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(NPR)   Now listen, kids. Sometimes, when a garbage truck gets going on a street, The Gravy seeps out of it and starts to trickle and spread on the street. Then it all congeals together and forms The Goo. And that's how you get Chicago   (npr.org) divider line
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2021-10-19 8:53:23 AM  
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2021-10-19 9:19:24 AM  
What does goo-hopper replacement techs make in the field?  I'm currently jizz-mopping, but feel I could do more for society if I was given the opportunity.
 
2021-10-19 9:24:34 AM  
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2021-10-19 10:36:40 AM  
enough about your mom, subs.
 
2021-10-19 10:39:28 AM  
You wanna get Capone? Here's how you get him. He pulls a chicken bone, you pull the Gravy. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the Goo! That's the Chicago way
 
2021-10-19 10:43:50 AM  
Riveting NPR news, as always.
 
2021-10-19 10:44:16 AM  
Like it doesn't happen in other big cities.

Subby, you forgot "But but... Obama.." "Her emails" "Blacks killing blacks in Chicago" and "SMOLLETT! SMOLLETT!"
 
2021-10-19 10:46:50 AM  
Chicagoo
 
2021-10-19 10:49:32 AM  
Dumpster Juice, bleah
 
2021-10-19 10:50:30 AM  
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2021-10-19 10:51:20 AM  
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2021-10-19 10:53:53 AM  
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The only gravy that matters in Chicago is the stuff flowing throw Ditka's veins?
 
2021-10-19 10:54:11 AM  
here's an idea:

maybe seperate your trash into bio, recyclable plastics/packaging, glass, metal and paper. That way, your bio trash doesnt make everything else so freakin' gross and you dont make as much of it.
 
2021-10-19 10:54:25 AM  
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2021-10-19 10:54:59 AM  

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while i expected a reference to this, that it was the very Weeners is commendable.
 
2021-10-19 10:56:29 AM  
I mean, the trucks compress the trash to make room for more. Any liquids in the trash are going to be squeezed out. Stop putting containers of liquids in your trash, and keep the lids closed to keep the rain out, and you'll have less trash gravy in your alley.
 
2021-10-19 10:56:42 AM  

Father_Jack: here's an idea:

maybe seperate your trash into bio, recyclable plastics/packaging, glass, metal and paper. That way, your bio trash doesnt make everything else so freakin' gross and you dont make as much of it.


You expect Americans to do the right thing?
Have you MET us?!?
 
2021-10-19 10:58:11 AM  

Godscrack: Like it doesn't happen in other big cities.

Subby, you forgot "But but... Obama.." "Her emails" "Blacks killing blacks in Chicago" and "SMOLLETT! SMOLLETT!"


In Los Angeles, the wildfire ashes absorb enough of the wetter junk it doesn't flow around on the street. For our stinky purposes, we just have bone dry run off channels that don't have enough water to push crud out into the ocean.

https://www.latimes.com/california/st​o​ry/2021-10-18/la-me-carson-smell-domin​guez-channel-emergency
 
2021-10-19 11:00:20 AM  
There is more gravy than grave about this situation.
 
2021-10-19 11:00:46 AM  
Good punk band name: Alley Gravy
 
2021-10-19 11:00:50 AM  

Father_Jack: here's an idea:

maybe seperate your trash into bio, recyclable plastics/packaging, glass, metal and paper. That way, your bio trash doesnt make everything else so freakin' gross and you dont make as much of it.


This x1,000,000

Composting has completely changed how I throw out garbage and now my family of 4 gets away with a single black bag every other week.


/Every week in the summer because the kitchen garbage still starts to get a bit gross after a while even with composting
 
2021-10-19 11:01:26 AM  

disaster bastard: [pbs.twimg.com image 687x473]


The whole headline and thread with not one reference to mashed potatoes other than yours?
Love this picture and Boooo on all of the rest of you!


/Article did make me laugh. Writer could have just written the fluff piece, but he went all on and experienced getting garbage juiced in person.
 
2021-10-19 11:01:33 AM  
Kinda like weed oil.
 
2021-10-19 11:01:59 AM  
And we thought it could be gray goo taking over the world! It's garbage goo instead.

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2021-10-19 11:02:36 AM  

Father_Jack: here's an idea:

maybe seperate your trash into bio, recyclable plastics/packaging, glass, metal and paper. That way, your bio trash doesnt make everything else so freakin' gross and you dont make as much of it.


Nope - it's the yard waste truck that seems to leave the trail of slime & stench on my street in suburban LA..... I think they use the same trucks to come back in the afternoon to get the garbage
 
2021-10-19 11:03:23 AM  
Sounds about right, since CHicago was built on/out of a literal swamp.
 
2021-10-19 11:04:27 AM  
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2021-10-19 11:04:44 AM  

Trocadero: Godscrack: Like it doesn't happen in other big cities.

Subby, you forgot "But but... Obama.." "Her emails" "Blacks killing blacks in Chicago" and "SMOLLETT! SMOLLETT!"

In Los Angeles, the wildfire ashes absorb enough of the wetter junk it doesn't flow around on the street. For our stinky purposes, we just have bone dry run off channels that don't have enough water to push crud out into the ocean.

https://www.latimes.com/california/sto​ry/2021-10-18/la-me-carson-smell-domin​guez-channel-emergency


to be fair, we're talking about carson, and carson is filled with brown people and filipinos so... yknow. Whatever? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
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2021-10-19 11:05:03 AM  

Father_Jack: here's an idea:

maybe seperate your trash into bio, recyclable plastics/packaging, glass, metal and paper. That way, your bio trash doesnt make everything else so freakin' gross and you dont make as much of it.


Most of this sort of waste comes from restaurants, not from homes.

Do you remember as a kid in school just how bad it smelled at the back of the cafeteria?  That's because humans generate a LOT of food waste, and the dumpsters and slop sinks end up stinking something awful.
 
2021-10-19 11:05:09 AM  
The real fun begins when your dog decides to roll in it. Then comes home.
 
2021-10-19 11:06:03 AM  
Whhhaaaahh!! Humans throw out garbage and it smells bad!!
 
2021-10-19 11:06:24 AM  

TWX: Do you remember as a kid in school just how bad it smelled at the back of the cafeteria?  That's because humans generate a LOT of food waste, and the dumpsters and slop sinks end up stinking something awful.


that was also my main take away from my 1 night in jail.
 
2021-10-19 11:07:15 AM  

waffledonkey: Dumpster Juice, bleah


I spent a lot of my youth in alleys around dumpsters looking for loading docks to do rad acid drops off of. That's a smell I'll never forget.
 
2021-10-19 11:09:30 AM  
Mmmmmm...forbidden gravy.
 
2021-10-19 11:09:59 AM  
Didn't Greg Giraldo do a nsfw bit about a goo baby?
 
2021-10-19 11:11:37 AM  
Lower G.I. bleeds are one of the worst smells we have to deal with. Tonight, I'll refer to whatever comes out as 'The Gravy'. That should go over well
 
2021-10-19 11:11:51 AM  
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2021-10-19 11:19:20 AM  
Oddly, all those terms are also used in the adult bookstore industry.
 
2021-10-19 11:20:04 AM  
union garbage contracts handled by the mob so you get gravy!
 
2021-10-19 11:21:08 AM  
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2021-10-19 11:21:21 AM  
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2021-10-19 11:24:26 AM  
Chicago is having a hard time getting parts to fix their garbage trucks due to supply chain issues, so the trucks leak.
There, no you don't have to read the "article".
 
2021-10-19 11:24:32 AM  
I was a garbage man for six years way back in the mid 80's.  Residential garbage only generates a little of this that drips out is such a small amount it's not noticeable.  People typically cover their garbage cans and there's not a ton of food waste.

What created a lake of vile sludge on the route was picking up was a bunch of Deli's, Pubs, a bakery and a country club.  Lots of thrown out food that would sit in large open barrels for a day or two till we dumped it in the hopper.  Rain obviously added to the goop.

FYI, if you regularly piss off your garbage people they'll take a coffee break in front of your house after picking these places up.  Most still ends up in front of the place you pick it up from.
 
2021-10-19 11:28:55 AM  
My nephew is just finishing his first year as a Chicago city garbage man. I guess he takes his clothes off outside before he comes inside when he gets home due to the stench. The stuff he has seen already in the first year is disturbing. Really good money, though. Chicago separates nothing. Recycling? Ha!

/CSB
 
2021-10-19 11:31:31 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Chicago is having a hard time getting parts to fix their garbage trucks due to supply chain issues, so the trucks leak.
There, no you don't have to read the "article".


Are we blaming everything on the global supply chain now? Including budget cuts that delay maintenance and new equipment? Seems like a suspiciously convenient excuse in this case.
 
2021-10-19 11:33:38 AM  
No word on the moving rice?
 
2021-10-19 11:34:03 AM  

stuffy: The real fun begins when your dog decides to roll in it. Then comes home.


Yeah but out in the countryside and fresh air my dog always finds some fresh shiat or decomposing animal to roll in.
 
2021-10-19 11:35:05 AM  

PlusCestLaMeme: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Chicago is having a hard time getting parts to fix their garbage trucks due to supply chain issues, so the trucks leak.
There, no you don't have to read the "article".

Are we blaming everything on the global supply chain now? Including budget cuts that delay maintenance and new equipment? Seems like a suspiciously convenient excuse in this case.


That, late stage capitalism, or racism.
 
2021-10-19 11:35:18 AM  

Sugarmoobs: My nephew is just finishing his first year as a Chicago city garbage man. I guess he takes his clothes off outside before he comes inside when he gets home due to the stench. The stuff he has seen already in the first year is disturbing. Really good money, though. Chicago separates nothing. Recycling? Ha!

/CSB


that is a CSB tbh.

what sort of disturbing stuff has he seen?
related: is he regretting not going to college?
 
2021-10-19 11:39:57 AM  
NSCSB.

My dad a few months ago was driving behind a truck leaking liquid pig manure.  It splattered all over his car.

He still can't turn his AC/heat fan on without the interior quickly smelling faintly of poo.
 
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