Apologies for the detour into national events, but this deals with a TV program dear to my heart so I'm gonna go there.
Attention, C&T readers: The following Boston-area officials are, it seems, complete farking idiots:
Mass. Governor Deval Patrick
Boston Mayor Tom Menino
Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis
U.S. Representative Ed Markey
District Attorney Daniel Conley
Assistant Attorney General John Grossman
I'm sure they aren't the only ones, but they've been visible in print and televised media spouting rhetoric, hyperbole, and ignorant nonsense about the phony "bomb scare" in their city yesterday. I imagine you're familiar with the events in question
. Each and every one of them needs to pull his respective head out his respective ass.
The apologies issued by Turner Broadcasting and Adult Swim
are more than the individuals above deserve, and each of them should apologize to the citizens of Boston, as well as to Peter Berdovsky and Sean Stevens. The latter gentlemen now face felony charges for attempting to incite a panic in the city, which anyone with any sense knows they did not
do. This is asinine, and city officials should back down before they come off looking even worse (unless, that is, the people of Boston truly fear two-dimensional invaders from the Moon). Everyone under 30 in America is already laughing at them for reacting like this to Lite Brite
boards with Ignignokt and Err flipping the bird. I can only imagine how they'll react to the impending Glo Worm
When this blows over, it's clear that Berdovsky and Stevens will face nothing more than misdemeanor charges for some lame offense with a minor fine. Nothing more is justified. The judge in the case is already showing signs of sanity
, thank goodness. Furthermore, one would think that somewhere within the police force there would be someone
with sufficient detective skills to identify a prominent character from a well-known television program and contact its parent company. That's how it seems to have been handled in the other
major cities where anyone even noticed these things hanging for 2-3 weeks without incident. The Mooninites aren't as ubiquitous as Mickey Mouse, sure, but I would hope Boston/Massachusetts law enforcement would investigate a bit deeper before unjustifiably freaking out the populace and shutting down parts of the city (the very act Berdovsky and Stevens are accused of, incidentally).
Perhaps the officials above should watch some Adult Swim sometime and lighten up. Yeesh.D Schoolly - Mooninite Death March