UPDATED: Aqua Teen Hunger Force LED art shuts down Boston

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Josh writes in with news that Boston police & authorities are detonating blinky Aqua Teen Hunger Force art –

Ignignokt from Aqua Teen has been a reoccuring theme in art projects and random builds. Were these Ignignokts left around Boston a part of an alternative art project gone awry? I love how CBS describes a Ignignokt made from circuit board as a “device”. Very threatening. Even if it was just something random, it sort of shows the folly of our security-obsessed world when a fictional martian can set a major city on high alert.

We obviously had nothing to do with this, but for some reason CNN mentioned MAKE — if the authorities or CNN wish to speak to someone they can call me (Phillip Torrone, Senior Editor at any time – my info is all over the place, I’m not sure what CNN said or why they did not contact us – 206-355-1323)….


  • Hoax Devices Creating Gridlock In Boston, Devices Resemble Cartoon Character – Link.
  • Hoax packages cause alarm in Boston – Link.


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  • Boston Metblogs – Link.
  • This is NOT the Work of the GRL – Link.
  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force Brings Boston to a Halt – Link.
  • Turner Broadcasting “regrets” Boston security scare – Link.

A MAKE reader sent this in, it all appears to be an ad campaign – we are trying to find the transcripts to see what exactly was said about MAKE:

–Being a walking commuter I didn’t hear anything about this until I got to work. There are a couple of people here who have been refreshing all day trying to get more information, not only because it would affect their commute but because they were worried.

Currently has in it’s breaking news section the blurb:

Turner Broadcasting is expected to issue an apology for causing today’s series of bomb scares throughout Boston. A statement emailed to the Globe from Turner Broadcasting said: “The ‘packages’ in question are magnetic lights that pose no danger. They are part of an outdoor marketing campaign in 10 cities in support of Adult Swim’s animated television show Aqua Teen Hunger Force. They have been in place for two to three weeks in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Seattle, Portland, Austin, San Francisco, and Philadelphia. Parent company Turner Broadcasting is in contact with local and federal law enforcement on the exact locations of the billboards. We regret that they were mistakenly thought to pose any danger.”

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Aqua Teen Hunger Force LED art – Link.

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