Friday, February 16, 2007

"That's Not a Hair Question"

I'd never head of Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

Surprising perhaps because the stars of the animated comedy show are fast food items - Master Shake, Frylock and Meatwad.

On January 31st, 2007 a guerilla marketing campaign had lite-brites like the one in this post spread all over Boston. The character on the lite-brite is a "Mooninite" and hence the descriptor of the events on wikipedia being the "2007 Boston Mooninite Scare".

The scare part comes from paranoia because you see, Boston cops presumed that the 38 devices were terrorist bombs because as according to Wikipedia the devices

"shared some characteristics with improvised explosive devices. These characteristics included an identifiable power source, circuit board with exposed wiring, and electrical tape."
The bomb squad was brought in and at least one lite-brite was blown up.

When the police realized it was not terrorism, they then proceeded to arrest the two gentlemen responsible for the campaign, Mr. Peter Berdovsky and Mr. Sean Stevens.

Today for Funny Fridays is the "Press Conference" held after they were released on bond from jail.

Now I'm not condoning public mischief, but I can certainly see how being thrown in jail for putting up 38 lite-brite's with cartoon characters might inspire a tad of irreverence.

Fast forward until the video shows 2:00 minutes left as the first minute or so isn't nearly as funny.

Have a great weekend!

[Hat tip to Shane and his personal blog for finding the clip]