Saturday, April 11, 2009

Number one in the hood, G.

Remember a couple of years ago, when Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters came out? Wasn't that great? Didn't we all enjoy its zany hilariousness? I sure did. Anthropomorphic food products are inherently hilarious, and when you add about eight pounds of crystal meth, the hits just keep on hittin'. (Honestly, I love the show. It's surreal brilliance at its finest.

And remember, shortly before said film was released, when a bunch of Lite-Brites with pictures of cartoon characters flipping you off shut down a major American city for several hours? Yeah, that was great.

For those of you who don't know, Turner Broadcasting hired a bunch of advertising weirdos to do some guerrilla marketing in anticipation of the film. They created magnetic, light up LED boards with pictures of the Mooninites that other weirdo types were hired to place here and there in "hip areas" in and around Boston and a number of other cities.

They were up for several weeks. No doubt, a few people with off-beat senses of humor like myself, saw them, recognized them and had a chuckle. Most probably thought they were just some weird grafitti and thought nothing of it. One guy thought it was a bomb. AND THE WHOLE GODDAMN CITY FREAKED THE SHIT OUT. The police shut down traffic all over, called in the bomb squads and made it a whole theatrical production. And even after Turner Broadcasting called them and said "Hey, our bad. It was just this goofy idea we had. Totally our fault, but they're not dangerous at all," it took the city several hours to believe them.

I've only got a couple of minutes before work, so I'm going to keep this one short and sweet:

On behalf of the entire population of Massachusetts, I would like to definitively state that we are not all retarded. We know that cartoon characters aren't bombs. Thank you. Good night, and good luck.

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