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Don't Worry, That 'SOS' In The Sky Was Just A Lame Marketing Stunt

SOS? Not so much... (Photo sent to LAist by Nicole Gustas via Flickr)
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In case you were wondering, everything is pretty much business as usual in the city of Angels, despite the fact that a plane wrote a chain of SOS's in perfectly straight skywritten letters in our perfectly blue skies yesterday.

It turns out the SOS letters have nothing to do with a distress call, but are in fact a lame (but probably effective) publicity stunt for a local theme park that is trying to promote their attractions for the summer. Let's not mention the name of this theme park (but if you really want to know, you can visit NBC Los Angeles, which shares a parent company with the theme park).

The stunt generated some buzz and even some mild concern, which we're sure was probably the whole point. But some people couldn't figure out what it said right away:

Some people were a little tripped out:

Though some of us were onto it pretty quick:

Fortunately, there was only one real problem with the aircraft: