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post #31 of 44
I found it pretty funny. Hey the little guys look weird and flippen me the middle finger is a bit odd but COME ON!!!! I dont think terrorist have a sense of humor.
post #32 of 44
I think it was an overreaction. They could have closed off the area around the first location, sure, but once they saw it was a lite brite, that could have been the end of it. Now they're overreacting again, probably because they don't want to look silly by backing off.

I think your thought about the collective guilt complex is interesting. I try not to fly in or out of Logan anymore too. Coming back from Europe was an ordeal at that airport
post #33 of 44
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom View Post
These things were in 9 other cities as well... what is different about Boston?
That's exactly what I thought. And one of the major cities that was "infested" with these advertisements was New York City. Don't give me that Boston was the most affected city when 9/11 occurred. NYC didn't have a hissy fit about these little thingies, and they are also on hyper-alert.

Sorry, Boston overreacted. Like others said, check out one or a couple, but you don't have to put the whole city in a panic due to a little dude that looks like he's from Space Invaders flipping the bird.
post #34 of 44
Boston is just embarrassed for being so stupid- so they are retaliating. Shesh, those things had been up for three weeks and they just now noticed them. They've been up in something like 11 other cities. I seriously think the city is retaliating because they feel like tools.
post #35 of 44
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Originally Posted by valanhb View Post
Don't give me that Boston was the most affected city when 9/11 occurred. NYC didn't have a hissy fit about these little thingies, and they are also on hyper-alert.
Just in case I was not clear...I was not trying to say that Boston was the most affected, nor was I offering an opinion as to whether the reaction was justified or unjustified. What I was trying to get across is that MBTA appears to feel responsible for allowing 9/11 to happen since if they had had better security in place, those hijackers might not have been able to fly the planes into the WTC and this has made them go to extremes since then about major arteries, bridges, tunnels, etc that are anywhere near the airport. Since the city is so small, that pretty much means everywhere in Boston.
post #36 of 44
I see both sides of this really - part of me thinks it's really silly... well, most of me does. And I think Boston overreacted, and also are feeling embarassed for not catching it for three weeks in the first place. At the same time tho, the ppl who put it there had no malicious intent, and it's ridiculous to behave as if they did. It was advertisements for a show - that's it. They should get a warning, and thats all. They didn't intend to alarm anyone, and it makes me angry the way some officials in Boston are saying things like they "wanted to scare people". horsefeathers. They wanted to advertise their show, that's all. It might not have been the smartest idea, but it's not criminal intent, either.

On the other hand, I do understand that the cops are charged with protecting the public, and that since 9/11, ppl are on edge, they have to check out everything.. I really do understand that. But I just feel that, now that we know it wasn't a bomb, and there was no malicious intent, the city needs to just let it go.
post #37 of 44
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Originally Posted by arcadian girl View Post
I see both sides of this really - part of me thinks it's really silly... well, most of me does. And I think Boston overreacted, and also are feeling embarassed for not catching it for three weeks in the first place. At the same time tho, the ppl who put it there had no malicious intent, and it's ridiculous to behave as if they did. It was advertisements for a show - that's it. They should get a warning, and thats all. They didn't intend to alarm anyone, and it makes me angry the way some officials in Boston are saying things like they "wanted to scare people". horsefeathers. They wanted to advertise their show, that's all. It might not have been the smartest idea, but it's not criminal intent, either.

On the other hand, I do understand that the cops are charged with protecting the public, and that since 9/11, ppl are on edge, they have to check out everything.. I really do understand that. But I just feel that, now that we know it wasn't a bomb, and there was no malicious intent, the city needs to just let it go.
Well said.
post #38 of 44
Haha, I just posted about this in the other forum...I saw one on the train platform and my first reaction was not "Oh no, a bomb" it was "Oh cool! Someone rigged a lite brite up to the train station and it's giving us all the finger!"

As of today, they have sadly all been taken down in Chicago. Well, other than the 15 or so that have evidently been stolen.
post #39 of 44
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Originally Posted by lionessrampant View Post
. Well, other than the 15 or so that have evidently been stolen.

See i know someone would be stealing them,
hmm have to check ebay and see if someone put one up for sale yet.
post #40 of 44
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Originally Posted by EricaNicole View Post
I found it pretty funny. Hey the little guys look weird and flippen me the middle finger is a bit odd but COME ON!!!! I dont think terrorist have a sense of humor.

i think it says someplace they are not allowed to have fun or do anything with style.

Look if they had placed them in bag, or backpacks with something that made ticking sound(however that is only in the movies) something like that,, that would be bad,
i really dont get how people could think they were a bomb.

better safe then sorry yes i agree, there was no attempt here to start a panic.
post #41 of 44
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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
See i know someone would be stealing them,
hmm have to check ebay and see if someone put one up for sale yet.
I wouldn't be surprised!!!


I heard about this again on the radio this morning. I can already see what will happen.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but it was just the little Atari-like computer guy lit up right? No indication that it was from Cartoon Network or Adult Swim or ATHF right?

Basically if you look through the history books, radio use to be commercial-less. Until Orsen wells read the War of the Worlds script. People that tuned into that AFTER the announcement was made that it was a script paniced because they thought that alien WERE invading. It cause panic in some cities, even though there was no alien attack.

In the a law was passed that radio shows had to take a commercial break every X minutes to prevent this type of panic again.

Where am I going with that story? Basically now I can see some sort of law (whether its just Boston or the entire U.S.) that ANY type of advertisement will have to indicate in writing what it is for. The computer guy will have to have "Adult Swim" or "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" written somewhere on it the next time it advertises.
post #42 of 44
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Originally Posted by lunasmom View Post
I wouldn't be surprised!!!


I heard about this again on the radio this morning. I can already see what will happen.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but it was just the little Atari-like computer guy lit up right? No indication that it was from Cartoon Network or Adult Swim or ATHF right?

Basically if you look through the history books, radio use to be commercial-less. Until Orsen wells read the War of the Worlds script. People that tuned into that AFTER the announcement was made that it was a script paniced because they thought that alien WERE invading. It cause panic in some cities, even though there was no alien attack.

In the a law was passed that radio shows had to take a commercial break every X minutes to prevent this type of panic again.

Where am I going with that story? Basically now I can see some sort of law (whether its just Boston or the entire U.S.) that ANY type of advertisement will have to indicate in writing what it is for. The computer guy will have to have "Adult Swim" or "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" written somewhere on it the next time it advertises.
I think this whole thing is hilarious. Massachusetts and Boston looks like a laughing stock now though. How can you confuse a lite-brite with a bomb or other device? Although, to be fair to the authorities, these days you never know. I just think they're taking it alittle bit too far. The whole lawsuit is just to cover up for them feeling stupid. You would think that if New York didn't react badly to this, there is no problem.
post #43 of 44
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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
See i know someone would be stealing them,
hmm have to check ebay and see if someone put one up for sale yet.
Here you go!! Now on eBay!!
post #44 of 44
I can't understand why that would cause terrorist talk. I see why some people might find it offensive but as far as I'm concerned, I can see it making some people call the cops and complain about it but that shouldn't really cause any terrorist talk
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