So, as I look out my 15th floor window here at home, my view is polluted by three news helicopters hovering over the city. It turns out that there was a series of “bomb threats” caused by certain devices found at important places throughout the city (near hospitals, on interstates, underneath major bridges, etc.).
The real kicker though, is that this was a publicity stunt gone horribly wrong. Highways were closed, subway lines were shut down, lots of people were late for work, and hundreds of police officers and FBI and ATF agents had to get paid — all because of a dumb marketing campaign, and a dose of somewhat irrational paranoia.
Now, I hear from jrandall, that he has obtained a video (it was up on youtube, but has since been taken down) that shows them putting the devices up in several places in the city and its surrounding environs. I hear that some people may have been able to watch the video and obtain said devices before the police and bomb squad could arrive. I shall obtain said video shortly and put it back up on the internet in a stable place, so stay tuned, and maybe get ready for some scavenger hunting.
Okay, here’s the link to the video. Feel free to go scavenger hunting, everyone:
Apparently, I just missed one right down the street from me near Fenway Park. The cops are just arriving now to “diffuse” the device.