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Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Boston bomb squad still at it...
As Bostonians, but perhaps not Brainiac readers elsewhere, may have already heard, a suspicious device was found chained to a pole just outside Post Office Square, at the corner of Devonshire and Franklin earlier today. The bomb squad rolled up and, without further ado, detonated it: See the video.
I say "may have heard," because I've only seen this news reported by Fox, so far (thanks to Boing Boing's Mark Frauenfelder, who is just as obsessed with the Mooninite attack as I am). This raises the age-old question: If a suspicious device is detonated and the MSM doesn't cover it, was it actually detonated?
What was the device? Fox speculates that it may have been a traffic-counting device, which makes sense: What else do you ever see chained to a pole downtown, besides bicycles and newsweekly boxes? (Wait, WBZ-TV did have a short item on this story. They claim that the device was, in fact, a traffic-counting device.) One would hope that the bomb squad could recognize a traffic-counting device, though; one would also hope that the city would know all about the location of such devices.
Or is it true, as one blogger claims, that Boston just likes to blow things up?