Posts Tagged ‘Balloon Boy’

Ghoulish Gala Halloween Party at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor a Huge Success

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

San Francisco’s Legion of Honor Museum was packed last night, owing to the Ghoulish Gala.

Let’s take a look.

The Diane and Alfred Wilsey Court, bathed in purple and blue. Click to expand:

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And here’s the band in the cafe, doing a decent Duran Duran cover:

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Dancing Gogo Mummies uncaged - stage left…

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…and right, avec Red State Trucker:

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Of course, Fake Michael Schumacher was there:

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All the food you could eat and booze you could drink. Plus, free palm readings. Bonus!

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Let’s follow the Joker, Fletch and Sexy Nurse over to…

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Very Postmortem: Mummies and Medicine, opening today:

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Now, let’s creep past The Brain That Wouldn’t Die

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…and out the front, where Balloon Mom Mayumi, avec UFO balloon, was seen looking for her son, Balloon Boy Falcon:

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All in all, a great event.

See you next year?

How Could Balloon Boy’s Dad Not Know His UFO Was Empty?

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

How could Balloon Dad Richard Heene not have known that Balloon Boy Falcon Heene wasn’t  in/on/around the UFO balloon if this is the video that shows the launch, where everyone present could see right through the thing?

Thusly:

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Also, this craft is barely capable of lifting itself at the 5000 or so foot elevation in this part of Colorado. Wouldn’t the father know that?

You could build a helium balloon to lift a child, but you’d have to put in a lot of internal structure to get it to maintain such an alien shape. So, it would have to be bigger than this thing.

Oh well.