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Boston Guerrilla Marketing Suspects Press Conference
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Posted on 02/01/2007 10:25:00 AM PST by Lunatic Fringe

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To: Smogger

Yes because the Bomb Squad are morons /sarc


151 posted on 02/01/2007 12:08:06 PM PST by ASH71
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To: HitmanLV

"Boston's reputation as a city of morons remains strong! :-)"

Ah, if you mean these two morons who tied up traffic all day with there stupid stndt then yeah, but nobody in Boston is laughing about this.


152 posted on 02/01/2007 12:08:19 PM PST by teddyballgame (red man in a blue state)
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To: Holicheese
Just stating the obvious, that with your Spider-Sense tingling, you can tell when there is danger near.

I am only blessed with Spock-like intelligince. No spidey-sense. Fortunately, commonsense not omniscience was all that was required for the tens of thousands of people in cities all over the US (except Boston) to determine that these mini-billboards posed no threat.

153 posted on 02/01/2007 12:08:22 PM PST by Smogger (It's the WOT Stupid)
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To: Holicheese

You are taking this way too seriously. The point is that no reasonable person would view a little neon sign as something of a threat. This probably started with one person making a phone call, then when the media caught wind of it it spread out of control like a wildfire.

Never underestimate the stupidity and vanity of the average American. This is evident in your tagline.


154 posted on 02/01/2007 12:09:03 PM PST by Lunatic Fringe (Yeah, yeah... my FReeper name is quite approriate, come up with something new.)
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To: Smogger

Sure if the lights were on, which they were not because it was Daytime. And they were under bridges and hig traffic areas.


155 posted on 02/01/2007 12:09:45 PM PST by ASH71
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To: ContemptofCourt

I was here in 98 under another screen name.

I remember Y2K and.......

TEOTWAWKI!!!!!

LMAO! That was fuuuuuuu neee!


156 posted on 02/01/2007 12:09:50 PM PST by American_Centurion (No, I don't trust the government to automatically do the right thing.)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

The funniest part is the various news shows putting these gizmos on camera with the three little lights representing the upraised middle finger blacked out.


157 posted on 02/01/2007 12:10:17 PM PST by steve-b (It's hard to be religious when certain people don't get struck by lightning.)
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To: ContemptofCourt
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.

Ahh, yes I remember. Those were great times. Remember how Bill Clinton was going to refuse to leave office, declare martial law, and declare himself King BJ???

158 posted on 02/01/2007 12:10:23 PM PST by Lunatic Fringe (Yeah, yeah... my FReeper name is quite approriate, come up with something new.)
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To: ASH71

Look I already posted a picture of what it looks like in the "daylight." Why don't you go back and find that before spouting off.


159 posted on 02/01/2007 12:11:00 PM PST by Smogger (It's the WOT Stupid)
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To: ContemptofCourt

Yes, I missed that. My "plan" for Y2K consisted of listening to all my neighbors drone on about all their preparations.

If something bad had really happened, I just needed a gun. Everything else I knew exactly where it was.


160 posted on 02/01/2007 12:11:09 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: teddyballgame

It wasn't these two guys who ties up traffic, it was the Boston PD.


161 posted on 02/01/2007 12:11:12 PM PST by Lunatic Fringe (Yeah, yeah... my FReeper name is quite approriate, come up with something new.)
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To: teddyballgame

It wasn't these two guys who tied up traffic, it was the Boston PD.


162 posted on 02/01/2007 12:11:25 PM PST by Lunatic Fringe (Yeah, yeah... my FReeper name is quite approriate, come up with something new.)
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To: Smogger
Not as big of morons as the "public officials" that mistook a lite brite for an bomb.

Light-up bombs sound like something you'd expect from the Joker in a Batman comic book, not from a real terrorist.

163 posted on 02/01/2007 12:11:30 PM PST by steve-b (It's hard to be religious when certain people don't get struck by lightning.)
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To: teddyballgame
"Boston's reputation as a city of morons remains strong! :-)"

Ah, if you mean these two morons who tied up traffic all day with there stupid stndt then yeah, but nobody in Boston is laughing about this.

How about the Big Dig? Getting any yuks from that?

164 posted on 02/01/2007 12:11:58 PM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: ContemptofCourt
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.....

After reading these threads, I believe you.

165 posted on 02/01/2007 12:12:04 PM PST by Wormwood (Your Friendly Neighborhood Moderate)
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To: teddyballgame
Yup no one in Boston is laughing, but as this story gets more air time and people see and understand what went on many people will be laughing AT Boston.

I will say this, yet again El Paso too square and un hip to get AQUAed.
Having said that I don't stay up and watch any Adult Swim 'toons, but even the adds seem pretty raw sometimes.
166 posted on 02/01/2007 12:12:30 PM PST by thinkthenpost
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To: steve-b
The funniest part is the various news shows putting these gizmos on camera with the three little lights representing the upraised middle finger blacked out.


167 posted on 02/01/2007 12:13:15 PM PST by Constitution Day ("Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." Aldous Huxley)
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To: teddyballgame
teddy, I'd put the odds at 38 to 34 that these 2 walk.
168 posted on 02/01/2007 12:15:02 PM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: Lunatic Fringe
Remember how Bill Clinton was going to refuse to leave office, declare martial law, and declare himself King BJ???

When these folks wandered out of their bunkers on January 2nd, did anyone ever admit they were mistaken?

Or have they carried on unperturbed, merrily offering their sage predictions ever since?

169 posted on 02/01/2007 12:15:36 PM PST by Wormwood (Your Friendly Neighborhood Moderate)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

 

OMG!!!!!!A BOMB!!!!!!!!!!!

SOMEONE CALL THE BOSTON PD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

170 posted on 02/01/2007 12:21:57 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny
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To: Smogger

No i will spout off as i like. And i have made little bombs out of litebrites when i was a kid, so therefor a bomb can be anything. Once the cops blew the first one and realized it was not a bomb they called it a hoax and retracted all they had done.


171 posted on 02/01/2007 12:22:47 PM PST by ASH71
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To: Wormwood

There may be a few, but many of those posters have wandered off, they followed the notorious Michael Rivero among others to blogs and forums unknown to me.

The tin foil was fairly scarce around FR for a little while, but alas, we are now surrounded by those who see terror everywhere.

I love (must I note the sarcasm?) the ones among us begging to give the government more of our freedom for their security.


172 posted on 02/01/2007 12:25:41 PM PST by American_Centurion (No, I don't trust the government to automatically do the right thing.)
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To: ASH71
No i will spout off as i like. And i have made little bombs out of litebrites when i was a kid...

Alrighty then. You take care now.

173 posted on 02/01/2007 12:25:54 PM PST by Smogger (It's the WOT Stupid)
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To: ASH71
Once the cops blew the first one and realized it was not a bomb they called it a hoax and retracted all they had done.

They mis-named these billboards as hoaxes to justify their actions and the resulting persecution of the marketers.

I would have been FAR more impressed had the police simply apologized to all involved and asked that the remaining ads be taken down.

174 posted on 02/01/2007 12:26:58 PM PST by Wormwood (Your Friendly Neighborhood Moderate)
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To: BallyBill

Word!


175 posted on 02/01/2007 12:27:09 PM PST by jaime1959
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To: Lunatic Fringe
OK let me see. The left over neon signs will go for about $50,000 apiece on E-Bay. The publicity for the cartoons will generate $Millions in ad revenue. The two guys who do the hair routine will be rich before this is over, making appearances on the likes of Rosie and Good Morning America, the mayor of Boston will be widely known and probably get elected to Congress..... So if Turner pays the $750,000 cost and fines we can all be happy and go on with life....
176 posted on 02/01/2007 12:27:17 PM PST by Sleeping Freeper
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To: ASH71
"And i have made little bombs out of litebrites when i was a kid"

Really? NOT!

177 posted on 02/01/2007 12:28:31 PM PST by American_Centurion (No, I don't trust the government to automatically do the right thing.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

What does Turner have to do with this??? They gave an advertising contract to a rinky-dink firm. it was their call.


178 posted on 02/01/2007 12:30:38 PM PST by Lunatic Fringe (Yeah, yeah... my FReeper name is quite approriate, come up with something new.)
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To: American_Centurion
I love (must I note the sarcasm?) the ones among us begging to give the government more of our freedom for their security.

Fear sure makes the herd tractable, doesn't it.

179 posted on 02/01/2007 12:31:53 PM PST by Wormwood (Your Friendly Neighborhood Moderate)
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To: Lunatic Fringe
Boston has a history of mocking corrupt, inefficient, staid authority. These two weren't dressed as Indians and didn't cause any deliberate property damage, but the spirit is the same: shooting a bird at the diseased organs of power who would trample over them for the high crime of embarrassing the state.

Besides, I bet they know a lot about hair. The media types present were just wasting their time by harping on a subject the lawyer said was off-limits, when they had two willing hairologists to discuss hair with.

180 posted on 02/01/2007 12:34:07 PM PST by Caesar Soze
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To: Lunatic Fringe
If they're smart, they'll try to get a book contract before all this blows over.

Carolyn

181 posted on 02/01/2007 12:34:15 PM PST by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: CDHart
If they're smart, they'll try to get a book contract before all this blows over.

Hell, give them a TV series.

182 posted on 02/01/2007 12:38:47 PM PST by Wormwood (Your Friendly Neighborhood Moderate)
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To: American_Centurion

Really so, very easy actually. Just because you have a problem with it does not make it Not!


183 posted on 02/01/2007 12:40:05 PM PST by ASH71
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To: Lunatic Fringe

The MA State Troopers showed these signs up close on the local affiliate. The batteries were taped over with black electrical tape with wires hanging out of them. Some were fixed to bridges and highway overhangs. You guys can mock the the local police and security officals all you want but they erred on the sign of caution.

I frankly don't care how Boston is viewed. You can think these two nitwit potheads are the greatest thing since slice bread. I'll view them for who they are, moron high school dropouts, more concerned with their own noteriety than anything else.


184 posted on 02/01/2007 12:43:14 PM PST by teddyballgame (red man in a blue state)
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To: Holicheese

"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..."

But they weren't. Neither were they place on airliners, on nuclear facilities, or on fast-moving trucks driven by swarthy men screaming about how some guy named allahu is fubar.

Sorry, guys; not everything is related to 9/11 or politics.

It was a simple marketing thing. 5 brain cells to rub together should have sufficed for Boston officials to ascertain that this was not a threat -- the other cities where these things were placed didn't go into hysterics.

ATHF is a cartoon. A low-brow, funny cartoon, nothing more. By the day Boston's officials seem determined to prove that they fit the same classification.


185 posted on 02/01/2007 12:43:23 PM PST by No.6 (www.fourthfightergroup.com)
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To: Wormwood
The sensationalist Press, the hysterical State, and the paranoid Public all get skewered.

I'm all for a richly-deserved skewering, but IMO the press is not only sensationalist but complicit -- and the State is not hysterical but terrorist. The State incites and encourages fear, and then holds itself out to the terrorised public as their only hope. It's all about power. It's not that complicated.

186 posted on 02/01/2007 12:45:08 PM PST by Romulus (Quomodo sedet sola civitas plena populo.)
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To: relictele

Kids, they are 27 and 28, I think you are insane to think that people that age are kids.


187 posted on 02/01/2007 12:45:47 PM PST by Tessarie (Europe's brains immigrated to America 100 years ago.)
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To: No.6

"But they weren't. Neither were they place on airliners, on nuclear facilities, or on fast-moving trucks driven by swarthy men screaming about how some guy named allahu is fubar."

Ah, yeah but they were on bridges and highway overpasses.


188 posted on 02/01/2007 12:49:08 PM PST by teddyballgame (red man in a blue state)
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To: ASH71

Ok, feel free to inform me of what you did to turn a light bright in to a little bomb.

You can freepmail me in case you don't want the secret to get out to Al Queda.

I say NOT because I believe you are full of crap!


189 posted on 02/01/2007 12:50:45 PM PST by American_Centurion (No, I don't trust the government to automatically do the right thing.)
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To: Romulus
I'm all for a richly-deserved skewering, but IMO the press is not only sensationalist but complicit -- and the State is not hysterical but terrorist. The State incites and encourages fear, and then holds itself out to the terrorised public as their only hope. It's all about power. It's not that complicated.

Best post of this thread. It deserved to be repeated in BOLD.

190 posted on 02/01/2007 12:51:27 PM PST by Wormwood (Your Friendly Neighborhood Moderate)
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To: American_Centurion

I knew I could count on Howie Carr to set the record straight: http://news.bostonherald.com/columnists/view.bg?articleid=180462


191 posted on 02/01/2007 12:51:41 PM PST by teddyballgame (red man in a blue state)
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To: American_Centurion

No need for freepmail, i loaded it up with gunpowder and blew it up. Therefor it was a bomb.

Anything can be made into a bomb all you need is explosives.


192 posted on 02/01/2007 12:54:28 PM PST by ASH71
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To: Lunatic Fringe

Now you have stepped over the line.
Beerfest could be one of the greatest movies ever.
I know you will say its some french movie about homosexuals romping naked in Cannes, but its not.
If you have not seen Beerfest, I suggest you watch it and then you can talk.
Otherwise, go to Sundance and bring your Astroglide!


193 posted on 02/01/2007 12:55:42 PM PST by Holicheese (Beerfest could be the greatest movie ever made!)
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To: beltfed308

Littering at best? You have got to be kidding.


194 posted on 02/01/2007 12:58:54 PM PST by lapdog
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To: Wormwood

"I'm all for a richly-deserved skewering, but IMO the press is not only sensationalist but complicit -- and the State is not hysterical but terrorist. The State incites and encourages fear, and then holds itself out to the terrorised public as their only hope. It's all about power. It's not that complicated.
Best post of this thread. It deserved to be repeated in BOLD."

Ah, sometimes it's about something that looks like a bomb that's affixed to a bridge. The police invesitigate and the press reports it. No, it isn't complicated.


195 posted on 02/01/2007 12:59:39 PM PST by teddyballgame (red man in a blue state)
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To: ASH71
i loaded it up with gunpowder and blew it up

And you expect rational people to discuss this with you rationally..... umm ok.

196 posted on 02/01/2007 1:00:10 PM PST by American_Centurion (No, I don't trust the government to automatically do the right thing.)
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To: teddyballgame
Another Bostonian blubbering over this?

Color me surprised.

Yes, I'm being sarcastic.

197 posted on 02/01/2007 1:05:26 PM PST by American_Centurion (No, I don't trust the government to automatically do the right thing.)
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To: American_Centurion

Your the one who strung this out. I was making a simple example that anything can be a bomb. It is very simple.

um .... And your Rational?


198 posted on 02/01/2007 1:06:15 PM PST by ASH71
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To: American_Centurion

I said these morons probably made $20 on this. I stand corrected - they made $300.00. Thats gonna buy a lotta dope.


199 posted on 02/01/2007 1:08:11 PM PST by teddyballgame (red man in a blue state)
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To: Tessarie
I think you are insane to think that people that age are kids.

Climb down off your literally-minded high horse. My reference was to their relative youth and irreverence and the stuffy self-regarding seriousness of the press.

200 posted on 02/01/2007 1:09:38 PM PST by relictele
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