It goes to the Dad, and for that matter the Mom, of the 6-year-old who was supposedly flying over Colorado today as the nation watched and prayed for a safe outcome. Best case scenario: That this story is actually bona fide on its face -- meaning that Mom and Dad just happened to have a makeshift hot air balloon tethered in their backyard to which kiddos had unfettered access, such that situations like that which was presented could conceivably occur: Kiddo untethers the line, gets in the balloon, and heads for the moon -- even though he was told not to do that. That's the best case scenario -- and even that draws into question the competency of these parents to be caring for minor children. BUT HERE's the thing: I think that's a huge farce. Here we have a family that has recently appeared on a reality television show, so they come into this whole equation with a certain mindset. And then all of a sudden, we have an event that captivates the nation's attention, allegedly because the parents just happened to have a hot air balloon available in their backyard that the kids were told to stay away from?!? Smacks of the biggest and most idiotic publicity stunt since, well, I e-mailed the White House and told them to take note of me for having "fishy" opinions. Bottom line: Either these are the two worst parents in the country OR they totally orchestrated this event for the publicity. I suspect it's the latter, but either way it's rather sickening.