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Old 07-21-2012, 04:41 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Alabama should join this ad campaign and create a bumper sticker that says, "Keep AL Weird!"
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Doesn't that just mean "Keep transplants (and other Texans) from ruining our culture"? It seemed so in Austin, TX.

I've never heard of "Keep Madison Weird", but they should get rid of that campaign since only the University area is that weird, unlike places like Portland, which seems like people are incredibly weird! Besides, I belive the Austin, TX campaign is there because Austin is a tiny "Blue" pocket surrounded by "Red".....so it feels threatened to lose its identity or culture all the time, whereas places like Madison are already in (historically) Blue states and aren't really in any danger of becoming conservative any time soon.

Can anyone explain clearly what "Keeping _____ Weird" is supposed to mean?
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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But every city DOESNT have this title. Only the mid sized cities that IMO are by far the coolest in the country, and the most eclectic and vehemently local in every way.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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It's good to keep the free market flowing by supporting local businesses....keeping chains from getting too big and squashing competitors...but how many dollar bumperstickers do you have to buy to really make a difference?

It's become an easy cop-out.

Even my racist brother-in-law who lives in Houston and calls people 'darkies' has a "Keep Austin Weird" coffeemug.

so far I got:
Portland, OR (confirmed)
Knoxville (not confirmed)
Louisville (confirmed)
Asheville (confirmed)
Madison (not confirmed)
Santa Cruz (not yet confirmed)
and of course Austin
I thought "darkies" was an homage to "South Park, The Movie"......"Operation: Hide Behind the Darkies"
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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I've NEVER heard or seen any one of those. But I have seen this:

San Antonio

Dallas


Houston

That doesn't seem like very positive marketing!
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:01 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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That doesn't seem like very positive marketing!
No..... but there's some meaning behind it.

Besides, these are pretty low key, practically unknown phrases as far as the rest of the country is concerned. Like this for my hometown:

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Old 07-21-2012, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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^But that's very akin to "Keep ____ Weird", to me. Is Fort Worth the "blue" part of DFW or something?
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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^But that's very akin to "Keep ____ Weird", to me. Is Fort Worth the "blue" part of DFW or something?
No, only Dallas County went blue in 2008. Lots of immigrants & minorites mainly.

Fort Worth itself is very conservative as with the rest of the Metroplex & North Texas.

There is nothing remotely "weird" about Fort Worth.
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:29 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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No, only Dallas County went blue in 2008. Lots of immigrants & minorites mainly.

Fort Worth itself is very conservative as with the rest of the Metroplex & North Texas.

There is nothing remotely "weird" about Fort Worth.

Uh, no, not really.

You haven't spent time in the Southside....
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:10 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Uh, no, not really.

You haven't spent time in the Southside....
TCU (Texas Christian University) is the main attraction there.

How is that the least bit liberal? The name says it all.

Fort Worth is one of the top most conservative big cities in America period. I think most people would agree.
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