October 18, 2009

Hey, guess what?

Gah. Don't give them any more attention. I'm not even blogging that. No link. Ignore.

43 comments:

John Lynch said...

I like this blog because of the fully functional BS detector.

Ron said...

Que? What am I to ignore?

Ann Althouse said...

Ron, I said ignore it!

SteveR said...

I have an idea for a reality show: Going to prison and having your children taken away by the state. Call it Father is Somebody's Girlfriend.

SteveR said...

Sorry Ann

Ron said...

ummm...ok?

Cedarford said...

Ron said...
Que? What am I to ignore?


Balloon Boy and his whole grifter family, who are now in major hot water charged with a couple of felonies in Colorado. With the FAA and the Feds still to announce what they will do.

All 3 children were also in on it, coached to lie (just not very well, in the case of Balloon Boy).

Althouse's BS detector was working well, and several commentors also quickly deduced it was a hoax. Not that is anything to brag about - being smarter than TV journalists...and hyperventilating, weepy female newsreaders..

chickenlittle said...

Yeah agree. Do not feed the loser guy's beast.

Cedarford said...

Now I return to ignore mode, in keeping with Ms. Althouse's wishes to ignore what she blogged about.

Tibore said...

That was... cryptic...

rhhardin said...

Is somebody immanentizing the eschaton?

Meade said...

Ron, don't feel too bad.

I am myself considering hiding in a box and taking a nap while she cools down.

Or until Paul Krugman turns his comment section back on. Whichever comes first.

Or maybe I'll just hold my breath 'til I puke.

rhhardin said...

Authorities do not like being played for fools, which they are.

Fortunately everybody is a criminal, so they are not without recourse.

Ron said...

Meade, you can be the Robert Gibbs of Althouse if you play your cards right!

Hey, where are our T-shirts?

edutcher said...

Meade said...

I am myself considering hiding in a box and taking a nap while she cools down.

Althouse has a temper???? And she, a law professor ;D

A little work outside is also good in such situations. Sweet, blonde goddesses can be hard to handle at times.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

I'm thinking about it and you can't stop me.

Theo Boehm said...

Jimmy Webb was in the Harmony I class I took at a local junior college when I was a senior in HS.

Frankly, it was better than any harmony or ear-training class I ever got at the University of California. But Jimmy Webb didn't stay. He had other balloons to fly.

2 years later, I was still getting A's in my theory classes, and Jimmy Webb was on the cover of Time.

I went to junior high school with the Grimm twins, one of whom got together with Steve Lanier while in HS or just after to build the hot air balloon flown by William Williams as publicity for KMEN.

I think Jimmy Webb was up in the Cajon Pass with them one day when they were flying it and got inspired.

A memory from growing up in the 'Inland Empire,' and an example of a balloon stunt that worked.

They seldom have since.

Theo Boehm said...

Jimmy Webb also frequently smelled of dope smoke.

But a lot of people did in those days.

What is Mr. Mylar Mushroom's excuse?

traditionalguy said...

The news magazines need to do an expose on the art of acting faked spontaneous on TV. The Oscar for fake reality displays could be called the Empty Bag Award. At last President Obama can win an award he is the best in the world at doing.This would be an Education that is more needed than any other education class now being taught anywhere.

Marcia said...

Althouse's memories of Colorado involve people at their best moments.

I don't blame her for not wanting to associate Colorado with desperation, pandering, or attention-whoring.

JAL said...

Actually Drudge and the Professor must be the same person, since both hoaxlighted something which might be what Althouse is not blogging about. But then maybe not.

We do know that Meade knows about her bad side.

wv gyrackst
A helium filled backyard publicity racket

Beth said...

Meade, napping on Sunday? You should be watching the Saints-Giants game. It will give you something to taunt Trooper York about, should the occasion come up.

Charlie K. said...

Yes, ignore it!!

Why? Because otherwise it might be clear that Althouse's own BS detector was not working when the story broke. Note how Althouse later scolded others for not expressing the skepticism that she did not express in her original post.

Now she wants us to forget it. I can see why. You committed the ultimate sin for an Althouse: you were as gullible as the common person!!

HA HA!

Trooper York said...

Bite me Beth.

Trooper York said...

I say that with love of course.

Greybeard said...

With their latest decision-making still fresh in memory, NO ONE should be watching the NFL.

rcocean said...
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rcocean said...

Beck Parody:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhphEFUHlLo

Beth said...

Graybeard,

Good luck with that boycott.

I grabbed some snacks from Whole Foods before the game.

Beth said...

Ha! I'm feeling the love, Trooper.

Trooper York said...

Hey feel this right here.

Trooper York said...

Said with even more love.

Greybeard said...

Beth-
Of course you're right.
And that lack of discipline to change an obvious wrong course is why I'm buying gold, silver, food, guns, and ammunition as quickly as my budget allows.

Beth said...

Trooper -

The Saints just put in their back-up quarterback to finish the game. Whooda thunk it?

Beth said...

Okay, Greybeard. Doom is nigh. Thanks for letting me know.

kentuckyliz said...

I was media-incommunicado for a stretch and missed the hyperventilation. I first learned about the story when people were expressing skepticism and the boy oops said they did it for a show.

The jig was up by the time I knew about it.

Not proving I'm savvier at all, just that I have a life.

Michael Hasenstab said...

Why do I believe that sales of PBR in one Brooklyn neighborhood will take an upswing tomorrow?

I didn't watch. Is it true that the Saints players played the second half blindfolded? At least that was the report.

Michael Hasenstab said...

And the world's only 67 year old quarterback is now 6-0 this season. Heh.

former law student said...

hey Trooper's back.

Troop -- as a tot I remember seeing a movie starring:

Red Buttons
Fabian
Barbara Eden
Cedric Hardwicke
Peter Lorre
Richard Haydn
Herbert Marshall
Reginald Owen
Mike Mazurki
Alan Caillou

Rialby said...

I think we're ignoring Sully and his latest missive? Probably always the best course of action.

JAL said...

Were the trains running this weekend Trooper?

blake said...

FLS, just 4 weeks, 6 days and 23--no, 24 hours short.

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