1-31-07

Here’s an interesting thing I saw on the evilmadscientist blog at http://www.evilmadscientist.com/index.php. These guys were given a job to hang up electronic signs that had art for a movie called Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theatres. The guys hung up the signs as promotion, and then, in the end of January, one was spotted near an overpass and police were called. The bomb squad came and the signs were destroyed with bombs. The guys who hung the signs were found and arrested after a few more signs were found. Here’s a few quotes from the wiki article.

“Repeat after me, authorities. L-E-D. Not I-E-D. Get it?”

 Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said the device “had a very sinister appearance. It had a battery behind it, and wires.”

“The majority of us recognize the difference between a bomb and a Lite-Brite,”

I think the arrest of these men was a joke. There were no bombs on the signs. Look at that second quote, that shows how much sophisticated they are… The “planters” of the signs were released on a $2500 bail! Finally, in May, the prosecution decided not to press charges, but the men were forced to do community service and apologize to the community. Man, all over some electronic art…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Boston_Mooninite_Scare

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