Thursday, February 1, 2007

Where To Start...

The ongoing story of the guerrilla marketing campaign-turned-bomb scare in Boston rises to such a level of absurdity that it almost defies parody. There's just nothing you can say to make fun of these people that they haven't already said themselves.

Let me just say this: these guys are my heroes.

They smirk. They giggle. They hold a press conference about hair. They utterly refuse to buy into the earnest indignation being displayed by the mayor of Boston, who seems to think if he keeps stamping his little feet and yelling, "It's not funny!" over and over again that people will stop laughing at him. And yet... really. Dude. It is so very, very funny.

I am so looking forward to watching these guys when they hit the talk show circuit.

Among the many, many amusing aspects of this story is the exact wording of one of the laws these fellows have been charged under. It prohibits anyone from planting a device "that would cause a person reasonably to believe that such device is an infernal machine".

An infernal machine?!?

I imagine some Rube Goldberg contraption, or maybe that puzzle box from Hellraiser. Amazingly, this is a law that was passed just after 9/11.

And here I thought it was some holdover from the Salem witch trials.

1 comment:

  1. "Infernal Machine"???

    Dear (Your Choice Here), did whoever wrote that bill happen to be watching the wrong episode of Space: 1999 during a late night rewrite of the legislation in question?