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(CNN)   Balloon down, no sign of boy as search parties begin fanning out. UPDATE: FOUND, safe, was hiding in a box in the garage attic   (cnn.com) divider line 1413
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2009-10-15 05:55:23 PM
This is all a distraction by the democrats while they pass the health care bill with a public option!

/when will people learn
 
2009-10-15 05:55:24 PM
Do you feel good about this? Are you concerned?

Shut up newslady.
 
2009-10-15 05:55:24 PM
smoothvirus: What is the lifting capacity of the balloon? Could it really lift the kid and the wooden box?

About 66 pounds but that's not accounting for a launch altitude of 5300 feet ASL

That's assuming the balloon was filled to capacity though, right?


Yes, I estimated for a 20'x5' ellipsoid, it's further up in the thread.
 
2009-10-15 05:55:27 PM
WhyteRaven74: Has anyone mentioned that given the balloon would take off as soon as it was untethered, rather rapidly, there's no way the kid could've untied it, and then gotten inside? Unless the mooring ropes were tied down right by the base, which makes no sense and doesn't even lend itself to a workable solution.

YOU ARE UNDER ARREST FOR NOT BEING FUN
 
2009-10-15 05:55:29 PM
Damn, it's over folks.

Poor kid.
 
2009-10-15 05:55:32 PM
MIGGO: Seems to me that the story is all about raising awareness that dudes can get it too.

People that watch Oz already know this.
 
2009-10-15 05:55:44 PM
LineNoise: So wait, you have actual standby posses in colorado? How badass is that. Do you get pagers, or does a big siren go off? What else can the posse be called up for, aside from cattle rustling

Clubbing?
 
2009-10-15 05:55:45 PM
Wow, that Teresa Cline from the Sherrif's Dept. is an absolute dolt.
 
2009-10-15 05:55:47 PM
Kid's just freaked out and hiding.

Use search dogs and candy.
 
2009-10-15 05:55:58 PM
sbcollege.ca

Relevant?
 
2009-10-15 05:56:21 PM
pope183: From CNN website
Live Developing Story! : Singer Garth Brooks talks about coming out of retirement!


Garth reportedly dedicating his album "Ropin' the Wind" to the boy in the balloon.


OK. But can play the entire album in b-flat ?
 
2009-10-15 05:56:29 PM
We'll likely get an update of someone finding the basket in a few hours if it didn't land in some giant tree in the woods. Then if the body is gone, given if he fell out in the middle of the flight, we'll get a few more days of coverage until the body is found.

This is really going grim. I just want the kid to pop out from the bed or something.
 
2009-10-15 05:56:35 PM
that1guy77: missmarsha: So... should these parents be charged with reckless endangerment
/or murder?

No, we should bomb Canada instead though. But only where the stupid people live.


them's fight words

also new link to that video here
Link (new window)
 
2009-10-15 05:56:47 PM
netweavr: Use search dogs and candy.

search dogs that shoot candy bees from their mouths
 
2009-10-15 05:56:51 PM
TsukasaK: Ecliptic: missmarsha: So... should these parents be charged with reckless endangerment
/or murder?

Yes... living with knowing they were stupid and (potentionally) got their child killed is not enough. Punish them! Ruin their lives more and make damned sure their remaining children are farked up for life from not only losing a brother but watching their parents rot in jail.

I hate people like you (if it wasn't obvious).

This. How the FUC|{ would any reasonable person expect their kid to both hop in a hot air balloon, and then have said balloon come unanchored?

A grease fire, missmarsha. Go die in one.


Would any reasonable person have a giant helium balloon in the backyard, unattended, with small children able to access it?

It's like leaving your car running and unlocked, then being surprised your kid got behind the wheel and ran somebody over.
 
2009-10-15 05:56:56 PM
netweavr: Several times.

I figured, just making sure :)

/why yes I am taking lessons from Captain Obvious, how'd you guess? ;)
 
2009-10-15 05:56:58 PM
why does the kdvr guy think the video of it taking off is "chilling"? its not even cold yet at that altitude...
 
2009-10-15 05:57:06 PM
They will sue Pixar for not having a disclaimer at the start of "Up" telling the dumbass kid that it's a cartoon and you shouldn't try this at home.

If that doesn't work, they will sue the estate of Jules Verne for not having a disclaimer at the start of "Five Weeks in a Balloon"
 
2009-10-15 05:57:07 PM
I like the guy that says they need to get a warrant because he doesn't want to waste his time in that rich suburb.
 
2009-10-15 05:57:09 PM
Pope Michael of Discordia: See what happens when kids get high? They end up dropping out!

Beautiful.
 
j4x
2009-10-15 05:57:17 PM
ROFL

"Don't want to waste my time in that rich neighborhood"
 
2009-10-15 05:57:23 PM
j4x: Video on the Denver showing the balloon taking off doesn't show a basket hanging from it. I think the kid is def hiding somewhere.

I agree and call shennanigans.

img94.imageshack.us


Howie already proved this shiat don't work.
 
2009-10-15 05:57:29 PM
Lloyd Braun: I blame Obama.

This can't be the first time this has popped up in the discussion...can it?

/won't slog through the other thread to find out
 
2009-10-15 05:57:35 PM
Tempted: pope183: From CNN website
Live Developing Story! : Singer Garth Brooks talks about coming out of retirement!


Garth reportedly dedicating his album "Ropin' the Wind" to the boy in the balloon.

OK. But can play the entire album in b-flat ?


The saddest of all keys is D-minor.

/IIRC
 
2009-10-15 05:57:35 PM
Death_Poot: Der Poopflinger [TotalFark] Quote 2009-10-15 05:27:38 PM

Actually, no. There's inappropriate/tasteless jokes and there's what you did. Writing "/ticket please", "aisle seat", etc., doesn't magically turn stupid into funny.
 
2009-10-15 05:57:40 PM
that1guy77: j4x: Video on the Denver showing the balloon taking off doesn't show a basket hanging from it. I think the kid is def hiding somewhere.

So they watched it take off and filmed it?


The video i saw it didnt show from take off..but seemingly pretty close to it cause it was supposidly a neighbor
 
2009-10-15 05:57:46 PM
DerekSD: i used to run away from home on an almost weekly basis when i was this kid's age.

he'll go home when he's hungry enough.

/mebbe.



When he's hungry for some BRRAAAINS!!
 
2009-10-15 05:57:47 PM
WhyteRaven74: netweavr: Several times.

I figured, just making sure :)

/why yes I am taking lessons from Captain Obvious, how'd you guess? ;)


That reminds me, tuition was due earlier this week.
 
2009-10-15 05:57:48 PM
I Said: Insert_Obscure_80's_Pop_Culture_Reference_Here: UPDATE: Police are reportedly looking for a box that was attached to the bottom of the balloon -- a box Falcon's brother says he saw him go into before it took off.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2009/10/15/six-year-old-boy-trapped-in-weather-balloon/#ixzz0 U2eoGsLe

There's an awful lot of action being taken based on what Falcons brother says. Any chance the parents know if there was a box attached? Or if one could be?


Wouldn't be surprised to hear that one of the older kids dared the little guy to climb in and then someone let him loose just to see how high he could go.
 
2009-10-15 05:57:54 PM
Dr. Picklebacon: Taku: at80eighty: playblu: BULLETIN... A SECOND BOY IN A SECOND BALLOON HAS JUST CRASHED INTO THE OTHER TOWER...

that was funnier when the guy who actually made it tweeted it

I think Fark time was before. The tweet was like 5 minutes ago.

CALL THE INTERNET POLICE SQUADRON! Tell them to bring pies.


I DON'T HAVE THE NUMBER AND I NEED PIE.
 
2009-10-15 05:57:58 PM
Update: there was no basket
Sauce (new window)

80% probability that the kid is in hiding somewhere, will be grounded in the parental, not the physical sense of the word.
 
2009-10-15 05:58:01 PM
plywoodjungle: He might have survived if his brother hadn't yelled "Do your impression of David Caruso's career!"

Goddamn it I shouldn't have laughed at that.

Damn it, now my brain has that and the video clip superimposed.

/sorry if he's dead
 
2009-10-15 05:58:06 PM
luckyeddie: Der Poopflinger: El Chode: Did anyone check South America?

it's always the last place you check

Did you look behind the fridge?

/Cat


Nice Red Dwarf reference.
 
2009-10-15 05:58:06 PM
WhyteRaven74: Has anyone mentioned that given the balloon would take off as soon as it was untethered, rather rapidly, there's no way the kid could've untied it, and then gotten inside? Unless the mooring ropes were tied down right by the base, which makes no sense and doesn't even lend itself to a workable solution.

:It'sRealToMeDammit.jpg: needed
 
2009-10-15 05:58:09 PM
yelmrog: LineNoise: So wait, you have actual standby posses in colorado? How badass is that. Do you get pagers, or does a big siren go off? What else can the posse be called up for, aside from cattle rustling

Clubbing?



sawconcepts.com

Sound the Alarms!
 
2009-10-15 05:58:16 PM
Got a crazy feeling I don't understand
'Gotta get away from here
Feelin' like I shoulda kept my feet on the ground
Waitin' for the sun to appear

Mamma's gonna worry
I been a bad bad boy
No use sayin' sorry
It's something that I enjoy

'Cause you can't see what my eyes see
(I can see it, I can see it)
And you can't be inside of me, flying high again

I can see through the mountains watch me disappear
I can even touch the sky
Swallowing colours of the sound I hear
Am I just a crazy guy. (You bet).

Mamma's gonna worry
I been a bad bad boy
No use sayin' sorry
It's something that I enjoy


If you could be inside my head
You'd see that black and white is read
Flying high again
Flying high again
Flying high again
Flying high again come on and join me.

Flying high again
Flying high again
Flying high again
Flying high again come on and join me.

Daddy thinks I'm lazy he don't understand
Never saw inside my head
People think I'm crazy but I'm in demand
Never heard a thing I said.

Mamma's gonna worry
I been a bad bad boy
No use sayin' sorry
It's something that I enjoy

Flying high again
Flying high again
Flying high again
Flying high again
 
2009-10-15 05:58:27 PM
fsbilly: Death_Poot: Der Poopflinger [TotalFark] Quote 2009-10-15 05:27:38 PM

Actually, no. There's inappropriate/tasteless jokes and there's what you did. Writing "/ticket please", "aisle seat", etc., doesn't magically turn stupid into funny.


I like the cut of your jib
 
2009-10-15 05:58:42 PM
tedbundee: YOU ARE UNDER ARREST FOR NOT BEING FUN

I'm a lot of fun, just ask your mom.
 
2009-10-15 05:58:50 PM
wjllope: Tempted: pope183: From CNN website
Live Developing Story! : Singer Garth Brooks talks about coming out of retirement!


Garth reportedly dedicating his album "Ropin' the Wind" to the boy in the balloon.

OK. But can play the entire album in b-flat ?

The saddest of all keys is D-minor.

/IIRC


lick my love pump
 
2009-10-15 05:58:50 PM
missmarsha: also new link to that video here
Link (new window)


No good quality stills of that? It could have been anything from the look of it. Unfortunately, anything would include the kid :(
 
2009-10-15 05:59:04 PM
sarahpalintruthsquad.files.wordpress.com

did someone say sexy time!!
 
2009-10-15 05:59:05 PM
rebelyell2006: He's hiding in the barn.

+1
 
2009-10-15 05:59:08 PM
phedus: I hope this turns into a cool "Flight of the Navigator" situation for him.

Nothing is that cool. Floating over a city
 
2009-10-15 05:59:28 PM
fsbilly: Actually, no. There's inappropriate/tasteless jokes and there's what you did. Writing "/ticket please", "aisle seat", etc., doesn't magically turn stupid into funny.

Come on now; there's no fun for the rest of us in laughing at you for getting all uptight on Fark of all places if you don't share with us the post that pissed you off. We have standards here.
 
2009-10-15 05:59:57 PM
Anyone have a link of a live feed? I lost the one I was watching :(
 
2009-10-15 05:59:58 PM
Knucklepopper: bigbadideasinaction: stuff like this makes me sad for journalism.

Fark didn't scoop shiat; Channel 9, the local broadcast btw, got the story first.


Well, technically my co-workers and I heard it on the scanners here at work (850 KOA), and I watched my boss call 9News (our TV sister station, with both station names painted on the helicopter that was shooting the live footage). I had to wait until they put it on their site to be able to post it here obviously.


/subby
 
2009-10-15 05:59:59 PM
I left my office today whistling 'Leaving on a Jet Plane.'

I blame all of you for that...
 
2009-10-15 06:00:06 PM
netweavr: tuition was due earlier this week.

d'oh!
 
2009-10-15 06:00:11 PM
rufus-t-firefly: Would any reasonable person have a giant helium balloon in the backyard, unattended, with small children able to access it?

It's like leaving your car running and unlocked, then being surprised your kid got behind the wheel and ran somebody over.


Why do so many of you people have 6 year olds so dumb enough or poorly behaved enough to actually do this?
 
2009-10-15 06:00:17 PM
WhyteRaven74: tedbundee: YOU ARE UNDER ARREST FOR NOT BEING FUN

I'm a lot of fun, just ask your mom.


Well then you're under arrest for giving her crabs.
 
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