I haven't followed very closely to the aftermath of this situation. Was it a hoax in that the parents deliberately fabricated this whole event to garnish attention? Or are they under penalty because the boy (through no fault of the parents) was believed to be inside the ballon but instead was hiding in the garage?
This is just too confusing for a very simple mind like mine...I was sick Fri. morning, got up later than usual, and while waking up with my coffee watched the "Today" show and could not, for the life of me figure it out.It's now making sense...but, what the heck?!?!
Maybe Jiffy Pop will hire the dad - his balloon looks like a giant popped pan of popcorn!
Oh, and the dad is a bit of an attention whore, no?!
They have already received their reward.
I'd bet there are 20 TV production companies ready to sign him up already.Anyone who would sign up, twice, for a wife swapping show, will do anything they want him to do.If I was in charge, any kid with a name like "Falcon" would not be allowed to attend public schools
Ray, good thing you don't live here ...there are kids named Precious, Raven, and ....Sativa (as in cannabis?!)
Angela cracked me up with the "Jiffy Pop" comment!! ha ha haThis blog has held me captive for a bit too long, but I can't let go... I have to cook and write but I'm trapped on Abbey Roads. Oh what the heck, lemme just pop a beer open and relax. This is a fun place to land if I have to land at all... and the word verification is "coldalie"....wow!!!
Angela!Yes, as Supervisor of Names (for life) even If I kept getting overturned, what a joy it would be to go after the parents of the little "Sativas" of the world.Just to listen to their explanations as to how important that name was to them would be such a wonderful experience. I'd probably schedule the hearings for happy hour and the nearest tavern.
AngelaI forgot to mention that I have a friend with a daughter named Raven. An extremely good artist, but unsurprisingly, she is into Gothic art, and dresses accordingly. But she got a full scholarship to the Chicago Art Institute School/College.Nobody seems to be marching to my drummer these days.
Cheer up, Ray, the Chinese are in step with you! A few months ago, I read that they're limiting the characters one may use in names so anyone whose name deviates from those characters must change their name. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2006-03/18/content_544047.htm
Thanks, Nan. That is an interesting article.I'm surprised that the Chinese haven't thought of number suffixes to avoid the problems with duplicate names.One minor claim to fame that I have (there are no major ones) is that I joined Google's Gmail when it was fairly new, newly released into the Beta approval process and I was able to get Ray.Marshall@gmail.com I have no doubt that somebody is saddled with using Ray.Marshall47@gmail.comMy original email address was "raymarsh" cuz that dated from the time when all email names were limited to 8 letters and/or numbers only in size. I still use it.
Ter: Admit it: you are just upset you didn't think of that stunt first!Angela: Don't send that attention seeking guy to Jiffy Pop, he'd ruin the quality product!!!!!
Cath - I did it already with my cats - no one cared.
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