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phantomdragonz
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olePigeon
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Damn aliens.
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Oct 15, 2009, 03:06 PM
 
The best part is it looks like a UFO.
     
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Oct 15, 2009, 03:18 PM
 
I just read somewhere else the thing is 8.000 ft. in the air?!

Edit: A coworker just pulled up the CNN video and this thing hauling ass and rocking like mad. That kid has to be ****ing terrified.

Edit 2: How do they even know he's in the balloon? What if he hid when he saw it floating away?
( Last edited by The Final Dakar; Oct 15, 2009 at 03:25 PM. )
     
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Oct 15, 2009, 03:30 PM
 
They could shoot the balloon with a gun, let the air out.
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Oct 15, 2009, 03:31 PM
 
Like 2/5ths of it is deflated already.
     
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Oct 15, 2009, 03:43 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I just read somewhere else the thing is 8.000 ft. in the air?!
With a ~5,000 feet base, or 3,000 feet above ground level.

I'm the only one at the office that thinks this would be fun (and doesn't think this kid is going to die), but then, I've wanted to travel by hot air balloon for a while now.
     
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Oct 15, 2009, 03:44 PM
 
Well, its landed and word is he's not inside.
     
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Oct 15, 2009, 03:44 PM
 
HOAX. No boy inside, cabin made of cardboard. This family is SCREWED.
     
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Oct 15, 2009, 03:47 PM
 
$5 says he and his brother thought it'd be a fun prank to pull on the parents that went too far?
     
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Oct 15, 2009, 03:57 PM
 
The parents have been on the show Wife Swap a couple of times.
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Oct 15, 2009, 04:00 PM
 
You could tell me they were descendants of aliens from area 51 trying to leave the planet at this point and I'd believe it.
     
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Oct 15, 2009, 04:07 PM
 
It seems to me that if someone was ever inside and fell out while it was airborne, the door would have been open while it was flying.
     
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Oct 15, 2009, 04:13 PM
 
Is that the couple that went insane about satanists or whatever?
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Oct 15, 2009, 05:21 PM
 
In response to the thread title, this has been a nightmare for me. I wrote a novel that was too close to the news reports and I really hope that the kid is hiding out, afraid of being busted for losing dad's toy. Strange how I can feel guilty about something I didn't cause.
     
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Oct 15, 2009, 05:43 PM
 
If I remember Mythbusters right there wouldn't be enough lift on a balloon that size to lift a 6 year old. Hope that is correct.

A lot of people are joking about this, including the newscasters on CNN, but if a 6 year old fell to his death, then, yeah... uh, yeah...

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Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
A lot of people are joking about this, including the newscasters on CNN, but if a 6 year old fell to his death, then, yeah... uh, yeah...
Yeah, I was the discussing that with a coworker. The entire scenario is so absurd you can't help but joke about it. It's unreal.
     
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Oct 15, 2009, 06:11 PM
 
Alive and well!!!

Hiding in attic. Let the mocking begin!

Story suddenly hilarious.

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Oct 16, 2009, 01:42 AM
 
Mock mock mock mock mock mock mock mock mock.

Dakar called it.
     
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Oct 16, 2009, 01:55 AM
 
YouTube - "Balloon Boy" Falcon Henne Admits: "We Did This For The Show"

Oh Lord.

"Uh, you said we did it for the show??"

Unbelievable. Time to tear the family a new one.

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Oct 16, 2009, 09:14 AM
 
Originally Posted by Mrjinglesusa View Post
HOAX. No boy inside, cabin made of cardboard. This family is SCREWED.
Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
Alive and well!!!

Hiding in attic. Let the mocking begin!

Story suddenly hilarious.
Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
YouTube - "Balloon Boy" Falcon Henne Admits: "We Did This For The Show"

Oh Lord.

"Uh, you said we did it for the show??"

Unbelievable. Time to tear the family a new one.

Like I said...
     
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Oct 16, 2009, 09:24 AM
 
The state police better send them a comprehensive bill that includes time wasted on interviews by various law enforcement officers, gasonline, and per-mile charges for the patrol cars and officers.
     
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Originally Posted by JoshuaZ View Post
Mock mock mock mock mock mock mock mock mock.

Dakar called it.
Not quite. If this staged, I was off.

Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
The state police better send them a comprehensive bill that includes time wasted on interviews by various law enforcement officers, gasonline, and per-mile charges for the patrol cars and officers.
That seems likely.
     
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Oct 16, 2009, 06:47 PM
 
Attention whore.
     
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Originally Posted by mduell View Post
Attention whore.
Isn't it already well known that Dakar is an attention whore?
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Oct 18, 2009, 07:33 PM
 
Yup. Fake. The kid slipped his lips on CNN.

I guess I was too busy to even see any of it.

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Oct 19, 2009, 11:56 AM
 
Upon landing, there was no child found inside. Michael Jackson snagged this prime meat from the heavenly clouds. -- Michael Notarile

Finally an answer to the question "who could possibly make Britney Spears look like a responsible parent?" -- Dylan Love

The latest news is the father who claimed his son was carried away by a hot air balloon is a publicity hound. it's nice to hear ''hot air'' and ''publicity hound'' and it's not a story about Rush Limbaugh. - Nick Siracuse

The balloon boy threw up on both the Today Show and Good Morning America. At least someone in the family has good judgment. -- Becky Kershman

     
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Oct 19, 2009, 12:15 PM
 
I hope the city bills the parents for tens of thousands of dollars wasted because of this stunt.
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Oct 19, 2009, 12:38 PM
 
HAHA, love the UP movie advertisement at the right of that page... how fitting

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Oct 19, 2009, 04:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
I hope the city bills the parents for tens of thousands of dollars wasted because of this stunt.
3 hours of BlackHawk helicopter = US$ 40,000.

Diverting air traffic around Denver for several hours = US$ ?00,000

plus untold cop cars and men.
     
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Dec 23, 2009, 10:02 PM
 
BBC News - US balloon boy parents are given jail sentences

Richard Heene will be allowed to serve 60 days of his 90-day sentence on release, allowing him to work as a construction contractor during the day, while spending the night in jail.
He will start his sentence on 11 January 2010.
Mayumi Heene will begin her sentence after her husband's to ensure their children are still cared for.
She will be allowed to report to jail on two days a week, return home at night, and serve the sentence through jail-supervised community service.
The judge also ruled that her husband must serve 100 hours of community service and write a letter of apology to the community and public service agencies which helped search for his son.
The couple have already been ordered to pay $42,000 (£26,000) in restitution for the emergency services' rescue efforts.
     
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Dec 23, 2009, 11:23 PM
 
Rightly so. Darn attention whores.

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Dec 24, 2009, 05:22 AM
 
The couple have already been ordered to pay $42,000 (£26,000) in restitution for the emergency services' rescue efforts.
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