First Torture, Now Mountain Dew Bombs: “24” Rocks

From ABC 28 News: LAKELAND, FL — The attorney for one of the suspects in Monday’s bomb scare says his client and two others were actually making a commercial for Mountain Dew.

Kenneth McCollom says the suspects are three drama students who were shooting a commercial for a contest sponsored by the soft drink maker called “24 Seconds to Save the World.”

Just when we get past the cheerleader beatdowns, the netherworld reels us back in, courtesy of a couple of would-be Michael Bays. (Honestly, what a thing to would-be.) This will not help combat the old Polk is a nuthouse meme. Sigh.

Here’s the contest in question. The winner gets his or her commercial played on the “24” season finale. You too can blow up/maim swarthy terrorist types for entertainment.

On a serious note, I do hope cooler heads prevail here. Dangerous and stupid yes, but there appears to be little intent to harm. Our jails already cost too much and house too many people for these guys to face conviction on second degree felonies.

H/T Matt Wengerd, or somebody in the Twitscape I thought was Matt Wengerd.

6 thoughts on “First Torture, Now Mountain Dew Bombs: “24” Rocks

  1. I really don’t believe the story that these young men were making a video using bombs or explosive devices, but it sure sounds like a good defense. If they were, I wonder why the offenders were not there with their video cameras filming the incident? If they intended to use a pseudo bomb or otherwise, they should have gotten permission from the parking garage to utilize their space, or alert them of the expected outcome. On the website for this particular promotion, it states,”Material must not contain nudity, unlawful acts or other material deemed unacceptable by the Sponsor or Mountain Dew.” I didn’t hear about any nudity, but I would consider this an unlawful act. Too bad they won’t be able to win the whopping $2,400 and their chance at fame! Aw!

  2. I really don’t believe the story that these young men were making a video using bombs or explosive devices, but it sure sounds like a good defense. If they were, I wonder why the offenders were not there with their video cameras filming the incident? If they intended to use a pseudo bomb or otherwise, they should have gotten permission from the parking garage to utilize their space, or alert them of the expected outcome. On the website for this particular promotion, it states,”Material must not contain nudity, unlawful acts or other material deemed unacceptable by the Sponsor or Mountain Dew.” I didn’t hear about any nudity, but I would consider this an unlawful act. Too bad they won’t be able to win the whopping $2,400 and their chance at fame! Aw!

  3. I have to wag my finger not at the teens for this mischievous act,but wag it at you for even mentioning them and the word terrorist. I think its critical that we don’t get that word mixed up with teens being teens. As for “Bomb”… i highly doubt that this could have done any harm to anyone. It was a plastic bottle. I agree it should not have been done in such a public place but other then that these guys should not even be considered by law enforcement to be something they investigate more then talk to parents and a slap on the hand.

  4. I have to wag my finger not at the teens for this mischievous act,but wag it at you for even mentioning them and the word terrorist. I think its critical that we don’t get that word mixed up with teens being teens. As for “Bomb”… i highly doubt that this could have done any harm to anyone. It was a plastic bottle. I agree it should not have been done in such a public place but other then that these guys should not even be considered by law enforcement to be something they investigate more then talk to parents and a slap on the hand.

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