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  • February 01, 2007
    By David S. Bernstein

    Tom Menino is right to say that Turner Broadcasting bears some culpability for the cost and stress of yesterday’s Mooninite-induced bomb scare. But is that corporation really deserving of the fury that he’s unleashing at them?

    Consider that when the city has screwed up in the past, Menino has frequently reacted with misdirected vitriol.

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  • February 01, 2007
    By Carly Carioli
    Earlier today, I griped about how we didn’t learn that all those “suspicious devices” pictured a little dude flipping the bird until it was way, way too late. I still believe that’s the truly confounding part of this story, and I’m still trying to figure out whether the press or law enforcement deserves blame.

    Today’s front-page Globe story suggests a technical explanation.

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  • February 01, 2007
    By Carly Carioli


    UV Pro: Astro Teen Burqa Force

    IF YOU GO:

    • DJ Rndom & VJ Robotkid, UV Protection, Longknives, and Awesome Brothers
    • Saturday, February 3
    • Art Interactive, 130 Bishop Allen Dr., Cambridge
    • 8 pm, $10, all-ages

    Yes, it's a bad day to be a 'droid in Boston. But while the BPD sweeps up after a Mooninite invasion, our favorite home-grown robot-rock outfit are gearing up for a takeover.


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  • February 01, 2007
    By Ryan Stewart
    So the two suspects in the viral marketing scheme gone awry were arraigned and spoke to the press, but they were advised not to discuss the case, instead only speaking about hair. We've got video.


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  • February 01, 2007
    By Carly Carioli

    Here's what we know about Peter "Zebbler" Berdovsky. He's 27 or 29 years old. He faces up to five years in prison for putting up a bunch of lite-brite Mooninites. As the government's scapegoat for yesterday's "bomb hoax" -- which played in every other media market in the country as, "Look how stupid those Boston people are" -- he's about to become a very public martyr for the viral-marketing industry.

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  • February 01, 2007
    By Carly Carioli

    Boston, 2007 = Grovers Mill, 1938.

    For those of you not familiar with Aqua Teen Hunger Force, the Mooninites are a race of video-game aliens who attempt, albeit inefectually, to wreak mayhem on the world. (They are completely awesome, though, because Schooly D does their theme song.) The joke is that the Mooninites always fail to do any real harm.

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