Maybe I am rehashing what you have already heard, but the bureaucrats have once again narrowly saved us from certain (cartoon) terrorist doom.
There's this cartoon, called Aqua Teen
Hunger Terrorist Force. In it is this character named Ignignokt. As part of an advertising campaign, some circuit boards with flashing LEDs (of this character) were placed around Boston (and 10 other American cities, apparently). Someone in Boston mistook them for a bomb and well, the city went into lockdown while the bureaucrats came in to save the day...
...only to find out what is pretty obvious by just looking at these things: they're basically Lite-Brites not bombs.
But police officials said they contained circuit boards with components “consistent with an improvised explosive device.” Oooh.
So far this story is pretty funny, except the two people responsible for placing them were charged with “placing a hoax device” along with disorderly conduct. If you do not see the problem with that sentence, please look up the word hoax.
On the bright side – and bringing much humor back into this – the two held a press conference after being released today, and they talked exclusively about hair. This is a must-watch press conference.
“That's not a hair question.”
(image via laurenis)