Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Aqua Teen Terror Force

Ha! Look at that. Now that is effective marketing! Way too effective perhaps. Adult Swim of Cartoon Network scared the crap out of Boston today. Some simple "Light Brite style" boards were scattered around half a dozen cities to promote Aqua Teen Hunger Force (more likley their upcoming movie.) The boards laid undisturbed in Boston for 3 weeks and then suddenly the calls started coming in. My guess is either someone decided to help "blow up" the campaign. Or someone who didn't like the campaign was hoping to make trouble for the company responsible. The story is here at The Bostonist

UPDATE: Innocent victims of uneccesary bomb scare lose all of my respect by portraying themselves as complete asses at press confrence. See it here.

7 comments:

copy editor said...

You are either with us, or you are with the Mooninites.

Anonymous said...

prepare to meet your doom for we are Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday...

GJ

Anonymous said...

Great Screenshot! I am so sorry I missed it!

I really, really can't understand why people would think they are bombs.

I wish I'd known when they went up in Seattle - I'd have stolen them :-)

-Spaghetti

Anonymous said...

i thought it was a major over reaction to an ingenius marketting idea......and then i saw those 2 dicks on TV. Now i want them to suffer and hope they go to Riker's(or the beantown equivalent of) and get violated from a meatwad of a totally different kind. the show's still great though.
BG

Dave Himself said...

BG. I couldn't agree with you more. I spent a night worried about what would happen to these poor victims of a misunderstanding. And having seen their response I hope something happens to slap them into reality. What a pair of dickheads.

Anonymous said...

I totally disagree...What did you expect them to say? We're sorry the city of boston is retarded...We're sorry that TV media increases their viewership/ad rates by contantly terrorizing the US populace with stories with little to zero actual facts.

The media created this story and you want these guys to play into the media's passion play? They can't talk about their case for obvious reasons, but I'm glad they did it Ignignokt style and did it right back to the media as hard as they could

Dave Himself said...

@Anonymous
There comes a time when you acknowledge the reality of your actions. The apology is not to the media, not to the establishment, but to the family that lost a loved one because an ambulance waited in the traffic caused by your freedom of expression. You don't relinquish that freedom, but you apologize for its unfortunate outcome. Freedom does not have to be callous. It shouldn't be.