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Cash_thatswhatiwant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 01:10 PM
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Balloon Boy Vomits During Live Interview on Today Show
 
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Yes We Did Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 01:12 PM
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1. What. The. F*ck?
Your kid is sick... You know he's been puking (cuz you have a puke bucked in hand) and you go on TV? WTF!
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Bumblebee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 01:14 PM
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2. kinda proves the point, doesn't it?
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 01:15 PM
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3. Nothing can keep him from his ~adoring~ public. n/t
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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 01:19 PM
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4. the interviewer doesn't miss a beat...
you wouldn't take a second to see if the boy is o.k.
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 01:22 PM
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5. I wanna assume that Meredith didn't see what happened
I really, really want to believe that. It would have been heartless of her for to continue the interview otherwise. And, of course, it WAS heartless for the father to continue, or, to even have the poor kid on camera.
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 01:39 PM
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10. Really, how can a parent be so oblivious?
The kids are props. He said he was sick yet dad continued bla bla bla. What a tool.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 09:39 PM
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17. Well, she's dangerously
unobservant then.
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Crowman1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 01:37 PM
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6. Hopefully this is the end of reality TV!
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Old Time Pagan Donating Member (157 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 01:38 PM
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7. As a society are we as dumb as stumps?
You Betcha!!

Here are some thoughts and a couple of hints:

We had thousands of crazy humans desperately following the kid in the balloon.

When he is not found, we then had MILLIONS wondering where he was,
where he fell out.

No one was thinking.

Do the simple physics.
Do the simple math.
Do a simple observation.

Figured it out yet?
Okay- a little clue:

Ever had a HELIUM BALLOON as a kid?
Ever tried to lift something with it heavier than a thimble?

Figured it out yet?

Clue #2:
Figure the VOLUME of the Balloon.

Roughly 15 feet in diameter, 3-5 feet thick at the center,
tapering to the sides.

Just looking at it on TV- You can calculate the volume at no
more than 200 cubic feet, holding 200 cubic feet of helium.

Got it yet?

How much does a 6 year old boy WEIGH?

Answer: normally 40something pounds.

Got it?

Here's what you get when you add these pieces together-
something I have not hear uttered yet

A 200 cubic foot helium balloon can lift
13 pounds. 1 cubic foot of helium can lift .067 pounds.

It would be IMPOSSIBLE for this craft to lift a 6 year old into
the air.

Are we that dumb as a society?

You betcha.

Our news has become a form of entertainment not enlightenment and we all suffer because of it.
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 01:38 PM
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8. Nights of heavy drinking will do that.
Idiots. the whole fam damnly.
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 01:39 PM
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9. It's a conspiracy within a conspiracy!! Air sickness! He really WAS in the baloon!
:evilgrin:

NGU.
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951-Riverside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 01:42 PM
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11. He is an awful self centered son of a bitch
Look at his expression when his son was puking. :mad:
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951-Riverside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 03:54 PM
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15. I wonder if they gave him drugs/sedatives he seemed really out of it n/t
:mad:
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Diane R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 01:50 PM
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12. The family were on CNN last night, and one of the kids fell asleep w/ his head on the chair.
I thought the cameras were staying on the family (split screen) just to show how non-responsive the parents were to the children.

I hope there are some child-welfare officials looking at this family.
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dogtag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 01:55 PM
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13. Technically they're not children

they're props. Just like the Palin kids.
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cmd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:12 PM
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14. Palin was the first thing that came to mind
Social services need to be paying a visit.
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OnceUponTimeOnTheNet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 04:14 PM
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16. That child seems to be emotionally throwing up. He's not got the flu here.
Way too much pressure on this kid. I'd like to kick this 'Dad' in the butt.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 09:40 PM
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18. The "media" loves shit like this and
ignore what really benefits America.
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