That’s what this is, and it makes Boston look like a bunch of goddamn morons, that have no clue what’s going on around them, and literally shit their pants when they see something that they don’t understand. From a friend:
I mean, a lite brite with batteries?
Is anything now potentially an explosive device?
Holy crap, an old shoe on the side of the road!
Call the bomb squad!
There ARE two parties that need to be arrested and/or penalized for this entire debacle. The idiots that called in a lite bright set as a possible bomb, and the superiors that took the threat seriously. Is this what the country has come to? “Better safe then sorry”? Perhaps we need snipers at the top of all the major buildings, to protect us from all the terrorists that are obviously running amok in our streets. If you live in Boston, I’d suggest voting the idiot mayor out, who can’t tell fact from fiction, and writing some seriously toned letters to your reps.
Apparently, they’ve arrested someone over this. Yay. A quote from the Mayor of Boston : “”It’s a hoax and it’s not funny.” Oddly enough, Merriam Webster definitions of Hoax is impossibly different then the Mayor’s. M-W defines hoax as : “to trick into believing or accepting as genuine something false and often preposterous”. At no time did anyone that had to do with the marketing of the tv show say that they were putting bombs around the city. Perhaps if the mayor would focus on finding the people that DID say there were bombs?
I guess all you can do is laugh and hope you never get caught up in stupidity like this.
Oh, and naming your name subway program after a guy that got lost in the subway is not a good idea either.