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Old 11-03-2014, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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Old 11-03-2014, 03:33 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I feel like Michigan gets alot of bad rep for cities like Detroit, Flint and Saginaw. As a lifetime resident of this state, I'd like to know how people from other places view the Mitt.
I think it's great. A very beautiful state.
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Old 11-03-2014, 03:39 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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This thread's got me curious, but does anyone outside of Michigan or even the Midwest get Pure Michigan ads? A few years ago, it was a pretty big thing that the state used to push to boost tourism. Many People have seemed to liked the ad campaign, although it doesn't seem like it's had any effect on a national stage. It feels mostly like it's targeted at Michiganders who already live here even though it there was an attempt to dispel common misconceptions that mostly non-Michiganders would think of.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu31ZhPbazs


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqE3Wu4zmW8


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubpcGtozklY
We get them in St. Louis. A fair number of St. Louisans vacation in Michigan, particularly upper crust types.
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Old 11-03-2014, 03:53 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I'm not sure why you bristle so much at this - you live in the city that's the exception to the rule. In general, the majority of the UP population are Packer fans who go shopping in Green Bay and Appleton. There are exceptions, certainly, but that's just the way it is for a good chunk of the population there.
I read Man of the North's post a couple of times, and it didn't seem to me like he was particularly upset or anything. Just seemed like he wanted to talk about his side of the U.P. Maybe I am missing something?
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Old 11-03-2014, 04:48 PM
 
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Oops buddy, this isn't the thread about your wife. How embarassing!



Well, it isn't "hands-down the most beautiful state in the Midwest," but it is definitely beautiful in the UP and some areas of the mitt.



Agreed, hard to separate MN/WI/MI, the 3 most beautiful of the Midwestern states, and its own distinct subregion of the Midwest. For some of us, it isn't "brutally cold," but for some desert dwellers, 115 is a pleasant summer day. Hey, it's a dry heat.

I'm in the UP quite a bit (including last weekend), hard not to love the northwoods. Porkies, Trap Hills, Keweenaw and Huron Mtns are some of my favorite Midwestern destinations. Lake Superior shore has my second favorite Midwestern scenery next to the Driftless. I think anyone who has never been to the above spots would be blown away by it, regardless of where they hailed. Unspoiled nature unfolds for miles and miles and miles. Lakes everywhere, trout streams, giant hills, rock formations, the enormous Lake Superior sea, beaches....Moose, elk, wolves, bear, deer, cougar, coyotes, animals everywhere, and so on.
No accounting for taste, big guy. Thicken your skin a little. Minnesota is flatter, uglier, colder and just as boring, I'll grant you that. Wisconsin is the apex of mediocrity, so, yeah, I guess its the closest to beauty of the 3.
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Old 11-03-2014, 05:39 PM
 
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No accounting for taste, big guy. Thicken your skin a little. Minnesota is flatter, uglier, colder and just as boring, I'll grant you that. Wisconsin is the apex of mediocrity, so, yeah, I guess its the closest to beauty of the 3.
When I go fishing we call stuff like this bait. If I were a fish I hope I would be smart enough not to take it.
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Old 11-03-2014, 05:48 PM
 
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This thread's got me curious, but does anyone outside of Michigan or even the Midwest get Pure Michigan ads? A few years ago, it was a pretty big thing that the state used to push to boost tourism. Many People have seemed to liked the ad campaign, although it doesn't seem like it's had any effect on a national stage. It feels mostly like it's targeted at Michiganders who already live here even though it there was an attempt to dispel common misconceptions that mostly non-Michiganders would think of.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu31ZhPbazs


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqE3Wu4zmW8


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubpcGtozklY
We get Pure Michigan commercials here occasionally.

On that same note, did anyone see NJ's Stronger than the Storm ads after Sandy? It was the following summer, so summer of 2013. I heard they aired as far away as Iowa.
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Old 11-03-2014, 07:30 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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We get Pure Michigan commercials here occasionally.

On that same note, did anyone see NJ's Stronger than the Storm ads after Sandy? It was the following summer, so summer of 2013. I heard they aired as far away as Iowa.
I saw the NJ ads out here once or twice. Pure Michigan ads show up every now and then as well. I also did a google search on Mackinac Island and the ads started naturally appearing online.

I tell you if there was one thing I wish we had more in common with Europeans is having more time off like six weeks of vacation time. Too many cool places to see and never enough time.
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Old 11-03-2014, 09:45 PM
 
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Detroit: Broke gang infested war-zone with crappy sports teams and car manufacturing.

The rest: Wilderness, fishing, crappy roads, cold. Ann Arbor.
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Old 11-03-2014, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Honestly, I don't know a thing about Michigan. I would think of Detroit and that that means cars. If I thought harder, I'd think Lake Michigan, which must be nice. But, I really don't know anything besides that, and have no opinion, even of Detroit.

It's funny, when I've met people from other countries in Europe, they are amazed that Americans, as a rule, don't know the correct geography of Europe, or where capital cities are located in the different European countries, etc.

I was once at a small dinner get-together with a man from France and he was going on and on about how Americans don't even know where Paris is. So, I asked him if he knew the name of the capital of Indiana, and where it was located (or some other state). He looked at me kind of blankly and said, "No." I said, neither do I. That's how big my own country is. Why should I know the geography of Europe, which has nothing to do with my day to day life, either?

I tend to get tangential. My point just being that my world is way out west here, and as ashamed as I might be that I don't know anything about Michigan, there you have it.

At least I don't have any BAD impressions of MI...
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