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The innocent shall suffer... big time

ErrYesterday's All Things Considered stories seemed more amusing than usual, and the commentators even occasionally seemed snarky. I found myself laughing out loud several times, and it wasn't just caused by insanity this time. But the best story of all was about how yesterday's bomb scare turned out to be because of a marketing campaign for Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

I suppose if there are any cartoon characters out there that I would suspect of being terrorists, it would probably be Marvin the Martian, and then the Mooninites¹. But that doesn't mean that if I saw Marvin the Martian or the Mooninites somewhere in the world, I would automatically assume I was under attack. After all, they only have five thousand two dimensions. And anyone who's anyone knows that if the Mooninites were really out to get us, they would use the Quad Laser². Or send Wolfen after us³. Anyway, I feel safer knowing that if the ads really had been bombs, they would have sat there for two weeks before anyone noticed them.

Why would anyone want to blow up Boston, anyway?

The sad thing about the story is that the people who put the campaign in motion have been arrested and that the politicians in Boston are still threatening them and blaming them for the "hoax". It's... not really a hoax. It's basically a Lite-Brite. I own a cell phone, a digital camera and a laptop, all of which look about as much like a bomb as these things did. Do I have to worry about getting arrested if some stupid person goes "Eeeeee! Batteries and wires!"?

¹ I seem to be under the impression that terrorists come from space.

² Jumping is useless.

³ With his razor.

srah - Thursday, 1 February 2007 - 11:42 AM
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