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Not so pure Michigan
May 16, 2012 1:57 PM   Subscribe

Not So Pure Michigan (youtube), a play on Michigan's "Pure Michigan" tourism campaign. (For more on Michigan's troubles with its neighbors see Mitten-gate.)
posted by found missing (31 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Michigan = mitten
Wisconsin = oven mitt
Florida = wang
posted by Roentgen at 1:59 PM on May 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


Colorado = Wyoming
posted by troika at 2:00 PM on May 16, 2012 [8 favorites]


Virgina = dead turkey lying on the ground (now that you've seen it you will not unsee it.)
posted by Navelgazer at 2:04 PM on May 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


well that pretty much offends just about every one. well done.
posted by lampshade at 2:05 PM on May 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


oh how I pine for the three minute edit window!
posted by Navelgazer at 2:05 PM on May 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Everyone knows Michigan is America's high-five.
posted by Existential Dread at 2:05 PM on May 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


oh how I pine for the three minute edit window!

I have a friend who once found a 4'x4' box at a thrift store. It was filled to the brim with hot pink trucker hats that all said the same thing:
VIRGINA BEACH
posted by The White Hat at 2:08 PM on May 16, 2012


All Cretans turkeys are liars, Navelgazer.
posted by joe lisboa at 2:09 PM on May 16, 2012


Oh, "Virgina." Right. Oops.
posted by joe lisboa at 2:10 PM on May 16, 2012


Don't get them started on panhandles.
posted by hal9k at 2:13 PM on May 16, 2012


Man, those Michigan people sure got upset when someone else took their dumb gimmick. Way to vigorously defend an irritating and nearly universal state quirk, people from Michigan.
posted by Copronymus at 2:22 PM on May 16, 2012


How does one factor in the U.P.?
posted by scruss at 2:23 PM on May 16, 2012


sort of a double.
posted by HuronBob at 2:33 PM on May 16, 2012


Maryland = Sub-machinegun
posted by Winnemac at 2:34 PM on May 16, 2012


Yeah, this guy has done better with his previous stuff, I think he's running out of material.

It's one thing to make fun of ourselves here (God knows we have reason to do so), it's not really necessary to go after the fine states of Wisconsin and Oh... Ohi.... Ohi... crap, I can't even say the word. But, anyway, his other stuff is better...

Hail to the Victors...
posted by HuronBob at 2:38 PM on May 16, 2012 [5 favorites]


How does one factor in the U.P.?

Well, ya gotta kinda twist da other hand around and point da pinkie down an da tumb up, eh?
posted by pardonyou? at 3:02 PM on May 16, 2012 [4 favorites]


It is so hilarious to call people retards and assholes. I was laughing so hard. I am going to share this with all my friends because the filmmaker is such a fine representative of our great state. Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice!
posted by not that girl at 3:26 PM on May 16, 2012


Mmm . . . Circumspicy.
posted by The World Famous at 5:11 PM on May 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh, for heaven's sake. I'm in Ohio and even I can quite clearly see that Michigan is the freaking mitten. Minnesota is a blob with a weirdly disproportionate tail.
posted by SMPA at 5:17 PM on May 16, 2012


Illinois = Upside-down pregnant lawn gnome.
Iowa = 75% Vowel
Ohio = 75% Vowel
Why O Ming = Is it a state or a sentence?
O hi O = Is it...no, it's not.
posted by eriko at 5:21 PM on May 16, 2012


How does one factor in the U.P.?

The U.P. is a rabbit bounding westward.
posted by BinGregory at 5:52 PM on May 16, 2012


Mississippi = Bart Simpson in profile.
posted by selfmedicating at 6:21 PM on May 16, 2012


I'd sort of think "a Michigan parody" is something like a parody of Michigan pride and not a bland "our neighbors suck and that's the joke" statement, but I guess I don't get Michigan humor. So congrats on being stuck between dumb & dumber, I guess? You win?
posted by psoas at 8:05 PM on May 16, 2012


Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice!

Glad I looked around and found...Hawaii! About as far from Michigan as I can get and still be in the U.S.A., although I considered Alaska and found it was too cold and too Republican.

If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look somewhere else.
posted by motown missile at 8:19 PM on May 16, 2012


Ah, yes. The Hawaiian peninsula. It's a hell of a long drive from Los Angeles to Honolulu, but totally worth it.
posted by The World Famous at 9:50 PM on May 16, 2012


I don't know why everybody in the article is acting like WI doing the mitten thing is new. WI has been a mitten for much longer than I've been alive. I was raised to see the mitten from birth.

(I secretly agree with Roentgen that oven-mitt is better).
posted by yeolcoatl at 10:21 PM on May 16, 2012


I'd sort of think "a Michigan parody" is something like a parody of Michigan pride and not a bland "our neighbors suck and that's the joke" statement, but I guess I don't get Michigan humor. So congrats on being stuck between dumb & dumber, I guess? You win?

Actually, I definitely got that vibe from a lot of the other videos. The DEMF and the Ren Fair one in particular were mean enough that it made me smile.
posted by GoingToShopping at 5:08 AM on May 17, 2012


Obligatory Michigan T-shirt links:
- Michigan - The Best-shaped State in the Union
- Bi-Peninsular and Proud
posted by mrbarrett.com at 6:02 AM on May 17, 2012


Indiana = Michi-tucky
posted by Thorzdad at 7:25 AM on May 17, 2012


How does one factor in the U.P.?

One doesn't?
posted by eviemath at 6:52 PM on May 17, 2012


Ohio = Baja Michigan
posted by motown missile at 12:51 AM on May 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


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