It looks like what it is even in the daylight.
Man I would have tried to steal it.
Remember the dancing coke cans?
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!
And the Boston cops blew them up "as a precaution."
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.