Why didn’t DC get Mooninites?

Image taken from our L.A. overlords

By now everybody knows about Boston treating a the Aqua Teen Hunger Force guerrilla ad campaign as potential terrorism. Nine other cities, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Seattle, Portland, Austin, San Francisco, and Philadelphia, were also included, but NOT Washington D.C.

Seriously, how could they skip D.C.? Sure the ATL is a big southern city, Portland and Seattle are cool in the Pacific Northwest, and Austin rocks, but are any of them as important as D.C.? I think not. I have a query into Adult Swim to find out why we were excluded.

8 Comments so far

  1. Stone (unregistered) on February 1st, 2007 @ 7:22 pm

    DC is too conservative for these kinds of things. Every time someone tries a guerrilla marketing campaign in this city someone complains. Remember when Nissan put a car on display in front of Union Station? People complained that it was taking up parking spots. Remember when Verizon spray painted ads on sidewalks. People went bizzerk and called the city to have them removed.

    And imagine the reaction in DC if the same thing that happened in Boston happened here. The president would have to get evacuated.

  2. MBFan#2 (unregistered) on February 1st, 2007 @ 8:38 pm

    This brave new world sucks! Unnecessarily stinky travellers – having to take off shoes and not be able to use deodorant.

    Now throwing artist in jail for causing public panic – and unfortunate that this underground pop culture “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” show was sooo unknown that people didn’t recognize the icons. I guess that was whole intent of the campaign and it kinda worked.

    At a cost – Turner Entertainment possibly footing the bill for getting the cops from the warmth of the coffee shops to chase “terrorists”.

    Could it have been avoided if Turner gave the guy $$ to get permit from city hall? Probably.

    It is a sad world we live in.

  3. Doug (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2007 @ 1:03 am

    Funny how these “installations” were present for weeks before anyone noticed, and it was only Boston that freaked out (once the media got a hold of it and it escalated). Get a grip folks.

  4. sa-ra (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2007 @ 1:11 am

    DC has its own big joke installation. So, no new one was needed there perhaps?

    still tourist.

  5. Sligo (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2007 @ 10:30 am

    Cheney’s motorcade would have passed by one and three months later we’d be invading the moon.

  6. sa-ra (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2007 @ 12:58 pm

    nice to be a tourist and learn, this time about motorcade. “A few months back WTOP discovered that Cheney’s motorcade — yes, the one that regularly snarls traffic in the District during rush hour — costs D.C. taxpayers $2,000 each time he commutes between home and work (even though he could take public transit, as we have reported).”

    i don’t get the comment about the moon… maybe i need to learn more about cartoons now. to be naturalized in 9.5 years,

  7. Sligo (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2007 @ 4:32 pm

    The Mooninites are from the moon.

  8. Traveler (unregistered) on February 3rd, 2007 @ 2:05 am

    Why not skip DC? They skipped DC as a location for MTV’s Real World, although they did use DC as an audition area.

    Wait a minute. Didn’t American Idol have auditions here a couple years ago?

    Seriously. If they did attempt to do the same thing here at the Nation’s capital in a post 9/11 environment, then I bet they wouldn’t be able to post a half dozen of those things before they got arrested. Too many paranoid locals calling the police.

    Unfortunately or fortunately, that may include me.

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