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suprefan
01-31-2007, 04:55 PM
Wait til near then end of the video, you will see what I mean... And this movie is going to destroy!!

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/video/10891434/index.html

judila
01-31-2007, 05:26 PM
Okay, first of all, suprefan, your avatar RULES. Second of all - are people insane or just stupid?

vinylmartyr
01-31-2007, 05:32 PM
both

corbo
01-31-2007, 06:06 PM
have u seen the movie preview suprefan

summerkid
01-31-2007, 06:15 PM
the moon rulez!

vinylmartyr
01-31-2007, 06:17 PM
gotta admit thought this is pretty good pub

pewter14
01-31-2007, 06:24 PM
http://www237.pair.com/davinc/content/mooninites.gif

Bostonians are all NERDS.

bmack86
01-31-2007, 06:26 PM
that's classic

jackstraw94086
01-31-2007, 06:45 PM
http://www.adultswim.com/games/athf_mooninite/index.html

chunk
01-31-2007, 10:12 PM
superchunk is on the soundtrack.

jackstraw94086
01-31-2007, 10:14 PM
adult swim just aired a sincere apology to the Boston PD.

Pussies.

J~$$$
01-31-2007, 10:21 PM
fucking pussies OMGH terrorism arggggghhhhhahhhhhhhhh! fuck you!

pewter14
02-01-2007, 07:26 AM
Originally from Boston, I can see this happening in and around town ... I mean, at least they are looking out for suspiscious things ... just would have hoped one statie or member of the Boston Police was an ATHF fan ...

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2007/02/01/2_men_held_on_bond_in_boston_hoax_case/


By Ken Maguire, Associated Press Writer | February 1, 2007

BOSTON --A judge ordered two men held on bond Thursday for allegedly placing electronic advertising devices around the city, stirring fears of terrorism and shutting down parts of Boston.

Peter Berdovsky, 27, and Sean Stevens, 28, were held on $2,500 cash bond each after they pleaded not guilty to placing a hoax device and disorderly conduct.

Officials found 38 blinking electronic signs promoting the Cartoon Network TV show "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" on bridges and other high-profile spots across the city Wednesday, prompting the closing of a highway and the deployment of bomb squads. The surreal series is about a talking milkshake, a box of fries and a meatball. The network is a division of Turner Broadcasting Systems Inc.

The 1-foot tall signs, which were lit up at night, resembled a circuit board, with protruding wires and batteries. Most depicted a boxy, cartoon character giving passersby the finger -- a more obvious sight when darkness fell.

"It is outrageous, in a post 9/11 world, that a company would use this type of marketing scheme," Mayor Thomas Menino said Wednesday. "I am prepared to take any and all legal action against Turner Broadcasting and its affiliates for any and all expenses incurred during the response to today's incidents."

Berdovsky, an artist, told The Boston Globe he was hired by a marketing company and said he was "kind of freaked out" by the furor.

"I find it kind of ridiculous that they're making these statements on TV that we must not be safe from terrorism, because they were up there for three weeks and no one noticed. It's pretty commonsensical to look at them and say this is a piece of art and installation," he said.

While Boston officials were livid, fans of the show mocked authorities for what they called an overreaction.

About a dozen fans gathered outside Charlestown District Court on Thursday morning with signs saying "1-31-07 Never Forget" and "Free Peter."

"We're the laughing stock," said Tracy O'Connor, 34.

"It's almost too easy to be a terrorist these days," said Jennifer Mason, 26. "You stick a box on a corner and you can shut down a city."

O'Connor said there's nothing wrong with being vigilant, but said she said it was ridiculous to shut down a city "when anyone under the age of 35 knew this was a joke the second they saw it."

Authorities vowed to hold Turner accountable for what Menino said was "corporate greed," that led to at least $750,000 in police costs.

As soon as Turner realized the Boston problem around 5 p.m., it said, law enforcement officials were told of their locations in 10 cities where it said the devices had been placed for two to three weeks: Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Seattle, Portland, Ore., Austin, Texas, San Francisco and Philadelphia.

"We apologize to the citizens of Boston that part of a marketing campaign was mistaken for a public danger," said Phil Kent, chairman of Turner, a division of Time Warner Inc.

Kent said the marketing company that placed the signs, Interference Inc., was ordered to remove them immediately.

Interference had no comment. A woman who answered the phone at the New York-based firm's offices Wednesday afternoon said the firm's CEO was out of town and would not be able to comment until Thursday.

Messages seeking additional comment from the Atlanta-based Cartoon Network were left with several publicists.

A voice mail box for Berdovsky was full Wednesday night. The Associated Press was unable to find whether Stevens had a lawyer.

Authorities are investigating whether Turner or other companies should be criminally charged, Attorney General Martha Coakley said. "We're not going to let this go without looking at the further roots of how this happened to cause the panic in this city," Coakley said.

In Seattle and several suburbs, the removal of the signs was low-key. "We haven't had any calls to 911 regarding this," Seattle police spokesman Sean Whitcomb said Wednesday.

Police in Philadelphia said they believed their city had 56 devices.

The New York Police Department removed 41 of the devices -- 38 in Manhattan and three in Brooklyn, according to spokesman Paul Browne. The NYPD had not received any complaints. But when it became aware of the situation, it contacted Cartoon Network, which provided the locations so the devices could be removed.

"Aqua Teen Hunger Force" is a cartoon with a cultish following that airs as part of a block of programs for adults on the Cartoon Network. A feature length film based on the show is slated for release March 23.

bug on your lip
02-01-2007, 07:38 AM
# 1 in da hood G !

CalgaryRepresent
02-01-2007, 07:42 AM
Only in America... and maybe the UK... fuckin retards... I would have loved to see the face of the governer when he found out it was a marketing scheme...

Aqua Teen Hunger Force hates our freedom...

CalgaryRepresent
02-01-2007, 07:47 AM
You Know, I just realized, this marketing scheme was priceless, Warner is releasing a film about Mooninites or some shit... and if they have to pay $750,ooo for the response, that pretty cheap considering the press they got! nice work...

J~$$$
02-01-2007, 08:31 AM
I so want one of those signs.

chairmenmeow47
02-01-2007, 08:34 AM
i heard about this on npr or something. i can't believe they had to shut down the freaking freeway.

pewter14
02-01-2007, 08:47 AM
I so want one of those signs.

I actually saw one on a street light walking up through the lower haight last weekend.

Around Steiner and Haight I think ...

Helps if you live in SFO of course.

CalgaryRepresent
02-01-2007, 08:50 AM
i bet those things will be priceless... i'm surprised they haven't hit ebay yet...

J~$$$
02-01-2007, 08:52 AM
Get the sign for me and ill be you bff....damn I wish I lived in one of the promo cities. The only thing we have here is a giant adult swim billboard thats illuminated with a black light

chunk
02-01-2007, 08:58 AM
You Know, I just realized, this marketing scheme was priceless, Warner is releasing a film about Mooninites or some shit... and if they have to pay $750,ooo for the response, that pretty cheap considering the press they got! nice work...

that "shit" is going to make you laugh your ass off.

Yablonowitz
02-01-2007, 09:07 AM
The anchorman in that video is a shitty journalist. I want to pee down his throat.

CalgaryRepresent
02-01-2007, 09:07 AM
ya i think if they promote like this, its got to be funny...

and you can now buy one...

ebay item# 130075321405

J~$$$
02-01-2007, 09:09 AM
US $5,201.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????? fuck that, I could build one for around $200 bucks.

CalgaryRepresent
02-01-2007, 09:17 AM
CHECK IT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv9s_fz0K2I

CalgaryRepresent
02-01-2007, 09:19 AM
THESE GUYS RULE...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx2ytr2Oyv4

jackstraw94086
02-01-2007, 09:30 AM
I actually saw one on a street light walking up through the lower haight last weekend.

Around Steiner and Haight I think ...

Helps if you live in SFO of course.

no way. which building is it on?

J~$$$
02-01-2007, 09:32 AM
I love that they are basically telling main stream media to fuck off, during their press conference.

nothingman00
02-01-2007, 10:06 AM
Yes, the press conference was priceless... All they talked about were hair trends from the 60's, 70's etc. Just great stuff, yet the MSNBC anchors jumped all over them for being "obnoxious".

KenMixtape
02-01-2007, 10:30 AM
I saw one of these Friday night outside Circus Books in Silverlake CA. It was very pretty. I pointed it out to my friend.

TomAz
02-01-2007, 10:45 AM
I stepped off the plane in LAX yesterday and they had Fox News on .. they were rather ummm excited. Fox News is funny that way.

judila
02-01-2007, 11:00 AM
People seriously thought these were bombs? They look a fricken Lite Brite for Christ's sake!

TomAz
02-01-2007, 11:05 AM
BREAKING NEWS -- ANOTHER SUSPICIOUS DEVICE FOUND IN BOSTON

and underneath was "The War on Terror" or some such.

what a bunch of fucking goons.

chunk
02-01-2007, 11:18 AM
light brite, making jihadi so brite

judila
02-01-2007, 11:28 AM
light brite, making jihadi so brite


That fucking ruled so hard.

jackstraw94086
02-01-2007, 12:21 PM
http://www.myconfinedspace.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/1170297975397.jpg

dinosaurateme
02-01-2007, 12:27 PM
i still say mc chris (aka mc pee pants) should perform at coachella.

jackstraw94086
02-01-2007, 01:36 PM
http://images1.filecloud.com/356618/litebrite.JPG

bmack86
02-01-2007, 01:39 PM
hahaha. Jack, made my day.

pewter14
02-01-2007, 01:45 PM
that picture actually creeps me out and has bad memories attached to it

J~$$$
02-01-2007, 01:58 PM
awesome.

YouMakeMeLoseMyButtons
02-01-2007, 05:35 PM
I so want one of those signs.

I hear there's one on ebay going for $1000

buy a litebrite and make one and say you found it.

dorkfish
02-01-2007, 06:12 PM
Boston should hang it's head in shame as a city. Their mayor is just a few ticks off of being Peter Griffin. I hope they waste millions of the city's money on fighting this lite brite battle, instead of...perhaps paying off the family of woman who was killed by that stupid tunnel.

atom heart
02-01-2007, 06:32 PM
Boingboing.net says that two very real-looking simulated pipe bombs were also found in Boston and blown up, but that the person responsible was not arrested. Link. (http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=180349)

It's funny and really sad that such fear has insinuated itself into society. Boston showed that you really don't need terrorists, all you need is misunderstanding and paranoia and media hype.

dannykrug
02-01-2007, 07:19 PM
THE MOON RULEZ #1!!!!

dannykrug
02-01-2007, 07:20 PM
We always smoke when we shoot the bird...

jackstraw94086
02-01-2007, 08:20 PM
SZz7oHjWN7Y

DeltaSigChi4
02-01-2007, 08:58 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/DeltaSigChi4/mooninite.gif

http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/6019/nevarforgetqf8.jpg

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mob roulette
02-01-2007, 09:39 PM
Last one. (http://cgi.ebay.com/AQUA-TEEN-HUNGER-FORCE-LED-MOONINITE-LAST-IN-BOSTON_W0QQitemZ300077226897QQihZ020QQcategoryZ363 QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) eBay apparently pulled all the ones that used the word "bomb" in the description.

Tylerdurden31
02-01-2007, 10:30 PM
fJkTNJ7BM9I

bmack86
02-01-2007, 11:06 PM
That video is amazing. Best press conference ever

mrpibb79
02-02-2007, 04:53 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/02/us/02hoax.html?th&emc=th

Uhoh, trouble for Adult Swim? :\

J~$$$
02-02-2007, 10:44 AM
http://video.glath.com/athf.php

I love dailymotion.com

suprefan
02-02-2007, 12:19 PM
Okay, first of all, suprefan, your avatar RULES. Second of all - are people insane or just stupid?


Why thank you.. I think they are insane... The press conference they gave yesterday was just ridiculous..



have u seen the movie preview suprefan

YES......... This movie is going to destroy the Simpsons movie...

vinylmartyr
02-02-2007, 12:20 PM
I can't believe how the press is reacting to this. Its like the terrorist have won.

dorkfish
02-02-2007, 12:46 PM
Boston needs to eat their own. That whole city needs to just start over as a society.

mozabilly54
02-02-2007, 01:19 PM
http://images1.filecloud.com/356618/litebrite.JPG

This is great.

instinct
02-02-2007, 11:01 PM
http://images1.filecloud.com/356618/litebrite.JPG

lmao.

instinct
02-02-2007, 11:03 PM
I hear there's one on ebay going for $1000

buy a litebrite and make one and say you found it.

someone is selling PICTURES of the devices for $300.. People are going to buy it because they don't notice the word "pictures".

instinct
02-02-2007, 11:04 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200075350015

suprefan
02-03-2007, 12:06 AM
Man......... And one thats real is selling for 560 right now......

KRINGER
02-04-2007, 06:56 AM
Boston is freaking retarded..

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y163/Kringerz/34147463_tp.jpg

KenMixtape
02-04-2007, 08:44 AM
My favorite one selling on ebay...

http://www.bairdsales.com/items/shirt2/shirt2.jpg

pewter14
02-04-2007, 09:10 AM
My favorite one selling on ebay...

http://www.bairdsales.com/items/shirt2/shirt2.jpg

I would love to have this shirt ... granted, about a million people will have it ...

kaeso
02-04-2007, 10:39 AM
i would be rageful if they were not aquitted of all charges

mob roulette
02-05-2007, 10:28 AM
i would be rageful if they were not aquitted of all charges

get angry. count it yo, two million dollars. (http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/02/05/boston.turner/index.html)

that'll put any young, hip marketing agency out of business right quick.

CalgaryRepresent
02-05-2007, 10:34 AM
thats just retarded.

DeltaSigChi4
02-23-2007, 04:48 PM
Boston is freaking retarded..

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y163/Kringerz/34147463_tp.jpg

Where can I buy it??

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