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Massachusetts Ended Sexual Assault Awareness Month With the Worst Advice Ever

April Sexual Assault Awareness MonthSexual assault is no joke and is one of the most vile crimes on the planet. According to RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network), every two minutes there is a sexual assault committed in this country.

That said, awareness for sexual assault is very important. You would expect anyone talking, discussing, or even tweeting about something so serious, would tread lightly about what is said, right?

Well, most people … outside the state of Massachusetts.

Wait until you see the advice given on behalf of the entire state. And it happened on Twitter…
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Hey, Massachusetts: Ylvis’ Follow-Up to ‘The Fox’ Should be Your Next Tourism Campaign

ma93As a lifelong Massachusetts resident, I’ve lived with the perpetual mix of embarrassment/pride associated with the MA tourism campaign from the 80′s that just won’t die; it’s been a long-running joke among MA residents (and other New Englanders) for decades, and lest we forget the maddeningly catchy and sickeningly sweet “The Spirit of Massachusetts is The Spirit of America” song that accompanied the commercial, we need only drive down the street to see the phrase “The Spirit of America” plastered on virtually every license plate in the state. And suddenly, we’re humming the song all over again in a sick, sad, hyper-patriotic deja vu.

In case you have no idea what I’m talking about and want to subject yourself to the flag-waving wonder that was this campaign, here’s a video of the retro commercial:

What could possibly ever top that? Well, nothing (in my humble opinion) ever has, but I think I have finally stumbled across a song and video rabid enough in their (rather erotic) love of the Bay State to finally give this classic campaign the fitting follow-up it so deserves. The song is called, simply, “Massachusetts”, and is performed by the Norwegian band Ylvis, the geniuses who had you singing the question “What does the fox say?” in maniacal repetition only a few short weeks ago. Read more