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Miss Me Yet? refers to a series of roadside advertisement that first appeared in February 2010. It featured the former United States President George W. Bush with his image and a caption with the words "MISS ME YET?". The billboard initially was spotted on Interstate 35 in Wyoming, Minnesota but soon many more billboards like it popped up around the country.[1][2] It was first considered to be an internet hoax, but has been confirmed as a real advertisement.[3] The Billboard has led to other Bush-themed merchandise with the catchphrase "Miss Me Yet?" from agencies such as CafePress,[4] and the image plus the related caption has become an internet meme.

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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

  1. ^ "Who's behind I-95 billboard featuring George Bush?". Miami Herald. 2010-5-20. http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/05/19/1638252/i-95-billboard-features-george.html. Retrieved 2010-5-29. 
  2. ^ "Bush billboard causes stir". WSVN. 2010-5-21. http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/MI87992/. Retrieved 2010-5-29. 
  3. ^ a b "Bush Billboard Poses $64,000 Question" aolnews.com. Accessed February 14, 2010. Retrieved on 2010-02-14.
  4. ^ ""Miss Me Yet?" Bush Merchandise a Hit Online". CBS News. February 17, 2010. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-6216739-503544.html. Retrieved April 15, 2010. 
  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.
  7. ^ "Creator of "Miss Me Yet" Bush Billboard Is Known; His Politics, Not So Much" aolnews.com. Accessed June 10, 2010. Retrieved on 2010-06-10.

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