Monday, March 12, 2007

It's the Cartoon Network, stupid

Posted By on Mon, Mar 12, 2007 at 6:10 PM

According to the AJC, one of our distinguished lawmakers wants to make sure those evil denizens over at Cartoon Network don't go around and place imaginary bombs all over Atlanta.

State Rep. David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, has introduced a bill that would increase the possible prison sentence to five years if you're found guilty of staging a bomb hoax. Ralston says it is in direct reaction to the stir that was created in Boston a few weeks ago when Cartoon Network's promotional devices for the Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie were mistaken for bombs.

That incident caused major havoc in Beantown. Parts of the city were closed down and the city incurred about $2 million in expenses. And city fathers there were not amused.

The thing is, if you're that dumb, you pretty much get what you deserve.

Instead of going after Cartoon Network, the city of Boston should have directed its anger toward the dimwit who couldn't manage to differentiate between a cartoon promotional toy and a legitimate bomb. Must've been an ex-Red Sox general manager.

Sure, bomb hoaxes should be, and are, illegal. But that's not what happened in Boston. What happened in Boston simply proves that you can't regulate stupidity. Though heaven knows we try.

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