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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: American_Centurion

"Seems to me they have brilliantly, with the help of Moron media and some police stupidity, turned a cheap marketing gimmick into national news and they did it unintentionally. They have their 15 minutes, I suspect these "slackers" will probably use it to make themselves worth much more money for their advertising ideas. You ticked off because you pissed away your 15?"

Hardly. These two morons were hired - probably for about $20 by a marketing firm to place these ads. They'll got back to smoking dope and playing hacky-sack if they don't go to jail.


51 posted on 02/01/2007 11:13:50 AM PST by teddyballgame (red man in a blue state)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

52 posted on 02/01/2007 11:13:55 AM PST by Dallas59 (HAPPY NEW YEAR 2007!)
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To: Smogger

Remember the dancing coke cans?


53 posted on 02/01/2007 11:13:59 AM PST by beltfed308 (Democrats :Tough on Taxpayers, Soft on Terrorism)
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To: Holicheese
Gorilla marketing!

Gorilla marketing? Is the zoo coming to town? It's guerilla marketing. I think we need to pass a law banning anything that makes us a little uncomfortable. After all, it's all about your comfort isn't it?

Guerrilla Marketing has become a landmark book in 41 languages for one simple reason: it works like no other marketing: to maximize your profits and minimize your investment.

Small and large businesses alike have applied the principles of Guerrilla Marketing because of their simplicity, common sense, and record of being proven in action. One of the main reasons that businesses fail is lack of marketing insight. Guerrilla Marketing provides that insight

With 14 million copies of Guerrilla Marketing books sold worldwide, and the many university MBA programs offering Guerrilla Marketing, this is now far beyond an opinion. Guerrilla Marketing is the best known marketing brand in history.

GMarketing

Oh my God!!! MBA programs in it?!? How dare they!!! Don't these MBA programs realize it's after 9/11....Let's pass a law against it!!

54 posted on 02/01/2007 11:14:02 AM PST by billbears (Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --Santayana)
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To: massgopguy

Not even a valid comparison.

Throw your straw man somewhere else.

I didn't pick stuff up when I was on patrol in Macedonia, Bosnia, Kuwait, or Afghanistan either.

But hey, if you want to continue your Moc Hoa flashbacks, and freak out whenever your agent orang acts up Eddie, don't let me stop ya.


55 posted on 02/01/2007 11:14:33 AM PST by American_Centurion (No, I don't trust the government to automatically do the right thing.)
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To: OldFriend

Nothing a beating and haircut wouldn't fix.


56 posted on 02/01/2007 11:14:41 AM PST by teddyballgame (red man in a blue state)
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To: Smogger

57 posted on 02/01/2007 11:14:51 AM PST by Lunatic Fringe (Yeah, yeah... my FReeper name is quite approriate, come up with something new.)
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To: American_Centurion
And speaking of drop kicking.

Long ago.....an officer drop kicked a paper bag lying in the street outside Fraunce's Tavern in NYC.

Would you care to know about the horrific injuries he sustained when the bomb planted inside that innocent paper bag blew up and nearly killed him.

58 posted on 02/01/2007 11:14:55 AM PST by OldFriend (Swiftboating - Sinking a politician's Ship of Fools by Torpedoes of Truth)
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To: DBrow
The media demanded a press conference, and their lawyer advised them not to talk about "the events of yesterday"- so this was the result.It is pretty funny.

Go ahead and laugh.These worthless punks don't help elect *your* governor or *your* senators or *your* Congresscritter.

59 posted on 02/01/2007 11:15:06 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism."-Karl Marx)
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To: pennboricua
Normal items with batteries and wires hanging from the main board.

Why sure, I see those at the train station, under the bridge, right in downtown.....all the time.

NOT

60 posted on 02/01/2007 11:16:33 AM PST by OldFriend (Swiftboating - Sinking a politician's Ship of Fools by Torpedoes of Truth)
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To: HoustonCurmudgeon

Over reacting is precisely what causes high cost, foolishness, loss of liberty, and ulcers.

I am very careful as I move about the world and work in a highly dangerous line. I do not however over react, I leave that to others.


61 posted on 02/01/2007 11:18:04 AM PST by HoustonCurmudgeon
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To: pennboricua

Over reacting is precisely what causes high cost, foolishness, loss of liberty, and ulcers.

I am very careful as I move about the world and work in a highly dangerous line. I do not however over react, I leave that to others.


62 posted on 02/01/2007 11:18:46 AM PST by HoustonCurmudgeon
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To: Lunatic Fringe
Video of "Hair Guys" Building and Placing "Bombs"
63 posted on 02/01/2007 11:19:14 AM PST by Dallas59 (HAPPY NEW YEAR 2007!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

"These worthless punks don't help elect *your* governor "

No, but if people in Mass can remember that long, these kids may help elect the next one.


64 posted on 02/01/2007 11:19:14 AM PST by DBrow
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To: teddyballgame

What he means is Gen X'ers are well into their 30s by now. These guys are Gen Y'ers, or Baby ReBoomers, or whatever the heck they're being called now.

I thought the press conference was funny, in that anything that makes the media look stupid is alright by me.


65 posted on 02/01/2007 11:19:15 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: Dallas59

LOL, now that's an instant classic. These guys may need a raise for the amount of media they've created for this movie. When it does come out, I'd think quite a few news station will probably do a short story about the movie and tying it to Boston


66 posted on 02/01/2007 11:19:20 AM PST by billbears (Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --Santayana)
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To: HoustonCurmudgeon

Then you should leave disposal of what could be a bomb to those fools that have chosen that task.


67 posted on 02/01/2007 11:20:42 AM PST by pennboricua
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To: Smogger

They are on sale now on EBay. There was one for $5k.
In all honesty, for many of us, this has no meaning. Kind of like a poster of Bobby Sherman to you.
Just because it looks innocent now, it didn't at that time.
Someone made the point about the teddy bear in Vietnam. The Soviets drop tons of toys with small mines in them all over Afghanastan.
"It looked like a toy to me." Said the kid with one hand!


68 posted on 02/01/2007 11:22:14 AM PST by Holicheese (Beerfest could be the greatest movie ever made!)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

These guys are not funny.

I'm not laughing.

I hope they spend jail time. What is more I hope the idiots who devised this plan spend jail time AND suffer financially.


69 posted on 02/01/2007 11:23:26 AM PST by Artemis Webb (All Truth is God's Truth...regardless of the source.)
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To: OldFriend

Some people should stay inside for the rest of their lives, Kinda like Monk's brother.

Feel free to be as paranoid as you feel necessary, but please don't use the power of the state to increase your safety at the expense of my freedom.

Just because EVERYTHING looks like a bomb to you does not mean I give a #$%! K?


70 posted on 02/01/2007 11:25:19 AM PST by American_Centurion (No, I don't trust the government to automatically do the right thing.)
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To: billbears

Have you been an ass all your life or is this something new.
Its got nothing to do with comfort. How would you be feeling today if you had been sitting in that traffic jam in Boston because these little pie-holes pulled this stupid stunt.


71 posted on 02/01/2007 11:26:08 AM PST by Holicheese (Beerfest could be the greatest movie ever made!)
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To: Holicheese

It has little meaning to me. I don't watch much Adult Swim. But it does look like a battery powered neon sign to me. Prolly look real nice in my den.


72 posted on 02/01/2007 11:26:09 AM PST by Smogger (It's the WOT Stupid)
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To: American_Centurion
>>>Any Maroon could see that this WAS NO BOMB!<<<

And that's because every innocent person walking along TWO BRIDGES, ONE OVERPASS, AND ONE UNIVERSITY BASEMENT is a card carrying, highly trained and certified munitions expert. On the local news, they just seemed like regular people, who knew?

The snide low antics of these two DUers (I'd bet my eye teeth!) is indicative of the Gen X culture. I'm surprised that we have so many here. That "inside joke" superior attitude just made me see red. Those two little snotnoses should be in jail, headed for prison.

TWO BRIDGES ONE OVERPASS ONE UNIVERSITY BASEMENT. Think about it. For a movie promotion?
73 posted on 02/01/2007 11:26:17 AM PST by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: American_Centurion

Are you mr. hair's brother?


74 posted on 02/01/2007 11:26:18 AM PST by OldFriend (Swiftboating - Sinking a politician's Ship of Fools by Torpedoes of Truth)
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To: massgopguy

Oh good god, quit trying to portray this as a threat!!!

When terrorists start planting bombs on bridges and subways in America, then you'll have a point. The fact is that you fell for the hysterical media coverage and now you are trying to justify your fear by presenting these absurd hypotheticals.


75 posted on 02/01/2007 11:27:14 AM PST by Lunatic Fringe (Yeah, yeah... my FReeper name is quite approriate, come up with something new.)
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To: pennboricua
I do leave it to them, but like all government and government officials, I feel no restraint in telling them they are foolish. I have told that to Congressmen, my city council, state reps, school board, and now you. Being an American I have that right, not being a sheep I will exercise it. I will, this evening, write the Boston bomb squad, because goodness knows they need some help.
76 posted on 02/01/2007 11:27:54 AM PST by HoustonCurmudgeon
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To: Holicheese
How would you be feeling today if you had been sitting in that traffic jam in Boston because these little pie-holes pulled this stupid stunt.

I'd be po'ed at the paid professionals who misidentified a LED sign and let the situation get out of control.

77 posted on 02/01/2007 11:28:33 AM PST by beltfed308 (Democrats :Tough on Taxpayers, Soft on Terrorism)
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To: billbears; All
Kind of funny? They're hilarious!! Hairstyles of the 70s? Talking about bangs getting long? LOL

Hey,all you folks who think this was funny...

Next time you're in Manhattan,make it a point to visit the observation deck at the Empire State Building wearing a phony getup around your midsection that looks like a suicide belt...and be sure there are plenty of wires,etc.

And when you're in the elevator going up,unzip your jacket and yell "Allah akbar!

I'll wager that New Yorkers will get a real laugh of of your harmless stunt.

(If you want,you can substitute Grand Central Station for the ESB if you're afraid of heights)

78 posted on 02/01/2007 11:29:04 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism."-Karl Marx)
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To: Lunatic Fringe
The media and local police helped spread the panic, and now they are browbeating a couple guys who did nothing wrong.

I haven't read down thread yet, but I'm surprised to hear this take so early in the thread.

I agree with you.

79 posted on 02/01/2007 11:29:53 AM PST by Mr.Unique ("Are you gonna propose? Because if you're not, quit staring at me!")
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To: American_Centurion
Just because EVERYTHING looks like a bomb to you does not mean I give a #$%! K?

Only to morons in Boston (and select Freepers who are possibly Boston natives.) Elsewhere, in New York, LA, Seattle, Atlanta, etc. No one panicked or called 911.

I love this ebay description. The guy comes outside sees it and his first thought is to steal it. LOL!

On Ebay

80 posted on 02/01/2007 11:30:01 AM PST by Smogger (It's the WOT Stupid)
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To: ishabibble

Just goes to show you that some people have forgotten 9/11/2001....


81 posted on 02/01/2007 11:30:13 AM PST by Dallas59 (HAPPY NEW YEAR 2007!)
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To: American_Centurion

I don't have flash backs wise ass. I was just going through some material of commonly used booby traps used by the VC. They liked toys.


82 posted on 02/01/2007 11:30:53 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Holicheese
Even so, you see a circuit board, wire and batteries hanging from a bridge span and you wouldn't be concerned? Then you are a dope.

So because most people have the common sense to not be an hysterical girl about this, they're dopes? LOL.

"Oh, look that man wearing the towel around his head and an explosive belt has a smiley face button on his suicide tunic...He must be a nice fellow doing Gorilla marketing! Maybe he would like to come home for dinner and meet my virgin daughter!"

Not EVEN close, buddy. And it was guerrilla marketing.

THIS is 'Gorilla' marketing.


83 posted on 02/01/2007 11:31:34 AM PST by Lunatic Fringe (Yeah, yeah... my FReeper name is quite approriate, come up with something new.)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

That's a chimpanzee.


84 posted on 02/01/2007 11:32:49 AM PST by Artemis Webb (All Truth is God's Truth...regardless of the source.)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

That was pretty good. I'm surprised the news media didn't just walk away. They're about as intelligent as the cops in Boston.


85 posted on 02/01/2007 11:32:55 AM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: teddyballgame

These guys aren't 'Gen-Xers'. The Gen-X generation is now well into their 30s and early 40s.


86 posted on 02/01/2007 11:33:00 AM PST by Lunatic Fringe (Yeah, yeah... my FReeper name is quite approriate, come up with something new.)
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To: HoustonCurmudgeon

That is the wonderful thing about this country, I totally disagree with you as well, in my case I pray that the Police and other security personnel, exercise whatever due diligence they feel will quarantee their safe return home.


87 posted on 02/01/2007 11:33:34 AM PST by pennboricua
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To: Smogger

It looks like a battery powered neon sign whan its shown close up with good lighting. When its hanging up on a bridge column in the day light all you can not see what oits supposed to be.
Again, he guy on the airplane had a bomb in his sneakers.


88 posted on 02/01/2007 11:33:58 AM PST by Holicheese (Beerfest could be the greatest movie ever made!)
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To: Dallas59

LOL!!! That's hilarious!


89 posted on 02/01/2007 11:34:36 AM PST by Lunatic Fringe (Yeah, yeah... my FReeper name is quite approriate, come up with something new.)
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To: ishabibble

No it simply proves Boston is chock full of sub-maroons.

No one panicked in the other cities during the previous 3 weeks the sign were in use. Hmmmmm? Maybe Boston should import some of the millions of NYC certified munitions experts who recognized the devices in their city weren't bombs?


90 posted on 02/01/2007 11:34:46 AM PST by American_Centurion (No, I don't trust the government to automatically do the right thing.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

What a non-sequitar.


91 posted on 02/01/2007 11:35:33 AM PST by Smogger (It's the WOT Stupid)
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To: Lunatic Fringe
There was a movie made in Boston called Blown Away. The Boston Bomb Squad assisted as a technical adviser. The protagonist, an IRA guy set up his bombs throughout the city in similar situations.There were also two dummy pipe bombs found at the Longfellow Bridge and a hospital at the same time the BPD was dealing with the Lite-Brites.
92 posted on 02/01/2007 11:35:51 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy
I was just going through some material of commonly used booby traps used by the VC.

Which one of these guys was VC?

93 posted on 02/01/2007 11:36:10 AM PST by Mr.Unique ("Are you gonna propose? Because if you're not, quit staring at me!")
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To: American_Centurion
"Then I'll incite bystanders to laugh them into so much shame the idiot seriously considers suicide."

That's the ticket! The most dangerous combination in America is authority and stupidity.

94 posted on 02/01/2007 11:36:17 AM PST by D.P.Roberts
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To: Holicheese
How would you be feeling today if you had been sitting in that traffic jam in Boston because these little pie-holes pulled this stupid stunt.

I would be rather upset. At the simplistic government officials that can't tell a Lite-Brite from a 'device'. Perhaps you haven't looked around of late (like the past 10 years) but advertising has to be catchy, curious, and a little different than the 'other guys'. Again, this 'stunt' had been done in multiple cities. And yet no problems in any other city. Just Boston.

95 posted on 02/01/2007 11:36:27 AM PST by billbears (Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --Santayana)
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To: massgopguy
It's 1969, you're on The Point of a patrol in Moc Hoa. You see a Yogi Bear Doll on the street. A familiar kid's toy. It's cute. Do you pick it up?

You're comparing a jungle war patrol booby trap to a lite-brite movie handbill?

Get a grip on yourself.


And change your panties, I think you wet 'em.

96 posted on 02/01/2007 11:37:04 AM PST by Petronski (Who am I and why am I here?)
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To: Holicheese

What the hell does a sneaker bomb have to do with a lite brite?


97 posted on 02/01/2007 11:37:33 AM PST by Smogger (It's the WOT Stupid)
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To: Gay State Conservative

. . . because wearing Muslim attire and screaming "Allah Akbar!" is really the equivalent of placing homemade Lite Brites showing cartoon characters in open areas. Got it.


98 posted on 02/01/2007 11:38:00 AM PST by LanPB01
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To: Gay State Conservative
Next time you're in Manhattan,make it a point to visit the observation deck at the Empire State Building wearing a phony getup around your midsection that looks like a suicide belt...and be sure there are plenty of wires,etc.

There is a big difference... they weren't TRYING to make it look like a bomb. Geez, can you people who are desperately trying to make the terror connection not see that?

99 posted on 02/01/2007 11:38:12 AM PST by Lunatic Fringe (Yeah, yeah... my FReeper name is quite approriate, come up with something new.)
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To: Smogger
Only a moron would think that a terrorist is going to plant a bomb in something small that is meant to be conspicuous, and too high up to cause any casualties.

So anyone who is less than 100% able to recognize, at a glance, whether an item is benign or harmful is a moron? And anyone unable to instantly and accurately calculate potential casualties that might be caused by an unrecognized item is also a moron?

Would a moron be able to recognize guerrilla and viral marketing on an online discussion forum? You seem emotionally invested in painting this as an either/or situation where one party is to blame.

From my viewpoint, there's plenty of idiocy to go around. The marketing company was grossly irresponsible AND the law enforcement response AND media response was grossly out of whack. But then, that's just a moron's viewpoint because I'm not qualified to bet anyone's life on my ability to recognize the latest in IED technology or to calculate its efficacy at a glance.

100 posted on 02/01/2007 11:38:24 AM PST by Eroteme
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