiding in the basement

I pray this is what happened. I only read the CNN story. Any news outlets quoted the parents/guardiansa? (I assume not, but still . . . )

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:22 (eleven years ago) link

"Larimer County fire dispatchers are asking if a helicopter can use it's speaker to ask the boy if he has a valve to release helium."

The kid is 6. Are you kidding me?

Bill Magill, Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:23 (eleven years ago) link

tht poor kid must be terrified :(

coz (webinar), Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:23 (eleven years ago) link

do i see land guide ropes on this thing?

Great Scott! It's Molecular Man. (Ste), Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:24 (eleven years ago) link

(not that they would be much use)

Great Scott! It's Molecular Man. (Ste), Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:24 (eleven years ago) link

I had a quick look on the news but my kids are still up and I don't want them watching this live if it ends badly.

Music should never have changed anymore after my mid 80s (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:24 (eleven years ago) link

man how fast is that going?

omar little, Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:24 (eleven years ago) link

yeah this seems destined to end in disaster. how long will cnn stick with this?

Cousin Larry Soetoro (jeff), Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:25 (eleven years ago) link

When you look at video of the balloon, I can't see any kind of an entry hole in it... So how did the kid get inside? I hope this is just some sort of a prank.

Tuomas, Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:25 (eleven years ago) link

saying it's very possible the kid might have already fallen out.

circa1916, Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:25 (eleven years ago) link

Wind is around 30 mph, apparently.

M. Grissom/DeShields (jaymc), Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:26 (eleven years ago) link

We all seem older and wiser somehow. I mean except possibly BBoy and his fame seeking parents.

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Friday, 15 October 2010 16:05 (ten years ago) link

R.I.P. hopes

StanM, Friday, 15 October 2010 16:35 (ten years ago) link

& dreams & stuff

http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lab9qm07uE1qa5iceo1_500.jpg

StanM, Friday, 15 October 2010 16:35 (ten years ago) link

but the wolf still is at large

melody-hating aggr0 nerd (San Te), Friday, 15 October 2010 17:11 (ten years ago) link

Still waiting for a doberman to harvest that kid's dad's kidney.

Aimless, Friday, 15 October 2010 17:35 (ten years ago) link

Still trying, I see:

http://www.latimes.com/features/odd-news/kdvr-bear-back-heene-txt,0,1383587.story

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 20:13 (ten years ago) link

Patent Pending

(crüt) (markers) (crüt) (markers) (crüt) (markers), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 20:20 (ten years ago) link

seven months pass...

A brilliant new scheme.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 18:56 (nine years ago) link

uh

chupacabra - a delicious burrito (DJP), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 20:05 (nine years ago) link

what a schemer

coffeetripperspillerslyricmakeruppers (Latham Green), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 20:07 (nine years ago) link

As seen in the promotional video above, Heene's conviction and jail stint for faking his son Falcon's ascent has not imacted his ability — first showcased on "Wife Swap" — to make strangers question his sanity.

I know this is pretty much par for the course with internet content everywhere anymore, but is it really that difficult to do even the mose basic editing on news stories?

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 20:21 (nine years ago) link

mose basic editing?

Mark G, Wednesday, 22 June 2011 10:35 (nine years ago) link

four months pass...

Update!

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 2 November 2011 22:31 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

Another Update!

(family moved to Florida. Balloon Boy now plays bass in a metal band with his brothers)

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 21:20 (seven years ago) link

I was just about to a link to this with extra "CURSE YOU NED RAGGETT" content because it's his fault I listened to this

I loves you, PORGI (DJP), Wednesday, 12 December 2012 16:20 (seven years ago) link

Hi there!

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 12 December 2012 16:28 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

Dear God, did we learn nothing from Old Skull or the Death Kids?

NINO CARTER, Friday, 18 January 2013 19:56 (seven years ago) link

ten months pass...

Guys. I met Falcon last night. At the Morbid Angel show.

Lesbian has fucking riffs for days (Neanderthal), Saturday, 7 December 2013 14:43 (six years ago) link

he handed me this

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/636/z6jf.jpg

so they're apparently still doing the metal band thing. I listened to a few tracks and...Richard Heene should get 4 life sentences.

Lesbian has fucking riffs for days (Neanderthal), Saturday, 7 December 2013 14:48 (six years ago) link

!

christmas candy bar (al leong), Saturday, 7 December 2013 16:57 (six years ago) link

two months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAMSmasXUfw

hang son doong (am0n), Monday, 17 February 2014 18:39 (six years ago) link

Heene Boyz on Spotify btw

T.S.O.Liot (CharlieS), Tuesday, 18 February 2014 05:43 (six years ago) link

I saw them again not too long after at a metal show. the dad looked like a smug asshole, but the kids were genuinely into the show and were having a good time, which was nice to see. really hate how he's still whoring them out tho.

Neanderthal, Tuesday, 18 February 2014 05:43 (six years ago) link

three weeks pass...

brrr what happened to that balloon boy

real myst opportunity (sleepingbag), Tuesday, 11 March 2014 18:29 (six years ago) link

yeah see people always talk about how the internet can aggregate information and keep people amazingly aware of breaking news, but I could just as easily look at the end of this thread and conclude that a werewolf child parachuted out of Kanye West's balloon

This is one of my favorite posts of all time

Wahaca Flocka Flame (DJP), Tuesday, 11 March 2014 20:28 (six years ago) link

six months pass...

balloon boy on bass guitar (w/ his 2 brothers)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc1bGHaTO14

╲╱\/╲/\╱╲╱\/\ (gr8080), Friday, 12 September 2014 16:27 (six years ago) link

guh-ross.

how's life, Friday, 12 September 2014 16:32 (six years ago) link

two years pass...

kid is dead.

― my bach penises and their contrapuntal technique (the table is the table), Thursday, October 15, 2009 3:46 PM

as in, really. he fell out.

― my bach penises and their contrapuntal technique (the table is the table), Thursday, October 15, 2009 3:46 PM

Neanderthal, Friday, 23 September 2016 05:45 (four years ago) link

Heene Boyz - The Youth of America for Trump

PappaWheelie V, Friday, 23 September 2016 18:09 (four years ago) link

the dad is such a piece of crap. i saw him at one of the shows his kids played in Tampa and wanted to accost him so bad. but his kids were having a good time so i thought better of it.

still will never forget the moment after Falcon gave me his card when I put 2+2 together and realized who I just met. couldn't stop laughing the rest of the night.

Neanderthal, Friday, 23 September 2016 18:23 (four years ago) link

eleven months pass...

fox now reporting that the wolf is back and threatening to level the house somehow

― modescalator (blueski), Thursday, October 15, 2009 6:24 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Neanderthal, Saturday, 9 September 2017 12:36 (three years ago) link

one year passes...
eleven months pass...

https://www.5280.com/2019/09/the-balloon-boy-hoax-solved/

a great coda (?)

honk hunk blue (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 13:02 (one year ago) link

thank god we finally got to the bottom of that

🎈🎈🎈

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 13:41 (one year ago) link

That is the greatest opening paragraph I have ever read.

brigadier pudding (DJP), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 13:46 (one year ago) link

LOL

Let them eat Pfifferlinge an Schneckensauce (Tom D.), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 14:25 (one year ago) link

omg the ending

imago, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 14:45 (one year ago) link

Still can't believe i met Falcon

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 15:33 (one year ago) link

OMG they live about 20 minutes away from me.

tokyo rosemary, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 16:01 (one year ago) link

20 mins by balloon?

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 16:19 (one year ago) link

Lol

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 16:40 (one year ago) link

i was wondering how i could order a blowjab

honk hunk blue (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 16:41 (one year ago) link

Try going to Boston?

just another country (snoball), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 18:27 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

Happy anniversary.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 15 October 2020 20:56 (two weeks ago) link

totally used to see the entire family at metal shows for a period of 1-2 years, it was so bizarre. Falcon handing me a card for his band at Morbid Angel sent me into a giggling fit I couldn't stop for a half hour

LaRusso Auto (Neanderthal), Thursday, 15 October 2020 22:33 (two weeks ago) link

good times

1000 Scampo DJs (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 15 October 2020 22:34 (two weeks ago) link


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