just wondering if you saw that balloon

Now that the balloon boy hoax has more or less played out, allow me to share a few of the more memorable net.funnies it spawned.

First, on the actual day of, the two funniest tweets I saw during the saga were:

hey kid in balloon, you’re cool, and I’mma let you finish, but flight of the navigator was the best kid in a flying saucer of all time. (kernelslacker)

And

***BREAKING NEWS*** A SECOND KID IN A SECOND BALLOON HAS JUST CRASHED INTO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER (SpigotTheBear)

When the balloon landed and there was some question as to whether the kid was actually in it or not, I found this gem:

Was the balloon compartment filled with vomit and feces? That could mean he was in there at some point in the air. (forgot the author)

Of course, who doesn’t want to watch Hitler find out that balloon boy was a hoax?

Saving the best for last is this voicemail my mom left me a few days after it happened:

mom-balloonboy.mp3

No mom, I did not see that balloon.

lovely, fat, and dumb

Wisdom from my mom.

She’s starting a new job as an independent auditor for food factories, and asked us kids for naming suggestions of her new LLC.

I suggested Panda Consulting, LLC via email, which was completely ignored. Several hours later, we got a mail with the name she chose. I contacted her over IM a few hours later and got this amazing gem:

(09:54:14 PM) me: you didn't want to name your company after pandas?
(09:59:42 PM) mom: no
(09:59:49 PM) mom: it seems too soft
(09:59:59 PM) mom: and may be not professional
(10:00:40 PM) mom: plus i think pandas are lovely, fat and look dumb