Thursday, February 01, 2007

All right, me blogging is back - somehow fighting off laziness at least temporarily. I will dare I say, attempt to do this more often, but let's see it before I believe it.

Firstly, I'd like to complain about the moronic reaction to a number of Aqua Teen Hunger Force advertisements in Boston.

Here are a couple of links with the story:

I can't believe they're threatening Turner and the creators of the advertisement. Beyond being absolutely moronic, it is scary that the people protecting this country, and that city from terrorists could not identify an ad from a bomb, especially an ad for a fairly popular TV show. Had one eighteen year old male been shown this, all of the concern over this potential threat would have ended immediately.

So this shows to things - first of all, how incompetent the people who ran this thing are, and how irresponsible they are in trying to put the blame on Turner. Take responsibility, idiots, for you screwing up for thinking an advertisement - not a "hoax" as many are reporting, was a bomb - and not being able to figure it out before over a million dollars. These have been in 10 cities and no other city freaked out. They're in public places and not causing a disruption. Imagine seeing a giant Lite Brite and shutting down a couple of bridges over it. That's pretty much what happened.

Here's some more.


A furious Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino vowed yesterday to throw the book at the masterminds behind a guerrilla marketing campaign gone amok that plunged the city into bomb-scare pandemonium and blew nearly $1 million in police overtime and other costs.

As city and state attorneys laid groundwork for criminal charges and lawsuits, cops seized 27-year-old Arlington multimedia artist Peter Berdovsky, who posted film on his Web site boasting that he and friends planted the battery-wired devices, and Sean Stevens, 28, of Charlestown. Both were jailed overnight on charges of placing a hoax device and disorderly conduct.

"This is outrageous activity to get publicity for a failing show," said Menino, referring to the battery-operated light-up ads for the Cartoon Network's "Aqua Teen Hunger Force," which sparked at least nine bomb scares in Boston, Cambridge and Somerville."

The second thing it shows is of course how out of touch with pop culture the people in charge are. Pretty sad, frankly, You don't have to like Aqua Teen Hunger Force. But someone in the entire fucking government should know what it is.

More later.

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