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Aqua Teen Hunger Force Ignignot the Mooninite LED Placard from the 2007 Boston Bomb Scare | by EmilGH
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Aqua Teen Hunger Force Ignignot the Mooninite LED Placard from the 2007 Boston Bomb Scare

On January 31, 2007, a bomb scare occurred when police officers mistakenly identified small electronic devices found throughout Boston and the surrounding cities of Cambridge and Somerville as improvised explosive devices. The devices turned out to be battery-powered LED placards with an image of a cartoon character called a "mooninite". The placards were part of a guerrilla marketing campaign for Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters, a film based on the animated TV series Aqua Teen Hunger Force (ATHF) on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim late-night programming block.

 

The mooninite LED pictured in this photo is the only survivor from the 2007 scare that garnered national headlines and shut down Boston for the day.

 

Hey Boston! It's called not being stupid. Look in to it!

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Uploaded on March 26, 2007