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Live Like You Mean It....

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Re: Live Like You Mean It....

Postby Bwis53 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:42 am

Watch it! Now it looks like a real Wisconsinite and some of the tourists and students.
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Re: Live Like You Mean It....

Postby observer » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:40 am

And so far no one has even mentioned a "bubbler"!!!!!
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Re: Live Like You Mean It....

Postby Mean Scenester » Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:03 pm

ilikebeans wrote:Gonna be a little cluttered for the thong, I'm afraid.

Man, if only I had a dime for every time I've heard those words.
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Re: Live Like You Mean It....

Postby ilikebeans » Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:53 pm

observer wrote:And so far no one has even mentioned a "bubbler"!!!!!

Good timing.
http://www.channel3000.com/news/18989256/detail.html
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Re: Live Like You Mean It....

Postby ilikebeans » Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:56 pm

Mean Scenester wrote:
ilikebeans wrote:Gonna be a little cluttered for the thong, I'm afraid.

Man, if only I had a dime for every time I've heard those words.

HA!
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Re: Live Like You Mean It....

Postby Bwis53 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:58 pm

observer wrote:And so far no one has even mentioned a "bubbler"!!!!!


Back in the day, Elm Lawn Grade School had a bubbler. It was a large granite or marble bowl, on a pedestal, with water coming out from the spout in fancy waves.

There used to be a lot of bubblers around the Square. And it seemed like they were always on!

Bubbler Wisconsin
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Re: Live Like You Mean It....

Postby mcs_madison » Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:48 am

I give you the new Spokesperson for WI Tourism...

http://www.madison.com/tct/news/444579
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Re: Live Like You Mean It....

Postby ilikebeans » Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:54 pm

mcs_madison wrote:I give you the new Spokesperson for WI Tourism...

"I am still finishing up the box of wine in my car from yesterday," authorities reported she told the officer.

Wow.
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Re: Live Like You Mean It....

Postby observer » Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:17 am

I actually meant "blubber"
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Re: Live Like You Mean It....

Postby ilikebeans » Thu May 07, 2009 11:18 pm

Well.

Just when I thought this new state branding effort couldn't get more ridiculous, a new report is saying that, in reality, we didn't spend $50k on this project-- it was more like five times that amount.

The state Department of Tourism spent $251,306 to create the “Live Like You Mean It” slogan and logo when costs like research and branding for the platform are figured in, about five times more than initially estimated, according to records obtained by WisBusiness.com affiliate site WisPolitics.com.

Oh, sorry, did I type "ridiculous"? Butter-fingers. I meant to type INFURIATING.

Let's review, shall we? The state spent the equivalent value of an average house in Madison on "gathering input on what makes Wisconsin attractive to consumers, preparing presentations on that feedback to various stakeholders in the state's tourism industry and identifying groups to target with the new brand," and this is the steaming pile they agreed on:

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Oh, and the motto is currently also being used for a dozen other promotions, one of which is Bacardi rum. Yet the Dept. of Tourism web site touts itself at the "home of original thinking."

So... how many Dept. of Tourism employees are going to be on Doyle's chopping block?
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Re: Live Like You Mean It....

Postby Stella_Guru » Fri May 08, 2009 7:35 am

The social consequences of Wisconsin's vacationland economy, built on the dollars of those who make their income elsewhere and spend part of it here every summer, are far more sinister than the economic results. Such an economy is predominately parasitic in terms of production, and altho may attract cheap dollars to the state, it hardly produces sustainability. Part-time towns are dead towns. What is needed are communities with a sufficient output of something useful, solvency in the best social sense.
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Re: Live Like You Mean It....

Postby Kenneth Burns » Fri May 08, 2009 8:13 am

It mean you like evil.
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Re: Live Like You Mean It....

Postby ilikebeans » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:58 pm

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Re: Live Like You Mean It....

Postby prasadn » Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:10 am

$50,000 for the slogan .. arrrg. thats too much :)

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Re: Live Like You Mean It....

Postby minnow » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:40 pm

Wisconsin, Illinois' playground and Blago's back door.
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