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RCAF_Irish_403
02-01-2007, 06:16 AM
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/jds1978/moononite1.jpg

Major American City Shut Down by Mooninite Plot!

****
Meatwad: [Frylock's Nightmare] You killed us! I told you not to do it but you did it!... Anyways!
Frylock: No! No, I didn't!
Master Shake: Yes, you did.
Frylock: No, I didn't!
Carl: YOU DID!
Meatwad: YES YOU DID!
Frylock: No... I didn't.
Master Shake: Wait a minute, did you just to say that you did, because that's what you did.
Frylock: No, I didn't!
Meatwad: BUT YOU DID!

****

Err: [Err and Inignot walk into view] "A" Is for apple, "J" is for jacks.
Inignot: [noticing the OoGhiJ MiQtxxXA] Look Err, free egg.
Err: [jumps atop the computer] Damn, yea! For straight, for shizum!
Inignot: [looks to the screen] Try having omelettes now, Denver!
Err: Omeletoids!
Inignot: Did you hear what I said Denver?
[raising both middle fingers to the screen]
Inignot: Or shall I turn it up for you?

p-11.cAce
02-01-2007, 06:29 AM
This whole story exemplifies the American over-reaction to anything we don't understand. Do they even TRAIN bomb squad members? Isn't it obvious there are no explosives? "Ah flashing lights! Its a bomb!!" This ranks right up there with strip searching 90 year old grannies at the airport http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif This morning on CNN Miles Obrien said "the characters are saying we're number one"...hahahaahah http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif IT'S FLIPPING EVERYONE OFF!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif The sad part is everyone in Boston was terrorized by the OVER THE TOP MEDIA REPORTS and now the guys who were contracted by the ADVERTISING AGENCY are in jail. What about the ad execs who approved this? What about Turner Broadcasting who PAID for it? My prediction - these two schmoes go to prison and Turner cuts a multi-million$$$$ check.
There was a similar scare here in Cinci a few months ago with the bomb squad detonating what turned out to be a gas can with a battery powered pump used by lawn car companies that apparently fell out of a truck going down the freeway. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif

HotelBushranger
02-01-2007, 06:30 AM
zOMG!

ploughman
02-01-2007, 06:31 AM
Eh? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

WarWolfe_1
02-01-2007, 06:37 AM
A sign of our times http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Bearcat99
02-01-2007, 06:40 AM
Same thing happened here in D.C. Shut down a Metro station and tied up traffic for miles.

flakwagen
02-01-2007, 06:40 AM
Everyone knows the first rule of bomb making is that you must decorate the timer with a an LED rendition of your favorite cartoon character. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Flak

MEGILE
02-01-2007, 06:42 AM
omfg, NO WaI!1111112!23111

WarWolfe_1
02-01-2007, 06:45 AM
About a Year ago some in Tulsa found a shoe box under their car. They were leaving work when they saw it. The bomb squad was called out, they removed and detonated it just to find out it only had a pair of old shoes in it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

LStarosta
02-01-2007, 06:46 AM
lol they showed it on TV and blurred the "middle finger" on the light display.

Worf101
02-01-2007, 08:43 AM
As my ole Drill Sgt. would've said...

"That's some sorry assed chit right there son!"

Sigh.. these are the conditons that pervail.

Da Worfster

Akronnick
02-01-2007, 08:54 AM
I like how the city oficials who had their head so far up their rectums that they overreacted and instead of admitting that they were the j@ckasses, are going after the two poor bastiges that got hired by a huge corporation to do a job.

Instead of prosecuting these poor schlubs, why don't they fire the morons who hit the panic button when a cartoon character made an obscene gesture.


Last time I checked, leaving something harmless in a public place was not a crime (littering maybe)

p-11.cAce
02-01-2007, 09:02 AM
I don't get how this is a hoax...if they built a fake bomb then that would be a hoax...right? But if I drop my laptop and someone yells "bomb" am I then liable for creating a hoax because someone else mis-understood?
Fox News (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlSa7KxsR8M)

x6BL_Brando
02-01-2007, 09:05 AM
My favorite true story along these lines happened at Melbourne airport. My wife was one of the travellers.

On arrival, the passengers were asked to line up on the tarmac with their hand-luggage in front of them. At this point the Customs' new drug-dog was brought into action. Tension was high among the back-packers as this Labrador patrolled the line...but everyone was shocked as the canine detective halted in front of an elderly traveller. His nose went straight into her luggage, and the handler came to full alert.

His expectations were dashed though, when the dumb dog rooted around, tail-wagging, and came up triumphant .... with a packet of McVitie's Digestives which he proceeded to mangle and consume http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Even my wife, a time-served nurse, was shocked by the cop's language as he bundled the dope(y) canine back into the van http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Several back-packers gave a sigh of relief - and the old girl received a free travel voucher - so everything worked out sweet in the end.

Wish I'd been there....

B.

Jagdgeschwader2
02-01-2007, 09:09 AM
Fight the Power!

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/moononite1.jpg


http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader2s3.jpg

p-11.cAce
02-01-2007, 09:11 AM
Things are no better down under - this guy got kicked off a London bound plane because of his t-shirt: no likey bush no fly (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16752321/)

FritzGryphon
02-01-2007, 09:24 AM
Things are no better down under - this guy got kicked off a London bound plane because of his t-shirt:

Disagree 100%. The guy knows damn well that you don't wear a shirt with the word 'terrorist' on it, on an airplane. He probably did that on purpose, because he knew he'd be denied, and get free publicity for his anti-Bush message.

It's the same rationale behind the AQTF ads. No, I don't think they were expecting a bomb scare, but they did know what they were doing was illegal, and that it -would- get on the news somehow. Bada-bing, free publicity for the show.

I think the reckless and unscrupulous behavior of advertisers is the bigger story here.

p-11.cAce
02-01-2007, 09:31 AM
The guy knows damn well that you don't wear a shirt with the word 'terrorist' on it, on an airplane.
Yeah because we all know real terrorists wear name tags and put bright flashing lights on their bombs http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

flox
02-01-2007, 10:41 AM
Inignot: You are so cute with your three dimensions. On the Moon we have five.

Err: Th.. Thousand.

Inignot: Yes five thousand.

Frylock: Well I only see two.

Inignot: That sounds like a personal problem to me.

*******

Inignot: That was a Loverboy song, and Loverboy has always sucked.

Carl: No they don't! I saw them back in '83 at Madison Square and they kicked ***!

RCAF_Irish_403
02-01-2007, 12:02 PM
Aqua Teen Hunger Force FTW


my friend had several complete seasons on DVD

BaldieJr
02-01-2007, 12:29 PM
I have no fsking idea what this thread is about. Its obvious that some sort of media reference is being made but since I don't consume TV I'm at a loss.

The world is screwy.

p-11.cAce
02-01-2007, 12:35 PM
Ok now that some time has passed and things are calming down I hope that people are waking up to acknowledge that no amount of warrantless wiretaps, airport fascists, and big brother spying will prevent someone from causing terror. I mean these guys (though it was NOT their intent) shut down a major US city with a few bucks worth of LED's and the rabid desire of the chicken little media to scare everyone without having all the facts. They placed the ads WEEKS ago in places we are told were HIGHLY CONSPICUOUS PUBLIC LOCATIONS.
Where has homeland security? What if these had been bombs? The unacknowledged elephant in the room is that apparently anyone can place a device in a highly conspicuous public location with little concern for being caught. Guess what...its always been that way - and no amount of jack-booting thuggery will change that.

flox
02-01-2007, 01:33 PM
Originally posted by BaldieJr:
I have no fsking idea what this thread is about. Its obvious that some sort of media reference is being made but since I don't consume TV I'm at a loss.

The world is screwy.


You don't consume TV mr Earl? haha..

The references are to Aqua Teen Hunger Force, specifically two characters that appeared in a few episdodes.

Check out teh hotness! (http://youtube.com/watch?v=fM-Gu8PCYyg)

flox
02-01-2007, 01:51 PM
Update: I just came across a news article that explains why this thread was started. Apparently Boston's bomb squad was called in to deal with illuminated images of the mooninites being hung in the city http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=2a64964ab9

Snodrvr
02-01-2007, 03:58 PM
I can understand why they would call the bomb squad to investigate these signs, as it's likely that anyone using a bomb would try to disguise it's purpose and draw people near to it, But I can't understand the rationale for arresting the two men who put up the signs.

Technically if they didn't get permission from the property owner to put up the signs then he might complain, but this would be the equivalent of calling the police on a smoker because "He's got a fuse, I think he's gonna blow!" and then having the police come out and arrest the man that was smoking for Terroistic Threatening.

Am I missing part of the story here? Did they do something else besides put up the signs? Were they the ones that called the police?

p-11.cAce
02-01-2007, 04:11 PM
Cliffs notes edition:
1. Turner broadcasting wants to promote the show
2. They hire Interference Inc. a NY based marketing firm
3. Interference hires two artists to develop a offbeat ad campaign
4. Said artists build hundreds of small led flashing signs
5. Flashing signs placed in 10 major US cities 3 weeks ago, including Boston (and posts video of the installations on their website)
6. Yesterday a transit worker sees one of the signs (basically a battery powere lite brite) and hits the panic switch
7. The ### hits the fan, bomb squads blow some of the signs up, freeways are closed, river traffic is stopped, broadcasters are salivating at the chance to televise some live snuff footage.
8. Turner broadcasting issues a mea-culpa and tells the authorities in every city where these signs have been placed.
9. The media begin calling this a terrorist "hoax" - which it certainly is not as there was NO INTENT to create panic or alarm
10. The cops arrest the two poor artists and charge them with some stupid ### and incicting panic (imho the media incited the panic as in other cities they just took down the signs and the dumb things were up in Boston for a few weeks anyway)
11. The artists give a SWEET press conference and refuse to answer any questions which do not pertain to 70's hairstyles http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
12. Boston tells Turner they are going to sue for $750,000 to recoup costs
13. DHS looks like the keystone cops
14. The poor artists will probably get 5-10
15. I guess the terrorist have won since it seems you can shut down a US city without even doing anything at all.

bhunter2112
02-01-2007, 04:53 PM
"The poor artists will get 5-10" Oh well I guess it was art? If these two rejects are artists, I'm a fighter pilot.

p-11.cAce
02-01-2007, 06:41 PM
The point is they are the lowest rung on a ladder which begins with the marketing execs at Turner broadcasting who paid for this and the execs at Interference who signed off on it. It does not matter if you think they are artist or not - a major corporation that owns a major news network (CNN) funded this project and it is they, not the schmoes at the bottom, who should pay the price. This is like holding the drive through worker responsible because the food causes heart attacks. Someone higher up made the calls.

knightflyte
02-01-2007, 07:30 PM
Originally posted by p-11.cAce:
The point is they are the lowest rung on a ladder which begins with the marketing execs at Turner broadcasting who paid for this and the execs at Interference who signed off on it. It does not matter if you think they are artist or not - a major corporation that owns a major news network (CNN) funded this project and it is they, not the schmoes at the bottom, who should pay the price. This is like holding the drive through worker responsible because the food causes heart attacks. Someone higher up made the calls.


Amen! Arrest the clown with red hair and a yellow jumper. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

This whole thing is symptomatic of our society. All the way from overindulgent media to paranoia on the streets.

I can imagine the officials in Boston feel they have egg on their faces today. Looking in hindsight I'd be pretty embarrassed too if I had a press conference detailing the extent of the punishment allowable for threats of mayhem only to find out the blew up Lite Bright toys. (I can't call these threats of terrorism....that's laughable in the face of what really happened.)

I can't beleive in a post 9/11 society that a major ad agency in conjunction with a national media conglomerate would think this would be a wise marketing campaign. Why did they not at least inform Boston officials about this?

Saw the kids who placed these items around town today. They were at their post arragnment press conference. They either need better councilors or to go see the wizard for brains.


This world is F'ed up.

BillyTheKid_22
02-01-2007, 07:50 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Akronnick
02-01-2007, 08:54 PM
So these "dangerous threatening devices" were laying around the city, in conspicous locations, with blinking lights for three whole weeks before the Peoples Republic of Boston saw 99 luftballons on their radar and thought that the end was coming?

Whose chief of police in Boston, Chicken Little?

Whose the mayor, The Boy Who Cried 'Wolf'?

The only people who should feel any repercussions are the idiots who shut down a city because a cartoon character gave them the finger.

The thing is, those officials KNOW they screwed the pooch, and their going after the people who ran this harmless albeit unorthodox marketing campaign, to deflect attention to their (the cities) dereliction of duty.

There was NOTHING harmful, or intentionally disruptive about what they did. The only harm came when the City of Boston acted like it was the end of the world. Also, They did it in nine other Cities, and none of them clamped the lid down.

But I feel so safe now, knowing that no cartoon characters can get away with giving the City of Boston the finger.

At least for more than three weeks.

RCAF_Irish_403
02-02-2007, 05:27 AM
Originally posted by BaldieJr:
I have no fsking idea what this thread is about. Its obvious that some sort of media reference is being made but since I don't consume TV I'm at a loss.

The world is screwy.

This is from the guy with My Name is Earl
stuff plastered everywhere he goes http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

I think we could do better by staffing the Dept. of Homeland Security Boston Division with Master Shake clones

My thoughts? How long was it before the first twentysomething staffer/intern at FOXMSNBCABCNBCCNNCBS News division looked up and spat coffee out his nose when he realized that Err was a terror suspect?

BaldieJr
02-02-2007, 06:19 AM
I don't know guys. Its a lot like concluding that all flight-sim players are pilots and anyone wearing a Bears jersey is a quarterback.

In all honesty, I watched a bit of discovery channel last Sunday while I was in Chicago. I don't recall when I watched TV before then. Probably sometime in December.

VonKlugermon
02-02-2007, 07:16 AM
Just a thought, but maybe because the advertising wasn't getting enough attention in the first place, (three weeks and no reactions?), someone decided to up the anty by calling in a "bomb sighting" or something like that to stir the pot. Viola! Millions of dollars worth of free advertising for what, a measly half-million?

Willy

RCAF_Irish_403
02-02-2007, 10:15 AM
Go to Youtube and watch the two "Perps" press conference.....talk about surreal! they give a talk about 1970's hair styles http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif All these Serious News Folks and Govt. Officials with Egg on their faces!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

These guys might get into some serious trouble tho.....Laughing at Authority is a sure fire way to get into hot water

Akronnick
02-02-2007, 02:00 PM
Hey VonKlugerman, you do realize that both your sig and your Avatar could get you in hot water in Bostontown?

I mean a cartoon character about to throw a bomb, we need to shut down the whole internet, you know, just to be "safe"

DuxCorvan
02-02-2007, 02:54 PM
Originally posted by p-11.cAce:
Yeah because we all know real terrorists wear name tags and put bright flashing lights on their bombs http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

And cars with "Terrorist Squad" written on the doors. Just watch the movies: time bombs always have a handy digital clock marking the time so you can deactivate them in the last second. Cutting a wire, instead of the other. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Akronnick
02-02-2007, 03:43 PM
Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by p-11.cAce:
Yeah because we all know real terrorists wear name tags and put bright flashing lights on their bombs http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

And cars with "Terrorist Squad" written on the doors. Just watch the movies: time bombs always have a handy digital clock marking the time so you can deactivate them in the last second. Cutting a wire, instead of the other. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

So am I supposed to cut the red wire, or the blue wire?

jensenpark
02-02-2007, 11:03 PM
Typical over-reaction by a bunch of mindless gov't drones.

Reminds me of when I was living in Newfoundland (Canada's far, far east province/Island) right after 9/11 and all the Anthrax stuff.

They shut down a mall in Cornerbrook (little town on the far side of the island with a population of very little) because some kids ran into a store and dumped white powder.

Yup, terrorists have come to one of the most friggen' remotest parts of ANY western country and decided to get at the infidels by dumping anthrax in a little store in a little nothing mall.

Yup, shut it all down and warn all the media outlets...can never be to sure.

Bunch of morons.

badatit
02-03-2007, 12:13 AM
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ALL MINE!!!! MUHahahahahahah!!!