Advertising in a Post-9/11 Zeitgeist

I can’t decide whether this helps, hurts, or does nothing for their cause.

Their cause: a marketing campaign by Turner Broadcasting for their cartoon TV show “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” (left).
The situation: Boston temporarily closed parts of bridges, subway stations, an Interstate highway and even part of the Charles River on Wednesday after the authorities found what the police described as suspicious devices at nine places.

What’s whack (and oh-so-post-9/11): Explosives experts removed the device at Sullivan Square. Officials from the FBA and the Homeland Security Department were called in, as well as bomb squads, and extra police officers were deployed around the city (right).

TBS’s statement: “The ‘packages’ in question are magnetic lights that pose no danger … the outdoor marketing campaign … had been in place for two to three weeks in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Seattle, Portland, Austin, San Francisco and Philadelphia.”

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