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It was three years ago today that Boston officials panicked over a guerilla advertising stunt in Boston featuring Mooninites.

Authorities have arrested two men in connection with electronic light boards depicting a middle-finger-waving moon man that triggered repeated bomb scares around Boston on Wednesday and prompted the closure of bridges and a stretch of the Charles River.

Meanwhile, police and prosecutors vented their anger at Turner Broadcasting System Inc., the parent company of CNN, which said the battery-operated light boards were aimed at promoting the late-night Adult Swim cartoon “Aqua Teen Hunger Force.”

Relive the silliness as Neatorama and others covered it.

1-31-2007 Cartoon Ads Cause Bomb Scare in Boston

2-1-2007 Peter Berdovsky and Sean Stevens pleaded not guilty then held a press conference

2-4-2007 Jack Bauer Interrogates the Mooninites

5-11-2007 Community service for defendants in Cartoon Network case

5-13-2007 Mooninite LED vs. Fake Pipe Bomb: a Tale of Two Hoax Devices

-via Cynical-C


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