Miss Me Yet?

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Miss Me Yet? refers to a series of roadside advertisements that first appeared in February 2010. It featured former U.S. President George W. Bush's image waving and smiling from a billboard over the words "MISS ME YET?", presumably as a critique of Presidential successor Barack Obama's performance in office.[1]

History[edit]

The billboard initially was spotted in February 2010, on Interstate 35 in Wyoming, Minnesota. Soon, many more billboards like it popped up around the country.[1][2] It was first thought to be an Internet hoax, but has since been verified as a real billboard ad.[3] The billboard, which rapidly became an Internet meme, has also inspired a series of "Miss Me Yet?"-themed merchandise from online agencies such as CafePress.[4]

Ownership[edit]

The billboard was mentioned on Rush Limbaugh's talk radio show as some callers mentioned the billboard did exist.[5] The billboard was later discovered to have been created by an anonymous source who wanted to remain that way as per billboard owner Schubert & Hoey Outdoor Advertising.[3] According to the billboard owner, the sign was purchased by a group of small business owners located in the seven-county metro area.[6] Mike Rivard, one of the six business owners from Minnesota, came forward and explained on Fox News that one of the reasons why they did it was that it was a hilarious message, and the image they used was found online.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Who's behind I-95 billboard featuring George Bush?". Miami Herald. 2010-05-20. Retrieved 2010-05-29. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Bush billboard causes stir". WSVN. 2010-05-21. Archived from the original on May 24, 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-29. 
  3. ^ a b "Bush Billboard Poses $64,000 Question" aolnews.com. Accessed February 14, 2010. Retrieved on 2010-02-14. Archived June 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ ""Miss Me Yet?" Bush Merchandise a Hit Online". CBS News. February 17, 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-03-23. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  5. ^ "Mystery Surrounds Bush Billboard (with transcript)" rushlimbaugh.com. Accessed February 15, 2010. Retrieved on 2010-02-15.
  6. ^ "Mysterious Bush Billboard Asks 'Miss Me Yet?'" WPTZ.com. Accessed February 15, 2010. Retrieved on 2010-02-15. Archived July 19, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Creator of "Miss Me Yet" Bush Billboard Is Known; His Politics, Not So Much" aolnews.com. Accessed 2010-06-10. Retrieved on 2010-06-10.[dead link]

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