Balloon Boy Dad Theatre: The Bear Scratch

Remember that whole balloon boy hoax, wherein a terrible man exploited his family to achieve fleeting notoriety through national panic before being fined and jailed? I try not too every day. But Richard Heene is back, scummier than ever. » 10/27/10 10:20pm 10/27/10 10:20pm

Balloon Boy Sentenced to 30 Days of Jail

The grand total cost of pulling off a national hoax is whatever balloon-making supplies go for, $42,000 in fines, and 30 days of jail time. Richard "Balloon Dad" Heene probably considers that a bargain in the world of attention-whoring. » 12/23/09 8:00pm 12/23/09 8:00pm

Balloon Boy Mom Admits to Hoax

According to court records made public today, Mayumi Heene, Balloon Boy's mom, has admitted that the whole incident was orchestrated to make the Heene family more "marketable for future media interest." Nice parenting. » 10/23/09 10:24pm 10/23/09 10:24pm