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February 1, 2006

Mooninites Invade Boston

"I hope you can see this, because I'm doing it as hard as I can."
- Ignignokt

Boston officials called out the SWAT team to investigate some devices that turned out to be Cartoon Network’s guerrila marketing effort - LED boards with the images of Mooninites (Aqua Teen Hunger Force characters) scattered across the city.

It was a huge scare that angered many city residents and officials. You can already buy one of these LED boards somebody snagged on Ebay ($3,150 at the time of this posting). Some enterprising folk have already started selling “ATHF is da bomb” and “suspected terrorist” t-shirts on Ebay.

Turner (the parent company of Cartoon Network) has apologized for the stunt. The artists who created these pieces were arrested. Fans of the show and protesters lined to voice support for the men over what they thought was an overreaction.

This should be a pretty big success for the show. Headline News, CNN, and others are covering this story throughout the day today. Meanwhile you can go snag a t-shirt on Ebay to voice your support for the show.

Mooninites Unite!

The Moon Rulez #1!
Check out the Mooninites on eBay!

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Boston Scare
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