Remember Richard Henne and the balloon boy fiasco? Sure you do. Think back a few months to spring time in the Rockies. Then go further to just about a year ago. There it is. Yes. That image of a fly saucer shaped balloon floating over the fields of Colorado with law enforcement officers frantically trying to think of a way to bring the balloon down, fearing a small boy was in the thing. Remember now?
Ok, well to catch you up on things, after Richard and his ever faithful wife had served their sentences in jail for the hoax they pulled on everyone in the country, they, thankfully, moved away from Colorado. Now they live somewhere near the Tampa Bay area in Florida. Poor Floridians. We thought they were gone from our lives and our minds but we were wrong.
Today, there on the 4:00 news was Richard Henne’s grinning face as he tried to sell his latest invention; a back scratcher that is shaped somewhat like a tree, but looks like a log you stand on one end. In between his annoying sales patter are pictures of bears scratching themselves on trees. I don’t know if he thought this would really sell the item or what, but his “stick” doesn’t really look anything like a tree at all. Oh, and the asking price is, get ready for this, say it with me, $19.99. Yes, you too can have an ugly plastic stick standing in the corner of your living room for only $19:99. Or you can always call a family member and have them scratch your back for free. It’s up to you.
Richard Henne. Parent extraordinaire and now desperately trying to be the next TV pitchman similar to Billy Mays, may he rest in peace. Billy, not Richard. But I can dream, can’t I?
I know, very bad of me, but honestly, will this man never give up his quest for fame and fortune? It doesn’t look like it to me. Hopefully you will get the chance to check it out for yourselves. It really is quite funny. That’s the latest on Balloon Boy’s “father”. Have a great night, everyone.