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“Balloon Boy” Admits: “We Did This For The Show”
The Daily Jabber ^ | 10/13/09 | Dale Gordon

Posted on 10/15/2009 8:21:48 PM PDT by thedailyjabber

I realize this may be posted as a comment, in the original thread but may be even bigger than the original breaking news.

http://thedailyjabber.com/?p=3675


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KEYWORDS: ballon; balloonboy; boy; falcon; hoax
If the kid meant what he said, these kids are in danger from a self serving, attention getting parent.

The dad even sounded like he pooped himself :-o

1 posted on 10/15/2009 8:21:49 PM PDT by thedailyjabber
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To: thedailyjabber

http://www.thedailyjabber.com/?p=3675

if it is not appropriate please remove from breaking, etc.


2 posted on 10/15/2009 8:23:29 PM PDT by thedailyjabber
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To: thedailyjabber

P.R. stunt


3 posted on 10/15/2009 8:23:40 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: thedailyjabber

Well, then let the parents pay for the show. The bill must be in the scores of thousands.


4 posted on 10/15/2009 8:23:56 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Obamanos!)
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To: thedailyjabber
Posted with direct link to YouTube: Balloon boy says "We did it for a show."
5 posted on 10/15/2009 8:25:55 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: thedailyjabber

“hilda” heard it also, i thought i was hearing things.
credit them for posting it first.

the more you watch the guys body language....he is clearly disturbed.


6 posted on 10/15/2009 8:28:26 PM PDT by thedailyjabber
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The dad even sounded like he pooped himself :-o

Kid: We did this for the show.

Dad: Flrp. (pooping sound) Yeah.

7 posted on 10/15/2009 8:29:32 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is fading.)
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To: thedailyjabber
Perhaps the kid simply meant he was hiding from being in "the show".

Does somebody have any additional information confirming that it was an intentional hoax?

8 posted on 10/15/2009 8:32:21 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: thedailyjabber

I personally they encouraged kids to do stuff for the show (Wife Swap) and make the kids act worse than usual or something.

Maybe it was something that happened before on their episode and he just carried it on.


9 posted on 10/15/2009 8:34:11 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: AndyTheBear

in the video, he says YOU GUYS SAD we did this for the show


10 posted on 10/15/2009 8:35:01 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: thedailyjabber

Balloon Dad is a lousy actor.


11 posted on 10/15/2009 8:39:11 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (“Cap and Trade bill tells us how to live.. Health Care bill tells us how to die.” Bauer and Rose)
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in the video, he says YOU GUYS SAD we did this for the show

I heard. This is not conclusive to me. I have two six year olds, and often have a wrong impression of what they mean when they try to express themselves until straightening it out. Beware of assuming that little kids express things in context well.

The kid did not make clear exactly what the thing done for the show was. While I certainly understand this is presumed to be clear by ears tuned to listen to adults only.

12 posted on 10/15/2009 8:44:43 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: thedailyjabber

Hasn’t this family been on TV before?


13 posted on 10/15/2009 8:45:32 PM PDT by Dallas59 (No To O)
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To: AndyTheBear
Does somebody have any additional information confirming that it was an intentional hoax?

The strained, defensive, and evasive behavior of the dad during Wolf's follow-up question in the next segment was highly incriminating.

14 posted on 10/15/2009 8:49:19 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Dallas59

This family was on wife swap last year...

http://abc.go.com/shows/wife-swap/episode-guide/heenemartel/132697?page=1


15 posted on 10/15/2009 8:49:34 PM PDT by dianed
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To: HerrBlucher

Can someone tell me what discernible means of income they have?


16 posted on 10/15/2009 8:52:21 PM PDT by gura (R-MO)
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To: dianed

Wolfie asked the kid why he didn’t answer his parents calls from the bedroom and he said “we did it for the show”. This combined with the Dad’s befuddled attempt at explaining it away in the follow-up interview, long pause while he looks at his wife, hoping she comes up with something good, and that they appeared on “wife swap”, and his invention of the Jetson’s hover car makes me feel they are Super Guilty (a rarely used technical law term).


17 posted on 10/15/2009 8:54:07 PM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: Right Wing Assault
Dad: Flrp. (pooping sound) Yeah.

An Wolfie follows up with "I didn't quite hear that..."

LOL! Sounded pretty loud to me.

18 posted on 10/15/2009 8:56:14 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (That smell of death...be seeing ya big casino)
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To: steve86
The strained, defensive, and evasive behavior of the dad during Wolf's follow-up question in the next segment was highly incriminating.

Its plausible the dad was aware of how what the kid said might be construed.

19 posted on 10/15/2009 8:57:26 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: thedailyjabber

I think you guys are reading that all wrong..the kids were on the roof taking pictures..he was using the word “SHOW” as a way of saying a camera was on him. Why can’t we ever give someone the benefit of the doubt. I’m so glad this kid is ok..did it wreck any of your lives today that for two hours you were thinking of someone else, praying the kid is ok, and then when he’s ok, it’s like you’re all pissed.


20 posted on 10/15/2009 9:00:13 PM PDT by Hildy
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If the dad’s lying, he’s a perfect candidate for White House czar.


21 posted on 10/15/2009 9:24:49 PM PDT by Islam=Murder (Hitler hated his Jewish side, Omoslem hates his white side.)
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To: pandoraou812

Uh oh.


22 posted on 10/15/2009 9:55:10 PM PDT by TigersEye (Imagine the uproar when people imagine what Rush says?)
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Ut oh is right. I think the parents are a bit odd. The wife swap show & then the video I saw on the boys from the other thread makes me wonder if it was a stunt. Whatever it was or wasn’t I am glad the child is safe.


23 posted on 10/15/2009 9:59:11 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (Don't play leapfrog with a unicorn.....................^........................)
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To: Islam=Murder
Like the Reality Show Czar? Oh, wait, they already have Rahm.

The Czar of Child Space Flight?

24 posted on 10/15/2009 9:59:13 PM PDT by TigersEye (Imagine the uproar when people imagine what Rush says?)
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