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Saturday, October 17, 2009
A Cure for Balloon Boy Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Let's make a deal...
OK, you wanna hear my pitch for a reality show idea?
Here goes: each week, this looney family swaps kids with another family. The loons - who are total media whores, btw - pack the other family's kids into a giant helium balloon (and I'm working on a Jiffy Pop™ product placement deal here, baby) and let the thing go.
Yes, really, just let it fly. The balloon - filled with some cute kids - will drift aimlessly over America and we'll follow it with choppers, TV crews...huge ratings! Everyone will watch that thing to see where it lands.
What if it crashes? Well, you gotta break a few eggs to make an omelette, right?
So I'll take 10% on the front AND back ends of the deal and a cut on merchandising...balloon hats, t-shirts, NASCAR cars. And maybe we can bring in a celebrity each week and throw them out of the balloon.
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