oh man. kpht
posted about this earlier, but i hadn't seen that photo....and authorities blasted it with a water cannon around 10 a.m. to render it useless.
note how in the video, the cop keeps pausing with "um" to think of more big words.
"i believe it's a-a-um-a projectile using water to render a device inoperable."
what does that even MEAN?!!?!?
oh that was his GENIUS explanation of a "water cannon"
****NECN is reporting that there are more reports of suspicious packages
in any sane society, this would just be a funny joke for the small percentage of the population that gets it. fortunately, we're not a sane society, so we get to inconvenience everyone and have the bomb squad blow up pieces of circuit board.
Supposedly Longfellow Bridge just got shut down too. Maybe someone put up a bunch of these overnight as a prank? It's like the Super Mario Question Block Hysteria
all over again.
I hadn't read about that one, but I think I'm in love with it.
They've also apparently closed part of the redline and are shuttling between Park & Kendall..... http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/10890113/detail.htmlthe MBTA suspended service on the Red Line and planned to bus afternoon commuters between Kendall and Park Street
Fear! Fear! Fear!
GODDAMMIT. It's gonna take for fucking ever to get home.
oh fucking a.
can this be resolved by 6pm?
First I thought "abandoned surveying or construction equipment", but now I'm shifting more towards "MassArt or MFA School student project".
Yep. I can see it now.
"We didn't mean to cause any trouble. It was just a silly, stupid prank."
"I promise you, our school does not condone this sort of behavior."
for those who can't watch videos or who missed the 1s that you can see it for, here you go:
and for those who still don't know why this is funny, here's mooninite from adultswim:
For those of us who are really out of the loop ... is this a video game?
They are characters from the tv show Aqua Teen Hunger Force, as a part of the adultswim programming on Comedy Central.
Cartoon Network, but yes.
oops sorry - didnt click refresh before replying
My money's on "this was an exercise."
that's what i was thinking too. remember the outcome of the IBM linux grafitti?
there was a big backlash, with a lot of threatened fines - but i dont remember the final outcome. they hit all the major cities, boston and cambridge included. i remember seeing them on the sidewalk across from the feenix lol.
since this instance (if it is marketing afterall,) obviously involves a homeland security type or response, i cant imagine they'll get off as easy. who knows.
lol omg i failed.
i was like "peace, love...and penguins? allright."
don't worry though, i got it now, it's all under control.
Man, I loved that little guy. I went to take a picture of it this spring and he was gone :(
Drink up Bitches! Taste my liquid gold!
2007-01-31 09:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for posting this.
My entire office was freaking out about it and once I saw the picture on the "bomb" I started laughing.
I feel bad for the college kids who will no doubt be in hot water for this one.
just another example of how police can't be trusted.
2007-02-01 01:05 am (UTC)
you'd think communication and deduction skills would be an important part of the job...
2007-01-31 10:08 pm (UTC)
Turner Broadcasting is expected to issue 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."