A few years ago my home state of Michigan started a new ad campaign to promote tourism. These “Pure Michigan” commercials were narrated by long-time Michigander Tim Allen (Tim “The Toolman” Taylor of the TV series “Home Improvement” and the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the “Toy Story” movies). These ads lead to a number of spoofs, and I think John Kerfoot has consistently created the best of them.
As a fan of insects, my favorite is the one above. Although the insects shown are called fishflies in the video (Megaloptera: Corydalidae: Chauliodes) they’re actually mayflies (Ephemeroptera). I suspect residents around Lake St. Clair must incorrectly use this common name in everyday speech (and hence the need for definitive Latin names). Regardless, the video is pretty funny and true. When I wrote about mayflies a few weeks ago, I mentioned that they can reach plague-like numbers in the eastern Great Lakes. Thousands of them often blanket every surface around the shores in the spring.
FYI: Video contains some profanity