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(Adweek)   "I'm concerned about the blueberries" billboard on I-69 puzzles Michiganders. Some say it's a drug reference. Others think it's about school funding, bees, the ACA, or a Banksy thing. And quite a few think it has something to do with blueberries   ( adweek.com) divider line
    More: Strange, Michiganders, Michigan, blueberries, ACA, Lena Dunham  
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2013-10-19 04:09:47 PM  
3 votes:
Blueberries are farking delicious, just leaving it here.
2013-10-19 04:50:50 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-10-19 04:23:14 PM  
2 votes:
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Also concerned about the blueberries
2013-10-19 04:11:23 PM  
2 votes:
It's a public Rorschach test.
2013-10-19 10:22:15 PM  
1 vote:

"Michigander" was a derogatory term originated by Republican Abraham Lincoln to describe the Democratic presidential candidate (Senator Lewis Cass, from Michigan) in a speech on Senator Cass's view on the doctrine of popular sovereignty.  "...Goose-like candidate".  Most people from Michigan call themselves Michiganians.  The present governor started using the term when he came into office (all the previous governors never used the term except in jest).   It is being popularized by the Detroit Free Press, but the Detroit News still uses the term, "Michiganians".

Not so excited to be from Detroit, but proud to be a Michiganian.

People from Oregon...Oregonders, or worst Oreganders?

/Michigan, first in blueberry production
/you can call us anything you want
2013-10-19 08:52:08 PM  
1 vote:
I was very concerned about the blueberrys since tomorrow is pumpkin blueberry pancakes with real maple syrup day so I asked my wife and she assured me  that they were still in the drawer in the refrigerator and if I was really that concerned then I should get up off my lazy butt and walk right up to that stainless steel motherfarker and whip the door open and check it out.

Will get back to you
2013-10-19 07:35:51 PM  
1 vote:
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More likely than she thought...
2013-10-19 07:34:33 PM  
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2013-10-19 05:42:19 PM  
1 vote:
The goal was essentially to make people see the world from the perspective of others. While vacationing in Alaska, Shaltz met a young tour guide who, when asked how things were going, said, "I'm concerned about the blueberries." Specifically, he was worried there wouldn't be enough rain for the state's blueberry crop.
At first, Shaltz felt like the 21-year-old was naive to be worried about such a specific issue, but he began to respect the young man's perspective and found himself wishing that others could be motivated to think about what's concerning the people around us. "We all go through the day and we see people who have blueberries-their own issues-and we don't do anything. Even when it's not about rain, when it's something we can impact, we show just how desensitized we've become. We aren't as helpful to the common man in even the small things in life."

I'm actually kind of okay with this.  I guess.  I assume he's got an agenda or something he's pushing.  But if I'm wrong, um, okay.  Better than a regular billboard I suppose.

I thought it was about the large blueberry farm using child labor they busted in Michigan a few years ago.  Which oddly enough came up in conversation a few days at work.

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/young-children-working-blueberry-field s- walmart-severs-ties/story?id=8951044&singlePage=true

So I'm waiting on my Michigan Blueberry Trifecta, I guess.

Seriously, can we talk about *those* blueberries?  Because it's pretty f--ked up that that f--king happened.  They had a six year old picking blueberries sold to Walmart and Kroger. Even if it's busted now, Jesus.

But I guess more farm inspectors = socialism, even though the number of field inspectors has grown under Snyder as far as I know... and the comments under that story that we're stifling work ethic are depressing as all hell.  Working on your parents farm != working with your seasonal labor parents on somebody else's farm.
2013-10-19 05:26:30 PM  
1 vote:

farkinglizardking: ZMugg: farkinglizardking: Would some informed farker please tell me why there's a site called adweek? It's the kind of site name that demands outrage. Also, that article seems to be written by an obese, ADHD blogger on a meth binge.

So, better than usual?

I don't know, I've never visited adweek before this link. After this article I put it up there with buzzfeed, daily fail, and slate.

Correct me if I'm wrong, as I honestly don't know what to expect. But I have assumed much from the name adweek, and my assumptions will continue until corrected.

It's the online presence of a weekly magazine that's covered the advertising business since the '70s. In other words, mostly legit.
2013-10-19 05:16:19 PM  
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2013-10-19 05:12:36 PM  
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2013-10-19 05:08:40 PM  
1 vote:
I am concerned that the web has become so insecure that people are now posting their secret messages on billboards for greater privacy.

If to wires

you do not want

to be a dancing slave



2013-10-19 04:59:46 PM  
1 vote:

Badafuco: At least it's not a picture of dingleberries.

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Mr. Whipple is concerned about the dingleberries.
2013-10-19 04:55:22 PM  
1 vote:
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Wonders if those are blue berries or blueberries
2013-10-19 04:39:27 PM  
1 vote:
People in Flint can read?
2013-10-19 04:35:01 PM  
1 vote:
This is what happens when you have too much money.
2013-10-19 04:33:21 PM  
1 vote:
"Hey man is Tina around?"
"No shes not here."
"Tell her these blueberries are all stems and seeds, I want my 40 dollars back"
"40 dollars for blueberries? What are they organic?"

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2013-10-19 04:29:39 PM  
1 vote:
At least it's not a picture of dingleberries.
2013-10-19 04:16:31 PM  
1 vote:
So, like, the blueberries are a metaphor for all of us, man.

/we are one
/not Herbert
2013-10-19 04:13:13 PM  
1 vote:

super_grass: Blueberries are farking delicious, just leaving it here.

The sweetest, most moist blueberry muffins, with the blackest coffee... Good way to start autum.
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