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2013-09-18 09:15:54 PM
Is this one of those things where you smell something good then you realize where you are so it can't possibly be that thing and later it turns out that it was just the stench from the cast of the Real Housewives of New Jersey bleaching their assholes at the same time wafting over the border? I hate when that happens.
 
2013-09-18 10:42:05 PM
"Oh! Excuse me! Must've been those eggs I had for breakfast!"

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2013-09-18 10:42:42 PM
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Jack: Do you smell maple syrup?
Liz: Yes!
Jack: Don't panic, Lemon, it's probably not a chemical attack.
Liz: What do you mean, probably?
Jack: It's probably just a strange wind pattern coming over those factories in Staten Island where food flavors are made. I don't think it's northrax.
Liz: What's northrax?
[Tracy starts his Re-Run dance]
Jack: It's a chemical agent we sold to the Saudis in the 1980s that smells exactly like maple syrup. But I don't think this is it.
 
2013-09-18 10:43:06 PM
Madonna douched again.
 
2013-09-18 10:47:04 PM
Considering the sort of smells that pervade and occasionally waft over from New Jersey, NYC should consider itself lucky all they're getting is the smell of delicious maple syrup. They could be getting the rotten-egg-toxic-waste-car-exhaust-garbage miasma one is generally subjected to anytime you dare to drive the Jersey Pike with your windows down.
 
2013-09-18 10:48:06 PM
Is it beaver anus harvest already?
 
2013-09-18 10:48:07 PM
Fill the Hudson with Bisquick.
 
2013-09-18 10:49:57 PM
Sorry, eh.
 
2013-09-18 10:52:58 PM
Syruptitously

What you did there subby, I see it.
 
2013-09-18 10:53:01 PM
Nice use of the sappy tag!
 
2013-09-18 10:55:05 PM
A few months ago I was flying in a helicopter with the doors off over the refineries in Houston.  All sorts of interesting smells coming from those places.... maple syrup, a windex like smell, rotten eggs...
 
2013-09-18 10:56:39 PM
I'm sure the urine/exhaust/fecal smell will eventually prevail.
 
2013-09-18 10:59:20 PM
Fell in love with her in Syruptitiously

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2013-09-18 11:04:49 PM
Do they still have maple trees in the US? I thought they cut them all down to make gun stocks.
 
2013-09-18 11:06:53 PM
Trump had his hairddo dry cleaned and fumigated for the season?
 
2013-09-18 11:07:51 PM

Captain James T. Smirk: They could be getting the rotten-egg-toxic-waste-car-exhaust-garbage miasma one is generally subjected to anytime you dare to drive the Jersey Pike with your windows down.


TheDirtyNacho: A few months ago I was flying in a helicopter with the doors off over the refineries in Houston.


I've driven nearly half a million miles in 49 states in the past 15+ years and I can only recall two large areas where I've been forced to close the windows and vents because the smell was so bad. You've hit both of them.
 
2013-09-18 11:08:20 PM

Pointy Tail of Satan: Do they still have maple trees in the US? I thought they cut them all down to make gun stocks.


Gah, you completely missed the opportunity to say "and/or coffins for gun victims"
 
2013-09-18 11:22:19 PM

Captain James T. Smirk: Considering the sort of smells that pervade and occasionally waft over from New Jersey, NYC should consider itself lucky all they're getting is the smell of delicious maple syrup. They could be getting the rotten-egg-toxic-waste-car-exhaust-garbage miasma one is generally subjected to anytime you dare to drive the Jersey Pike with your windows down.


Seriously. The city itself already smells like fetid urine and sulfur, and North Jersey ain't any better.

And people complain about the smell of maple syrup?
 
2013-09-18 11:31:15 PM
Fenugreek processing.
 
2013-09-18 11:37:19 PM

ImpendingCynic: Captain James T. Smirk: They could be getting the rotten-egg-toxic-waste-car-exhaust-garbage miasma one is generally subjected to anytime you dare to drive the Jersey Pike with your windows down.

TheDirtyNacho: A few months ago I was flying in a helicopter with the doors off over the refineries in Houston.

I've driven nearly half a million miles in 49 states in the past 15+ years and I can only recall two large areas where I've been forced to close the windows and vents because the smell was so bad. You've hit both of them.


There's something drastically wrong with the stretch of land along the border of VA/NC at I-95. That trumps any of the vast experiences I've had driving around Jersey.

Though it seems in general I-95 makes it a point to hit all the ripe spots.
 
2013-09-18 11:37:59 PM

Pointy Tail of Satan: Do they still have maple trees in the US? I thought they cut them all down to make gun stocks.


And Les Pauls.
 
2013-09-18 11:56:17 PM
There's a stretch of I-40 by Amarillo that almost made me puke so farking bad. Windows up no vent. It's was like a 50,000 ton pile of cow shiat.
 
2013-09-19 12:03:15 AM

worlddan: Syruptitously

What you did there subby, I see it.


*shakes tiny fist at subby
 
2013-09-19 12:19:08 AM

7th Son of a 7th Son: There's a stretch of I-40 by Amarillo that almost made me puke so farking bad. Windows up no vent. It's was like a 50,000 ton pile of cow


there's an area near Fort Worth that's much the same.
 
2013-09-19 12:20:38 AM

TheDirtyNacho: 7th Son of a 7th Son: There's a stretch of I-40 by Amarillo that almost made me puke so farking bad. Windows up no vent. It's was like a 50,000 ton pile of cow

there's an area near called Fort Worth that's much the same.


Sorry, couldn't resist.
 
2013-09-19 12:28:16 AM
I once had the misfortune of working for a short time at a jobsite in Vernon, CA. Bandini Mountain to the north of me, Farmer John's slaughterhouse to the south, a rendering plant to the east, and some tanneries to the west. It didn't matter which way the wind blew, the place had a gagging stench that almost made it impossible to function. I skipped lunch for the two weeks I was there.
 
2013-09-19 01:09:42 AM

Danger Avoid Death: I once had the misfortune of working for a short time at a jobsite in Vernon, CA. Bandini Mountain to the north of me, Farmer John's slaughterhouse to the south, a rendering plant to the east, and some tanneries to the west. It didn't matter which way the wind blew, the place had a gagging stench that almost made it impossible to function. I skipped lunch for the two weeks I was there.


The worst smell I had to endure was a pulp mill. The place stinks and you don't even see it yet. As you drive up to it it gets worse. For my job I had to walk into the pulp digesting tank. The smell also impregnates every fiber of your clothes as well as sticks to your skin.
 
2013-09-19 01:21:09 AM
They live in NYC and they're complaining about....a maple syrup/vanilla aroma? Driving through Greeley, CO was the worst I have ever encountered. We drove with the stench for over an hour, as the wind was going the same direction we were,  and by the time we got to our destination in Fort Morgan, CO I was vomiting. Millions of cattle in feedlots is the most horrid smell, and I'm a farm girl.
 
2013-09-19 01:22:17 AM
Diabetic urine?
 
2013-09-19 01:23:03 AM
Why would anyone complain about the smell of maple syrup?? Probably the same 'people' who biatch about the smell of the most wonderful food on the planet, BACON!!
 
2013-09-19 01:24:55 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Danger Avoid Death: I once had the misfortune of working for a short time at a jobsite in Vernon, CA. Bandini Mountain to the north of me, Farmer John's slaughterhouse to the south, a rendering plant to the east, and some tanneries to the west. It didn't matter which way the wind blew, the place had a gagging stench that almost made it impossible to function. I skipped lunch for the two weeks I was there.

The worst smell I had to endure was a pulp mill. The place stinks and you don't even see it yet. As you drive up to it it gets worse. For my job I had to walk into the pulp digesting tank. The smell also impregnates every fiber of your clothes as well as sticks to your skin.


Yeah, I've encountered far too many of those down in Louisiana and you can smell those damned things for miles and miles. Never actually been in one, and I wouldn't want to if being a couple miles away is enough to make you vomit. Yeccch.
 
2013-09-19 02:14:05 AM
Ugh, yes, paper mills are unforgivable for how awful they smell. I was totally going to post that if someone hadn't (old Maine girl here)  And yet fresh paper always smells so nice.,,hmm...

I thought New Yorkers were supposed to be the toughest SOBs on the planet? Terrorists? Bring it on. Snowstorms? We'll trudge through it. Anthony Weiner? Dodged that bullet.

But lord help them if the Canadians weaponize syrup? Please.
 
2013-09-19 02:17:04 AM
As a former New Yorker, I think it's not the smell itself, but the fact that the smell is <I>out of place</I>.

New Yorkers are totally OK once something becomes ritual. Even if it sucks. When you used to drive into Jersey over the George Wash (or whatever route), you'd go through open landfill. It was awful, but it'd been there for years, it was accepted. Just like levels of New York Rude.

Pop something new into the existence of a normal New Yorker and it's usually ignored because hey, fark that. You can't easily ignore a smell. Forever in your face no matter how pleasant = annoyed New Yorker.
 
2013-09-19 02:38:56 AM
A pogey processing plant near Dulac, La.   Smell seemed to reach into my throat to begin the dry heaves.
 
2013-09-19 02:40:03 AM
I was so confused, when I opened the article I was already thinking of syrup. Total mindfark subby. Made me think I could read the future......until I re-read the headline.

/+1
//thank the kraken
///threes come in slashies
 
2013-09-19 02:55:11 AM
Have you ever stood next to a railroad car full of rotting sugar beets?

/you would remember if you had
 
2013-09-19 03:03:03 AM

tira: Ugh, yes, paper mills are unforgivable for how awful they smell. I was totally going to post that if someone hadn't (old Maine girl here)  And yet fresh paper always smells so nice.,,hmm...

I thought New Yorkers were supposed to be the toughest SOBs on the planet? Terrorists? Bring it on. Snowstorms? We'll trudge through it. Anthony Weiner? Dodged that bullet.

But lord help them if the Canadians weaponize syrup? Please.


I was waiting for that too, Skowhegan/Harmony area. Every summer visiting the grandparents. That smell was worse than the dairy farm up the road from my H.S.
 
2013-09-19 03:47:05 AM
Maybe its not real maple. Quaker is putting some concoction in its Maple and Brown Sugar oatmeal that SCREAMS maple scent. I can smell the "favor powder" on my hands from the packet even after I wash them and it lingers for hours if you "puff" a bit of the powder pouring it into the bowl.
 
2013-09-19 03:52:32 AM

Prophet of Loss: Maybe its not real maple. Quaker is putting some concoction in its Maple and Brown Sugar oatmeal that SCREAMS maple scent. I can smell the "favor powder" on my hands from the packet even after I wash them and it lingers for hours if you "puff" a bit of the powder pouring it into the bowl.


The powder isn't doing you any flavors.
 
2013-09-19 03:55:27 AM

Danger Avoid Death: Prophet of Loss: Maybe its not real maple. Quaker is putting some concoction in its Maple and Brown Sugar oatmeal that SCREAMS maple scent. I can smell the "favor powder" on my hands from the packet even after I wash them and it lingers for hours if you "puff" a bit of the powder pouring it into the bowl.

The powder isn't doing you any flavors.


Clever. +1
 
2013-09-19 07:30:05 AM
This story has papers selling like hotcakes.
 
2013-09-19 07:39:31 AM
Why in the hell would anyone in New York complain when the city started smelling like maple syrup? That is a whole hell of a lot better than what it normally smells like. I guess they are so used to the air smelling like ass mixed with car exhaust and human filth. When they smell something else it really freaks them out.
 
2013-09-19 08:49:31 AM
Any Bostonians here who can tell me if it still smells like molasses on hot days?  Probably an urban legend, but I've heard that it's been that way ever since the great molasses spill a hundred-something years ago.
 
2013-09-19 09:20:15 AM
That maple syrup smell is just the beginning of the great Canadian invasion. When you smell poutine and back bacon, you 'mericuns better start running for your lives!
 
2013-09-19 09:41:22 AM
Maple Furanone. Very strong maple smell.  I used to work in the office of a flavor & fragrance manufacturer.  While there were many smells, the maple smell from this one would usually be the predominant background smell.
 
2013-09-19 09:51:57 AM
Communications disruption can mean only one thing: invasion.

Maple syrup smells in NYC can mean only one thing: Canadian invasion.
 
2013-09-19 10:54:42 AM
Maybe it's all those inbred Amish that get that maple syrup pee disease
 
2013-09-19 11:16:37 AM
Here in Buffalo we have the General Mills plant. Downtown smells like Cheerios.
 
2013-09-19 02:51:17 PM

Honest Geologist: Any Bostonians here who can tell me if it still smells like molasses on hot days?  Probably an urban legend, but I've heard that it's been that way ever since the great molasses spill a hundred-something years ago.


Heh. I've certainly never noticed the city smelling like molasses (asses maybe, but not molasses), but then I rarely get near North End where the spill happened, either...
 
vpc
2013-09-19 04:40:46 PM
came for foul ol' Ron.

Leaving disappointed.
 
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