In Boston All Advertising is Terrorism

Hysteria Strikes Again

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BoingBoing points out another case of Bostonians practically wetting their pants over advertising. (OK, to be fair, this happened in the suburb of Ashland.)

According to, "In a scene reminiscent of the Cartoon Network bomb scare that paralyzed the Boston area in January, police shut down a strip mall yesterday in this small western suburb after employees at a Bank of America branch mistook a botched fax for a bomb threat."

So who was responsible for the fax spam? That's the best part.

"Frustrated shop owners said the branch overreacted to the strange fax, which turned out to be an in-house marketing document sent by the bank's corporate office."