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"Bombs" in Boston part of TV marketing plan
Posted by: mcq on Thursday, February 01, 2007

No, really.
The incidents were part of a marketing campaign that involved a character from the cartoon show "Aqua Teen Hunger Force."

"The 'packages' in question are magnetic lights that pose no danger. They are part of an outdoor marketing campaign in 10 cities in support of Adult Swim's animated television show 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force,'" Turner Broadcasting, the parent company of Cartoon Network, said in a statement.
Talk about a show bombing.

So at least we're paying attention to potential problems, right? Not really. Note the line about these being in 10 cities? Only Boston got worried.

Not to mention they've been out there a while:
The company said that they have been in place for two to three weeks in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Seattle, Portland, Austin, San Francisco and Philadelphia.
As Reason's Hit and Run noted, Orson Wells would be proud.

As an aside, they actually did find a pipe bomb in the basement of a building, although it wasn't "active".
 
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I’m really looking forward to that movie :)
 
Written By: shark
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Having grown up there, and practicing for high blood pressure in old age by reading the Boston Glob on a daily basis...
I fondly recall a letter to the editor one time written by a woman from Brookline who had taken Junior to Boston Common for a little day trip.
When she tried to leave the parking area she was redirected by a Boston Police officer, because, well, that day there was a parade, and there were State Troopers in it, and police men in it.
So, what’s the big deal eh?
Her reaction, as she described it to the paper, was "I felt like I was living in a (get ready for it....) WAR TORN CITY" because, it seems, the nice police men were in columns, marching, in full uniform, and some of them didn’t want her driving through the parade, or in the parade, and they, horror of horrors, redirected her, making her take another route to leave the area!!!!!!
She and her son were traumitized by the event - I’m sure it was seared, seared into her memory.
And best of all? the Globe actually gave this space in their letters to the editor section!!!!

So, I can very easily understand, how all the other cities saw these things and remarked, either ’ what the hell is that?’ or ’Hey, look, it’s that little Mooninite guy that flips everyone off’, and Boston, home of Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, the Big (hole in the ground the rest of us paid for) Dig, and "Oh my God! What is that????!!!! IT’S A BOMB!!!!!!!!!".

After all, they’re so much smarter than the rest of us in fly-over country, just ask em.
 
Written By: looker
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After all, they’re so much smarter than the rest of us in fly-over country, just ask em.


Electing Ted, again and again, is an indicator of IQ.

Somewhere around 75 or so.

 
Written By: Don
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Heh - they had protesters in Boston with signs at the arraignment for the two guys in custody - "Remember 1/31/07!"

 
Written By: looker
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Quote of the day:
"It had a very sinister appearance," [Attorney General Martha] Coakley told reporters. "It had a battery behind it, and wires."
A battery! And wires!

Are they sure the "pipe bomb" isn’t just, you know, a pipe?
 
Written By: Bitter
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What really freaks me out about this is that after looking at both sides of the device in the internet, there is nothing in them that could be mistaken for an explosive by even a layman, and nothing that should have bothered an bomb technician for even one
second.

I cannot imagine what mania seized Boston’s city fathers in this matter.

They were had by something that wasn’t even supposed to be a hoax.

Yours, TDP, ml, msl, & pfpp
 
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