Sunday, April 30, 2006

In order to save the newsrack, it was necessary to destroy it

Movie Promotion Confused With Bomb in L.A.

Saturday April 29, 2006 11:16 PM

"SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) - A newspaper promotion for Tom Cruise's upcoming ``Mission: Impossible III'' got off to an explosive start when a county arson squad blew up a news rack, thinking it contained a bomb.

The confusion: the Los Angeles Times rack was fitted with a digital musical device designed to play the ``Mission: Impossible'' theme song when the door was opened. But in some cases, the red plastic boxes with protruding wires were jarred loose and dropped onto the stack of newspapers inside, alarming customers.

Sheriff's officials said they rendered the news rack in this suburb 35 miles north of downtown Los Angeles ``safe'' after being called to the scene Friday by a concerned individual who thought he'd seen a bomb.

Times officials said the devices were placed in 4,500 randomly selected news boxes in Los Angeles and Ventura counties in a venture with Paramount Pictures designed to turn the ``everyday news rack experience'' into an ``extraordinary mission.''

It was just that, at least for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department arson squad, which destroyed the box.

``This was the least intended outcome. We weren't expecting anything like this,'' said John O'Loughlin, the Times' senior vice president for planning.

The devices are to remain in the boxes until May 7, two days after the film is scheduled to open."

Can't .... breathe ..... must ...... stop ....... laughing .......

Bwaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. And if you don't like somebody like me laughing at the quite remarkable level of fucktardery displayed by all the officials involved in this pathetic display of civilian hysteria whipped up by cynical government policy and connived at by a supine news sector and police dipshittery that's too effing bad.

Bwaaaaaaaaa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. The first thing the very first thing a responsible felix does is to assess the threat level including, quite particularly and especially including whether a sodding threat exists in the first place. Whatever unfuckingbelievably unforgivably pathetically unprofessional shitbag was the officer involved in this monumental display of incompetence and grandstanding needs to be flung off the nearest high building sans parachute for the protection of the public. Christ protect anyone unfortunate enough to be dependent upon muscleminded tankbrained stupid numbskulled incompetent assholes like that in a real crisis. (Then they wonder why people who really have experience of dealing with terrorist threats and of cleaning up the aftermath despise them as incompetent grandstanding twats.) Fucking hell, somebody should print that article and arrange for it to be sent to Osama Bin-Laden it's guaranteed to incapacitate him for years as it's difficult to run a terrorist organisation while rolling on the floor shrieking with laughter. Incompetent fuckwits.


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