err claims another victim

yes, that funny little lite-brite like cartoon character from the adult swim show aqua teen hunger force has claimed yet another victim.

cartoon network president jim samples resigned today as a direct result of the ‘boston bomb scare.’

honestly, this is utterly absurd. the campaign was a funny, well-executed piece of guerrilla marketing. the devices were up in a whole host of other cities with no reaction, other than fans of the show stealing them for collectors items.

so, jim samples has lost his job. the two guys from the marketing firm have been charged with a crime.

and the people who ought to lose their jobs over this; the massachusetts and boston authorities who overreacted and then pointed the finger at turner, terrorists and capitalism are still running amok.

way to go, err.

9 Comments so far

  1. Maigh (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 3:54 pm

    I’ve got a finger to point, and it ain’t my index.

  2. Tim (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 4:25 pm

    I think Err would be pleased.

  3. Chintan (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 4:34 pm

    The Braves play the BoSox on June 18-20 at the Ted. Obviously, one of those three nights should be unofficial Err Night. We should try to intimidate the Boston side by wearing Err masks to the game. Judging by the reaction up there to this marketing campaign, there’s no doubt we could significantly (and positively, for the Braves) alter the course of the game.

  4. james (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 4:37 pm

    brilliant, chintan. brilliant.

  5. Maigh (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 5:25 pm

    For that, I would actually brave the crowds and go to a game.

    That was effing quacktastic.

  6. Jam (unregistered) on February 10th, 2007 @ 8:03 am

    I read in AJC that Turner is forking over $2 million to the city of Boston over this as well. I can’t believe Samples stepped down. Total crap.

  7. Maigh (unregistered) on February 10th, 2007 @ 11:08 am

    Actually I think the way it’s working is that Turner is footing $1m, and the marketing co is taking the other $1.

    Crap indeed.

  8. james (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 8:20 am

    i am declaring june 19 to be err night at the ted. get it on your calendars, everyone.

    we’ll promote it here and see if we can’t get it rolling down the hill.

  9. gretagretchen (unregistered) on February 15th, 2007 @ 1:07 pm

    You know that all the money for those fines has got to be coming out of the ATHF movie proceeds — which should be huge now thanks to all who were pissed off by the idiocy and panting fan boys.

    Let’s bum rush the theaters in Boston — if they still allow it to be shown up there.

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