I hope that you all have heard about the “bomb scare” in Boston yesterday. After my heart started beating again (because bomb+Boston=Taylor envisioning lots of people she loves being blown up), and I acutally listened to the story, I just laughed and laughed. Essentially what happened was police found a number of “suspicious packages” around the city and started shutting the place down. They called out the bomb squads which began to dismantle the “bombs.” And then the fun starts!
They found an image similar to this:
In one of the boxes. They took this to be a sick joke being played on them by the “bomber” and thought they were being taunted. Many of us would, in fact, recognize this as a “mooninite” from the ever delightful and hilarious Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Turns out? No so much bombs, but actually just an advertising stunt. They were big lights that shined the images of the mooninites. What kills me is that these have been in place for almost THREE WEEKS (!) and people are just now throwing fits about them? And they have them in cities all over the country. It was brilliant listening to the 50-year old reporters on NPR trying to describe ATHF to their equally aged listeners.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m all for taking bomb threats seriously, but this seems a little ridiculous. Especially the response from the city of Boston. Points to those guys though for being hilarious:
Stevens and Berdovsky took the podium and said they were taking questions only about haircuts in the 1970s. When a reporter accused them of not taking the situation seriously, Stevens responded, “We’re taking it very seriously.” Asked another question about the case, Stevens reiterated they were answering questions only about hair and accused the reporter of not taking him and Berdovsky seriously. Reporters did not relent and as they continued, Berdovsky disregarded their queries, saying, “That’s not a hair question. I’m sorry.”