A few things about this whole debacle. First off, these little glowing billboards are in ten other cities. I didn't check the news, but none of them shut down. Score one for us. Also, did you know these things have been up by some accounts for at least three weeks? Nice job, anti-terrorist squad. When my loved ones are threatened by one of those "gets planted and goes off three weeks later" bombs, I'll be sure to give you guys a call.
But what's really getting my goat beyond our inept mayor blaming the Aqua Teen Hunger Force guys for his collosal mistake is the media coverage of this event. Headlines have been like "Bomb Scare Turns Out to Be Cartoon Hoax" and "Cartoon Devices Spur Anti-Terror Scare." That's simply not what happened. Here's your headline:
"Boston Officials Create Terror Scare, Shut Down City For No Real Reason"
This whole event is 100% the city's fault. The advertising agency did NOTHING wrong. They posted lite brights in the shape of an alien. There is absolutely nothing illegal about this. How were they supposed to know that the city is run by fear-mongering hair-triggered morons? The fact that these poor guys are getting arrested and sued so that our worthless mayor can scapegoat someone for his embarrassing gaffe is beyond disgraceful.
Finally, how are we supposed to take terrorism seriously? The airports with the taking off the shoes and the "no toothpaste" rules was laughable enough. But after this - terrorist "threats" have become downright goofy. Maybe that's how we finally win the war on terror. We're laughing too hard to be scared of anything.
Stay tuned tomorrow for my big revelation. And it's not that I'm a Mooninite.