It has become shocking what people will do for their 15 minutes of fame. When it was revealed that the “Balloon Boy” incident was a hoax, it generated a variety of emotions. The fact that this situation was done to try and get a reality T.V. show was appalling. Unfortunately, it is wishful to think that this publicity stunt will cause other to think twice before pursuing their dreams of becoming the next reality star. Sadly, with a difficult economy, conflicts throughout the world and natural disasters that seem to strike every week, it would be nice to see a positive story make the headlines. But in the constant pursuit for the most scandalous headlines, there will unfortunately be more stories like the Balloon Boy. Thankfully no one was hurt in this ridiculous situation.