10/30/02: Honku Influence

Let us now examine the honku movement's increasing influence on public policy and corporate strategy:

October 7, 2002: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces the start of "Operation Silent Night." The initative targets 24 locations around the city as "high noise zones" for police enforcement. "Far and away," says the Mayor. "The most vexing concern for New Yorkers is that there is too much disruptive noise in our communities." Publicly, Mayoral spokesman Ed Skyler does not deny that the Mayor's new campaign is a response to Honku.

October 25, 2002: To promote the launch of its new MSN 8.0 service, Microsoft Corporation plasters butterfly decals on lamp posts, fire boxes and other public property throughout Manhattan. Microsoft, renowned in the technology industry for "borrowing" the ideas of other companies and calling it "innovation," has not denied that their ad campaign was lifted directly out of the Honku playbook.

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A fun new game for the entire family. It works like this: Someone starts a honku... and someone else finishes it...

an SUV ad
featuring an F-16
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all claim innocence
in line at the impound lot
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stalled on the off-ramp
i find myself wondering
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sunny day parking
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the backs of my thighs

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an agressive soccer mom
steals my parking spot