Prepare for an onslaught on 'Balloon Boy' headlines & stories, as they will come with all the certainty of Halloween fires in Detroit. We Americans do love a train-wreck, and this story has all the hallmarks of a good one. Besides, until the likes of Lindsey Lohan and Britney Spears decide to commit ritual suicide via Red-Bull & nicotine overdose, this is probably the best the media will have to feast on for a while.
I can only imagine some of the NY paper headlines. Of course the best NY tabloid headline ever, in my humble opinion, was "FCC Gets Stern with Howard" (in reference to an FCC fine of radio personality Howard Stern).