So when, and how, did the cops figure out that one man's IED is another man's marketing campaign? The answer appears to be: from a comic-book shop, around 1 p.m. on Wednesday.
Erin Scott, a store manager for the New England Comics chain, says the police told her that a tip she placed to the Boston Police's non-emergency line was used to help investigators (who were scouring the internet) corroborate the fact that the city was not under attack by terrorists, but instead was being heinously marketed to by performance artists armed with lite-brite boards.
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?
that when the city has screwed up in the past, Menino has frequently reacted
with misdirected vitriol.
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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.
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.
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.
Temporary detour: tonight's "THROWED" has been moved from Harpers Ferry down the block to Great Scott. It'll be back at Harpers' next month, supposedly with Andrew WK headlining. We'll say it again: "Throwed" next month with AWK at Harpers. Now back to this month. Back to tonight. Back to E-Marce, Redd Foxx and our dude David Day.
Long before he was catching 8.5s on P4K, Grizzly Bear's Edward Droste was skulking around Cambridge, keeping an amazingly low profile given that his ancestors are pretty damn Harvarded-up. His Bear family broke out of Brooklyn, but he brought the clan back to Mass to record Yellow House at his mom's house (guess what color?) in Watertown, and he'll be back in Boston to play the Museum of Fine Arts's indie-rock series this Friday, February 2.
Camera Obscura, the Essex GreenJanuary 27 at the Paradise, BostonAll photos (c) Kelly Davidson