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You Too Can Be a Balloon Boy

Posted by: Chris Lesinski | October 16, 2009 at 1:00PM

We did this for the show.

Nobody did anything productive for about an hour yesterday. All eyes were on the boy who floated away inside a balloon. “Are we part of a fictitious tale?” we thought. “Are we actually inside a Roald Dahl novel?”

No. We actually were not. In fact, the boy wasn’t actually even inside the balloon.

Doesn’t that suck? Such a fanciful story so quickly became a sham. If only we could relive that hour of verisimilitude when we all believed.

Well, now you can write your own version of the balloon boy tale online with the Balloon Boy Game. You can be balloon boy.

(If you’re still crushed by the half-truths of Balloon Boy and this web game offers no solace, you might enjoy the story of this 18-year-old MacGyver instead.)

Play the game, after the jump.


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