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While we, like most people connected to the Internet, were gripped with Balloon Boy fever this afternoon, we thought writing about it until we learned of his fate would be in poor taste. But now that we know 6-year old Falcon Heene was always safely hanging […]

While we, like most people connected to the Internet, were gripped with Balloon Boy fever this afternoon, we thought writing about it until we learned of his fate would be in poor taste. But now that we know 6-year old Falcon Heene was always safely hanging out in a box in the attic, let the internet meme-ing begin in earnest.

While I could type up a bunch of “words” about Twitter’s role in the whole thing, and you could “read” about all the online video news coverage, you should just watch a video those talented folks at CollegeHumor whipped up imagining what kind of scolding balloon boy got (best line refers to the last-minute Halloween costume idea the situation will spawn).

  1. [...] saves woman from bear attach (Register) — On a day that will be remembered for “balloon-gate,” it’s only fitting to have a wacky but true story like this. Makes me think that [...]

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  2. It’s looking like this was just a big hoax. The little boy slipped during an interview with Wolf Blitzer and said that the parents told him to hide.

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  3. I am glad the boy is O.K. but I hope it was not a publicity stunt.

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  4. [...] for this show » More details » The news cycle on now-viral phenomenon Balloon Boy might be fading, which is good, because the more I hear about Richard Heene, the man who may be [...]

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