Terrorized by Gullibility


Public safety officials are all working together. There is no time for anyone to panic. We believe we have the situation in hand. Go about your business.

Two nights ago Peter Berdovsky and Sean Stevens were arrested in Boston for placing glowing electric signs of a cartoon character flipping the bird. Seriously. It was part of a guerilla marketing campaign across several cities, and they’d been in place for a while in Boston before a concerned citizen “took part in Homeland Security” and brought the area to a halt while the police blew up what amounts to a battery powered Lite Brite.

Yesterday they pled not guilty to disorderly conduct and placing, transferring or possessing a hoax device that “results in panic.” They then held a press conference on hairstyles of the 1970s.

Phillip Baron says it best: The press accuses of them of not taking it seriously but, in a sense, they’re taking it just as seriously as they ought to.

I posted this in February 2007 during week 1717.

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