Fail: Ely announces April Fools' joke a day early
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|Do these folks look like natural comedians? Nope.|
In their clever joke, the city pretended for about five minutes that they were applying to host the Olympics and would likely overtake Chicago as the U.S. contender for the spot in 2016. Right.
"We missed the first deadline for the bid by a couple of years, but we are optimistic," Roger Skraba, Ely's mayor, in a news release that should more accurately be labeled a "ruse release."Last year, the city said Canada was trying to buy them. We hope that last year they actually announced the joke on the correct day.
"Our 1.3 million acres of untouched wilderness is beyond compare," Skraba went on, "so there's plenty of room for Ely to host thousands of athletes and more than a million visitors, and we have lots of space for the facilities."