Boston officials are not quite sane. Their response to the advertising stunt showing a lighted figure on a piece of board was nothing short of hysterical -- and they have the temerity to claim that the TV network is responsible for their reactions, and to claim that an apology is insufficient. They claim the people who set out these ads caused "harm" -- when the actual harm was caused by Boston officials. Not only is an apology sufficient, to me it's actually excessive. The people who should be apologizing are all these cowering city stuffed shirts.
Look, in Seattle city workers tossed the same ads in the trash when they found them. In Boston the police actually blew up one of the offending things before deciding that they were not harmful.
It's a really sad day when Seattle street crews are more sensible and intelligent than the law enforcement and security officials of Boston.