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I saw this on CNN this afternoon.

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Hoax Devices Part Of Cartoon Ad Campaign

(WBZ) BOSTON The suspicious devices which forced bomb units to scramble across Boston today were actually magnetic lights that are part of a marketing campaign for a television cartoon.

The reports forced the temporary shutdowns of Interstate 93 out of the city, a key inbound roadway, a bridge between Boston and Cambridge, and a portion of the Charles River but were quickly determined not to be explosive.

"It's a hoax -- and it's not funny," Gov. Deval Patrick said.

All of the devices are magnetic lights which resemble a character on the show "Aqua Teen Hunger Force", on Turner Broadcasting's Cartoon Network

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Suspicious Packages in Boston

So, maybe these packages being found around Boston are not so suspicious to begin with (unless you don't have The Cartoon Network).

Boston.com, CNN.com and lots of other news sites are reporting some suspicious packages around Boston right now. They thought they were possibly bombs because of where they were located.

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Now that's funny. It has a picture of the characters flipping people off and they think it's a bomb? And they've been in place 2-3 weeks? Good thing they weren't bombs or we'd all be screwed. I wonder if they raised the terror alert because of this? We're such a paranoid society that we can't tell the differece between a pixel character and a bomb! :lol: What's or society coming to...

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Now now... For all the average person knows, those pixellated characters are crude manifestations of Osama bin Laden himself.

And why the hell is this referred to as a "hoax"? It's not like the marketing agency WANTED people to think these things were bombs planted all over the city.

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