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MBTA Blows Up Mooninite [Jan. 31st, 2007|02:10 pm]
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i read this story off of universalhub, looked at the photo, did a double take. article here.

do we need to invade the moon to protect our freedoms? the answer is clearly yes. this moon terrorism must be stopped.

[User Picture]From: l_o_v_e
2007-01-31 07:27 pm (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: sparkgrrl658
2007-01-31 07:31 pm (UTC)
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.

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[User Picture]From: sup3rmark
2007-01-31 07:32 pm (UTC)
that's AMAZING.

note how in the video, the cop keeps pausing with "um" to think of more big words.
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[User Picture]From: littlelamynds
2007-01-31 08:45 pm (UTC)
"i believe it's a-a-um-a projectile using water to render a device inoperable."

what does that even MEAN?!!?!?
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[User Picture]From: l_o_v_e
2007-01-31 07:36 pm (UTC)
****NECN is reporting that there are more reports of suspicious packages
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[User Picture]From: paperface
2007-01-31 07:42 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: disblfsuspender
2007-01-31 07:39 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: shadows783
2007-01-31 07:51 pm (UTC)
I hadn't read about that one, but I think I'm in love with it.
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[User Picture]From: absinthenoir
2007-01-31 07:43 pm (UTC)
They've also apparently closed part of the redline and are shuttling between Park & Kendall.....


the MBTA suspended service on the Red Line and planned to bus afternoon commuters between Kendall and Park Street

Fear! Fear! Fear!
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[User Picture]From: rufinia
2007-01-31 07:48 pm (UTC)
GODDAMMIT. It's gonna take for fucking ever to get home.
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[User Picture]From: ron_newman
2007-01-31 07:45 pm (UTC)
First I thought "abandoned surveying or construction equipment", but now I'm shifting more towards "MassArt or MFA School student project".
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[User Picture]From: l_o_v_e
2007-01-31 08:00 pm (UTC)
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."

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[User Picture]From: thespian
2007-01-31 08:03 pm (UTC)
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:

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[User Picture]From: ron_newman
2007-01-31 08:07 pm (UTC)
For those of us who are really out of the loop ... is this a video game?
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[User Picture]From: sophiaserpentia
2007-01-31 08:05 pm (UTC)
My money's on "this was an exercise."
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[User Picture]From: grahams
2007-01-31 08:10 pm (UTC)

Looks like you might be right... Might be another guerrilla marketing campaign for the ATHF movie...
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[User Picture]From: phatmike
2007-01-31 08:12 pm (UTC)
that's what i was thinking too. remember the outcome of the IBM linux grafitti?
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[User Picture]From: littlelamynds
2007-01-31 08:51 pm (UTC)
Man, I loved that little guy. I went to take a picture of it this spring and he was gone :(
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From: archer823
2007-01-31 08:42 pm (UTC)
Drink up Bitches! Taste my liquid gold!
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[User Picture]From: djdig
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.
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[User Picture]From: pushupstairs
2007-01-31 09:28 pm (UTC)

just... wow.

just another example of how police can't be trusted.
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[User Picture]From: kpht
2007-02-01 01:05 am (UTC)
you'd think communication and deduction skills would be an important part of the job...
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[User Picture]From: djdig
2007-01-31 10:08 pm (UTC)

From Boston.com

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."
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