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A Broken Heart For Every Light Pulled Down In Boston

Feb 01, 2007 in Uncategorized

Since I’m not in Boston, I don’t have any first hand experience with how the Mooninite invasion was handled in Boston. From what I’ve read, though, I have no issues with the way the city handled the event and think that the mayor, governor, and everybody else involved are justifiably pissed at Turner.

I was thinking about writing something more, but then I saw Andy Ihnatko’s take and decided to just quote-and-link:

Doug, I’m just asking that you take a moment to imagine a world in which somebody might have looked at this and not immediately thought “An electronic advertisement for Aqua Teen Hunger Force; specifically, an image of ‘Ignignokt,’ one of its misguided Mooninite characters. How artfully sardonic!”

An alternative reaction might have been — and I’m not insisting that this is the only credible one, mind you, merely tabling it as a possibility — “A weird, handmade device crudely fastened to a bridge support; should I maybe phone somebody about this?”

And once “weird handmade device crudely fastened to a bridge support” makes it to a police switchboard, there’s a predictable chain of events.

Thank you, Andy.