Letter for Thursday, February 15, 2018

Imagine the possibilities with a new slogan

Horray for Norway! In a wonderful display of solidarity with more southerly nations, at least some of these bold boreals (if one believes the information on breakingburgh.com, which, since it is on the internet, must be real news) declared theirs a “s***hole country.”

Here’s suggestion: suppose Hawaii were to rename itself the “S***hole State.” Not only would this generous gesture show support for those unfortunate countries upon which the “S***hole” epithet has been imposed (or those which, like noble Norway, have taken it as a badge of honor), but it beats vapid slogans like “The Most Beautiful Islands in the World” for catchiness and memorability.

It would, moreover, cost far less than this and other equally silly phrases for which the HTA has paid advertising geniuses to formulate. (Unless, that is, that agency were to offer me an emolument for proposing the idea).

Finally, enterprising entrepreneurs may already be salivating over the possibilities for S***hole State swag: T-shirts, postcards, bumper stickers, logos, etc.

Equal opportunity calls. Go for it, Hawaii!

H.M. Wyeth


  1. rk669 February 15, 2018 2:59 am Reply

    After many years of vacationing in the Islands of Hawaii I finally took the leap and moved to them! To my dismay,I Soon realized I had moved to the Ghetto!

  2. Steven McMacken February 15, 2018 6:04 am Reply

    TGI must really be hard up for letters.

  3. Jake February 15, 2018 6:17 am Reply

    TGI, please, sometimes it is worth skipping a day or two, or maybe three, in order to provide a coherent letter and opinion.

  4. gordon oswald February 15, 2018 7:10 am Reply

    Oh, H.M. you silly little flaming liberal you! Hawaii isn’t the S***hole State. It’s the Swamphole State! You should get your facts straight before posting such drivel.

  5. rk669 February 15, 2018 5:53 pm Reply

    Nepotism and Affirmative Action State! Hillbilly Heaven?

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