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Happy National Nebraska Day

Honestly, I almost missed #NationalNebraskaDay because, well, I've pretty much always missed Nebraska. 10 minutes ago I couldn't have honestly told you anything about #nebraska apart from it being the #cornhusker state and that it was located in the middle of the country, so I decided I'd read up on them in honor of their national day (marketing ploy effective.) I mean, if you google #nebraskatourism the first link that shows up is #VisitIdaho, which seems like a problem for both states, really.

But despite bad Search Engine Optimization I eventually found the Nebraska board of tourism webpage... And that's when I discovered the states tourism motto:

Nebraska. Honestly, Its not for everybody.

Genius. I mean, really well done, ye campaign manager whoever you are.

And they didn't stop there, no, they go all in on that, stating on their home page and I quote:

"We get it. Some people will write Nebraska off and never give it another thought. Or another chance. But we also know that there are enlightened truth-seekers out there willing to take the time to find out what makes our beautiful state so appealing, charming and disarming. Welcome enlightened truth-seekers!"

Disarming? Were people actively hostile toward Nebraska before or was it more of a rap-lyric kind of thing you were going for? And THEN if you keep scrolling the webpage says:

Nothing to see here. Except these things ... with a button that says "Find the things" and the things link includes floating in a river in some kind of livestock water bucket, a bunch of old Buicks stacked up in a henge, and a hiking canyon that looks like the moon.

I'm dead #Nebraska you win. I will start planning my trip now because this water bucket thing actually looks fun and I need to be disarmed. #Cheers to your #tourismboard and #HappyNationalNebraskaDay


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