BNE in the MSM

BNE We’ve covered the story a couple of times before, but the mysterious BNE has gotten even more press recently with a story in the New York Times last Saturday and a piece on ABC just now. The latter features some pictures of BNE stickers from Flickr, including the one by this story. We’ve also got a report of a sticker in Kuala Lumpur. Notably lacking: any explanation.

3 Comments so far

  1. Matt R. (unregistered) on September 19th, 2006 @ 4:26 pm

    The Japanese kanji at the bottom of the sticker in the photo is “sanjou”, meaning “has arrived” or “is here.” (though the NYTimes article also correctly translates it to “come to” or “visit”, as well).

    What the heck BNE means, who knows. Who cares? People are beginning to act like this is some “Twelve Monkeys” sort of thing.

    One guy, ten thousand, a million, however many plastering this inane motif all over the world, doesn’t matter: still nothing more than a dog pissing on a fire hydrant.

  2. Kos (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2006 @ 8:41 pm

    Just a theory, but BNE could stand for the title of the book Bahá’u’lláh and the New Era, or even the statement itself. That is, maybe the stickers are meant to say “Bahá’u’lláh and the New Era is/are coming”? Baha’s apparently a major religious leader, though I’d never heard of the guy before a little research. I mean, there have been sightings in Japan, Kuala Lampur, Prague, San Francisco… Obviously there is a large group doing this. If the stickers were first pressed in Japan, it would explain the Kanji, and of course, all of these areas have at least a small group of Baha’i’s… I don’t know, just a theory.

  3. digitaldose (unregistered) on September 29th, 2006 @ 7:25 am

    idiots… This is just a graffiti artist that writes BENET and he’s from Japan (BNE for short). Everyone acts like this is so crazy just because they can actually read his stickers. No one notices his marker tags or throwups (unless you are a graffiti writer). Point in case, there are hundred of graffiti artists such aas Chino BYI, etc.. who travel MUCH more than this BNE guy and get up on a worldwide scale. They don’t get noticed by the masses because its illegible to most people.

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