South Dakota Has A Meth Problem, Apparently
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November 19, 2019

The writers at The Onion have just all collectively just thrown their laptops out the window and gone home. Expect mass resignations tomorrow. There is officially no need for satire any longer, thanks to the great state of South Dakota.

Yup. In an effort to raise awareness about the meth epidemic, and the fact that they plan to tackle it head on, taxpayers in South Dakota have unwittingly funded this ad campaign sure to spark a thorough and complete exodus into North Dakota, finally solving the age-old problem of why the hell we have two Dakotas in the first place.

Do you think Twitter had thoughts? You'd be correct.

I mean, I could go on forever with the tweets, but my editor would literally drive from California to Baltimore and kill me. And of course, it's possible this was the point, and the campaign is a wild success, since everyone is talking about it. But if you want a sense of if South Dakota has a history of making bad advertising decisions, feel free to check out its winter driving advisory campaign: "Don't Jerk And Drive." Seriously, whatever you do, make time to read this article about THAT campaign's sad demise with I promise you absolutely no masturbating double-entendres whatsoever.

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