The state of Washington is almost $70 billion in debt, which means that spending $27,000 on a YouTube video telling people to pick up dog s*#t really isn’t much in comparison:

The Seattle Times reports that a regional government partnership in Puget Sound received a $27,000 grant from the state’s Department of Ecology to produce a YouTube video encouraging people to, uh, pick up the poop.

The video was released by Puget Sound Starts Here, which describes itself as a partnership of 57 cities and counties dedicated to improving water quality in the Puget Sound area.

Produced by Peter Furia with Seedwell, the mock rap video features a spoof of Blackstreet’s 1990’s song “No Diggity.”

Here’s the video. By government standards, $27,000 doesn’t seem all that bad:

Hopefully the state saves money by using the same video to remind people to vote next election day — it’s the perfect metaphor.


9 Responses to “Washington State Spends $27,000 on Video Reminding People to Pick Up Dog S*#t”

  1. Marshall_Will on July 20th, 2011 5:21 pm

    Dat' sure got me pumpt. Yeah uh ok, here in Washington's Mexico ( Oregon will always be Lower Prog ) we're just lucky they don't make us come up there to do the dirty work. I'm so relieved.

    For a musician, nice work if you can get it? Notice also, plastic bags shoppers use over and over = eco menace, whereas one-time-use for dogsh!t = brilliant! Why you ask? Because Proggie -thought- it up that's why!

    Notice also, unlike NYC, there's vast expanses of UNUSED park in every video angle. The pop./doggie density just isn't high enough to make an urgent priority. Uh… and it only rains 10 months out of the year up here. We have a Prog neighbor and I've done extensive training to ensure Coco does her business there.

  2. backwoods on July 20th, 2011 6:14 pm

    Can we send a supply of extra large plastic bags to our nation's capitol to clean up the mess being made by those dogs in Congress?

  3. Granny55 on July 20th, 2011 6:28 pm

    There isn't a bag big enough for their bull shit!!!

  4. Granny55 on July 20th, 2011 6:53 pm

    I could have saved them $27,000 by just sending my husband out to berate the scuffows. He chases all the dog walkers down the street when he catches them not picking up their dog poo from our lawn. They fear him in our subdivision or avoid walking by our house with their doggies. And he has a motion sensor, high powered sprinkler aimed at the culprits for the times we are not home – seriously!

    For the good dog walkers – their doggies get treats!

  5. SignPainterGuy on July 20th, 2011 7:29 pm

    You strike me as such "balanced" people ! ;-)

  6. Marshall_Will on July 20th, 2011 7:52 pm

    Well… good for Mister Granny!

    Like I say, here in OR ( let alone exponentially more dreary Seattle ) even standing over the steamer w/ an umbrella wouldn't 'preserve' the little fella' all that long anyway?

    In climates where they actually HAVE a summer I can see it being a necessity.

  7. Hyperfobea on July 21st, 2011 10:54 am

    This is cronyism at its worst. Some *body* made a pile of money AND free exposure too!

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  9. allen on November 17th, 2016 2:43 pm

    Dog poop is always a contentious issue.
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