Movie's Guerrilla Marketing Campaign Paralyzes Boston

Wizbang Pop! reported on the Boston terrorist scare earlier today. It turns out that the devices are a guerrilla marketing project for the Cartoon Network’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie, not homemade LightBrite IED’s.

BOSTON – Several illuminated electronic devices planted at bridges and other spots in Boston threw a scare into the city Wednesday in what turned out to be a publicity campaign for a late-night cable cartoon. Most if not all of the devices depict a character giving the finger.

Peter Berdovsky, 29, of Arlington, was arrested on one felony charge of placing a hoax device and one charge of disorderly conduct, state Attorney General Martha Coakley said later Wednesday. He had been hired to place the devices, she said.

Turner Broadcasting, a division of Time Warner Inc. and parent of Cartoon Network, later said the devices were part of a promotion for the TV show “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” a surreal series about a talking milkshake, a box of fries and a meatball.

Authorities are investigating whether Turner and any other companies should be criminally charged, Coakley said. It wasn’t immediately clear Wednesday who might have hired Berdovsky.

At least 14 of the devices were found, Coakley said.

Of course Berdovsky being a performances artist it was almost a certainty that the was photographic evidence somewhere (hint: Boston authorities should be looking for 20 devices), but it’s even better – video evidence of the “crimes” in commision…

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