Thursday, February 01, 2007

1.31.07 - Never Forget

From Boston's News Times Live website comes this extraordinary tale of how 38 blinking LED boxes brought the city to a halt yesterday, and that the two guys who put them there, as part of a 10-city wide marketing campaign for Aqua Teen Hunger Force, have been arrested and are charged with "placing a hoax device and disorderly conduct". Of course, as none of this is intentional, we can only speculate as to what Boston's legal system considers a "hoax device". Up until today, I was figuring this over-reaction (none of the other cities - including New York - had complaints or 911 calls made about the boxes placed there) was yet another example of the terrorists winning. After all, if that's all it takes to shut a city down, real terrorists might as well just get jobs in marketing.

But then I saw this, and realized everything's gonna be okay.

These are the signs that were being held by protestors and supporters outside the courthouse where the two were being arraigned.

Sheer. Genius.