Daily Archives: March 22, 2009

“Not in Illinois”

My favorite commercial of all time:

In case the link above doesn’t work, here is a description:

A policeman is writing a ticket to a car.  There are North Carolina bumper stickers on it.  Cut to the policeman getting back in the car.  A voice from the point-of-view camera asks, “What did you get him for?”

The policeman responds, “Doing 36 in a 35.”  A Champaign County patch is seen on his arm.

“36 in a 35?  That’s a little harsh.”

The policeman responds, with jaw clenched, “Not in Illinois.”

The video cuts to clips from the final few seconds of the NCAA championship game between Illinois and North Carolina in 2005. 

So, is giving someone a ticket for going 36 in a 35 too harsh?  Not in Illinois.

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