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awfullyquiet
10-15-2009, 01:46 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-10-15-balloon-boy_N.htm

how the hell do you get the kid down?

http://www.cnn.com/video/flashLive/live.html?stream=stream4&iref=lb100

El Peefs?????
10-15-2009, 01:48 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-10-15-balloon-boy_N.htm

how the hell do you get the kid down?

Gravity my dear, gravity.

awfullyquiet
10-15-2009, 01:52 PM
Gravity my dear, gravity.

do you own a gravity ray?

VoteLynnSwan
10-15-2009, 01:54 PM
simple... shoot the balloon.

El Peefs?????
10-15-2009, 01:54 PM
do you own a gravity ray?

Well it just so happens...

Giantsfan1080
10-15-2009, 01:57 PM
Where were the parents? I also bet this kid watched UP and tried to imitate it.

DoughBoy
10-15-2009, 01:58 PM
Where did he go?

awfullyquiet
10-15-2009, 02:02 PM
simple... shoot the balloon.

kill the kid?

i was thinking helicopter... but... helicopters, 14000 feet... eh. eh. eh....

bolo. net. weigh it down... the logistics are awful.

DoughBoy
10-15-2009, 02:03 PM
Cherry picker?

The_Dude
10-15-2009, 02:04 PM
Eh, just wait a while.

What goes up..... ;)

diabsoule
10-15-2009, 02:04 PM
Where were the parents? I also bet this kid watched UP and tried to imitate it.

Kids are dumb.

awfullyquiet
10-15-2009, 02:09 PM
Cherry picker?

at 10k feet?

CashmoneyDrew
10-15-2009, 02:10 PM
Just let it come down by itself. BFD

DoughBoy
10-15-2009, 02:11 PM
at 10k feet?

Sure, why not?

jballa838
10-15-2009, 02:11 PM
he might have fallen out!!!!

Don Vito
10-15-2009, 02:11 PM
Jeez thats going to be a tough one to work out.

awfullyquiet
10-15-2009, 02:12 PM
do you trust an experimental aircraft to come down at a reasonable rate?

with a 6 year old in it?

fwiw, that thing looks like it's booking.

CashmoneyDrew
10-15-2009, 02:13 PM
Apparently he might have already fallen out, which, to be honest I've been suspicious of since this thing started.

terribletowel39
10-15-2009, 02:13 PM
I'm thinking the only reason it is staying up is because of the helium in the balloon. Once that is good and gone what would stop the ballon from free falling??

I'm not a hot air balloon expert but is the kid pressing the lever and heating up the air?? Once up high enough, especially this time of year, the air has to be getting cooled down rather quickly.

CashmoneyDrew
10-15-2009, 02:14 PM
I'm thinking the only reason it is staying up is because of the helium in the balloon. Once that is good and gone what would stop the ballon from like free falling??

I'm not a hot air balloon expert but is the kid pressing the lever and heating up the air?? Once up high enough, especially this time of year, the air has to be getting cooled down rather quickly.

It's not a hot-air balloon.

DoughBoy
10-15-2009, 02:15 PM
How would he fall out?

jballa838
10-15-2009, 02:15 PM
is the kids name Falcon? This sounds like a disney movie.

terribletowel39
10-15-2009, 02:16 PM
Apparently he might have already fallen out, which, to be honest I've been suspicious of since this thing started.
So not only are they trying to figure out how to get a rogue ballon out of the sky, there is some dead 6 yr old lying in a field somewhere they have to find??

jballa838
10-15-2009, 02:16 PM
How would he fall out?
the same way he got in.

CashmoneyDrew
10-15-2009, 02:17 PM
So not only are they trying to figure out how to get a rogue ballon out of the sky, there is some dead 6 yr old lying in a field somewhere they have to find??

Maybe. The kid falling out hasn't been confirmed either way.

jballa838
10-15-2009, 02:17 PM
So not only are they trying to figure out how to get a rogue ballon out of the sky, there is some dead 6 yr old lying in a field somewhere they have to find??
Bingo. this all sounds like a botched disney movie

DoughBoy
10-15-2009, 02:18 PM
the same way he got in.

I thought there was a door. Unless this kid is a complete ****** why would you open the door?

awfullyquiet
10-15-2009, 02:18 PM
"The structure at the bottom of the balloon that the boy is in is made of extremely thin plywood and won't withstand any kind of a crash at all," said Erik Nilsson, Larimer County Emergency Manager, according to CNN affiliate KMGH.

terribletowel39
10-15-2009, 02:18 PM
It's not a hot-air balloon.
Oh, in that case, he is ******.

jballa838
10-15-2009, 02:19 PM
It's definitely not a Nashville party.
Oh, in that case, he is ******.
basically.

DoughBoy
10-15-2009, 02:20 PM
I doubt he is still inside after watching CNN.

VoteLynnSwan
10-15-2009, 02:30 PM
These people don't realize that when this thing comes down, it is going to be a disaster... That thing is going to be destroyed given the speed it's traveling.

jballa838
10-15-2009, 02:31 PM
whoever had the cherrypicker idea its only 900 feet away.

vikes_28
10-15-2009, 02:34 PM
How would they get a copter to rescue if it would just blow the balloon away? Dumb kid. My first child is going to be strapped down while I'm not with him.

DoughBoy
10-15-2009, 02:35 PM
Its down...kiddfdsf

CashmoneyDrew
10-15-2009, 02:36 PM
It's down. That thing came down fast.

terribletowel39
10-15-2009, 02:36 PM
At work.....did it explode??!!

awfullyquiet
10-15-2009, 02:36 PM
These people don't realize that when this thing comes down, it is going to be a disaster... That thing is going to be destroyed given the speed it's traveling.

TOUCHDOWN!

jballa838
10-15-2009, 02:36 PM
he's alive? he's in there? he's out?

CashmoneyDrew
10-15-2009, 02:37 PM
At work.....did it explode??!!

No. It landed extremely gently. I still don't think the kid is in there.

DoughBoy
10-15-2009, 02:37 PM
whoever had the cherrypicker idea its only 900 feet away.

I was j/k.

CashmoneyDrew
10-15-2009, 02:38 PM
What if the kid never really got in the balloon? That would make a lot of people feel really stupid.

awfullyquiet
10-15-2009, 02:38 PM
No. It landed extremely gently. I still don't think the kid is in there.

if the kid is not there... where's the kid?

terribletowel39
10-15-2009, 02:38 PM
No. It landed extremely gently. I still don't think the kid is in there.
Is this sarcasm?? I can't tell. If not, thats lame.

DoughBoy
10-15-2009, 02:39 PM
No falcon.

CashmoneyDrew
10-15-2009, 02:39 PM
Is this sarcasm?? I can't tell. If not, thats lame.

No sarcasm.

diabsoule
10-15-2009, 02:39 PM
Social Darwinism.

DoughBoy
10-15-2009, 02:39 PM
Is this sarcasm?? I can't tell. If not, thats lame.

It did land very gently.

Wootylicous
10-15-2009, 02:40 PM
What the **** is happening ! where is the kid ?!

awfullyquiet
10-15-2009, 02:40 PM
... 'it looks... sealed?!'

jballa838
10-15-2009, 02:41 PM
Where Is Falcon!

terribletowel39
10-15-2009, 02:41 PM
No sarcasm.

It did land very gently.
Damn....

What looks sealed??!!

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
10-15-2009, 02:41 PM
I click on watch live video. And CNN decides it's most important to show me an AZ tourist commercial.

DoughBoy
10-15-2009, 02:41 PM
Confirmed-No Boy in the ballon.

CashmoneyDrew
10-15-2009, 02:42 PM
No kid in the balloon. I just watched a freaking weather balloon float around for half an hour.

jballa838
10-15-2009, 02:43 PM
No kid in the balloon. I just watched a freaking weather balloon float around for half an hour.
this. what. the. ****.

terribletowel39
10-15-2009, 02:44 PM
There was never a kid in the balloon??

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
10-15-2009, 02:44 PM
"Best case scenario, that kid fell out of the balloon..."

CashmoneyDrew
10-15-2009, 02:44 PM
So the thing got up to 5500 feet and came down within a half an hour? Damn. That's fast.

CashmoneyDrew
10-15-2009, 02:45 PM
There was never a kid in the balloon??

There wasn't one in there when it landed.

DoughBoy
10-15-2009, 02:45 PM
I dont know what the **** is going on....

jballa838
10-15-2009, 02:46 PM
what they keep referring to:
http://www.denverpost.com/ci_6530596
Falcon Heene.... where are you?

terribletowel39
10-15-2009, 02:46 PM
"Best case scenario, that kid fell out of the balloon..."
This is awesome. "Worst case scenario, he dematerialized at 5000 ft...."

El Peefs?????
10-15-2009, 02:47 PM
the fox news coverage is hilarious

DoughBoy
10-15-2009, 02:48 PM
These people have been on "Wife Swap".

CashmoneyDrew
10-15-2009, 02:48 PM
the fox news coverage is hilarious

Isn't it always?

I like how this woman on CNN is giggling like this isn't still a serious story at this point or anything.

jballa838
10-15-2009, 02:49 PM
his name is Falcon?
http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/4495/501266-250px_f_zero_wp_m07_falcon_800.jpg

DoughBoy
10-15-2009, 02:51 PM
Door was not breached. It looks like the kid may have not even been inside it. His name isnt even Falcon.

CJSchneider
10-15-2009, 02:51 PM
So the thing got up to 5500 feet and came down within a half an hour? Damn. That's fast.

I assume you mean only in terms of a hot air balloon.

jballa838
10-15-2009, 02:53 PM
Door was not breached. It looks like the kid may have not even been inside it. His name isnt even Falcon.
i'm very disappointed right now. everything i know was a lie.

CashmoneyDrew
10-15-2009, 02:53 PM
I assume you mean only in terms of a hot air balloon.

Yeah, for a balloon. That's nothing for a plane obviously.

CashmoneyDrew
10-15-2009, 02:54 PM
What if the kid never really got in the balloon? That would make a lot of people feel really stupid.

I'm looking smarter and smarter by the second.

DoughBoy
10-15-2009, 02:57 PM
This may turn out to be the most epic game of hide and seek of all-time.

terribletowel39
10-15-2009, 02:59 PM
So, let me get this straight. Kid wasn't there at landing. They don't think he was ever in the basket because the door wasn't open?? So where would the kid be?? Could the door have closed after he jumped out?? Could the kid have fallen out without opening the door?

Lots of questions still left to answer.

CJSchneider
10-15-2009, 02:59 PM
Yeah, for a balloon. That's nothing for a plane obviously.

No, I'm thinking that even for a balloon that is descending under no additional energy, 5500 feet in 30 minutes is still slow. T.V. for a free fall is something like 32 feet/sec.

jballa838
10-15-2009, 02:59 PM
this is better than a lot of things I could have done the past hour.

comahan
10-15-2009, 03:02 PM
the cars are ruining the land!

DoughBoy
10-15-2009, 03:02 PM
EBWJXXgaYBo

1:55 is Rio.

DoughBoy
10-15-2009, 03:04 PM
I could have been doing homework.

awfullyquiet
10-15-2009, 03:05 PM
I could have been doing homework.

you're welcome!

MetSox17
10-15-2009, 03:06 PM
I hope this kid is dead somewhere.

Okay, maybe not, but still, it would be a very anti-climactic ending if he was never on the balloon.

CashmoneyDrew
10-15-2009, 03:06 PM
I could have been doing homework.

Doing homework before fall break? And to think, I considered you my protesge.

jballa838
10-15-2009, 03:07 PM
not pussified, yet he's hiding right now?

terribletowel39
10-15-2009, 03:07 PM
I hope this kid is dead somewhere.

Okay, maybe not, but still, it would be a very anti-climactic ending if he was never on the balloon.
I agree with this. The story has such potential. And the kid eating Kix in his closet would anger me.

DoughBoy
10-15-2009, 03:08 PM
Doing homework before fall break? And to think, I considered you my protesge.

FML.......

jballa838
10-15-2009, 03:08 PM
I could have been doing homework.
I could have been watching good will hunting.

CashmoneyDrew
10-15-2009, 03:08 PM
This will end up a made for TV movie.

WMD
10-15-2009, 03:14 PM
So what.. is this a hoax? The parents have the kid hiding somewhere and let the balloon dealio off?

Jvig43
10-15-2009, 03:15 PM
So, let me get this straight. Kid wasn't there at landing. They don't think he was ever in the basket because the door wasn't open?? So where would the kid be?? Could the door have closed after he jumped out?? Could the kid have fallen out without opening the door?

Lots of questions still left to answer.

EXACTLY! AND HIS NAME ISNT REALLY FALCON. da **** CNN.

CashmoneyDrew
10-15-2009, 03:16 PM
So what.. is this a hoax? The parents have the kid hiding somewhere and let the balloon dealio off?

After seeing the video Doughboy posted, it wouldn't surprise me. Seems like the parents, or at least the dad are attention whores.

terribletowel39
10-15-2009, 03:20 PM
After seeing the video Doughboy posted, it wouldn't surprise me. Seems like the parents, or at least the dad are attention whores.
I would fine them. Or something. Shoot them with frozen paintballs. Stupid.

LizardState
10-15-2009, 03:25 PM
Danny Deckchair, anyone?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0337960/

jayceheathman
10-15-2009, 03:29 PM
Doing homework before fall break? And to think, I considered you my protesge.

My university doesnt have fall break.

cdub11
10-15-2009, 03:50 PM
http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy37/ct78216/parentingfail-2.jpg

Rosebud
10-15-2009, 03:51 PM
My solution, rail gun...

DoughBoy
10-15-2009, 03:53 PM
Looks like a basket was attached to the bottom that was not there when it landed. Not looking good.

CashmoneyDrew
10-15-2009, 03:54 PM
My university doesnt have fall break.

Sucks for you. :p

Rosebud
10-15-2009, 03:57 PM
Looks like a basket was attached to the bottom that was not there when it landed. Not looking good.

...for the family...

Jvig43
10-15-2009, 04:01 PM
Child services better get involved here.

iworshipbender
10-15-2009, 04:03 PM
His iPod was found with this song on pause when he left

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uquXebuoFK4

jballa838
10-15-2009, 04:03 PM
this would never happen to Ryan Leslie....
0:35
KLYhNmXDVxE

DoughBoy
10-15-2009, 04:29 PM
They have a picture of a basket or person falling out from the ballon.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
10-15-2009, 04:29 PM
They're interviewing a kid named Tool.

jballa838
10-15-2009, 04:47 PM
They're interviewing a kid named Tool.
kid was unphased. heart like a lion

tjsunstein
10-15-2009, 04:49 PM
What is going on right now?

jballa838
10-15-2009, 04:54 PM
What is going on right now?
they are looking for the fallen object.

jballa838
10-15-2009, 05:09 PM
he's really good at hide and seek.

DoughBoy
10-15-2009, 05:10 PM
Falcon is alive, I want some explinations.

jballa838
10-15-2009, 05:11 PM
he was in the attic in the garage. DONT YOU CHECK THERE FIRST????

LizardState
10-15-2009, 05:13 PM
Falcon is alive, I want some explinations.

He was hiding in his garage, I smell publicity stunt.

Parents have probably already signed away the film rights

MetSox17
10-15-2009, 05:15 PM
Ugh, what douchebags these people are. I wish the kid gets hit by a truck tomorrow, and no one gives a ****.

jballa838
10-15-2009, 05:17 PM
isn't today the day some bill in Washington is getting voted on? Think that is why this happened? just a conspiracy theory.

Boston
10-15-2009, 05:21 PM
Wow. Send the whole family on a balloon ride.

DoughBoy
10-15-2009, 05:26 PM
Looks like the boys told the police they saw him get in the basket when they damn well knew he was in the attic. I dont know about you guys, but I want to go to denver right now and beat them with a microwave oven.

Jvig43
10-15-2009, 05:31 PM
It amazes me the extent people go to to get publicity, even negative publicity. I dont get it, granted their kids did it but it seems odd that the NO ONE decided to go look for him in the house.

MetSox17
10-15-2009, 05:39 PM
Looks like the boys told the police they saw him get in the basket when they damn well knew he was in the attic. I dont know about you guys, but I want to go to denver right now and beat them with a microwave oven.

I'd rather put them inside the oven.

jayceheathman
10-15-2009, 05:41 PM
Looks like the boys told the police they saw him get in the basket when they damn well knew he was in the attic. I dont know about you guys, but I want to go to denver right now and beat them with a microwave oven.

Why? I think its pretty funny.

jayceheathman
10-15-2009, 05:43 PM
It amazes me the extent people go to to get publicity, even negative publicity. I dont get it, granted their kids did it but it seems odd that the NO ONE decided to go look for him in the house.

That would be the last place I would have looked if I were the parents. A kid screaming at the top of his lungs that his brother is in the balloon and then you see it floating away. I would be freaking out about how to get it down rather than be like "Yeah right, lets go look for him in the house first."

DoughBoy
10-15-2009, 05:44 PM
Why am I pissed off you ask? I watched that crap a good 3 hours feeling all concerned and **** and the little bastard was up in an attic eating marshmellows and sipping pepsi.

jayceheathman
10-15-2009, 05:48 PM
Why am I pissed off you ask? I watched that crap a good 3 hours feeling all concerned and **** and the little bastard was up in an attic eating marshmellows and sipping pepsi.

hahaha He pwned you. You cant get much of a better prank than this and to think it was pulled off by little kids is pure awesome.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
10-15-2009, 06:15 PM
They said for a long time before they knew about the falling basket that they were searching all around his house, thinking he accidentally untethered the balloon and hid cuz he thought he'd be in trouble... but they didn't check the attic? ********.

Wootylicous
10-15-2009, 06:20 PM
little bastard.

slightlyaraiderfan
10-15-2009, 07:34 PM
http://21.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_krkvdaAZii1qzpwi0o1_500.jpg

jballa838
10-15-2009, 08:38 PM
there is only one thing that can save this thread....
an unrelated John Mayer song.
FZwVjys2bQI

Vikes99ej
10-15-2009, 09:14 PM
http://jenden.us/storage/JD/img/for_teh_lulz.jpeg

WMD
10-15-2009, 10:27 PM
wI6UONWCq7A

TitanHope
10-15-2009, 10:36 PM
I told someone he was hiding in a bush down the road because that's what I would do when I "ran away" as a little kid.

Should've gone with box. Swing and a miss...

CJSchneider
10-15-2009, 10:44 PM
wI6UONWCq7A

As soon as the camera crew left, you know he got his ass royaly whooped.

CashmoneyDrew
10-15-2009, 10:52 PM
wI6UONWCq7A

Busted!!!!

TitanHope
10-15-2009, 11:09 PM
I heard that the parents appeared on an episode of "Wife Swap," so if that's true, I think they should both be humanely put down.

For the good of the children...

Da-Phins
10-17-2009, 04:41 PM
Can you say....busted?

http://gawker.com/5383858/exclusive-i-helped-richard-heene-plan-a-balloon-hoax

jballa838
10-17-2009, 10:07 PM
Balloon boy's afraid to leave his attic?

just kidding. they deserve everything coming their way.

jayceheathman
10-17-2009, 10:53 PM
Balloon boy's afraid to leave his attic?

just kidding. they deserve everything coming their way.

Stoop kid is afraid to leave his stoop!

Whistler6
10-18-2009, 12:20 AM
Stoop kid is afraid to leave his stoop!

Word on the street is Arnold and Helga ended up together, getting married after they finished up school.

In other news, Chamollionaire lets Michael Jordan have it...Hard

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=798dSGws44A