This was the 'War of the Worlds' of our time

This was the 'War of the Worlds' of our time

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This genuinely required lower intelligence to misconstrue though.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >see LSD plate of a cartoon character
      >OMG ITS A BOMB
      why are normies like this?

      It's pretty obvious it's not anything now, but at the time 9/11 had JUST happened (which was previously unthinkable...a foreign attack on US soil was not something that happened) and anthrax had been found in the mail. Security measures were just being put into place where there weren't any before. People were on high alert and there were constant reports from various news sources that people needed to stay vigilant because another attack could happen. The DIY electronic art scene was pretty new so people weren't used to seeing stuff like this, and guerilla street advertising wasn't nearly as prevalent as it is today.

      It's pretty laughable that it caused a panic in hindsight, but someone putting a cooking pot down for a second doesn't seem like a big deal until it's exploding (as was the case at the Boston Marathon).

      In the end, I'm glad they took it seriously. If I have to take off my fricking shoes and belt at the airport, the least authorities can do is investigate the weird electronic contraptions that suddenly appeared mounted to the support beams of train lines out of nowhere.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sure, but then they completely blew it with the marathon bombing so … who cares? Just kind of proves they’re a bunch of morons. They’ll flip their shit over a light brite and then ignore an actual bomb.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Bruh they literally put these LiteBrites up in NYC, the very city 9/11 happened in. Boston was the ONLY one to freak out.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I know. I lived in NYC at the time. We're a bigger city more used to guerilla ad campaigns and at the time, the hacker/maker/guerilla activism scene was alive and well. People were also making these sticky LED lights that you could toss high onto the side of a building as a sort of alternative method of 'tagging'. (Those were later abandoned as unethical because people realized it was bad for the environment).

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        When you really think about it, Bush's war of terror, which created the culture of fear, and his economic policies crashing the economy, along with ATHF are what caused Cartoon Network to fall into ruins.
        Also Mike Lazzo being a greedy butthole and throwing everyone else under the bus.
        Brak should not be a delivery driver for Amazon. What the frick.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hate how Aqua teen hunger force basically destroyed Cartoon Network

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I love how it basically destroyed Cartoon Network, it's so in character.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    tldr?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Underage autists blame a decline of CN/AS on some random ass LED sign promotion being misinterpreted and not that we were going through a global economic recession at the time

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It was a combination of the two thoughbeit, CN's upper management was completely restructured in response to the bomb scare.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Recession or not the CEO took it all personally and for being a CEO he wasnt a decrepit butthole.

        Everything about the fall started CN Real, 15 minute shows, trying to find a sponge bob rerun farm machine.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >sponge bob rerun farm machine.
          Well they found it eventually with TTG, so I hope it was worth it

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's like the worst TLDR I've ever seen, you completely glossed over the actual subject matter to skip to irrelevant info on a fringe argument.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Tbf...it kinda did. May not have been the ONE AND ONLY thing but it was definitely part of it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Underage reveals he's underage by accusing others of being underage
        CN's staff shakeup in response to the bombs was directly responsible for their new management making decisions like greenlighting CN Real you moron

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I love how some dudes always try downplaying shit on Cinemaphile or try to "break" urban myths.

        2008s recession happened but

        >The current heads of CN were all kicked out
        >Ushered in a decrepit fart who wanted ape Nick
        >Ushered in god awful tax write off cartoons to fill slots
        >CN Real existing
        >The change in episode structures

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Imagine if they just promoted the movie differently instead of setting off Boston PD

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Imagine if the Boston PD wasn't so fricking moronic that they saw lite-brites on the streets and thought of bombs.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Who in their right mind would expect a lit up advertisement to be interpreted as an IED?
            Frick Boston PD.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That's not even the real issue. The marketing company CN hired intentionally kept Boston PD in the dark for seven hours once they knew they were overreacting. Presumably because they wanted there to be a media scene.

            Who in their right mind would expect a lit up advertisement to be interpreted as an IED?
            Frick Boston PD.

            A few of them didn't light up though. You're assuming more professionalism than was actually there.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >A few of them didn't light up though
              Oh well if they're not lit up then I can only assume they're IEDs, that tracks.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              To be fair I remember it coming out that one of them was still at the scene when police started showing up and his boss told him to skulk away rather than explain what the frick was going on

              Oh well that coulda saved CN and the city of Boston a couple million dollars. Yeah, that was a frickup.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Jfc what the hell. Yeah sure just not tell the police "Hey we're putting these things up as promotion for a movie". No no let's just stay quiet while they freak out over "bombs", SURELY this won't have consequences.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >some dudes always try downplaying shit on Cinemaphile or try to "break" urban myths
          It's basically trying to be the contrarian's contrarian. If they can't feel smarter than everyone else by engaging in the same opinion or perspective as most other anons, they will try to adopt a position that allows them to act like they are the ones who truly understand the subject, unlike the other anons who generally hold the same largely accepted opinion on the subject.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      People thought it was a bomb scare in Boston due to some gang related stuff around the time. This was before the Boston Bombings.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      These light boxes were made and sent to multiple citys to promote the ATHF movie and the Boston PD thought they were bombs and flipped out. The guy running CN at the time stepped down because of it and CN never recovered from the choices of his replacements. Boston had a bombing a few years later so zoomers now blame ATHF for CNs downgrade instead of incompetent police.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      everyone from boston is moronic.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >see LSD plate of a cartoon character
    >OMG ITS A BOMB
    why are normies like this?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >ITS A BOMB
      IT'S A FREAKIN LIGHT

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        ITS A wienerSUCKING MOTHERFRICKING BOMB

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You got it backwards, ITS A MOTHERFRICKING wienerSUCKING BOMB

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just Boston being Boston

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      9/11 happened and burgers became scared of anything that has wires and lights.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmed_Mohamed_clock_incident

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      [...]

      I think he means LED

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        ah, a Light-Smitting Diode

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Smitting

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I remember back when they tried to memory hole what the actual light boxes looked like and filter the photos our of Google searches cause the cops were embarrassed about how obvious it looked to even people who had never heard of ATHF.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Only the lucky ones survived, and a lot of them still had to get cancelled and brought back or fill a different length of timeslot.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >americans are so used to dying that they instantly assume random things on the street are there to kill them

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Europe literally has wars going on right now on its soil.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Where

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I genuinely love that episode. Just pure shitposting.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The boston bomber years later was karma for getting upset over this.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      BPD can't tell what is and what isn't a bomb

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I remember when I was a kid I held an intense hatred over ATHF for this incident. It's funny looking back and seeing the stuff I cared so deeply about back then when I didn't have actual problems.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The War of the World's broadcast thing was overblown.
    It should also be pointed out that Boston PD were the only people to overreact to the mooninites.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I remember the press release of the guys who put up the light, they were completely mocking the press handling of everything, it was great

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm sorry, we're not taking any questions not related to my haircut.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I remember them acting like unfunny dickheads.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Can you rephrase this post in such a way that it addresses my haircut?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I thought it was really funny how 2 random guys are roasting the press for chasing sensationalist headlines and licking BPD boots for their overreactive stupidity, as has been said identical versions of the promotional light were placed in several major cities and only in Boston did they freak out over a lite brite

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          IT WASN'T FUNNY OK
          I WAS SHAKING OVER THE MOONINITE SIGNS
          I WAS SURE I WAS GOING TO DIE

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      To be fair I remember it coming out that one of them was still at the scene when police started showing up and his boss told him to skulk away rather than explain what the frick was going on

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >be terrorist
    >want to blow up Boston by surprise
    >decide to telegraph your bombs with bright LCD lights
    It just gets dumber the more you think about it

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it was funny because literally any other city it would have worked well in, just for some reason some karen off her meds saw it and thought it was a bomb

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they also put up the lights in a couple other cities including New York and no one cared.
      Imagine being more paranoid than the city where 9/11 happened.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        exactly, no other city gave a shit

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It was also put up in Boston several months beforehand and nothing happened... probably around the time the yankees were getting trounced by the red sox like they always were in that time period. Interesting that it seems to be a case by case basis and not a snapshot of a city with like a dozen million fricking people.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Probably when mlp didn't have a board and flooded Cinemaphile with spam.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fun times, fun times.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It really was.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >IS THAT SOME FOCKIN' LIGHTBRIGHT LOOKIN' THING? IT MUST BE SOME AL QUESADILLA SHIT, WE GOTTA CAWL THE FOCKIN'CAWPS.
    >HEY LOOK, SOME DOUCHEBAG LEFT A FOCKIN' PRESSURE COOKER FULL OF NAILS OVAH HERE BY THE FINISH LINE OF THIS MARATHON, THAT'S NORMAL, RIGHT?

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Remembering this feels like getting teleported to another dimension. I miss the days when normies simply weren't online.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ATHF wasn't even good. The fact that CN didn't throw them under the bus at the time shows that they had all the honor of walking out with the old CEO because the new CEO wouldn't have done the same.

    I didn't like ATHF before this, and I hated it afterward. I started calling out everyone who liked it as pretentious posers.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >still holding a grudge
      CN is dead, let it go

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >ATHF wasn't even good.
      You are a nerd.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        SG:C2C > ATHF

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The idea of being called pretentious for liking Aqua Teen Hunger Force is very funny to me.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Had this happened today, what would be different?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It would get tied to incels, Cinemaphile, Trump, all of the above. Probably declared anti-black somehow, too.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think it would trend on Twitter fast enough that most people would be informed directly or told by somebody else. Sprinkle in some conspiracy boomers shitting their pants and trolls fanning the flames.

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