This isn’t just hipster irony, is it?
In absurdly wonderful marketing news, the liberal Huffington Post that ought to give anti-Coastal South Dakotans heartburn labels South Dakota’s Queen City the new San Francisco.
Adding to the gleeful absurdity, this juicy local marketing gift is written by a woman named Rufus:
All those things that everyone loves about the famous, jaded, sea-beaten SF (and more!) can also be found in a fresh, friendly, affordable Midwestern SF: Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
One’s hilly. One’s flat. Both are beautiful. And you’ll never believe how much they have in common [Anneli Rufus, “Step Aside, San Francisco: ‘SF’ Now Stands for Sioux Falls, South Dakota,” Huffington Post, 2015.08.27].
Rufus (again, !!!) finds San Franciscan delight in Sioux Falls’ trolley cars, entrepreneurs, locally roasted coffee, street sculptures, food trucks, artisanal desserts, bison, free outdoor music festivals, natural disasters (no, I say tornadoes are nothing like earthquakes), replicas of works of Michaelangelo, “breweries, wineries, world-class performance venues, art museums, science centers, hipsters… and vegan buffets.”
But Rufus says the city by the Falls beats the city by the Bay on jobs, affordable housing, and public tidiness.
The Convention and Visitor Bureau couldn’t have written and placed a better promo for Sioux Falls. Now if Huffington Post can just convince readers not to notice the regressive absurdity of legislators in and around Sioux Falls, we might see more happy visitors!