Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Mayhem of the Mooninites

In their campaign to promote the forthcoming Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie -- which is shrewdly titled Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters and sneak-peekable here -- the good people at Adult Swim have apparently caused the people of Boston to get wicked freaked out:
The suspicious devices which forced bomb units to scramble across Boston today were actually magnetic lights that are part of a marketing campaign for a television cartoon.

The reports forced the temporary shutdowns of Interstate 93 out of the city, a key inbound roadway, a bridge between Boston and Cambridge, and a portion of the Charles River but were quickly determined not to be explosive.

"It's a hoax -- and it's not funny," Gov. Deval Patrick said.

All of the devices are magnetic lights which resemble a character on the show "Aqua Teen Hunger Force", on Turner Broadcasting's Cartoon Network.
The Mooninites offer their rebuttal here.


Anonymous said...

It didn't take the ytmnd crew too long to respond to this one.

Thrillhous said...

I wonder if there was any moonajuana in those boxes.

InanimateCarbonRod said...

Somebody is going to be spanked with some moonrocks. Thank goodness calmer heads have prevailed and nobody is overreacting.

Otto Man said...

I cannot believe what a clusterfuck this became.

From all the hubbub, you'd think they wrote "The Moon Rulez #1" with a key on the Lincoln Memorial or something. Sheesh.

Otto Man said...

Jesus, I just saw the picture at iRod's link.

How'd you like to be the straightlaced guy on the left, on trial for a terrorism scare with a dude who looks like an extra from "Battlefield Earth"?

Maybe the Scientologists will provide legal representation. Or at least an impassioned tirade from Tom Cruise.

teh l4m3 said...

Please, like the city that afflicted America with baked beans has any business complaining about terror...