Boston Scare Case – ATHF

While happening earlier last week, I found the whole bomb scare in Boston just about as ludacris as the next person. Amazingly enough, today the Boston authorities are asking for payment of over $500,000 from TBS over the costs the city took on disarming such foolishly made “bombs”.

While no final tallies were immediately available, the deployment of dozens of state, federal, and Boston police specialists, from bomb experts to terrorism analysts, exceeded $500,000, according to Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino

I mean… is this scary? Threatening?

Aqua Teen Hunger Force

Go Aqua Teen Hunger Force!

Oh yeah… The point of my post (it wasn’t the whole bomb thing… )

Critics have mocked Boston for overreacting.

“If they were bombs, at that response rate, the city would have been screwed,” said Norajean McCarthy, 24, a friend of both suspects.

Safety officials, however, have praised the response as evidence of the city’s ability to respond quickly to a crisis.

Whew… I feel safe now! This was registered as a “crisis”.

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  1. Nice going TBS… $2M payout in just a few days to settle up with Boston… Oh well…

    Turner Broadcasting Systems and ad firm Interference Inc. have agreed to pay $2 million US in the wake of an ad campaign that caused a widespread bomb scare across Boston last week.

    The two companies agreed to pay several state and local agencies to resolve any potential civil or criminal claims against them, state Attorney General Martha Coakley said Monday.

  2. Keeps getting better:

    The head of the Cartoon Network resigned Friday following a marketing stunt that caused a security scare in Boston.
    The announcement about Jim Samples resigning was made in an internal memo sent to Cartoon Network staffers.

    In a statement to employees, Samples said he regrets the stir that the stunt caused.

    “It’s my hope that my decision allows us to put this chapter behind us and get back to our mission of delivering unrivaled original animated entertainment for consumers of all ages,” Samples said.

    Samples said he felt “compelled to step down, effective immediately, in recognition of the gravity of the situation that occurred under my watch.”

    A replacement for Samples, who had been with the company for 13 years, was not immediately announced.

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