Even if you didn't find Heene totally obnoxious on his two episodes of "Wife Swap," his caring-dad performance -- acting worried that his son Falcon was trapped in a runaway balloon -- during the entire Balloon Boy hoax was stomach-turning. The scientist and storm chaser wasn't just responsible for duping authorities, the media and the American public -- wasting precious time, money and resources -- but he also taught his kids his mendacious ways.
at his press conference, his unconcerned speech on "Today" when his son was throwing up
, his ridiculous reality show plans
and that annoying flopping hair of his makes us wish he'd
get trapped in a runaway balloon, never to be heard from again.
Pliers (Yank this attention-seeker!)
-- Hanh Nguyen, Zap2it
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