Putting the ‘Trick’ Back into ‘Trick or Treat’


Thinking of going out for Halloween in a “Balloon Boy” costume?  You won’t be alone.  Plantraco Microflight, a remote control airplane and blimp company based in Saskatchewan, Canada, is selling online an official “Balloon Boy Halloween Kit” for $19.99.  The cardboard box is a replica of the one in which the boy hid as the world feared for his life.  “It’s for the show” is the line he babbled on national television which began the investigation that unraveled the fraud.

That whole Colorado family must sprinkle LSD on their cornflakes in the morning.


2 Responses to “Putting the ‘Trick’ Back into ‘Trick or Treat’”

  1. Joe belle-Isle says:

    Am I right in assuming that the cardboard box is the $20 plus shipping costume? You get an empty box? Is this biz owned by Jimmy Swaggert?

  2. Frank Paolo says:

    I think you get the box to wear, plus the balloon (you get to fill it with helium), plus the string. I don’t think the price includes shipping, handling, and not having the company laugh at you (much).

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