I have been reading a bunch of articles about the people of Boston being scared $H!tless because of some viral ads for the cartoon show Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
This is what cased the panic
Now I ask when you see this what is he first thing that came into your mind? Is it hey why is that cartoon character giving me the finger? or hey its the guy from that one show.
sadly it seems some idiots in Boston thought...oh my god terrorist. But hey one stupid dumby wouldn't really be much news, it's the fact that a bunch of morons that hold office seem to have thought the same way.
These ads where places in cities all across America but only in Boston, did some call the bomb squad to take them down.
The two people that were hired by Turner Broadcasting to place the ads are now facing the possibility of going to jail.
Assistant Attorney General John Grossman says that "It's clear the intent was to get attention by causing fear and unrest that there was a bomb in that location,"
but really was that these two guy ideal? It's really hard to make that jump in logic. They wanted people to see it yes...but it's hard to see how any one would think that was a bomb. Instead of just "what is that character and why is it flicking me the bird?"
Mayor Thomas Menino stated "It is outrageous, in a post 9/11 world, that a company would use this type of marketing scheme,"
he is right about one thing, this is outrageous. but the problem isn't the marketing tactic it's the fact that after 9/11 America seems to have turned into a land of really jumpy scaredy cat punks.
it's a shame this reminds me of when some high school students made blocks like the ones that can be found in the video game Super Mario Brothers and people panic thinking it was a terrorist attack.
It's time for us as a nation to Man up...street art isn't an act of terrorism...vandalism maybe but not terror.
Middle America please:
STOP BEING A AFFRIAD OF EVERYTHING THAT YOU SEE AND DON'T UNDERSTAND!!!
Acting like the people of Boston just did only gives the terrorist a win with out them having to do a damn thing.
in a post 9/11 world we have to remember that terrorist want use scared and it is clear by the way people acted about this we are still living in a state of fear. And that is what they wanted.
So please stop giving into the terrorist. next time you see something like street art or marketing don't jump to the conclusion that it has to be terrorist and go on your day.