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    Two plead not guilty to Boston hoax charges
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    : It's nice to see these two took the charges seriously.

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    Thursday, February 01, 2007

    [size=13pt]Boston Pranksters Press Conference On Their Hair[/size]

    Peter Berdovsky and Sean Stevens have had a hell of a week. These two performance artists were paid only $300 for their now infamous 'bomb-looking' promotional pieces for Turner Broadcasting and Cartoon Network to promote "Aqua Teen Hunger Force." After being arrested and spending a night in jail, Peter and Sean held a press conference for the hungry press. Too bad for the anxious reports that the duo had been advised against speaking but took the opportunity to talk about hair.


    Two men who authorities say were paid to place the devices around the city pleaded not guilty Thursday to placing a hoax device and disorderly conduct. Peter Berdovsky, 27, and Sean Stevens, 28, were released on $2,500 cash bond — apparently amused by the situation, even though they face up to five years in prison.

    They met reporters and TV cameras and launched into a nonsensical discussion of hair styles of the 1970s


    [size=12pt]Watch the video of the Press Conference[/size]

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    No wonder there's a panic, what a terrifying picture.

    [img width=400 height=190]http://msnbcmedia1.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/070131/070131_boston_hlarg_3p.hlarge.jpg[/img]

    Bunch of pansy dimply buttocks.
    yeah what a bunch of babies. i mean, all they did was essentially shut down a major metropolitan area and force hundreds of thousands of dollars to be wasted on police, anti-terrorism units, SWAT teams, etc. not to mention the fact that mentally/emotionally thousands of people at least temporarily thought that their city was the center of a terrorist plot. cmon. big deal. suck it up...

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    No wonder there's a panic, what a terrifying picture.

    [img width=400 height=190]http://msnbcmedia1.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/070131/070131_boston_hlarg_3p.hlarge.jpg[/img]

    Bunch of pansy dimply buttocks.
    yeah what a bunch of babies. i mean, all they did was essentially shut down a major metropolitan area and force hundreds of thousands of dollars to be wasted on police, anti-terrorism units, SWAT teams, etc. not to mention the fact that mentally/emotionally thousands of people at least temporarily thought that their city was the center of a terrorist plot. cmon. big deal. suck it up...
    Therein lies the question.
    Who is stupider?
    The people that panic without investigation over the advertisement of a cartoon or the people that chose that method of advertisement.
    I tend to go with the side of genius in marketing being more intelligent than the spineless that panic without a superficial investigation that would easily reveal the source.
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    They got exactly what they wanted more publicity then they would have gotten in 10 years without doing this, and the show will have more followers then they could have dreamed of and the rating will go through the roof and they will make millions from this.
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    This is absolutely ridiculous on the part of Boston officials.
    Two guys put up light bright signs of a cartoon and they're treated like terrorists.
    Not only that, but the entire city gets shut down over this.
    Its a pretty sad state of affairs these days.


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    The were a bit more that light bright signs.
    They had a crudely wired battery attached to it and several components hidden by duct tape.
    Believe it or not, they looked rather similar to an IED.
    Plus they put them up in areas that would make sense to stick a bomb - under bridges, at busy intersections.

    It wasn't the sign that bothered people, it was the electronics attached to it.
    And Aqua Teen isn't exactly mainstream media, so the mooninite was far from recognizable by the general public.

    You can criticize the Boston officials all you want, but realize that they probably got reports of multiple electronic devices with a character making an obscene gesture placed in strategic locations around the city.
    Not clearing the area and sending in EOD would have been irresponsible.

    And the entire city wasn't shut down like some people are claiming.
    The scare caused some subway service to be suspended and closed a road.
    Subway service and a couple of highways is hardly the entire city of Boston.
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    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    The were a bit more that light bright signs.
    They had a crudely wired battery attached to it and several components hidden by duct tape.
    Believe it or not, they looked rather similar to an IED.
    Plus they put them up in areas that would make sense to stick a bomb - under bridges, at busy intersections.

    It wasn't the sign that bothered people, it was the electronics attached to it.
    And Aqua Teen isn't exactly mainstream media, so the mooninite was far from recognizable by the general public.

    You can criticize the Boston officials all you want, but realize that they probably got reports of multiple electronic devices with a character making an obscene gesture placed in strategic locations around the city.
    Not clearing the area and sending in EOD would have been irresponsible.

    And the entire city wasn't shut down like some people are claiming.
    The scare caused some subway service to be suspended and closed a road.
    Subway service and a couple of highways is hardly the entire city of Boston.
    EXACTLY

    to say otherwise is ridiculous. regardless of what they look like (light bright signs? ok) they were placed in locations that made them very suspicious: on the sides of bridges, near hospitals, etc. the only "sad state of affairs" aceclown is that people think its a joke, and prophet, people are spineless for overreacting??? are you effing kidding me? how the hell are people supposed to react when the see unfamiliar black metal things taped to bridges and train stations throughout their city?


    a quote from a local paper:

    What hogwash. Police have better things to do than watch cartoons in the wee hours. They react on instinct, and their responsibility is to assume trouble, not carefree pranks. Not when strange devices are found on bridges.

    If it was so easy to determine that the governor, mayor and police were overreacting, why didn't Web surfers telephone police to alert them? Why did Turner Broadcasting not bother to phone the mayor until 3:30 p.m., although CNN, another Turner property, had been reporting the story unfolding in Boston for hours?

    How do ya like them apples?!

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