I pooted

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Photo by Michael™ in Cleveland

Driving out to the suburbs this weekend I saw a billboard that said, simply enough, “I pooted.” Thank goodness the folks at Nashville is Talking are on the case and let me know that it’s a Cartoon Network ad (Cheese on Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends says it.)

Tim at Mother Tongue Annoyances gives us the whole etymology of “poot”.

Sam at the Nashville Metroblog wonders who really was saying that.

Do we have these other billboards?

Look, I have a meat beard.
Pretty pretty. shiny shiny.
Clowns hate tangelos.
I’m a hot toe picker.
My boogers itch.
The hat sells the sandwich.

Anyway, poot. Poot. Poot. Ha ha ha! Poot.

24 Comments so far

  1. Ava (unregistered) on June 28th, 2006 @ 10:27 pm

    YES! Finally! At the exit for Cicero/127th St. southbound, there’s a billboard that says “The Hat Sells the Sandwich.” I thought it was a bizarre and outlandish Arby’s ad, but now we have confirmation! Sweet.


  2. TopFuelWeimar (unregistered) on June 29th, 2006 @ 1:11 pm

    There’s one on the north side of Indianapolis, on I-465 heading Eastbound. The sign is on the North side of I-465 just West of Michigan Ave.


  3. Jeff (unregistered) on June 29th, 2006 @ 9:35 pm

    Exit 33 on I-85 Northbound, Charlotte, NC…

    I laughed so hard I cried; in fact, I pooted.


  4. Eliza (unregistered) on June 29th, 2006 @ 9:56 pm

    Welcome to Virginia….The I POOTED billboard appeared about a month ago on I 64 at the area we call the high rise. Now, if a Statetrooper would just park under the sign while looking for that morning speeder I could laugh a little more on the drive in.

    Eliza


  5. jake (unregistered) on June 30th, 2006 @ 10:59 pm

    there is also one that says im like a woodpecker…except with dirt


  6. wakenowdiscover (unregistered) on July 2nd, 2006 @ 3:25 pm

    “Look, I have a meat beard”
    and
    “My boogers itch”
    are on Peterson just west of Western.


  7. nacho (unregistered) on July 2nd, 2006 @ 11:40 pm

    seen “i pooted” on i-75 in detroit.


  8. Lucky (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2006 @ 12:58 am

    Virginia – Suffolk Area, same billboard. I pooted. My husband and I almost died laughing.


  9. ron (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2006 @ 7:37 pm

    I Pooted. sign coming into Pittsburgh via i-279 S


  10. Bigmo (unregistered) on July 4th, 2006 @ 1:09 pm

    US 95 northbound in Las Vegas


  11. Ken (unregistered) on July 4th, 2006 @ 5:54 pm

    Saw them all over on a trip from Chicago to Myrtle Beach. Here is the link I found to the Cartoon Network for this. http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/ipooted/index.html


  12. ben (unregistered) on July 4th, 2006 @ 9:22 pm

    yeah, On 295 North in RI theirs one that states: “Im a hot toe picker” i didnt know what this meant until doing a little research online and realizing its cartoon network. but why wouldnt they put a logo or soemthing underneath it so people would watch it? strange wouldnt you say?


  13. mike (unregistered) on July 4th, 2006 @ 11:41 pm

    i pooted sign going into chicago on i 88
    clowns hate tangelos on i55 south


  14. albert (unregistered) on July 5th, 2006 @ 12:08 am

    it’s out in the los angeles area too. saw it by whittier narrows on the 60 heading east. it made me poot.


  15. Fuzzy (unregistered) on July 5th, 2006 @ 9:52 pm

    > but why wouldnt they put a logo or soemthing underneath it
    > so people would watch it? strange wouldnt you say?

    It’s one of those “the complete ad is revealed over time” things — I saw some of the ads on the train this weekend with the phrase, but then also the character who says the phrase and a Cartoon Network logo.

    And, I guess the idea is to get people talking about it, which I played right into. Consumer drone, that’s me.


  16. Jackie (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 11:58 am

    I pooted sign is also on interstate 64 near the 64/264 interchange in Norfolk and there is a I am not a toe-picker sign in Portsmouth VA on George Washington Hwy


  17. Jillian Groves (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 12:31 pm

    Driving from Canada to Florida several times on the 1-75 the signs made my hubby and I laugh!!


  18. Nayarit (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 1:55 pm

    I’ve seen these in San Antonio, TX. Along IH35 and Loop 410. What are these all about?!


  19. Angie (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 3:05 pm

    I saw the “My Boogers Itch” billboard on Peterson about a month ago. There was a small CBS sign on the post of the billboard. It may have been left over from another ad.


  20. nikkos (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 4:12 pm

    This must be the most successful billboard campaign in history, particularly since so few people have any fucking clue what the billboards are referencing (I hadn’t the foggiest clue until Fuzzy posted this)!


  21. thefezman (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 8:51 pm

    I saw the “I pooted” billboard on I-17 North in Phoenix, I was wondering why the heck someone would put up a billboard like that until I found this page. Way to go cartoon network!


  22. Phil (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 8:53 pm

    They are all posted here at Oklahoma City too


  23. Nikki (unregistered) on July 8th, 2006 @ 8:05 pm

    On the drive from Delaware to Cape Cod, my husband and I saw 2 “I pooted” billboards on I-95 north in Connecticut and Rhode Island. We had a good laugh about it and used the line all week. On the drive back down, we saw the “Pretty, pretty, shiny, shiny” billboard.


  24. Susie (unregistered) on July 13th, 2006 @ 1:23 pm

    Last week I saw the I pooted sign in downtown Miami, FL. When curiosity got the best of me, I googled it, and here I am. Call it old fart education…



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