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Friday, February 2, 2007
Mooninite missives, part 2
Here are a few of my favorite letters on the Mooninite incident.
I think it is DISGUSTING that you would think the people frightened by the viral marketing campaign were jealous of the terrorist attacks in New York City. What kind of twisted person thinks the Boston-New York rivalry extends to envy of such a monumental tragedy. That's just perverted. Retract your statement and apologize for your idiocy. -- Nicholas
Terrorist and Marketers have different goals when it comes to the visibility of the devices. If a terrorist wanted to plant a bomb all he would need to do is effectively disguise it as some of the trash that sits near the bridges that are part of our major highways. I think the Globe could do well to photograph just the trash. That is what they do in Iraq. Hide an IED in the trash. Boston has lots of it. -- Dave
I've been enjoying your Mooninite coverage, and I think your analysis of why city officials are so mad is right on -- they're embarrassed and need to take it out on someone else. And I love the GRL quote. One tiny correction: I don't think the "devices" can be called LED throwies: "throwy" is short for throwup, a type of simple tag that's done really quickly, i.e. just thrown up onto the wall. The LED throwy seems to be developed for doing that in lights. The kind of planning this thing took is a little too elaborate for that term. -- Jared
You are a real idiot. Everyone involved deserves heavy fines and jail time. Everyone cannot stay up until midnite to watch that foul-mouthed show. Placing a black box with a wired battery pack displaying middle finger is not just a prank. The police did NOT overreact. -- Al