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February 01, 2007

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Floormaster Squeeze

Sorry, but the police did overreact and now they want to people to pay for their stupidity. They were illegal signs and should be treated as such (with fines). Punishing others (and trying to spin the issue into something about terror protection) for your own stupidity and overreaction is wrong and a breach of public trust.

Melissa Juliette

What I find to be hilarious about this whole situation is that this has been happening in nine other cities for quite some time and none of the other millions of people exposed to this campaign thought these were bombs. Is Boston really that scared of a primitive looking 2-D character on a giant light bright? If anything I think this will generate more interest in Aqua Teen Hungerforce and Adult Swim in general. Kudos to Turner Broadcasting and Adult Swim for comming up with such a great marketing strategy in an age where the target market does not like to be "sold" on products and services.

???

Unconfirmed word is that there was as a result of this investigation a discovery made, but it wasn;t one of the cartoon devices. Developing...

Old News

I'm more affraid of another sign....."re-elect curtatone"

Jeffrey Scott Holland

For immediate release:
------------------------------------

Contact:
Jeffrey Scott Holland
502.224.8348
jshpaint@gmail.com


JEFFREY SCOTT HOLLAND WITHDRAWS
"PROJECT EGG" PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION
FROM BOSTON


As you may know, last year I left green Easter Eggs in various
public and semi-public places in several American cities, as part
of my PROJECT EGG public art installation. This April, it had been
my intent to the expand the egg hunt to cover the entire nation,
with eggs hidden in the major cities of each of the fifty states.

However, in the wake of the ludicrous and Orwellian response of
Boston city officials to the Aqua Teen Hunger Force ad campaign,
I have been deeply morally appalled at behavior and statements
of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Assistant Attorney General
John Grossman, claiming that lightboxes such as those used in
the Aqua Teen Hunger Force ad campaign were no longer
appropriate in a "post 9/11 world", and that the "hoax" perpetrators
"clearly intended" the lightboxes to be mistaken for bombs.

These so-called "public officials" are apparently blissfully ignorant of
the simple fact that terrorist bombs logically do not call attention to
themselves with flashing lights and cartoon characters.

Given this chilling effect the powers-that-be in Boston have cast on
free expression (not to mention common sense), I must withdraw my
intent to give away Easter Eggs in the state of Massachusetts in
April. I will not give these men further fuel in their drive to present
themselves as intelligent and valiant fighters of "potential" terrorism
in the name of national security, which is the real hoax being
perpetrated here.

To paraphrase Senator Jordan in the original Manchurian Candidate
film, "these men could not be doing more harm to America than if
they were paid Russian agents".

Jeffrey Scott Holland
http://www.jeffreyscottholland.com/

Art Guy

Sorry, Mr. Jeffrey Scott Holland
502.224.8348
jshpaint@gmail.com

But, your "so-called" art is not welcome in any community. I am in fact an art savant in the Boston community, but your ideas for making art in this comunity are neither welcome, nor, even worse, artful. If you wish to insult, please find your peers and seek their input as to how you have become vilified and keep them satiated through your displays and show them in the appropriate geek-cartoon site to which they belong. Please don't use a legitimate bomb hoax to push you into the "piss christ" Mappelthorpe category; that alone is contemptuous. If you actually wish to display valid art, please seek refuge in the jury-peered art displays that the rest of us aspire to display in. Please do not cheapen ours or any artist rendering by politicizing in the wrong forum!

Art Person

Art Guy

Sorry, Mr. Jeffrey Scott Holland
502.224.8348
jshpaint@gmail.com

But, your "so-called" art is not welcome in any community. I am in fact an art savant in the Boston community, but your ideas for making art in this comunity are neither welcome, nor, even worse, artful. If you wish to insult, please find your peers and seek their input as to how you have become vilified and keep them satiated through your displays and show them in the appropriate geek-cartoon site to which they belong. Please don't use a legitimate bomb hoax to push you into the "piss christ" Mappelthorpe category; that alone is contemptuous. If you actually wish to display valid art, please seek refuge in the jury-peered art displays that the rest of us aspire to display in. Please do not cheapen ours or any artist rendering by politicizing in the wrong forum!

Art Person

Dr. Mrs. McCarthy

And there you have it Cambriville. For a moment, I want you all to think of an entire district, (Union Square), of our city filled with nothing but Peter Bodovsky's and Sean Stevens'.

Let the era of the "performance artists" begin. Looks like some starving artists will do just about anything for $300 bucks.

Assholes.

Dr. Mrs. McCarthy

Old News

too bad somerville has OPENED its arms to "artists" over the year. They contribute nothing to our city except crappy artwork and always have their hands out for more. Brickbottom, now Highland ave, how many more cheap rent buildings do we have to renovate and hand over to these lazy unemployed slobs ??????

Blogger X

Those two hippies already have a new gig:

Source: The Guardian (UK), February 2, 2007


Deny Climate Change, Make a Cool $10,000

quote:
"Scientists and economists have been offered $10,000 each" by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) think tank, "to undermine a major climate change report" from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). AEI wants "articles that emphasise the shortcomings" of the IPCC report, which "is widely regarded as the most comprehensive review yet of climate change science." AEI "has received more than $1.6m from ExxonMobil," reports Ian Sample, "and more than 20 of its staff have worked as consultants to the Bush administration. Lee Raymond, a former head of ExxonMobil, is the vice-chairman of AEI's board of trustees." AEI visiting scholar Kenneth Green sent the offer "to scientists in Britain, the US and elsewhere," in a letter describing the IPCC as "resistant to reasonable criticism and dissent." On February 5, "another Exxon-funded organisation based in Canada will launch a review in London which casts doubt on the IPCC report." The review is co-authored by Tad Murty and the event will be attended by Nigel Lawson and David Bellamy.

Blogger X

Since you clowns are using the argument that my commute was interrupted, where then and when do I get my share of this 2 million dollar settlement? Did you guys not also get a cool million from the canadian lumberjack who hit the Tobin Bridge?

Why were you not so vigilant when the tunnel fell on our heads and killed one of us? Who is going to be arrested for that?

Grow up Leadership!

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