Saturday, April 25, 2009
Tourism -- Go Somewhere Else
Thanks to the tourism industry and the spirits of journalism for Gail Collins and "Come Visit. Life Life. Eat Cheese." New York Times, 25 April 2009, in which Collins explains how, "in 1985, Gov. Anthony Earl of Wisconsin decided “America’s Dairyland” was boring and sponsored a contest for a new state slogan, which drew an avalanche of suggestions. A screening committee declined to consider the popular favorite: “Eat Cheese or Die.” I truly believe that nothing has gone right for Wisconsin on the slogan front ever since."