The balloon boy was the kid who we thought was in a runaway balloon dying from a lack of oxygen as the balloon soared for hours high above Colorado. The kid named Falcon was never on the balloon, but millions of Americans were mesmerized by his seemingly tragic plight.

Recently America focused on a witch who was running for the senate. I know several guys who actually watch wrestling on TV. If the so called news shows aren’t feeding us drivel, then the people will find things so useless it’s totally mindboggling. How about TV shows where you have to guess who’s gonna rat out his friend first. Or American Idol, where Americans watch some pompous ass from England make aspiring singers cry…

I know that the football games I have been watching for my whole life are considered totally useless by some people, so I guess I shouldn’t be complaining…

© Matt Weber

3 thoughts on ““The Balloon Boy” 2009

  1. Popular culture has been finely honed to keep us distracted from what is really going on and to make us utterly powerless to resist the siren call of advertising and marketing schemes so we can further enrich the corporations that really run this country. Still, I’d rather be here than anywhere else.

  2. My old pal Herman use to say “America is the best country in the world” and he spent a few years in one of Hitler’s camps, so he knew more about life than I did…

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