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Saturday, October 17, 2009

That large Jiffy Pop in the sky

When I first saw that silver hot air balloon floating over the fields of Colorado, I had two immediate thoughts. One, that the little boy had become so scared and not knowing what to do, had jumped out and his little body was suspended in the top of a tree in a forest somewhere, never to be found. And, two, that is one large Jiffy Pop.

Sheriff: Charges Will Be Filed In Balloon Saga
FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- A Colorado sheriff said he was pursuing criminal charges in the case of a 6-year-old boy who vanished into the rafters of his garage while the world thought he was zooming through the sky in a flying saucer-like helium balloon.
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The Heenes were expected to speak to reporters outside their home later Saturday, after a strange day that began with Richard Heene knocking on the windows of journalists camped outside his home and promising a "big announcement." A few hours later, he did an about-face when he told reporters that they should leave questions in a cardboard box on the front doorstep.
As Heene walked away, a reporter shouted, "Can you tell us once and for all if this is a hoax?"
"Absolutely no hoax. I want your questions in the box," Heene said, waving a cardboard container before going back into his home.

I'm glad the little boy isn't up in some tree, but I fear he's going to have other problems.

Jiffy Pop in action.

Posted by Marie at October 17, 2009 10:39 PM

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