Thursday, February 01, 2007

Aqua Teen

Well, now that everyone on the planet knows what Aqua Teen Hunger Force is, the question must be asked: was this a good guerrilla marketing campaign, or a bad one? I mean, it brought exposure to the show, and more people are probably going to be curious about it. But on the other hand, the dudes behind the marketing might go to jail. There are some great gems in this story, here's a few choice quotes:
Assistant Attorney General John Grossman called the light boards "bomblike" devices and said that if they had been explosive they could have damaged transportation infrastructure in the city.

IF they had been explosive, the devices could've damaged stuff. Explosions cause damage? Ya think?

In a news conference, Rich told reporters he had advised his clients not to discuss the incident. Stevens and Berdovsky took the podium and said they were taking questions only about haircuts in the 1970s.

When a reporter accused them of not taking the situation seriously, Stevens responded, "We're taking it very seriously." Asked another question about the case, Stevens reiterated they were answering questions only about hair and accused the reporter of not taking him and Berdovsky seriously.

Reporters did not relent and as they continued, Berdovsky disregarded their queries, saying, "That's not a hair question. I'm sorry."

I don't know what to say about that - it's just awesome. I wish the mainstream media had the cajones to ask them about different afro styles.

"It had a very sinister appearance," Coakley told reporters. "It had a battery behind it, and wires."
That's an entire paragraph. It had a battery AND WIRES?!?!? OH MY GOD THESE PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO COMPLETE A CIRCUIT!!!!

Turner said the devices have been in place for two or three weeks in Boston; New York City; Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; Atlanta, Georgia; Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; Austin, Texas; San Francisco, California; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

"We haven't had any calls to 911 regarding this," Seattle police spokesman Sean Whitcomb told AP on Wednesday.

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