Here are Wisconsin tourism ads Dayton says are among 'most idiotic things I've ever seen'

Mark Dayton isn't a fan of these ads
Mark Dayton isn't a fan of these ads

At today's Explore MN conference, Gov. Mark Dayton sounded off on Wisconsin's tourism ads, calling a new series of them "one of the most idiotic things I've ever seen," according to the Star Tribune's Patrick Condon.

The series of ads are a callback to the 1980 comedy Airplane!, which featured David Zucker and former Milwaukee Bucks star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, among others.

Here are two of the ads. Judge for yourself -- do you think they're that bad?

Our verdict? Sure, they could be better, though they're at least a notch above some of the things North Dakota has come up with to promote itself.

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