4
| News |

Balloon Boy meets the Keyboard Cat

^
Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Oh... my... God... The Balloon Boy story, which was happily but bizarrely resolved yesterday with the safe discovery of six-year-old Falcon Heene, took another twist last night, when Falcon implied during an appearance on CNN with correspondent Wolf Blitzer (it's excerpted above) that the whole extravaganza had been "a show."

Dad Richard Heene -- who, you've got to admit, vibes creepazoid -- is clearly a publicity whore par excellence, and that's only fueled hoax rumors. But is it really possible he thought he could keep Falcon on script for the rest of his life when most six-year-olds would have trouble not telling Grandma that she smells funny? Got a feeling we'll find out before long. In the meantime, at least one YouTuber is already sick of this tale -- hence the video above, in which the famed Keyboard Cat is seen playing off the entire Heene clan. He's in the minority, though. The Heene's "experimental craft" may have landed, but the Balloon Boy saga should keep going up and up and up.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.