Friday Funny: St. Louis Shoots the Moon
"In what appears to be a completely earnest attempt to revitalize a sluggish local economy," says The Onion, "St. Louis mayor Francis G. Slay unveiled Thursday a detailed, ambitious, and truly depressing plan to turn his city into a major technology hub."
"'We're going to show America, and the rest of world, just how innovative and cutting-edge St. Louis can be,' said the mayor, who displayed genuine optimism as he outlined a desperate strategy to woo major players in the high-tech sector with a sad little series of subsidies and tax incentives his city cannot afford."
"The mayor ended his presentation by pleading with reporters to dub the hopelessly untenable project 'St. Louis 2.0.'"