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(Palm Beach Post)   The most awesome prank you could ever play on your neighbor ends up with an isolated Alaskan town getting 10,000 free tacos flown in courtesy of Taco Bell   (palmbeachpost.com) divider line 11
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2012-07-01 12:21:15 AM
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Apparently you just can't get away from Subway, wherever you are. There are five of them in the suburb I live in. Five. Two McDonald's, two Wendy's, one Burger King, and five friggin' Subways. There aren't even that many Starbucks around here!

A couple of years back I got to visit the Arizona Meteor Crater. The visitor's center had a small souvenir shop... and a Subway.
2012-06-30 01:43:32 PM
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wrenchboy: BalugaJoe: That is going to back up the entire sewer septic system system of what amounts to chamber pots and porta-potties of that small town.


Yes, I'm very serious. Bethel--being in an area that is in Remote-Ass Alaska AND is a permafrost area--doesn't have sewers OR septic in many of the places where people live--whilst there has been a water and sewer ordinance finally passed, but these require a LOT of engineering to keep from melting the permafrost. Despite the fact it is technically illegal as of 2012 (when the town finally got the funding), there are a lot of people not on the sewer system in Bethel.

As a result--and especially on account of the permafrost issue--many Bethel residents generally don't even have outhouses--instead, they tend to have what are eupehemistically referred to as "honey pots" which are literally buckets people shiat in (which are lined with plastic bags) and which are disposed of in the town dump--by setting them outside with the garbage to be picked up, or being dumped manually. (Needless to say, there is a higher rate of gastrointestinal illnesses in Bethel compared to areas in Alaska with modern plumbing.)

I swear I am not making this up--outside of Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks, Nome and their various suburbs including Wasilla, pretty much the primary method of waste disposal in much of Alaska consists in shiatting in a bucket.

And yes, even though Bethel FINALLY has gotten a (permafrost-friendly) public sewer system and mandates connections, an awful lot of folks in Bethel are still using honey buckets complete with the health issues involved.

/has had friends who lived in rural Alaska before
//it's a whole different world than even deep Appalachia
2012-06-30 01:28:47 PM
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jjorsett: Know how hard is it to make your own tacos? Brown some beef with taco seasoning, shovel it plus grated cheese, onion, and a little lettuce into a taco shell and you're done. Ten minutes if you're exceptionally slow, and they're damned tasty. Ditto for burritos. If you're dying for a taco or similar food, just make it yourself, it's easy.


In Alaska, lettuce and tomatoes are QUITE hard to come by. They can't go in frozen or dry storage.

Even things which CAN be frozen and shipped with long storage times, while available, are VERY expensive due to shipping costs, due to both the extreme distance from the mfg and lack of a huge market there or anywhere along the way.

As I understand it, they eat a lot more caribou than beef, because it is obtained locally.
2012-06-30 01:11:35 PM
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Know how hard is it to make your own tacos? Brown some beef with taco seasoning, shovel it plus grated cheese, onion, and a little lettuce into a taco shell and you're done. Ten minutes if you're exceptionally slow, and they're damned tasty. Ditto for burritos. If you're dying for a taco or similar food, just make it yourself, it's easy.
2012-06-30 10:34:33 AM
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They hit the target.
2012-06-30 09:56:29 AM
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BalugaJoe: That is going to back up the entire sewer system of that small town.


...as compared to the seal and walrus they're used to eating?
2012-06-30 09:38:56 AM
1 votes:
Sorry subby but how exactly is posting fake taco bell ads around town with your neighbors number "the most awesome prank ever"?
2012-06-30 09:34:02 AM
1 votes:
Nice job by Taco Bell on this, but if they want a good Mexican chain up there, they should open one of these.

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/learn your order number in Spanish
2012-06-30 09:22:16 AM
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Euell Gibbons: i have to suffer through Long John Silvers ads all the time, with none near me.


Better than suffering through a meal at Long John Silvers.
2012-06-30 08:52:33 AM
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Taco bell: You are an awesom company.
I think you should be in charge of solving this whole "world hunger" thing.

/and harvest the resulting natural gas to solve the energy crisis.
/there, I fixed this planet. Now off to the gym.
2012-06-30 08:45:32 AM
1 votes:
That is going to back up the entire sewer system of that small town.
 
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