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Old 01-31-07, 04:41 PM
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Boston scare is just marketing for AdultSwim!

ha ha!


Old 01-31-07, 04:43 PM
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/vanderl...tiresearchlab/

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/01/31/sus....ap/index.html
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I assume he's talking about the scare in Boston today where they found at least 9 "unusual devices" around the city, and they mobilized every local, state and federal emergency response agency against what they thought was a bomb threat - but they now beleive the devices to be inert.

I haven't heard anything about AdultSwim, though. If this is a marketing campaign, someone is in a LOT of trouble.
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Put on CNN...

My lovely home town of Boston, MA was basically shut down ALL day today because 10 little marketing packages advertising some Cartoon Network's Adult Swim cartoon were found all around town today...

THIS, is what set my state into a panic today...



...they even blew one of them up!

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/cit...ious_obje.html
Old 01-31-07, 04:50 PM
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Unfortunately for the public officials, if they don't take things seriously and someone actually got hurt, they would get sued to timbuktoo.
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Earlier today they were making a big deal out of one of the packages containing a picture of the guy who was behind this flipping authorities off.

Then on the news I see that this was the picture:



And I just about died laughing, even though I am still trying to get over the flu.
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Yet another reason I need to leave Massachusetts.
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AdultSwim?
Old 01-31-07, 05:17 PM
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thanks, government!
Old 01-31-07, 05:24 PM
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Its funny that they apparently haven't put this together with Cartoon Network yet, but the internet community as a whole knows exactly what they are.
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Turner Broadcasting issued an apology for causing today's series of bomb scares throughout Boston. A statement emailed to the Globe from Turner Broadcasting said: "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. 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. Parent company Turner Broadcasting is in contact with local and federal law enforcement on the exact locations of the billboards. We regret that they were mistakenly thought to pose any danger."
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Originally Posted by chrisih8u
Parent company Turner Broadcasting is in contact with local and federal law enforcement on the exact locations of the billboards.
Prolly shoulda done that before the drop...
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That is fucking awesome!

I love this sort of shit!
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Prolly shoulda done that before the drop...
And miss out on the free publicity? Nah...
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What I don't understand is that these things have been up in Boston for weeks now. Why did it cause a panic today? I guess it wasn't very effective marketing if no one noticed it.
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Originally Posted by chrisih8u
Turner Broadcasting issued an apology for causing today's series of bomb scares throughout Boston. A statement emailed to the Globe from Turner Broadcasting said: "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. 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. Parent company Turner Broadcasting is in contact with local and federal law enforcement on the exact locations of the billboards. We regret that they were mistakenly thought to pose any danger."
Glad to see New York's "See Something, Say Something" campaign is working so well!
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"It's a hoax – and it's not funny." - Deval Patrick



I dont think it was a hoax. They were never intended to be confused with bombs.
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...I thought I heard that one might have fallen onto the highway off of the bridge.
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How could a magnetic light be confused for a bomb?
Old 01-31-07, 06:11 PM
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Because people in general, and people from Massachusetts in particular are fucking idiot lemmings.
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And to show his disdain, Patrick promises to raise taxes immediately.
Glad to see things are back to normal in Taxachussettes.
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Old 01-31-07, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Rockmjd23
And to show his disdain, Patrick promises to raise taxes immediately.


You know how this could have been prevented? If we had more illegal aliens.
Old 01-31-07, 06:23 PM
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If this is not the face of intelligence, decisivness, and resolve... then I don't know what is...



... you should hear him speak too... oy vey.

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