Falcon Heene

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    From Balloon Boy to Signing Boobs: Meet the World's Youngest Metal Band, the Heene Boyz

    Hey, remember the Balloon Boy from 2009? If you don't, that's okay! Wikipedia never forgets. Falcon Heene, the-little-boy-that-could-fly-OOPS-nevermind-he-was-in-the-garage-the-whole-time-and-his-dad-went-to-jail is now the lead singer of what is being (self-) proclaimed as "the world's youngest met ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Richard Heene's 'Balloon Boy' Saucer Can Be Yours for $1 Million

    ​Here is something that you might want to buy if you have a lot of money just lying around and a deep appreciation for things pop culture and hoaxy that happened in and around the year 2009. The "flying saucer" that made Richard Heene and his 6-year-old son Falcon infamous -- remember, the lit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Urlesque Bids Us a Sad Farewell With a Meme-Packed Video

    Urlesque is officially closing up shop today. In an appropriate goodbye post, Jason Newman strung together the most popular memes of the last three years into a video backed by "The End of The Road" by Boyz II Men. Can you identify all of the memes in the video? Don't worry, we've got you covered wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Breaking: Koran-Burning Pastor Terry Jones Cancels Koran-Burning in Exchange for Reported Promise to Move 'Ground Zero Mosque'

    ​Damien Cave, the New York Times' Miami bureau chief, has just Tweeted out that at a press conference, the potential Koran-Burning Pastor Terry Jones of Florida has decided to cancel his Koran-burning. He supposedly got a promise from the Feisel Abdul Rauf, the imam behind Park 51 (AKA the "Gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2010

    Another (Even Younger) Teen Sets Off to Sail Around the World

    via the Daily News​Laura Dekker, a 14-year-old Dutch sailor, took to the seas today to circle the earth in her new 38-foot craft "Guppy", according to the Daily News. Apparently this is a new teenage fad, since 16-year-old Jessica Watson set sail last year, and made it around the world in 210 days ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    David Paterson Story in the Times Undermined By Its Own Foreplay

    ​In what may be the greatest hoax since the Balloon Boy didn't take that cross-country helium flight, the Great Times Probe of Governor Paterson is out and - shockingly - it turns out that the tabloid hype was just that. If not for the massive foreplay that preceded it, the Times story would b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Balloon Boy Dad Richard Heene Gets 90 Days, Fresh Round of Humiliation

    ​Did you forget about Richard Heene, father/perpetrator of Balloon Boy? We haven't been seeing him on many best-of-the-year lists, but he's back in the national spotlight today, courtesy of a Fort Collins court which just sentenced him to 90 days in jail and four years' probation. His wife ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 22, 2009

    SUCK IT!

    Not trying to be a downer, but 2009 kind of sucked ass

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    "May The Holidays Bring An Oscar for Mo'Nique...

    ​And a pawn shop willing to give her equal value for it." That's what the holiday card from the famed comedy club Carolines on Broadway says, among other things. And here are some of the other things:

  • Film

    November 10, 2009

    'New French Films' at BAM Not Unmissable

    The lackluster latest from France

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    The Oscar Buzz Is Deafening

    ​2009 is still in full swing, but I happen to know just which films are going to get nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award next year. They are: Up in the Air with ever charming man of many hats, George Clooney Up, which has extra relevance due to headlines about "balloon boy" The Hu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Biopics Ain't What They Used To Be

    Bright Star​In the old days, Hollywood effortlessly churned out glossy commercial vehicles about history makers like Louis Pasteur, Alexander Graham Bell, and Madame Curie--schoolbook-like material turned into films which, against all odds, managed to get good notices and an audience too. And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Is Balloon Boy's Dad An Aspiring Adulterous Letch?

    ​Richard Heene, the notorious father of that adorable, vomiting balloon boy, has been described as a lot of things--a con artist, a fame whore, a singer of bad theme songs--but now someone has stepped up to the balloon pump and called him a wicked flirt! A hat designer named Ivy Supersonic to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ "it's new york lol same shit lastnight some car was on fire in Fordham crazyy ass shit look." Twitpic by Itlabia. Can you believe last week at this time we were still thinking about Balloon Boy? Yes, that's how we passed our time before Steve Phillips, his "tubby temptress," and other exci ... More >>