2.03.2007

Two things

One, I would like to direct you towards a new side project. This is, in fact, what I was alluding to earlier. Enjoy.

Also, you may have heard about the guerrilla marketing campaign that the governor and mayor here are calling a terrorist hoax. If you read between the lines, you'll see that the real reason they're pushing for felony charges is that they were too stupid to tell the difference between a lite brite and a bomb and they need the hammer to fall on someone else. Those things were put in 10 major cities and only one treated them as a threat to national security.

As a Bostonian I'm embarrassed.

I was talking with my friend Krista and at the spur of the moment we penned a parody of Dirty Water about it

I wanna tell you a story
I'm gonna tell you about my town
I swear to god we're not all fools, baby
aww but my town almost threw down

Down by the river oh down by the tobin bridge so high
(oh that's where it's happenin baby)
that's where you'll find it in all it's fisher price blue and green
(aww but T riders are cool people)

BUT I LOVE THAT DIRTY LIGHT BRIGHT!!!!
AWWW BUT BOSTON YOU'RE BUFFOONS

Frustrated 5-0's I meana frustrated get flipped off and they're in the dark
(ain't that a shame?)
but I'm wishing and a hopin'
that there gonna let me in to Park
(it's already always a bitch to get a good spot)

BUT I LOVE THAT DIRTY LIGHT BRIGHT!!!!
AWWW BUT BOSTON YOU'RE BUFFOONS

lock them in prison, for challenging our shattered minds
(aww that happens daily anyway)
That shit wasn't funny, we'll put them in for two to five
(it was space terrorism baby)

BUT I LOVE THAT DIRTY LIGHT BRIGHT!!!!
AWWW BUT BOSTON YOU'RE BUFFOONS



CAUSE I LOVE THAT DIRTY LIGHT BRIGHT!!!!
AWWW BUT BOSTON YOU'RE BUFFOONS

Well, I love that dirity light bright (I am Ignignok)
I love that dirty light bright (I love it, Err)
I love that dirty light bright (Haven't you heard about the mooninites?)
I love that dirty light bright (can you see this boston?)
I love that dirty light bright(I'm doing it as hard as I've ever done)
I love that dirty light bright (I will Rock your FACE!)


You may not get the parenthetical remarks at the end if you're not familiar with Aqua Teen Hunger Force, which it should be mentioned is hilarious.

I tried to record it last night but the software got all wonky. If I can, I will.

Until then, or you know, the next time I post, check out that link back up there. Cool? Cool.

Later

5 comments:

  1. Yes, I was quite embarrassed for you, as a citizen of the area and all I knew it would be hard for you to hold your head up in public.

    That's why I haven't mentioned it.;)

    Honestly though, what fools.

    If they hadn't wasted all your tax money I'd be laughing a lot harder.

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  2. Yeah, that "terrorist plot" that wasn't was all over CNN International and then some...

    Kickass lyrics FO SHO... now get to singing it for us or else I will (and that IS a threat!!! ;-P )

    And I HAVE seen BL! Sweet of you to think of me... :-) That is why bohemians find you oh so dreamy!

    Hope you are having a good weekend! Besos...

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  3. Anything left alone is suspicious. I'm not embarrassed to be from a city that took excessive caution over a couple lite brights. I ride the T every day, I think being overly cautious is okay. Turner's paying for whatever tax money was spent, so clearly they agree that the marketing ploy was less than stellar. The 2 guys probably won't get prison time, but they're what, 28 years old? You'd think they'd come up with better places to put electronic signs than under a bridge.

    For what it's worth within a few hours of the first mooninite finding, and before they established where it came from, a disgruntled MIT worker placed fake pipe bombs on a bridge. Someone reports a suspicious electronic thing and then a pipe bomb report? Reason enough to delay my commute.

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  4. Cooper: Well, apparently there is a group that's gotten together in support of the guys they're charging, so there is a way for us to stick our heads out and have dignity, even if it is to wear a shirt with a cartoon character flipping the bird.

    Miz B: I'll get right on it. And I make sure to think of Bohemians because I want to give them good reason to keep coming back.

    Blogadoo: This is about more than just a commute delay and a million bucks. It's about just how much it takes to derail a city. The reason the penalties for a hoax are so harsh is because of the potential harm that can be caused by a panic, and the diversion of resources from legitimate threats. We've just shown anyone looking to perpetrate a real attack just how easy it is to cause a diversion

    Also it should be noted that the pipe bomb guy isn't being charged, while the advertising guys are being charged with a felony that could get them two to five.

    As for Turner apologizing and making restitution, it's simple game theory. They have nothing to gain by resisting, and the money paid out will be well within their budget, in fact, well within their advertising budget, which I note because this incident has brought Aqua Teen Hunger force into a place of international recognition the like of which it has not been before.

    It's also my understanding that they aren't doing anything to contribute to the legal defense of the people working for them, which moreover speaks to an ass-covering and a disavowal.

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  5. Wombat I totally missed the first link my first time around.

    That is pretty cool.
    Now I hope you all post in it routinely....

    I'm in Maryland for a day maybe we'll get to chat.

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