Skip to comments.Boston Guerrilla Marketing Suspects Press Conference
Posted on 02/01/2007 10:25:00 AM PST by Lunatic Fringe
click here to read article
And the Boston cops blew them up "as a precaution."
I saw some toys on my neighbors lawn! Good thing I have the bomb squad on speed dial.
Wow, a completely different situation that has nothing to do with this. But continue with the non sequitur. It makes your nonsensical argument even more apparent
I thought it was brilliant. Brilliant.
The sensationalist Press, the hysterical State, and the paranoid Public all get skewered.
It's a trifecta.
No matter how paranoid you become, wise ass. No amount of exuberant prosecution is going to prevent the actual terrorist from concealing his bomb and placing it anyway, learn to accept the fact that you live in a dangerous world and over reaction causes us all more harm by criminalizing one more stupid thing in our life! You don't have a right to NEVER worry or be frightened, you just don't.
GADS! WTF is it with you folks?
I still say we have to call in all those cars parked on the street, they could well be car bombs, they look just like car bombs.
They are frightened, angry, and easily led.
How about those portable flashing yellow construction lights? There all over the place!
The press were so pissed off that they (the press) weren't being taken seriously. As though it's your duty to take the press seriously. They were pouty and like, "You'll be sorry that you didn't take us seriously."
That's it! I'm headin to the bunker!
It's Y2K all over again, I tells ya!
I'm not familiar with the cartoon. Those who aren't familiar with the cartoon, like me, don't "get it." I also don't listen to Stern -- probably the same irreverant audience as this cartoon.
I could see how some might interpret that as a bomb, devised by someone wanting to ridicule America. Circuit board, batteries, etc....
We're not in 9/10 anymore. Face that fact.
A booby trap is a booby trap. I;m just making the point that toys have been used as them.
(Lunatic Fringe presses his face against his 29th floor office window)
Gads!!! There are tons of them parked out there!!!
Honestly, the past two days have been utterly surreal and hilarious.
If only more Freepers would get the joke.
I think you have a point. After all, MOST car bombs are CONCEALED IN CARS! And not only that, but YOU SEE CARS everywhere! Parked in front of hospitals and public offices, ON BRIDGES FOR GODSAKES!
A sneaker is rather benign isn't it. Who the hell would ever worry about a sneaker?
Who the hell would ever worry about a litebrite?
I guess you are the smartest guy out there. Everyone should bow down to your Spock-Like intellect.
You can tell what objects are dangerous and which are not.
Maybe you and John Kerry can get together and have some mutual ego masterbation.
In Iraq our guys avoid patched potholes and "road repairs" because IED's have often been hidden there. So make sure next time you notice a patch on the interstate that you stop and call 911 cause we live in a post 9-11 world. K?
Well, I can see it that way, but those guys were NOT funny.
It was dangerous though, factoring in the reaction that was bound to come.
Remember MOST people never heard of that before yesterday.
And cell phones are also used to detonate them. Cell phone registation and licensing now!
Uh oh... my LAPTOP has a circuit board... and a BATTERY!
Quit using 9/11 to cover your gullibility.
I agree. I bet these guys thought that if these things got a rise out of anybody it would be because the character has flipping the bird, not because somebody would take them for bombs. Boston and the media probably gave them more for their marketing dollar than they could have ever dreamed for.
You said it best. There was plenty of blame to go around but what do you think would have happened if these things were planted at the Super Bowl...
LOL! This clip is pure comedy gold.
But this reaction didn't happen in other cities over the past few weeks...
And yet nine other cities managed to survive for three weeks without hitting the klaxons and looking like buffoons.
A couple of typical left-media conformists reveal their true priorities. Millions of these idiots glorify the terrorist Che Guevara, and therefore advance his murderous cause, simply because they dig his hair. These creatures are not human beings.
Until yesterday afternoon I didn't know there were Lite Brite movie handbills. OKAY!
People would think it was a promotional and maybe steal them? Stadiums are swept before games so if it were to happen they would be found before the fans were even allowed in.
Please speak to your case worker about upping your meds.
Boston's reputation as a city of morons remains strong! :-)
Non-sequitar. What does the benignness of a sneaker have to do with my (granted) Spock-like intelligence?
"I watched it - they had it on the local affiliate. These two are a couple of morons. Generation X slackers, probably never worked an honest day in their life."
This is our future.
Wait where are we? 7/11? Motel 6? How can you be in a date?
It is apparent quite a few 'conservatives' need to face the fact that marketing is changing. The Fuller Brush man isn't coming to your door calmly in a tie. The new marketing is in your face, it has to catch your eye. A study was released awhile back that stated the average person sees twice as many ads as he did 30 years ago. And because of that, you've got to catch the consumer's eye. It's the same idea as posting orange colored flyers. It's meant to catch your eye The market this was aimed at probably knew what it was. And probably would have looked for more information on it.
By your standard unless everyone knows what a product is and does, it shouldn't be marketed in public for fear of offending or scaring the other parts of the market. I don't know what half the crap is I see ads for. I've seen flashing signs, scrolling signs, even some signs in public that would give an epileptic seizures (very fast flashing bright lights). Some in expected places, some not. But damn my first thought is not to call the police and report a possible terrorist threat
It's the greatest generation... of idiots.
Before seeing this, I was sympathetic to these dopes.
Oh my God, you have NO CLUE what their politics are. Are you one of those who sent the family down to the bomb shelter when this broke on the news yesterday???
I am not the one obliviously discussing hair styles while standing accused of disrupting an entire city.
Humanity is defined by reason and the ability to process reality. Guevara as hair-hero does not meet this criterion, and niether do these two slackers.
FYI....from your haven in NC this looks like a big laugh.But we here in Massachusetts are more than a bit skittish about such matters because 1)two of the four planes involved in 9/11 originated here and 2)largely as a result of point #1,Massachusetts,along with NY,NJ,CT and CA suffered the large majority of the casualties of 9/11.
If I'm a jihadist I know what I'm using for my next bomb casing.
Seems to me that the City Administration did all the disrupting.
Count me in as somebody who does not find this stunt funny,and does not think that the officials were idiots, I posted on a earlier thread about the Soviets in Afghanistan using booby traps designed to look like toys,this kind of stuff gives the terrorists ideas.
The idiots involved in this need some time in jail
New York, who by far had the largest number of victims also had the largest number the signs (56) No one there hit the panic button.
Just stating the obvious, that with your Spider-Sense tingling, you can tell when there is danger near.
Maybe you can help the police in the future. If they have a situation, they can call you and you can tell them if there is anything to worry about!
"Among the stunts were: young men in "suicide vests on trains and buses, white powder being sent to people in the media..."
This is news to me, where did you see this?
No from anywhere this not only looks like, it is a big laugh. Sorry to have your government officials made fools of so easily. Perhaps you need to elect some with common sense. This has nothing to do with 9/11 and to equate it to such is a hyperbolic argument
I was just pulling your chain.
adgirl forgot her sarcasm tags.
They are frightened, angry, and easily led.
A vast number of Freepers want to be scared.
I see that you joined after Y2K. You sure missed a year's worth of great threads about concentration camps, UN death squads, contrails, foreign troops massing in the US, etc.....