Mary Arline (queen_of_kithia) wrote,
Mary Arline

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No such thing as bad publicity!

Am I right, South Dakota State Chamber of Commerce and South Dakota Tourism Board? Oh, come on, of course I am!

I posted this in a hurry this morning because I had to get to work, but when Stephen Colbert started insulting every town named Canton in the country, I was wondering if he would get around to Canton, SD which is roughly 15 to 20 miles south of where I live. And sure enough!

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I can't wait to get a look at today's Argus Leader; should be amusing. I forgot that the Colbert Report aired at 10:30 p.m. local time last night, which was probably well past the Argus' deadline; silly me. But anyway, tomorrow's Argus should be good.

I do hope that we South Dakotans will be able to take this in the spirit in which it was intended and be better sports about it than the Kansas Cantonites, but then again, I know South Dakotans and we do have an unfortunate tendency to get worked up over relatively minor things (or to get worked up about major things but then come down on the wrong side). Anyway, a state that annually whores itself out to hundreds of thousands of bikers deserves to be ridiculed at least a little bit.

To be fair, and lest I be accused of turning against my own, I've been to Canton and it is a lovely little town, as small South Dakota farm towns go, although probably the loveliest thing about it is its proximity to Sioux Falls.

(That reminds me, I really ought to have a South-Dakota-specific icon. Or maybe two; one for West River and one for East River.)
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