Thursday, February 01, 2007

Just Slide With It

Big news: Apparently the good people over at Aqua Teen Hunger Force initiated a guerilla marketing campaign (nice co-opting of the term "guerilla" by a massive corporation) involving a bunch of light-up LED ads of the Mooninites (see below) posted on the streets of cities throughout the country. No one complained about them for three weeks. But in Boston someone decided they were bombs, and bomb-squads were scrambled, bridges were shut down, and boat traffic was halted as bomb experts spent several hours blowing up these ads.

Many Boston government officials are outraged. I have a feeling that they're mostly pissed off at themselves for being such dumbasses about the whole thing.
"It had a very sinister appearance," Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley told reporters. "It had a battery behind it, and wires."

Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis called it "unconscionable" that the marketing campaign was executed in a post 9/11 era.

But of course, no one mentioned that none of the other cities involved in the campaign felt the need to stop all traffic and destroy a bunch of nite-brite displays of cartoon characters giving the finger.I can understand being pissed off. But check this out:
Rep. Ed Markey, a Boston-area congressman, said, "Whoever thought this up needs to find another job."

What's ol' Ed Markey thinkin? Any advertiser who gets your company up on all the national news is the best in the biz. I mean I wasn't all that interested in the new season of Aqua Teen, but now I'll probably watch a few just to see the adult swim guys make fun of Boston.

Here's a video put together by the hipster smart-asses responsible for the mayhem.


So I have a big series of nostalgic posts planned relating to the variety of Sega Genesis games I rented in my more innocent years. I'm thinking maybe they could be kind of a seperate category, referenced in the sidebar, ala the Coach's music posts. Do you suppose this sort of thing would be more appropriate for superblog or the Manly Mustaches? I'm leaning towards Manly Mustaches right now, but what do ya'll think?

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At 4:53 PM, February 03, 2007, Blogger Kid C said...

More appropriate for 'Staches, because I don't read Superblog.

At 8:49 PM, February 03, 2007, Blogger mayah said...

my TA for media contexts did her undergrad or her master's at emory in atlanta, which is where they do adult swim/aqua teen, and she knew all the aqua teen people. the guy who did the voice for meatwad used to come to parties. she says they're some crazy motherfuckers.


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