“Missouri, Come to Your Census!”
This post in Political Fix immediately reminded me of this classic Onion article. Sometimes government officials have no idea how funny they are. Try to guess which lines are from the news article and which are from the joke article:
- Some suspect that the rise is the result of a citywide “Hey, Elkhart, Come To Your Census!” campaign.
- Assistant Regional Census Manager Craig Best brought out census-themed gear, including coffee mugs, pens and a bag.
- No one lives in St. Louis.
- Members of the committee — mostly government officials and community organization members — threw out ideas such as tapping into Facebook.com to reach college students, and Simmons brought up the possibility of Tweeting.
Just hysterical. I don’t think I would want to go on living without my home subscription to the Onion. Thanks for Combest for the catch — you know he loves the Onion, too.