Here we go! The United States of Songs is winding down. We're so close I can almost taste it. Let's get down to brass tacks this week, with Wisconsin!
The state: Wisconsin
The song: "Wisconsin Girls" by some YouTube creepshow
Ah, the Badger State. I've driven through while traveling from Minneapolis to St. Louis. It was winter, so all I ever saw my own panicked expression in the rearview mirror as I hoped to whatever cosmic entity could help me that we wouldn't hit black ice or a 40-ft. snowbank.
But Wisconsin's nice, based on my admittedly small sample size. And there's so much more than cheese! There's, uh, Harley-Davidson! And polka music! And sure, the song is a poor attempt at bashing Wisconsin women, but they do cover a lot of the bases about the state. And the song is just cheesy (no pun intended) enough to adequately convey Wisonsonites' sense of humor about themselves.
The official state uniform.
I like your song, Wisconsin. let me know what you think. And come back next week for the big finish: Wyoming!
"Optimists Vs. The Silent Alarm
" by Casiotone for the Painfully Alone
Most Laughable Suggestion:
"The Cheesehead Song
" by Loose Bruce Kerr
Flickr photo Wisconsin State Fair 2010
by Charley On The Go
used under a Creative Commons License