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BongoBob
01-31-2007, 08:48 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/01/31/boston.bombscare/index.html

All I can say is, Boston needs to lurk moar.

Jeff
01-31-2007, 10:06 PM
Yeah I just heard about this. I think it's pretty funny actually :p I guess I can see them thinking its supposed to be scary or something but when you've seen the show it's pretty silly.

Det. Bart Lasiter
01-31-2007, 10:36 PM
Heh. I was riding home on the bus and heard some lady say she was stuck in traffic for 4 hours. Pwnt by Err.

Jamps
01-31-2007, 10:44 PM
http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/9780/captny20402010027suspicpr9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Come on, they had to have known the devices look like bombs. Talk about a way to get publicity.

RoxStar
01-31-2007, 11:42 PM
I concur with Jamps.

Det. Bart Lasiter
01-31-2007, 11:46 PM
I'm getting a couple for my house.

BongoBob
02-01-2007, 12:06 AM
I want my door covered with them.

ET Warrior
02-01-2007, 01:20 AM
Come on, they had to have known the devices look like bombs.Uhhh...no? "OMG ELEKTRONICS ITSABOMB!"?

edlib
02-01-2007, 01:42 AM
Oh, ****ing brilliant! :rolleyes:

Dumb-ass city.
The place I work (concert hall in the Back Bay) was crawling with Boston bomb-squad detectives all night.

I wondered what the hell was going on...
I said it a couple of days ago to a co-worker... I'll say it again: ATHF For The Win.

Holy ****. Surreal.

BongoBob
02-01-2007, 01:48 AM
zOMG IT'S A LITE BRITE! DUCK AND COVER!

:dozey:

Samnmax221
02-01-2007, 01:53 AM
I think Jmac just experienced a V&. Last thing I heard he was talking about blinkies, and by that time this was completely out of my mind and I wondered why he'd want to play with one.

IG-64
02-01-2007, 01:54 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/17/AQHF_LED_in_Cambridge.jpg

I guess if you didn't know it was an official marketing campaign, and didn't know what the bottom part was, you could suspect it as a possible bomb threat and therefore take the necessary precautions, which is exactly what they did. Sorry guys, I have to side with the police on this one, they're trying their hardest to keep everyone safe, no matter how dumb you think it looks.

Samnmax221
02-01-2007, 01:57 AM
I have to side with the police on this one, they're trying their hardest to keep everyone safe, no matter how dumb you think it looks.
They're talking about giving the guy 5 years in prison, thats Bull****. If convicted he'll have to be locked in with "real" criminals, I'm not seeing how thats fair.

BongoBob
02-01-2007, 01:58 AM
I think Jmac just experienced a V&. Last thing I heard he was talking about blikies, and by that time this was completely out of my mind and I wondered why he'd want to play with one.

Are you sure it wasn't for USB lines?

Samnmax221
02-01-2007, 02:02 AM
Are you sure it wasn't for USB lines?
No he was talking about putting one a statue or a bridge, I'd hate to have to bake him a Pretty Cake with a file in it.

IG-64
02-01-2007, 02:21 AM
They're talking about giving the guy 5 years in prison, thats Bull****. If convicted he'll have to be locked in with "real" criminals, I'm not seeing how thats fair.
I'm not talking about the convictions or the punishments, I'm just saying to not mock the police or the city for taking precautions against a possible bomb threat.

Now, punishment is a different story. If it was a mistake, they shouldn't be prosecuted; however, if they knew that they looked like bombs beforehand (which they did look enough like bombs, apparently), then there should probably be some form of punishment. Though I agree that 5 years in prison is taking it too far, especially considering that some child sex offenders don't even get that harsh of sentence.

ET Warrior
02-01-2007, 02:31 AM
And the fact that they're throwing around the word "felony" makes them look ridiculous.

Det. Bart Lasiter
02-01-2007, 02:36 AM
Are you sure it wasn't for USB lines?
I'll tell you later.

Samnmax221
02-01-2007, 02:40 AM
I'll tell you later.
http://www.cookingforengineers.com/pics2/640/DSC_1713_crop.jpg
Vanilla or Chocolate?

jebbers
02-01-2007, 02:41 AM
zOMG IT'S A LITE BRITE! DUCK AND COVER!

:dozey:

Best. Quote. Evar.

I just had a tooth removed the other day and I laughed a little bit too hard, so now my face hurts. But that was worth it.

And 5 years?! I should think a slap on the wrist or some community service should suffice.

BongoBob
02-01-2007, 02:42 AM
Giving who five years in prison? The people that built them? The people that set them up?

Five years in prison for putting up a lite brite sign is bulls***.

The picture IG posted is the only one that I can even think kind of like a bomb. Every other picture I've seen it was just the glass and lights, ergo it looked like a f***in lite brite.

And I still say [as] should have ran an ATHF marathon all night long using only episodes with the mooninites.

jon_hill987
02-01-2007, 04:12 AM
WTF!? since when are bombs covered in bright lights? If you are going to make a bomb you don't want it to be discovered do you? No, so you leave off the flashing lights and red LED display with a countdown on it and hide it in a bin. Also "in this post 9/11 era" all of the bomb threats have been suicides. If you asked me, the people who phoned the police about the "bombs" should be charged with wasting police time. Stupid MoFo's.

BongoBob
02-01-2007, 10:26 AM
So did they show ATHF last night on [as]? I didn't stay up past Futurama.

edlib
02-01-2007, 05:18 PM
So... this guy I work with (who is an obvious ATHF fan, since his AIM buddy icon is the same picture as the one on the devices) comes up to me today as says: "So... I guess my roommates caused a little bit of havoc yesterday..."
Ah... Oh.

He was a bit freaked out and shaken up about the all the bomb squad guys being here last night.

BongoBob
02-01-2007, 08:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx2ytr2Oyv4

The "suspects" refuse to talk about what they're charged with, and turn their interview into a comedy session. By talking about nothing but hair.

"That's not a hair question, I'm sorry."

edlib
02-01-2007, 08:23 PM
Cool clip. I'll have to ask the guy I work with about it.

I'm sorry, but Adult Swim is gonna make a killing on all this.

Even if Turner is sued over all this and has to pay a hefty fine... there will be serious profit in the end.

And it should be totally obvious by now: They would be totally idiotic to not start making replicas of the devices and selling them over their website. I really, really want one now... unfortunately no spares... I already asked.

BongoBob
02-01-2007, 08:43 PM
It can't be that hard to build one yourself.

Rhett, where are you! Make us a diagram :xp:

Spider AL
02-01-2007, 08:43 PM
"It had a very sinister appearance," Coakley told reporters. "It had a battery behind it, and wires."

Pathetic fools. This disgusts me, as only human idiocy can disgust me. First of all, bombs don't usually display highly visible and irreverant cartoon characters on their surfaces. Secondly, as ET pointed out, not all electronic devices are terrorist bombs.

These moronic, brain-dead people... they really don't deserve to be breathing my air.

edlib
02-01-2007, 09:00 PM
Yup. This whole event can be chalked up to just two things for me:

Dumb viral marketing scheme gone wrong, coupled with a local government's paranoid wild overreaction.

They knew what these things were pretty early in the afternoon... still they tore the city apart for the rest of the day. I saw those bomb cops around 7:30/ 8:00 at night. And we weren't their last stop either.

Seems to me somebody was out there trying to get a little extra overtime and/or "hazard" pay. Totally unnecessary overkill.

jebbers
02-01-2007, 09:23 PM
"Hair Today Gone Tomorrow."

That video made me and my old man chuckle.

milo
02-01-2007, 10:57 PM
"It had a very sinister appearance," Coakley told reporters. "It had a battery behind it, and wires."

Pathetic fools. This disgusts me, as only human idiocy can disgust me. First of all, bombs don't usually display highly visible and irreverant cartoon characters on their surfaces. Secondly, as ET pointed out, not all electronic devices are terrorist bombs.

These moronic, brain-dead people... they really don't deserve to be breathing my air.
Heeheehee.

I bet someone will get a hold on one of these and sell it on ebay for mucho $$$.

edlib
02-01-2007, 10:59 PM
Been done already. Last quote I heard was $5K.

That was much earlier... could be much more by now.

EDIT:
http://cgi.ebay.com/MOONINITES-AQUA-TEEN-HUNGER-FORCE-bomb-LED-neon-sign_W0QQitemZ200075280625QQihZ010QQcategoryZ10805 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

milo
02-01-2007, 11:06 PM
Been done already. Last quote I heard was $5K.

That was much earlier... could be much more by now.

EDIT:
http://cgi.ebay.com/MOONINITES-AQUA-TEEN-HUNGER-FORCE-bomb-LED-neon-sign_W0QQitemZ200075280625QQihZ010QQcategoryZ10805 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Damn, $1300? I wonder if its legit though.

edlib
02-01-2007, 11:10 PM
Don't know. There were a lot of these spread out across 8 different cities... and reports have a lot of people just grabbing them for themselves, so could be true.

This guy says he found it attached to his business's building and just kept it. Sounds plausible enough...