The state of South Dakota has a hilarious new slogan. An interview with a rugby player that’s beyond bizarre and awesome. And my Thanksgiving tradition: The classic “Cheers” episode food-fight.

Happy Erev Thanksgiving, my dear readers! While you start to salivate thinking about the turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and noodle pudding you’ll consume Thursday, I just want to take a moment today to give thanks to all of you, the readers, without whom I’d just be out here ranting and raving to myself.

I appreciate you one and all, whether this is your first visit to Wide World of Stuff, or if you’re a regular reader. Truly, thank you so much for coming by.

OK, on with the show. So we start today with news from the great state of South Dakota, which like many states in the U.S. is suffering greatly from a meth addiction in its population.

So in its wisdom, the state government’s Department of Social Services decided to launch a new slogan and ad campaign.

What’s it called?

Yep, that’s what it’s called. It has been, shall we say, widely mocked on the Interwebs, but I certainly understand what South Dakota is trying to say: We’re aware of the problem, and we’re tackling it!

Hey Twitter, the whole point of this ad campaign is to raise awareness,” Gov. Kristi Noem said Monday afternoon. “So I think that’s working…”

The campaign features a new website (, billboards and advertisements with people saying, “Meth, I’m on it.”

I think it’s great, because like Noem said, the whole point is to bring attention to the meth addiction problem.

But… it is pretty hilarious.

**Next up today, this is one of the more bizarre athlete interviews I’ve ever seen, and trust me, I’ve seen thousands of them.

Let me introduce you to England national rugby team star Joe Marier, being interviewed last week and giving one of the most bizarre, rambling metaphors you’ll ever hear.

It’s something about a horse, and then it just goes hilariously off the rails.

**And finally today, one of my favorite annual traditions here at the blog, my Thanksgiving tribute to the greatest TV scene in this great holiday’s history. The great “Cheers” Thanksgiving food fight episode.

As I always say, every time I watch this I laugh really, really hard. Today watching it, the look on Frasier’s face right before Diane starts talking just slays me.

So, so, great. I could watch this every day of the year and not get sick of it.

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