“Balloon boy” was found alive, as CNN reports, which left a lot of us wondering if this was a hoax costing taxpayers a buttload of cash. The answer is probably yes:
Wolf Blitzer: Did he hear you screaming out “Falcon, Falcon”?
Richard Heene: Um, he’s asking us, Falcon, did you hear us calling your name at any time? You did? Why didn’t you come out?
Falcon Heene: You guys said that we did this for the show.
Then just watch the parents squirm and backpeddle. Ah, schadenfreude, my old friend, we meet again.