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Mr. Anderson
Oct 30, 2002, 08:55 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/internet/10/26/microsoft.decals.ap/index.html

Anyone from NY see any of the butterflies? What were they thinking?

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jrv3034
Oct 30, 2002, 09:52 AM
I kept wondering how legal that could be... Hehehehe.

Anyways, There was this AOL 8.O release festival going on at Lincoln Center (where I work) with AOL balloons and free stuff all over the place (it was kind of cool, though I really dislike AOL) and then suddenly all these people dressed like purple butterflies on Rollerblades showed up! MSN was crashing the AOL party! It was hillarious, all the MSN butterflies picketing and giving out THEIR free stuff, making all the AOL people really upset.

It's so comforting to know that our country has its priorities straight. I mean, who cares about peace in the Middle East? Certainly it's more importanrt t send a bunch of butterflies to invade an ISP party...

jrv3034:D

irmongoose
Oct 30, 2002, 09:56 AM
Isn't this the same story that was posted a few days ago?

Lemme see.. ah, here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13404&) it is.




irmongoose

Mr. Anderson
Oct 30, 2002, 10:01 AM
Horse hockey! I went searching the forums for Microsoft, butterflies and New York before I post this and came up with nothing found - otherwise I wouldn't have posted an article that came out on Saturday. Sorry. :(

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jrv3034
Oct 30, 2002, 10:04 AM
That's IT, Dukestreet... You're FIRED. ;)

dethl
Oct 30, 2002, 12:48 PM
This is the what....2nd time in a month or so that M$ gets caught doing something stupid along the lines of advertising?

First the fake switcher ad....now the butterflies......I wonder if theres a cryptic message hidden within?