Back in October, America held its breath as we watched the Heene family’s homemade weather balloon speed through the sky, said to be carrying their 7-year-old boy, Falcon. The “Balloon Boy” saga played live on TV and streamed on every computer until we watched it land and turn out empty. Miraculously, Falcon appeared hours later, claiming to have hid when he let the balloon go. Then during one of the many interviews with this UFO-loving, Wife Swap-participating, You-Tube performing family, Falcon let slip that his parents “told us to do it for the show.” Turns out the whole fiasco was an act to snag a reality show – a fiasco that cost over $2 million in search and rescue options. Richard Heene is currently in jail (although still claiming innocence), while Mayumi was spared from being deported to her native Japan. Sigh.