Dear Mayor Dave,
We came up with, by far, the best idea ever for Madison at our blogger get together this evening (which Dorshorst, Brad, and Erik, who posted the infamous shoe video, covered comprehensively). This idea is big enough to blow the lid off of, something, that's well, really big and tightly sealed. This amazing idea, which regrettably I cannot claim as my own, is as follows: the Running of the Cows.
That's right: the Running of the Cows. Forget the silly trolleys or whether or not the city's drinking water is perpetually screwed up or scheduling fundraisers for the police, you need to get this in the city. Just imagine, cattle running, more likely a slow trotting pace, down State Street as some of the more daring spectators would risk even life and limb to run with the cows.
It would be the event of the century. A representative of every news outlet in the country, and probably the BBC, heck even Al-Jazeera and the Taliban Times, would be present to witness the spectacle for posterity. As someone said "it'd be rolling Mifflin, Halloween and the farmers' markets, everything [or something] all into one". Is there any possibly better way for this city to celebrate its Wisconsiness? I think not.
Madison could be known for something else other than the University, hippies, loopy state government, and alcohol consumption. Our newfound quirky reputation would spread far and wide throughout the land. Furthermore, Madison would be inundated with tourists as the masses from all around would converge on the route.
Mayor Dave, we all know you're a man of vision. This is a great idea for the city and it will help out businesses. You could even fence off State Street and charge admission after 8 pm (again).
Monday, May 7
Dear Mayor Dave,