Last year, the state relaunched its iconic “I Love NY” campaign, with a series of fancy new television ads where the heart was replaced with rapidly rotating sketches of New York tourist attractions.
Last night, The Daily Show unveiled its own submission—a giant middle finger directed at Texas and its governor, Rick Perry. Literally.
Comedian Lewis Black, making one of his semi-regular appearances on the Comedy Central show, took issue with Perry’s recent tour of New York, which was accompanied by an ad campaign focused on poaching businesses from the Empire State and bringing them south to Texas.
Black, in his trademark angry-man style, filmed a faux ad of his own, which claims New Yorkers are drawn to the state “most of all because it’s not Texas.” It even came with its own website: nymiddlefingertx.com.
“You say everything is bigger in Texas?” Black asks. “We have a 300-foot green beacon of liberty!”