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Microsoft, looking to get the message out about it's Zune doohickey, has turned a Toyota FJ Cruiser into an urban assault vehicle. The test run occured in a New York City neighborhood in the wee hours of a Sunday morning with the FJ Cruiser blaring out music at such a volume that it could be heard inside nearby apartments with the windows closed. Being young and living in the city doesn't mean you like obnoxious crap any more than anyone else. Rather than entice the general public to buy a Zune, these idiots just pissed them off. They likely all went out the next day and bought the most pimped iPods they could afford, with the full boat car install kit, iFM radio, a spiffy little case, Shure E3 earbuds, the works. I know I would. That way, I'd be safe and snug in my bed, white noise ringing in my ears (that iPod headphone amp can give you blistering tinnitus) when the FJ Cruiser puttered back around. In the meantime, there's an open letter to Microsoft at wakeupmicrosoft.com - along with documentation of "the act."

[Source: engadget]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      YAY! We all have a chance to bash Microsoft because some junior marketing flunkies got wasted while in possession of a sad advertising device. Careful, we gotta make the most of this!

      [end sarcasm]

      I dislike Microsoft just as much as the average guy, and hate marketers more than just about anybody, but isn't anyone else tired of these self-righteous grassroots blowback campaigns that are ultimately based on nothing?

      Begin flaming here...
      • 8 Years Ago
      JBL Subs?? How weak is that. I'll blow that FJ out the water with my 13.5" JL-audio W7's. Easy.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Microsoft has a completely open campus. You can't get into the buildings but you can roll right up to the front doors. If you're in the Redmond area, rock up there this lunchtime and crank up the Barchman Turner Overdrive, or Chingy if you're one of them yoots.
      • 8 Years Ago
      And not one of these New Yorkers had a baseball bat at hand?

      That sure ain't the New York I live in. You can be sure if the asshole would've parked his car in my neighborhood he would've gotten out of there pretty damn quick with the car remodelled slightly.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Those that over utilize their earth shaking bass subwoofers should have their testicles/breasts lopped off. Man, is it irritating to be next to a fool who has his car shaking.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Microsoft tries so hard to be cool. Unfortunately they are completely incapable of ever being cool, so it always backfires on them. Always.

      --chuck


      • 8 Years Ago
      i complain about sony :S lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      forget ipod, their over-rated, and over-priced.

      i agree, microsoft isn't the greatest, going around blasting music
      but dam, ipods suck compared to zune

      wireless downloading and sharing, RADIO( the most basic thing in the world )
      a screen as big as a flip phone