Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Mooninites Invade Boston

Four 'Hoax Devices' Found in Boston

(CNSNews.com) - Four suspicious packages found in Boston, Mass., Wednesday turned out to be "hoax devices," the Boston Police Department said. The devices were found in four separate locations and were reported around the same time. One package was described as having wires and tubing around it, similar to an IED (improvised explosive device). The incident prompted the shutdown of an interstate, a main road and a bridge between Boston and Cambridge. Subway service was also shut down for some time across the Longfellow Bridge between Boston and Cambridge. The Coast Guard also shut down the Charles River on news of the incident.


While I certainly don't take terrorist threats lightly, I do find it amusing that the devices were actually light boards that looked like this*:
He's doing it as hard as he can, too.

*edited to protect the impressionable young persons who may see this.

8 comments:

The Roy said...

Interesting how the definition of "Hoax" shifted from the intent of the perpetrator to the perception of the panicked officials and public. I don’t know what exactly the guy’s intent was (I’m sure we’ll find out soon as he’s been arrested). It could have been an attempt at viral advertising (early reports had Cartoon Network’s parent company set to make an apology, that they had set these out weeks ago in 10 cities), or if it was just some guy doing it for the fun of it, but I’m pretty sure he wasn’t thinking “hey, I’ll put these boards that light up as a cartoon character and look nothing like an actual bomb whatsofuckingever all around town and people will absolutely freak!” Makes me want to glue VCRs in public places with the word “BOMB” painted on it. That’d at least be an attempt at a hoax.

What we’ve got now are a bunch of public officials who feel the need to save face, and will do so by arresting and prosecuting to the fullest extent whoever they can.

The Roy said...

I have to add, though, that the upside of this is reading the attempts journalists have made to describe the cartoon characters. I'd say they did a good job, considering it's an exercise in the absurd either way you cut it:

"Turner Broadcasting, a division of Time Warner Inc. and parent of Cartoon Network, later said the devices were part of a promotion for the TV show “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” a surreal series about a talking milkshake, a box of fries and a meatball."

"The cartoon also includes two trouble-making, 1980s-graphic-like characters called “mooninites,” named Ignignokt and Err — who were pictured on the suspicious devices. They are known for making the obscene hand gesture depicted on the devices."

Pretty much sums it up. From "http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16902707/"

Okay, I'll stop crapping all over your comments section now.

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

That's too freakin funny. They wouldn't say what the CN show was or anything on the news, and I haven't had a chance to check the inet news. HAH. I *did*, however, hear how much the terrorist aversion strategy cost Boston, and you can bet your sweet bippy (if you have one to bet?) CN will end up paying at least that.

Laurie Ann said...

They showed the device on one of the TV reports and as soon as I saw it I just guffawed.

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