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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 06:46:43 PM  
They found him soon to be spanked booty
gather up the balloon and bring it back to me
 
2009-10-15 06:46:48 PM  
Soooooo, did we all just get trolled by a 6 year old?

I'm thinkin so...
 
2009-10-15 06:46:48 PM  
i669.photobucket.com
 
2009-10-15 06:46:56 PM  
It was his idea:

www.tribute.ca


/Been said? At work, can't see pics.
 
2009-10-15 06:46:57 PM  
Check out the kid and his brothers in this video:

Link (new window)


Nice.
 
2009-10-15 06:47:32 PM  
As an older brother, I know it will be the 17 who catches all kind of hell for this while they serve the 6 year old a big bowl of ice cream.
 
2009-10-15 06:48:34 PM  
"Apparently, he's been there the whole time," Alderden said. "Hiding in a box a cardboard box, in an attic above the garage."


That is awesome. Makes my day.

I felt sick for this kid all day, and even worse when I silently started thinking of him as "Fallout Boy."
 
2009-10-15 06:48:49 PM  
Things I find strange about this story:

1. Pops called the news about the balloon flying off, not the cops.
2. When balloon lands, cops don't seem to think that there's any chance the kid is in there.
3. Balloon is probably not big enough to carry away a 50lb kid. 20x5 estimations seem to be on the very generous side.
4. Media then claims that kid might have been in a cardboard box attached to the balloon.
5. Media then claims that the balloon never had a cardboard box attached to it, it took off in the same condition that it was found
6. Kid is found in cardboard box, in the attic.
 
2009-10-15 06:49:03 PM  

Asherah loves YHWH: I blame big butt Skinner.


NOOOOOOOOOOOO.
 
2009-10-15 06:49:36 PM  
Is it possible the Large Hadron Collider came back in time to prevent the untimely death of this child, thus saving the entire universe?
 
2009-10-15 06:49:47 PM  
There you have it, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Non-Story of the Decade.
 
2009-10-15 06:50:11 PM  

HellFace: As an older brother, I know it will be the 17 who catches all kind of hell for this while they serve the 6 year old a big bowl of ice cream.


Older siblings suck donkey dick.
 
2009-10-15 06:50:12 PM  

netweavr: livingdread: Hoax! The parents knew where the kid was the whole time. If they really called the media before calling the police, then that proves that this was just another bid to get attention. They'll be pitching their own reality show tomorrow.

They didn't. The media heard it on the Police scanner.



Even if they did,I could easily see, in a panic, the first thought about who has a helicopter likely in the air is a local news station. The father is a storm chaser, it's not that far fetched to think that he's got some kind of professional relationship with someone at the station and in a panic he thought of getting them to send their copter over first.
 
2009-10-15 06:50:14 PM  

FriarReb98: Thwack: I fully expect to see a South Park take on this within a week or two.

Who'll be the balloon kid? Ike? Butters? Kenny?

We were at the bar watching this. It's a CSI:LV episode, the mother killed the kid, hid the body, and let the balloon go as a cover. Or something like that.


No, it'll be a NUMB3RS episode. They'll need to use mathematical projections to figure out where the balloon could have gone down, and algorithms to determine how long the kid could survive on his own.
 
2009-10-15 06:50:22 PM  
I do love that one of the tags for this story is conjecture.
 
2009-10-15 06:50:29 PM  
Link (new window)

Buy my shirt you! Made in good ol MS Paint in a minute.
 
2009-10-15 06:50:41 PM  
this was almost as big as when they found BIGFOOT a few months back... :D
 
2009-10-15 06:51:02 PM  
Wait did I miss this whole debacle? Nice, you all got trolled, HA!

/goin' back to bed now.
 
2009-10-15 06:51:15 PM  

Kirk's_Toupee: True Value: I vote for Butters, egged on by Cartman. Cartman basks in the publicity and the search effort, while Butters nervously hides in the attic.

yes!!!!


They already did that. Cartman convinced Butters it was the end of the world and he had to hide in a cellar, that way Cartman got to go to Stan's birthday party at Casa Bonita. Big search party is called on to find Butters.
 
2009-10-15 06:51:29 PM  

wjllope: The last time i wasted a several hours straight on a fark thread(s) was then that guy went ballistic and shot a judge and stenographer in Atlanta and escaped.


My last time-wasting thread was the taco sauce thread. Like this one, it ended rather lamely.

/made her taco pop
//he was in the attic the whole time!
 
2009-10-15 06:51:29 PM  
When I was 5, I hid under the bed and wouldn't come out and I thought it was a great gag. There was a pond behind the house.

I think it was my grandmother who found me, but whoever it was believed in corporal punishment.
 
2009-10-15 06:51:33 PM  

TheKnownUniverse: It was a college baseball team IC - I don't sully my vagina with American fagball.

YAY FOR FALCO, he lives on! I did lines in the bathroom with him. Greedy greedy Falco.


Falco seems older than 6 in this video.
(new window)
 
2009-10-15 06:51:36 PM  
The most epic of all epic fails.
 
2009-10-15 06:51:36 PM  
Box his ears.
 
2009-10-15 06:52:03 PM  
City should send the asshat parents a nice bill to pay for the Emergency Response Teams time, etc...
 
2009-10-15 06:52:39 PM  

OnlyM3: City should send the asshat parents a nice bill to pay for the Emergency Response Teams time, etc...


Wait. The media called them. I say bill the local news people.
 
2009-10-15 06:53:05 PM  
Balloon Boy brought to you by these guys (new window)
 
2009-10-15 06:54:13 PM  
Someone deserves a spanking.
 
2009-10-15 06:54:24 PM  
You guys seem disappointed that you didn't get a dead six year old out of this story. Sorry about that.
 
2009-10-15 06:55:07 PM  

Knucklepopper: fsbilly


Not pissed at all. The post I replied to was a pic (crybaby) in response to an earlier smackdown from Der_Poopfinger. I was just backing up the fact that Death_Poot had, in fact, just got told.
 
2009-10-15 06:55:52 PM  
You guys seem disappointed that you didn't get a dead six year old out of this story. Sorry about that.

No one's saying it had to be this six year old.
 
2009-10-15 06:56:02 PM  

Headcheese: Well, at least now I know what my Halloween costume will be.


Can we please have a rough draft of this "costume"
 
2009-10-15 06:56:56 PM  

Thwack: I fully expect to see a South Park take on this within a week or two.

Who'll be the balloon kid? Ike? Butters? Kenny?


I was thinking the same thing when the balloon was still in the air. I pictured Ike in the balloon.

I still know they will do an episode based on this though. no doubt about that.
 
2009-10-15 06:56:57 PM  

Gloval: You guys seem disappointed that you didn't get a dead six year old out of this story. Sorry about that.


I was kind of hoping for 3 two year olds.
 
2009-10-15 06:57:01 PM  
www.allfordmustangs.com
 
2009-10-15 06:57:19 PM  
IN THE ATTIC THE WHOLE TIME!

//relieved
 
2009-10-15 06:57:36 PM  

Gloval: You guys seem disappointed that you didn't get a dead six year old out of this story. Sorry about that.


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2009-10-15 06:57:39 PM  
img517.imageshack.us



That is so much win, I can hardly stand it.

Wow.
 
2009-10-15 06:57:52 PM  
His punishment should be to be attached to a fresh balloon and sent on the trip everyone thought the kid was on the first time.

By 'his', I am referring to the buttcheese lookitme father of course.
 
2009-10-15 06:58:01 PM  

eraser8: HellFace: As an older brother, I know it will be the 17 who catches all kind of hell for this while they serve the 6 year old a big bowl of ice cream.

Older siblings suck donkey dick.


You're just mad because you were hatched.
 
2009-10-15 06:59:29 PM  
I like how people are pissed off that he isn't dead.
 
2009-10-15 07:00:56 PM  

Gloval: You guys seem disappointed that you didn't get a dead six year old out of this story. Sorry about that.


No one was even maimed. This level of dumb deserves some kind of mayhem.

It's like the universe is out of balance until someone gets their comeuppance.
 
2009-10-15 07:01:59 PM  

Relatively Obscure: I like how people are pissed off that he isn't dead.


Is that what gets you off?!!? You sick bastard!
 
2009-10-15 07:02:11 PM  

eraser8: I hated chocolate chip cookies when I was a kid. Honestly, I still hate them. Other cookies are okay. But chocolate chips make me want to vomit.

I also hated hot dogs and cola drinks.

It was rough growing up.


where did you grow up, at a state fair?
 
2009-10-15 07:02:17 PM  
I wonder if the middle brother thought it would be funny to tell his little brother to hide, then let the balloon go and told everyone lil bro was up up and away in the beautiful balloon.
 
2009-10-15 07:02:18 PM  
This kid is an asshat for causing so much turmoil and resources. His punishment: Dropped from a hot air balloon at 5000 feet
 
2009-10-15 07:02:31 PM  
I've asked a few different people in the newsroom here if the father called 9news before he called 911 and nobody can confirm or deny that...all I know is my boss called their newsroom when we heard it on the scanners. It is very possible they heard it at the same time, or they had already spoken to the dad.
 
2009-10-15 07:02:40 PM  
I wish the kid's name was Pelican instead of Falcon. Then I could have rooted for him with a Cuban accent during the whole televised balloon chase.
 
2009-10-15 07:03:13 PM  

Finger51: Relatively Obscure: I like how people are pissed off that he isn't dead.

Is that what gets you off?!!? You sick bastard!


No, what gets me off is senior citizen bestiality porn. I'm okay. It's these other guys who are angry that I worry about.
 
2009-10-15 07:04:01 PM  
This reminds me of the time Huck and Tom went missing and came back to town just in time for their funerals. Good times.
 
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