Let's be absolutely clear here--I'm against lotteries as a fundraising mechanism, because they prey upon (to quote a good friend) "the poor and stupid." But on the other hand, I'm all for fundraising mechanisms that help keep Minnesota environmentally sound. And you know what? Few states do the environment like Minnesota does. You've got your Boundary Waters at Voyageurs National Park, where, for a small fee, bears and moose and wolves will hunt you down and kill you. You've got an amazing State Park just minutes outside of the Twin Cities that says, "Oh hi, you wanna camp here? YOU GOTTA LUG YOUR SHIT IN." God bless you, Afton State Park!
And I'm absolutely for really tight references to Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas, but with either Kent Hrbek or Bert Blyleven showing up. Especially when a skunk and Bert share a fart joke (even though Bert appears to be castigating said skunk for said joke). I feel, deep down in my soul, where I'm soft, soft like a woman, that Jim Henson would surely approve of this more than he would any of the marketing tie-ins the actual Muppets have been up to lately.
Let's Play For... Minnesota (Bert Blyleven) from MN State Lottery on Vimeo.