coconuthead mentioned this whole "South Dakota vs. Mars" thing on her LJ, so I googled to find out more, and cracked up.
More than 200,000 people have signed up to go to Mars (a one-way trip!), but no one wants to live in South Dakota. So SD made a pro-state ad campaign out of it! "Why die on Mars when you can live in South Dakota?"
What benefits does South Dakota have over Mars?
An abundance of oxygen!
Plenty of jobs!
You can leave if you want!
They also claim Mars is "cold and barren", but... isn't South Dakota as well? Haha. :D
I wish they ran these commercials around here!