Jodi Schwan launches Pigeon 605

I briefly spoke with Jodi about this new project a few weeks ago and got the impression she wanted to do something different our local magazines and local MSM was NOT doing, telling a story behind a story. Good Luck!

COVID TOURISM IS STILL ROARING

On Ms. Schwan’s other site she talks about Experience Sioux Falls and the continued ‘covid tourism’ in the middle of a pandemic;

“The website was built to be a part of a larger strategy that will complement the marketing campaigns we implement,” said Krista Orsack, director of marketing for Experience Sioux Falls. “It’s imperative that we stay up to date and continue evolving to consumer and industry expectations, especially as we recover from a tragic pandemic.”

I don’t want to be a Debbie Downer, but ‘recovery’ is months away. While I agree we shouldn’t totally shutdown as a city to visitors and should be planning events after the pandemic has calmed down, I think the reason the pandemic has dragged on so long is because of the selfishness and impatience of the public wanting to get out and party. I think right now in Sioux Falls we should concentrate on keeping our workplaces and schools safe while vaccinating as many people as quickly as possible. Oh, and to all you mask deniers, isn’t it ironic that once Sioux Falls passed a mask mandate our infection rates have been dropping. Coincidence? I think not.

We will have plenty of time to party once we gain enough immunity. Chill the F’ck out!



6 comments ↓

#1 scott on 01.27.21 at 8:18 pm

as that tv commercial says, “wash your hands and say your prayers, cuz jesus and germs are everywhere!”

#2 Very Stable Genius on 01.27.21 at 8:57 pm

The NYT had an interesting opinion piece about Noem today: “How Gov. Kristi Noem Rebranded Her Failures as ‘Freedom'”

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/27/opinion/kristi-noem-south-dakota-coronavirus.html

#3 The Guy From Guernsey on 01.28.21 at 7:30 am

Just going to put this out there for consideration by the good folks at pigeon605 – I am available to pen a regular contribution to pigeon605, “Droppings at the Feet of David”.

#4 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 01.28.21 at 11:41 pm

I see that Dell Rapids now has a “Burger Battle”, too. Best we all crowd in an other restaurant during a pandemic to enjoy a hamburger, while others commit insurrection, attend virus funerals, or look for a job during an economic downturn.

(“I’d gladly pay you Tuesday for some covid today”)

#5 Observer on 01.29.21 at 10:16 pm

Lighten up on the Burger Battle. Order online or call for a pickup to go – take it home or eat in the parking lot.
Each one we’ve sampled were great…overall we loved the…burger.

#6 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 01.30.21 at 5:14 pm

How is the ‘Burger Battle’ news? Maybe the Weekly Reader should get its own cable channel. #SlowNewsDay