Wednesday, January 31, 2007

"The Terror Alert has been Raised to the Cover of Rush's Seminal Album Moving Pictures."

The Boston Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security: keeping Americans safe -- from cartoon characters.



Honestly it's stories like this that make the nightmarish continuum of human existence worth tolerating.

Boston police spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll called Wednesday's incidents "a colossal waste of money."

And Rep. Ed Markey, the senior member of the state's House delegation, said, "Whoever thought this up needs to find another job."

"Scaring an entire region, tying up the T and major roadways, and forcing first responders to spend 12 hours chasing down trinkets instead of terrorists is marketing run amok," Markey, a Democrat, said in a written statement. "It would be hard to dream up a more appalling publicity stunt."

And no-one has tracked down the fucktard who saw a blinking billboard and called 911 with a bomb threat, and beaten them with a rusty railroad tie for this?????

Step directly on that, Err.

Smartie said...

I was just reading that on a news site. WTF!?! Is America becoming THAT paranoid?

I believe I read on Monday that America's tourism has dropped by a hundred million bucks into the US economy since 2001 - I doubt articles like this rate positively for people wishing to travel. How bloody ridiculous.

choenbones said...

next they'll blame Sesame Street for a rash of rioting preschoolers. They will no doubt claim that Elmo (however annoying)is indeed a terroist sent from Canada hell bent on total destuction of our nations Weight Watchers Centers, and has brainwashed our nations youth into beleiving that K-fed and his music are actually worth a rats ass.

I really think some folks just need to wake the fuck up.

soaringhawk71 said...

Oh my god. Everytime I read shit like this, I know that not only are Americans the fattest fuckers on the planet, we are also the stupidest. Still, I sleep well at night knowing that the zombie apocalypse is approaching faster than the rapture. Thank god I'm the only liberal that owns guns. Come on doomsday!

Anonymous said...

I saw this last night on the local Fox station and all I can say is "cattle". Well, how about "dumb f*cking cattle". I'm so sure Osama is going to advertise that he is about to kill you with a blinking LED pixel-man giving you the finger. THINK, PEOPLE!!!

It's sad when viral marketing/propaganda type efforts that are really quite humorous end up a footnote in the big book of "Things That Cowish Middle Class Housewives Should Fear".

What's next, is someone going to arrest Shepherd Fairey for slapping up an OBEY billboard because it depicts big, scary Andre the Giant eyes?

I say we pepper our cities with LED throwies this weekend and watch chaos ensue.

Robo said...

What I love in all of this is that We (read - America) are the "Supreme Fighters of Terrorism" (Read in a Bush Voice) . We will squash it like a bug yet the only stories I ever read are about how Scotland Yard foiled a REAL threat while Homeland Security found foil in a bag and someone thought it was suspicious. I understand that turning a blind eye helped the terrorists for 9/11 but I think people have gone a little overboard. Some of my friends said that all of Boston was shut down for hours yesterday.

TK said...

Ohhh, don't get me STARTED! This fucked up traffic for hours, sent the government into a panic, and caused the worthless talking heads of this town to NOT SHUT UP ABOUT IT. They consistently called it a hoax. Someone needs to give them a dictionary. It was not a bomb prank, not a hoax. It was a fucking LITE-BRITE! And people are treating it like Adult Swim raped their cub scout troop. Oh...fucking... grrr

Janean said...

I am still confused as to why anybody thought that looked like a bomb.
I don't even possess the vocabulary to express how stupid this is.