For anyone wondering what the “Mooninite Brouhaha” was that I mentioned in the previous post, I will explain.
Cartoon Network has some hilarious shows. One called “Aqua teen Hunger Force” has been out for a few years but they decided to drum up some attention for it using a viral marketing campain. They made signs about 1′ x 1′ that had lights in the shape of a couple characters from the show and attached magnets on them so they could set them in random places in 10 cities.
They were just signs with lights.
People thought they were great. The main fanbase for these shows totally appreciates clever, subtle gestures like this.
Boston, on the other hand, thought they were here to destroy the world.
They called in the police, homeland security, and basically everyone but the troops stationed in Iraq in order to neutralize these “im’nent terr’ist threats” as our President would say.
What caused them to think they were dangerous? According to authorities they had “components consistent with improvised explosive devices.”
Those components were:
- A Circuit Board
OMGHOLYSHIT I have components consistent with improvised explosive devices in my computer! Hold on- SHIT- there’s some in my TV too! Call DHS- I looked under the hood of my car and I’ll be damned if the terrorists didn’t place some suspicious compenents there too!
Witness the placing of these horrifying signs below. If you dare.