The International Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo has generally improved, but something important has been lost


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#2

The Internet appears to have also lost them a vowel; the second “o” in Boojum.

“if ever I meet with a Boojum, that day,
In a moment (of this I am sure),
I shall softly and suddenly vanish away—
And the notion I cannot endure!”


#3

I promise to write only booojum in the future to balance the incorrect internet usage.


#4

The Hoo-Hoos were well represented at the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle, and even had their own building

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8655


#5

There used to be a lumber company here in Oregon that used that black cat logo. I always thought it was a weird image to associate with a lumber yard.


#6

Even stranger when compared to the sabotage/wildcat strike symbol of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).

Hoo-Hoos:

IWW:

From Wikipedia:
“…the IWW’s Lumber Workers Industrial Union (LWIU) … organize[d] lumberjacks and other timber workers, both in the deep South and the Pacific Northwest of the United States and Canada, between 1917 and 1924.”

The black cat was an anarcho-syndicalist symbol, hardly something a capitalist employer would adopt. Probably coincidence, but a lumber company of the era could be expected to be aware of both connections.


#7

A Fraternal Org membership can always benefit if they offer a GREAT HAT :slight_smile:


#8

I always wondered where Richard Perez got the black cat logo he used on illegal solar power installations. Definitely from the IWW one! Thanks!


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