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Old 02-14-2008, 03:01 PM
 
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I'm moving to Austin this summer and am hereforth on a quest to collect all the "Keep ______ Weird" bumperstickers I can for my car!

Anyone willing to help me in my quest?

So far I've heard there are Keep _____ Weird Campaigns in:
Madison, WI
Ashville, NC
Santa Cruz, CA?
Portland, OR?
Boulder, CO?

Hmmmm....any that I'm missing?

and...

Isn't it ironic that the "Keep Austin Weird" slogan has been trademarked and made someone (Outhouse Designs) a lot of money?
Also that there's soo many cities wanting to be weird.
What does this say about the American Psyche?
hmmmm....
I think it indicates a regional "weirdness center" for different areas of the country, not that all American cities are uniformly desiring to be "weird", or that "weirdness" has been co-opted into the mainstream.
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Sioux Falls Vicinity
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LOL this is great!

There are tons of others that SHOULD be kept weird!

...adding my own personal list here:

Keep Iowa City Weird!
Keep Vermillion Weird!
Keep Amarillo Weird!
Keep Las Cruces Weird!
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:22 PM
 
Location: IN
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Keep Lawrence, KS weird.
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:33 PM
 
Location: yeah
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Obviously, none of these cities have a "Keep ________ Creative" campaign.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:51 PM
 
Location: The Hi-line
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"Keep Missoula Weird" bumper stickers can be found all over Missoula Montana. Missoula is a very liberal, i.e. the will not tolerate intolerance. I wonder if that is what they find weird?
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:34 PM
 
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Keep Branson, Missouri Weird!

Free Yakov Smirnoff!
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Originally Posted by brubaker View Post
I'm moving to Austin this summer and am hereforth on a quest to collect all the "Keep ______ Weird" bumperstickers I can for my car!

Anyone willing to help me in my quest?

So far I've heard there are Keep _____ Weird Campaigns in:
Madison, WI
Ashville, NC
Santa Cruz, CA?
Portland, OR?
Boulder, CO?

Hmmmm....any that I'm missing?

and...

Isn't it ironic that the "Keep Austin Weird" slogan has been trademarked and made someone (Outhouse Designs) a lot of money?
Also that there's soo many cities wanting to be weird.
What does this say about the American Psyche?
hmmmm....
"Keep Austin Weird" was originally a catch phrase aimed at getting people to shop local business first. It had nothing to do with the city's "weirdness" or liberal ways although today that's the way people interperate it.

There are other city campaigns too like "Keep Dallas Plastic" & "Keep Houston Dirty".

All of those other cities copied Austin.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Center City
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Also that there's soo many cities wanting to be weird.
What does this say about the American Psyche?
hmmmm....
Any city that requires an effort to be "weird" is posing.

In my view, genuinely weird places do not make conscious attempts at being so.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:47 AM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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"Keep Austin Weird" was originally a catch phrase aimed at getting people to shop local business first. It had nothing to do with the city's "weirdness" or liberal ways although today that's the way people interperate it.

There are other city campaigns too like "Keep Dallas Plastic" & "Keep Houston Dirty".

All of those other cities copied Austin.
I've NEVER heard or seen any one of those. But I have seen this:

San Antonio

Dallas


Houston
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I've NEVER heard or seen any one of those. But I have seen this:

San Antonio

Dallas


Houston
The Big Apple: “Keep Dallas Plastic”
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