This is crazy. Hope it ends well.
OT: Anybody following the kid in a balloon
I really want to know how he got off the ground unsupervised.
Rodriguez dares kid to get into balloon, 6 current and former players say.
Why was Lloyd Carr sitting with the balloon manufacturer during the launch? Whose side is he on, anyway?
The family home sounds a little chaotic:
another person linked with reality tv spins out of control story! Wow, you can't make this stuff up.
Anyone seen it? Interesting movie - it ended well for Danny. But seriously, yeah, this is a crazy story.
Very crazy. Definately a worthy intrusion into the workday. Hope the kid is/will be all right.
A sanctioned experimental high altitude training program goes horribly wrong. Coach Rod and Barwis will have to take other avenues to gain an edge in conditioning.
That is crazy. Thanks for the diversion.
BTW, might want to label this OT.
Don't assume anything. I figured Tate was inflating a large helium balloon and was carried away by a light breeze. My heart sank at our prospects for the rest of the season.
rich rod said to stop leaking our trick plays on blogs.
Not good. How do you rescue someone from a balloon like that?
Doesn't sound like there was anyone in it.
The balloon just landed and the six-year old boy was not in it. This does not look like a good ending.
The boy could have just set the balloon adrift and then hid in the barn? Here's hoping.
Wow. That is crazy. I hope that kid is okay.
"Wife Mayumi (43) and storm scientist Richard (45) take their three kids, Bradford (8), Ryo (7) and Falcon (5), out of school to go on storm chasing missions to prove Richard's theories about magnetic fields and gravity. If conditions are right, Mayumi wakes her family by shouting "Storm Approaching, Storm Approaching!" into a bullhorn. The family sleep in their clothes so they can leap out of bed and into the storm-mobile. Richard calls Mayumi his 'ninja wife'; she maintains equipment, drives the storm-mobile, films tornadoes and waits with the kids while Richard jumps on his motorbike, heads into the eye of the storm and launches rockets to measure magnetic forces. At home the family are as chaotic as a twister: the kids have no table manners and throw themselves around the house, and while Richard devotes every moment to his research, he expects Mayumi to cook, clean and run the house without any help."
"The family sleep in their clothes so they can leap out of bed and into the storm-mobile." America, what a country! Unbelievable.
their three kids, Bradford (8), Ryo (7) and Falcon (5)
I'm not sure I've ever encountered such radically different birth names given by the same two parents.
I really hope Falcon becomes a D-1 quarterback, a bounty hunter, or a member of the next A Team. "UPS guy Falcon" sounds like a terrible waste of potential.
this is the kid. his parents were on wife swap too. i hope the kid is ok. but his parents sound like huge ass holes. you need to keep your kids away from your crazy giant flying helium balloon.
That Youtube video is one of the most ridiculous things I've seen in a while. It certainly clears up the "How could his parents allow this to happen?" questions. Hope he's okay, though.
I hope the little guy is okay and just hiding somewhere after he let Dad's balloon go flying away. Oof.
Yes, this is unrelated but starting a whole new post seemed a bit much.
A justice of the peace in Louisiana refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple. Sometimes I can't believe I live here.
them good ole' boys in SEC country. He is probably good friends with Dandy Don.
Now they're saying there was a box attached to the bottom of the balloon that wasn't there when it landed.
Thanks for playing.
boy was in the garage the whole time. gg
Those parents better get hit with a huge bill for all the state resources that were wasted due to their irresponsibility.
As a soon to be parent. I think my first response will be Look in the house. Not "My son is floating away in my big ass balloon."
... I bet Cheney would have issued a shootdown order.
when i heard he was in the attic the whole time i just burst out laughing! maybe check the garage first instead of automatically assuming he's in the balloon?
Don't they know what happens when you assume?
i bet $1 that the kids made it up as a joke
OK the kid is safe, BUT did anyone think of Joe Dirt flying around in the giant Molar ?
Pretty sure this is just from an episode of Malcolm in the Middle.
Yeah, I think they made this whole thing up. The parents seem like a bunch of attention whores. The kid says they did it for the show:
The parents then are "appalled" that cnn would ask what on earth he meant by that:
Dude sounded like he was trying his best to avoid answering.
This was some high drama for a while today. My wife, and mother of my children, was really upset about the notion of a six year old boy trapped in a UFO balloon. I quickly assured her that would never happen in my yard. A.) I doubt I would possess a simulated UFO toy, B.) if it presented even the most remote danger to my kids, it would not be left attended/untethered.
(PS Who in their right mind own this, leaves a gas filled balloon object unattended in their yard. ?)
This was of course before the Wife Swap stuff came out. Once I heard of that, the cynic in me suspected the drama and the Reality Show was more than a mere coincidence.
These parents are seriously fucked up. But... they will end up with their own reality-show out of this, mark it down.
Fucked up attention grabbing pimp parents put their little darlings up to these stunts to get attention and money. Their history of being on a reality show and the punky vulgar rap video show that this is just a pattern of narcissistic behavior that these parents are setting for the soon to be little brats.
This is the next Kate+8 or whatever that show is called.
And people would watch
I just had about an hour conversation with the Pastor from Goodrich, MI, who participated in Wife Swap. HIs wife went to live with an Atheist Radio Talk Show Host in Georgia. He was unpleased with the UFO stunt. He also was amazed at the amount of editing utilized to create a "Reality" show.