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Posted on 04/29/2006 3:26:03 PM PDT by blam
Movie Promotion Confused With Bomb in L.A.
Saturday April 29, 2006 10:46 PM
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) - A newspaper promotion for Tom Cruise's upcoming ``Mission: Impossible III'' got off to an explosive start when a county arson squad blew up a news rack, thinking it contained a bomb.
The confusion: the Los Angeles Times rack was fitted with a digital musical device designed to play the ``Mission: Impossible'' theme song when the door was opened. But in some cases, the red plastic boxes with protruding wires were jarred loose and dropped onto the stack of newspapers inside, alarming customers.
Sheriff's officials said they rendered the news rack in this suburb 35 miles north of downtown Los Angeles ``safe'' after being called to the scene by a concerned individual who thought he'd seen a bomb.
Times officials said the devices were placed in 4,500 randomly selected news boxes in Los Angeles and Ventura counties in a venture with Paramount Pictures designed to turn the ``everyday news rack experience'' into an ``extraordinary mission.''
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Wow. Tom Cruise and the LA Times. Couldn't happen to a better odd couple.
I feel their pain.
New Tom Cruise movie a bomb? No, that sounds about right.
Can't be to careful.......lol
Gee, let's put 4,500 red plastic boxes with protruding wires around LA and see if anyone notices. Yeah, that's the ticket. Great idea guys.
It is Xenú's fault!
Well, I never would have noticed it in a LA Slimes news box.
Time and the box office will tell.
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