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If All Your Friends Were Jumping Off The Aquagate Bridge, Would You Do It Too?

2 February, 2007 (02:05) | Media


“I hope you can see this. Because I am doing it as hard as I can.” – Ignignokt

As most of you have heard, several days ago Boston was brought to a standstill by an apparent terrorist plot involving those lovable Mooninites from Aqua Teen Hunger Force. When LED signs appeared under overpasses and in tunnels, timed to only light up at night with an image of Ignignokt flipping the bird, the Boston Police reacted by shutting down stretches of highway and calling in the bomb squad.

It was quickly revealed that the signs are part of an ad campaign for the new Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie. While Turner Broadcasting has already apologized for causing a ruckus, Boston politicians are crying bloody murder for being made fools of. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino called the campaign appalling and, with the support of other Boston officials, has decried the situation as borne of corporate greed.

My roommate Guillermo Magnifico has already joked that the police were only looking for overtime, but the two men arrested trumped even that, completely lambasting the media as well as the Boston Police. From CNN.com:

At a news conference after the hearing, [Sean] Stevens and [Peter] Berdovsky stepped to the microphones and said they were taking questions only about 1970s hairstyles.

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.”

This is no surprise to me. Reporters are dependent on police and public officials to help them get the scoop. Therefore, they have to take it seriously or face pissing off some of their biggest and best sources. Stevens and Berdovsky on the other hand are going to milk this for all the publicity it’s worth.

Even more amusing is that fans of the show have started a T-shirt campaign. Already, all over Ebay, you can find shirts emblazoned with Ignignokt and the slogan, “UP YOURS BOSTON.” I think I need to get me one.

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  • anonymous

    What needs to be done is everyone needs to go out and buy spray paint and start writing “Da Moon Rulz, #1” everywhere.

  • anonymous

    What needs to be done is everyone needs to go out and buy spray paint and start writing “Da Moon Rulz, #1” everywhere.

  • Using a key to gouge expletives on another’s vehicle is a sign of trust and friendship.

  • Using a key to gouge expletives on another’s vehicle is a sign of trust and friendship.

  • I was talking on the phone with my father yesterday about this, and as it turns out, his co-VP from work knows Berdovsky quite well, because he helps take care of their special needs son every week at their home. He is a close friend to their family, and is at all of their family events.

    She bailed him out of jail!

  • I was talking on the phone with my father yesterday about this, and as it turns out, his co-VP from work knows Berdovsky quite well, because he helps take care of their special needs son every week at their home. He is a close friend to their family, and is at all of their family events.

    She bailed him out of jail!

  • BoingBoing has been covering this extensively. I especially liked the ATHF is the Bomb t-shirt.

  • BoingBoing has been covering this extensively. I especially liked the ATHF is the Bomb t-shirt.

  • Can’t we put all Aqua Teen fans in jail?

    Let’s just all eat Mizza.

  • Can’t we put all Aqua Teen fans in jail?

    Let’s just all eat Mizza.

  • stoned smurf icon? that is the awesomest.

    Also, this blog is the best story I’ve heard this year. Awesome.

  • stoned smurf icon? that is the awesomest.

    Also, this blog is the best story I’ve heard this year. Awesome.

  • Good for her! It really does sound like Boston officials are just trying to safe face by vilifying these guys. I can only hope the city is made to look even more foolish by the end of this.

  • Good for her! It really does sound like Boston officials are just trying to safe face by vilifying these guys. I can only hope the city is made to look even more foolish by the end of this.

  • What’s BoingBoing?

  • What’s BoingBoing?

  • Why?

    And, uh… why?

  • Why?

    And, uh… why?

  • Yes, it’s my Stoney Smurf icon. I’ve been working on a grander smurf post, but it’s not ready yet.

    And please, don’t credit me with the story. It’s all over the place. Besides having it pointed out to me by Guillermo Magnifico, my old roommate Thor IMed me to discuss it and posted an article about it as the link of the night last night. It’s all over the place.

  • Yes, it’s my Stoney Smurf icon. I’ve been working on a grander smurf post, but it’s not ready yet.

    And please, don’t credit me with the story. It’s all over the place. Besides having it pointed out to me by Guillermo Magnifico, my old roommate Thor IMed me to discuss it and posted an article about it as the link of the night last night. It’s all over the place.

  • Yeah, they really are just trying to create a scapegoat. On a different note, lots of free publicity for Aqua Teen Hunger Force!

  • Yeah, they really are just trying to create a scapegoat. On a different note, lots of free publicity for Aqua Teen Hunger Force!

  • As much as I enjoy Aqua Teen, there have been plenty of Adult Swim shows that deserve it more: Venture Brothers, Home Movies, Sealab 2021 (about half the time), Saddlerash, and even Metalocalypse. I almost added Stroker and Hoop, but despite how much I liked it, it was only on par with Aqua Teen.

  • As much as I enjoy Aqua Teen, there have been plenty of Adult Swim shows that deserve it more: Venture Brothers, Home Movies, Sealab 2021 (about half the time), Saddlerash, and even Metalocalypse. I almost added Stroker and Hoop, but despite how much I liked it, it was only on par with Aqua Teen.

  • Because many of them are annoying kids with dread locks who talk about hairstyles from the 70s at press conferences…. and, well.. I think they needs to be ass raped by black men in the pokey.

  • Because many of them are annoying kids with dread locks who talk about hairstyles from the 70s at press conferences…. and, well.. I think they needs to be ass raped by black men in the pokey.

  • has a post wherein one can link to a site and generate your own terrorist threat.

  • but I meant to post that with this icon

  • has a post wherein one can link to a site and generate your own terrorist threat.

  • but I meant to post that with this icon

  • I’ve been sitting on it a little while, as I’ve been busy.

    Thanks for the shout out.

  • I’ve been sitting on it a little while, as I’ve been busy.

    Thanks for the shout out.

  • i heard of another tee-shirt mentioned on NPR that read
    “Aqua Teen Hunger Force Is The Bomb”

    Hah!

  • i heard of another tee-shirt mentioned on NPR that read
    “Aqua Teen Hunger Force Is The Bomb”

    Hah!

  • Any relation to Ragtime’s E.L. Doctorow?

  • Any relation to Ragtime’s E.L. Doctorow?

  • I’ll concede that many ATHF fans are essentially subhuman, but if we’re going to allow fundie Christians the right to walk the streets, we should certainly allow even subhuman ATHF fans.

    And what does black man anally raping people in prison have to do with Mizza?

  • I’ll concede that many ATHF fans are essentially subhuman, but if we’re going to allow fundie Christians the right to walk the streets, we should certainly allow even subhuman ATHF fans.

    And what does black man anally raping people in prison have to do with Mizza?

  • Yeah, it’s all very awesome. I just wish I could afford these crazy luxuries like NPR and their rich contributers.

  • Yeah, it’s all very awesome. I just wish I could afford these crazy luxuries like NPR and their rich contributers.

  • How odd. While researching this entry, I came across a site which generates a random Mooninite quote each time you reload it. Now if only we could combine the two…

  • How odd. While researching this entry, I came across a site which generates a random Mooninite quote each time you reload it. Now if only we could combine the two…

  • I don’t know. Mizza seems cool, and I’m learning Chinese.

  • I don’t know. Mizza seems cool, and I’m learning Chinese.