T47 - Human Sequel

When trying to determine just what it is that makes humanity unique, the topic of language never fails to come up. It is the bond that holds societies together, the skill that allows us to share ideas; it is even the code on which our technologies run. When looking to understand the past, language is the remainder that brings the most reward, for nothing can bring the past back to life as vividly as language.

kulupu mama Jine (panel 1)

2009
WOLF BLITZER, HOST, GUEST HOST: Tonight, the runaway balloon drama – a 6-year-old boy feared to be on board, maybe plunging to his death out of the swiftly moving craft. The child named Falcon the focus of air and ground search effort...

kulupu mama Jine (panel 2)

2009
We want to go right out to Fort Collins, Colorado right now, to the very happy family. There you see that beautiful family standing by. Richard and Mayumi Heene, they are here, and their three boys, Falcon – he’s the 6-year-old sitting n...

kulupu mama Jine (panel 3)

2009
All of us are so excited that little Falcon is fine, because so much of – so many of us all over the country today were deeply worried that he was stuck in that balloon. That balloon was out of control, simply flying around the skies of ...

kulupu mama Jine (panel 4)

2009
RICHARD HEENE, BALLOON BOY’S DAD: OK. Yes, so we were setting up our family experiment for my wife and I’s anniversary. It’s a good excuse. And, anyway the kids helped to actually construct the saucer- looking craft. We had glued panels ...

kulupu mama Jine (panel 5)

2009
BRADFORD HEENE, BALLOON BOY’S BROTHER: Sure. Falkie went up to me – I got this all on camera. Falkie went up to me and he went like this: I’m going to go sneak in that flying saucer. And I saw him go in. But I didn’t see him go in that –...

kulupu mama Jine (panel 6)

2009
M. HEENE: We just got surprised that the balloon – the craft, it kept going up. And it’s supposed to stay 20 feet above the ground. And that surprised us first. And, Richard and I kind of argued with, you know, I am supposed to tie it an...

kulupu mama Jine (panel 7)

2009
R. HEENE: He’s asking, Falcon – did you hear us calling your name at any time? F. HEENE: Uh-huh. R. HEENE: You did? M. HEENE: You didn’t? R. HEENE: Well, why didn’t you come out? F. HEENE: You had said that, uhm, we did this for a show. ...

kulupu mama Jine (panel 8)

2009
R. HEENE: Yes. Let me interrupt this real quick. I think I can see the direction you guys are hedging on this. Because earlier you had asked the police officers the question. The media out front, we weren’t even going to do this view. An...