What’s the mysterious message being painted on the Red Barn?

While you likely are not driving down Highway 111 as much as these days due to the stay-at-home orders, next time you do, be sure to check out what appears to be some sort of message being scrawled on the roof of the Red Barn bar in Palm Desert.

Cactus Hugs received a trio of tips from awesome readers early this afternoon about the rooftop memo and, when I arrived this evening to take the pics for this very post, the message remained the same as earlier in the day.

And here it is in all of its glory:

Hold on, let me zoom in a bit for the people on phones…


Yes, friend.  That message appears to say, “SUCK mY GOVER”:

Now, to be clear, I don’t know if this was painted by someone from the Red Barn or if it is just graffiti from some rando, but I am curious about one thing: What the hell does it mean?

Here are some possibilities….

  • The message is finished.  I looked up “gover” in the dictionary and there was, surprisingly, no results.  However, a check to the urban dictionary turned up the definition: “a colloquial term for describing a hangover as a result of tanking too much alcohol”.  So I suppose that it’s possible that the Red Barn simply wants to demand all of Palm Desert  “suck their hangover,” but I am going to go out on a limb here and guess that’s not what they are going for.
  • The message is not finished. And this is where the mystery really begins.  What could the final message possibly be? Suck my Governor?  Suck my government??  Suck my Governor’s government??? Suck my Governor’s gover????

Anyway, whatever it is, I am sure a town like Palm Desert that doesn’t even allow homemade garage sale signs is pleased as punch with whatever is happening on the rooftop of one of their local businesses.

Please, if you have any insight or would just like to speculate wildly about what the Red Barn is trying to say, I would love to hear it in the comments.

Update: The Red Barn has weighed in on our Facebook page: saying, “Suck my governor, just a nice way to say; suck my … …”