With apologies to John Kerry, the Kennedys, my friends Llew and Ben, and the rest of the good people of Massachusetts, people in Boston are fucking idiots.
Those illuminated electronic devices were a promo for the cartoon series "Aqua Teen Hunger Force," but they got some attention the marketing agency probably wasn't counting on.OK, so you got Err from Aqua Teen Hunger Force giving you the finger on a Lite-Brite and you call in the bomb squad and start thowin’ dudes in jail? Apparently you do.
Police called out bomb squads after receiving four calls yesterday about the devices, at least 14 of which were planted at bridges and other public areas. Highways, bridges, subways and part of the Charles River were shut down before authorities declared the lights harmless.
Peter Berdovsky, 29, was arrested on charges of placing a hoax device, a felony, and disorderly conduct, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said. He was hired to distribute the devices, she said.Panic? Hoax? Post-9/11? A hoax implies intent to fool people – calling the aiport saying you left a bomb. Putting obvious ads all over town? Not a hoax! What? You think reasonable people would react that way anywhere; it has nothing to do with Boston?
"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," she said at a news conference last night.
"There's absolutely no place for [hoaxes] in a post-9/11 world," U.S. Homeland Security Department spokesman Russ Knocke said.
Turner's statement said that the devices have been in place for two to three weeks in 10 cities, including New York. City officials said yesterday that they were aware of the boxes but had received no complaints.Hoax, my ass. Buncha wicked scahdey-cats up theyah.