Mon, 19 October 2009
For once, Hour of Slack offers a news scoop. It turns out that in 2002, the son of Stang (now a director in Hollywood) was employed by Richard Heene, father of the kid known as Balloon Boy. This live show (featuring guest cowpoke Lonesome Cowboy Dave) is a look into the minds, such as they are, of the Heenes, with rather revealing recordings of their 911 calls, testimony about them by young Stang and another former employee of the Heenes, and numerous poems by the writers of alt.slack that were composed during the hoax-news event. We also delve into kookdom in general and the relationships of various kooks with the mass media. A big song by Little Fyodor caps the show.