Diappointed that it’s not the end of the world?

I know I’ve complained about this before. And I know it can’t possibly be getting on my nerves as badly as it might get on the nerves of the scientists at the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. But still, is it me, or does Time magazine’s short article come across as just a little disappointed that we’re ...

Local: Heene gets the book thrown at him 3

Richard and Mayumi Heene got sentences this morning for wasting everyone’s time with their balloon hoax. (See here for a reminder if you’ve somehow forgotten that glorious week in October for which the highlight was video of a six-year-old boy vomiting on national TV.) The jail sentences are fairly light (Richard Heene is going to ...

A Home-Grown Hoax

I figure most people are already familiar with the entire “Balloon Boy” incident that happened in Colorado six days ago. But just in case, a quick recap: A Colorado family, apparently famous for having been on the reality TV show “Wife Swap” claimed that their six-year-old son, Falcon Heene, had somehow climbed in to an ...