Day 80

What does this mean?!

June 15th, 2010

There was nothing else around to provide context.


  1. Well, I would guess to say that the caricature of the man is Barack Obama and they don’t want you to listen to him because they(whoever “they” are) think he’s full of lies. And hopefully this comment section doesn’t go “all political crazy” on this post.

  2. Crystal says:

    My guess is Dorinda is right. Although you hit up the more liberal part of Fargo with us, the entire city and North Dakota are still a conservative red state. We’re growing though…

  3. Jeff says:

    hmmm with the previously grounded sign and the gulf coast… might think this sign is warrented. Problem in their lies…that all politicians will say what they have to to get the job….they are all going to change the establishment……but they don’t, they can’t and they all tell lies…..

    off soapbox.

  4. Jon says:

    I’m impressed they were able to spell correctly.

    • Barb V says:

      …and there the political party bashing began. So anyone know the tune to “The Suncreen Song”?

  5. Will says:

    Jon, you’re surprised that they have the ability to spell correctly. Why are you surprised? Because they don’t agree with you, that makes them stupid? I’m certain that you are dumb and small-minded.

  6. John says:

    You would think there should be a whole bunch of illustrations of GW, if lying is their problem?

  7. Jeff says:

    Now Now….let’s stay with the laughs and good nature we have discovered on matt’s (our) trip across america. Do you remember the song “sunscreen” ..time to review the lyrics.

  8. Mike in Phoenix, AZ says:

    If i could offer you one tip for the future, sunscreen
    Would be it. the
    Long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by
    Scientists whereas the
    Rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my
    Own meandering
    Experience… i will dispense this advice now

    Enjoy the power and beauty of you youth; oh,
    Nevermind, you will not
    Understand the power and beauty of your youth until
    They’ve faded. but trust
    Me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself
    And recall in a way
    You can’t grasp now, how much possibility lay before
    You and how fabulous
    You really looked. you are not as fat as you imagine

    Do not worry about the future; or worry, but know that
    Worrying is as
    Effective as trying to solve and algebra equation by
    Chewing bubblegum. the
    Real toubles in life are apt to be things that never
    Crossed your worried
    Mind; the kind the blindsides you an 4pm on some idle

    Do one thing everyday that scares you


    Do not be reckless with other peoples hearts. do not
    Put up with people who
    Are reckless with yours


    Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re
    Ahead, sometimes you’re
    Behind. the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with

    Remember compliments you recieve. forget the
    Insults. if you suceed in doing
    This, tell me how

    Keep your old love letters. throw away your old bank


    Do not feel guilty if you don’t know what you wanna do
    With your life,…
    The most interesting people i know didn’t know at 22
    What they wanted to do
    With their lives, some of the most ineresting 40 year
    Olds i know still

    Get plenty of calcium

    Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re

    Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t. maybe you’ll
    Have children, maybe you
    Won’t. maybe you’ll divorce at 40. maybe you’ll dance
    The funky chicken at
    Your 75th wedding anniversary…. whatever you do,
    Don’t congratulate
    Yourself too much or berate yourself either – your
    Choices are half chance,
    So are everybody else’s

    Enjoy your body, use it every way you can… don’t be
    Afraid of it, or what
    Other people think of it… it’s the greatest instrument
    You’ll ever own

    Dance… even if you have nowhere else to do it but in
    Your own living room

    Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them

    Do not read beauty magazines they will only make
    You feel ugly

    Get to know your parents, you never know when they
    Might be gone for good.
    Be nice to your siblings; they’re your best link to your
    Past, and the
    People most likely to stick with you in the future

    Understand that friends come and go, except for the
    Precious few you should
    Hold on. work hard to bridge the gaps in geography
    And lifestyle because the
    Older you get, the more you need the people you knew
    When you were young

    Live in new york city once, but leave before it makes
    You hard. live in
    Northern california once, but, leave before it makes
    You soft


    Accept certain inalienable truths. prices will rise,
    Politicians will
    Philander, you too will get old. and when you do, you’ll
    Fantasize that when
    You were young, prices were reasonable, politicians
    Were noble, and children
    Respected their elders

    Respect your elders

    Don’t expect anyone else to support you. maybe
    You’llhave a trust fund,
    Maybe you’ll have a wealthy spouse; but you never
    Know when either one might
    Run out

    Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time it’s
    40, it will look 85

    Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with
    Those who supply it.
    Advice is a form of nostalgia; dispensing it is a way of
    Fishing the past
    From the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly
    Parts, and
    Recycling it for more than its worth

    But trust me on the sunscreen

  9. Marge says:

    I agree with Will and Jeff.

  10. Jess says:

    Hmm, well the symbol kind of looks like a vampire to me. Maybe they don’t like vampires?

  11. Rick, Clovis Ca. says:

    Yup! I remember this guy from the movie “The Adams Family”…

  12. Sean says:

    Wierd first there’s a “can” garden and now a “sign” garden??

  13. Sven says:

    this might be a little simplistic way to say this, but this sign is symbolic of leaving all the Blue states you just went through and now are in solid red state territory all the way to Oregon.

  14. Doris says:

    I agree with Jeff. Let us keep this a nice and adventurous trip with Matt. No need for sarcasm. I love following him every day and all his little captions atop and the bottom of his pictures. He is a cool dude, dude.

  15. jenny says:

    Didn’t you know, its all lies! It doesnt need context! ;)

  16. caro says:

    Mike, you may want to start your own site.

  17. Monte says:

    There should be a sign like that on every corner in America.

  18. Uncle Sam says:

    Their a Poet and they didn’t know it!

  19. Hey is that Rupert Murdoch? Sure looks like him.

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