Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tone it down Wisconsin


Dear Wisconsin,

I've always held you in high esteem. You are a proud Midwestern state and home to a great public university. Your dedication to cheese and beer is admirable. But seriously, you need to take a step back and look at what you are doing. Which of these states looks like a mitten?

I mean, I know you are a great state for winter recreation. That's totally cool. But here's the thing: the whole "our state looks like a mitten" is kind of Michigan's thing. Some people might not think we have a whole lot going for us, but at the end of the day, our state looks like a mitten, and it's freaking awesome.

I'm not saying you're lame Wisconsin. I can totally understand why you would want to look like a mitten, but face it: you just don't really look like one. I think it would be better for both of us if you just found a different thing to say you looked like.


Via: the Kalamazoo Gazette


  1. This filled me with rage when I saw it. RAGE.

  2. OMG that is amazing. That is what I feel like doing to the hand of whomever is running the Wisconsin tourism board official who approved this campaign!

  3. Hey, people who are missing the tops of their index and middle fingers and whose ring fingers and pinkies grow out sideways from their hands need mittens, too.

  4. @Phil for all we know, that's what people from Wisconsin's hands look like.

  5. Maybe everybody in Wisconsin lost most of their fingers in a series to terrible lawnmower accidents.

  6. First they sell the Bluesmobile and then they get a police car. Then they steal the Rose Bowl from the Spartans and now this. It's no wonder that Bartleby and Loki were sent to Wisconsin by God.

    "It's Czechoslovakia. It's like going into Wisconsin....I got the shit kicked out of me in Wisconsin".

  7. As a lifelong Wisconsinite, I have to say I'm shocked that Michigan thinks *it* looks like a mitten. Wisconsin's mitten thing isn't a tourism board thing; it's been common knowledge time immemorial for Wisconsinites. We look like a mitten. And there's no "floating appendage" above our state :)

  8. the U.P. is just another mitten obviously and, most wisconsinites must have a common blindness as well