Data Obsessed

The weblog of an almost-librarian interested in special, corporate, and government librarianship, with occasional forays into technology and anime-related geekiness.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

sometimes you have to wonder...

The State of Illinois is soliciting bids for an Official State Beverage (link via BoingBoing):

The concept of designating an "official state beverage" could bring in millions of dollars to Illinois' cash-strapped state budget, as soft-drink companies compete - and pay - for the right to hawk their soda, juice or other beverage under Illinois' state banner.

Okay...what? I mean, I'm from Illinois, so I know that as a state we're essentially...well, we're broke. But an Official State beverage strikes me as ever so slightly problematic. Ever so slightly insane, even.

Possibly even plain nutters. *continues to boggle*


At 10:56 AM, Blogger Sixlegged said...

It's like the National Beer of Texas: Lone Star. If they taxed that stuff, Texas wouldn't have to threaten her citizens with a state income tax, and we'd all live in solid gold double-wides.

At 11:36 AM, Blogger Amanda said...

Mmm, solid gold double wides. That'd be fun.

I'm just wondering what we'd get. Lincoln Beer? Prairie Cream Soda? Corn and Soybean Juice?

The possibilities are obviously endless.


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