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Friday Funny: St. Louis Shoots the Moon

The satirical newspaper The Onion lampoons long shot economic development strategies and overly ambitious city leaders with a post on "St. Louis 2.0" - a "sad little plan" for turning the city into a technology hub.

"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.'"

Full Story: St. Louis Mayor Has Sad Little Plan For Turning City Into High-Tech Hub

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