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Aqua Teen Hunger Force Flips off Chicago

By Laura Oppenheimer in News on Feb 1, 2007 9:40PM


Oh those crazy marketers, what will they think of next? First causing a ruckus in Boston, where they were thought to be some sort of terrorist ploy, the LCD packages turned out to be nothing more than an "ingenious" marketing ploy by Adult Swim's Aqua Teen Hunger Force. And now, of course, they are causing a smaller ruckus in Chicago.

In a press conference today at Navy Pier, Police Superintendent Philip Cline said the devices could have created "chaos" had they been discovered during this weekend's Super Bowl festivities. But as you can see, they didn't, since they were picked up by the police after the whole mess in Boston. It seems to Chicagoist that the marketers did a crappy job in Chicago; unlike those attached to bridges and other high visibility areas in Beantown, none of the packages were spotted here. The LCDs, which featured "Mooninites" from ATHF, were also in place in New York; Los Angeles; Atlanta; Seattle; Portland, Ore.; Austin, Texas; San Francisco; and Philadelphia.

Image via M. Spencer Green/AP.