Friday, October 16, 2009

Chasing a one-balloon wonder

The Balloon Boy saga seems set to consume all of journalism at this hour. On Google you can check out a staggering 5,612 super urgent renderings of this tale, most of them written after it was discovered that the kid was not in the balloon. In the U.S., the deflated balloon back on the ground and the kid safe, the story blew away wars and great national debates for air-time. It's now widely known that the kid vomited twice -- twice! -- on morning television. The most imminent concern of the Wall Street Journal was that the kid's parents were under suspicion. The local sheriff said no" but what the hell, this is a Balloon Story. Can't let anything get in the way of a really good balloon story. Even a one-balloon wonder of a balloon story. The Planet Guys.

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