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Also, what kind of dipshit canít tell the difference between a lite-brite and a bomb?

The kind of dipshits employed by the City of BAWSTON.

Posted by Gomez | February 1, 2007 1:06 PM

If only our local graffiti artists were that bright.

Posted by Morgan | February 1, 2007 1:08 PM

Also, what kind of dipshit canít tell the difference between a lite-brite and a bomb?

Answer? Lame-stain terror officials appointed by the Decider in Chief and the Boston police department.

Posted by Mardy Bum | February 1, 2007 1:12 PM

There were a bunch of those put up in Gasworks park last year. Very cool effect at night.

Posted by gfish | February 1, 2007 1:23 PM

#2 I agree, someone needs to inform our local graffiti artist(s?) that it is not "serup" but rather syrup, yep, with a y.

Posted by ky | February 1, 2007 1:33 PM

Maybe it should have just had the word "bomb" written on it

Posted by Stan | February 1, 2007 1:51 PM

I can't defend Boston police. I once saw a group of white teenagers throw a glass bottle at a crowd of black teenagers in the middle of Harvard Square in front of about 50 witnesses. Smash! The cops showed up instantly and arrested the black teenagers.

However, I imagine if 9/11 had originated at SeaTac, and the whole town was raked over the coals for it (rightfully so), they'd probably be being stupidly cautious right now too. And, the SPD isn't full of Rhodes Scholars either. I won't get into my SPD stories here, but please.

That was a really funny press conference though. I'm freaked out that the reporters were so serious. Shouldn't we all be laughing and moving on?

Posted by jessiesk | February 1, 2007 2:55 PM

One of these ATHF lite brites was attached to a restaurant sign in the U District for the past several weeks, but was gone this morning. Have they been removed everywhere?

Posted by DangerDoom | February 1, 2007 3:09 PM

Remember Jason Sprinkle?

Guerrilla Artist' Pleads Guilty To Reduced Charge

Ronald K. Fitten

Seattle Times Staff Reporter

SEATTLE 15 November 1996- Jason Sprinkle, the self-styled "guerrilla artist" who brought Westlake Center to a virtual standstill last summer when he left a battered pickup near the center with the word "bomb" on its bumper, pleaded guilty today to a reduced charge of criminal trespass.

Sprinkle, appearing before King County Superior Court Judge Patricia Aitken, had been charged with the felony crime of intimidation or harassment with an explosive device.

The King County prosecutor agreed to drop the felony charge in exchange for the guilty plea, recommending that Sprinkle receive a 30-day jail sentence and one year of probation, and pay a $500 fine. In addition the prosecutor asked that Sprinkle be ordered to remain free of any criminal activity for one year and steer clear of Westlake Center.

Sprinkle, 26, had faced a maximum sentence of one year in prison under the original felony charge.

"This office's position from the very beginning was that we wanted to hold the defendant accountable," said Dan Soukup, King County senior deputy prosecuting attorney. "And by having him (Sprinkle) serve 30 days in jail and by imposing the other conditions on him, we have done that."

Soukup added, "It's a message to him that says if you have feelings about the way something should be, there is a right way and a wrong way to deliver that message."

Sprinkle's attorney, Michael Danko, said it should not have taken this long for the prosecutors to determine that his client did not deserve to be charged with a felony.

"He would have pleaded guilty earlier had they charged him properly," Danko said.

"I think it's a fair recommendation, and it's a standard one from the prosecution's office," Danko said, referring to the reduced charge against his client.

Sprinkle appeared in court wearing a dark-blue trench coat, black pants and tennis shoes. He had a Bible in his right coat pocket.

The July 15 "bomb" incident created a flap because authorities, fearing there was a bomb inside the vehicle, evacuated thousands of people from adjacent buildings.

Sprinkle said his actions amounted to "protest art" and he was defended by some people in the artistic community for attempting an artistic expression.

He is expected to be sentenced later this month.

Posted by R., J. | February 1, 2007 3:35 PM

@8 Looks like they've removed them "quietly" from Seattle...

Posted by Faux Show | February 1, 2007 4:25 PM

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