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Hammock Parties
07-03-2012, 07:13 PM
Truly, today, we celebrate our Independence Day.

http://consumerist.com/2012/07/alaskans-cruelly-denied-of-a-taco-bell-rewarded-with-truck-flown-in-carrying-10000-doritos-locos-tacos.html

Alaskans Cruelly Denied Of A Taco Bell Rewarded With Truck Flown In Carrying 10,000 Doritos Locos Tacos

We just had to update you on the good people up in Bethel, Alaska. Last we heard from them, someone had played an awful, cruel joke on the whole town, leading the citizens to believe a Taco Bell was coming to town when really, it wasn't. The big ears at Taco Bell were listening to the town's cries of disappointment, however, and flew in a Doritos Locos taco feast of 10,000 tacos on Sunday to make up for the disappointment.

The nearest Taco Bell to the town is about 400 miles away, so having a Taco Bell truck brought to town by helicopter must have been quite a treat for those who love a bit of fast food Mexican. According to the Alaska Dispatch, it seemed that most of the town turned out to chow down.

Bethel's taco fest started around 1 p.m. when a Taco Bell truck was carried in by helicopter from the airport and set down in the town cultural center. For four hours, many of the 6,200 citizens dropped by to dine.

Even the former mayor showed up with five of his seven kids. He guessed that at times there were at least 600 people at once dining on tacos.

“You could take two if you wanted, then get back in line and take two more as many times as you wanted,” he said in an interview.

Taco Bell executives apparently heard about the hoax in early June, and decided to help the town out.

"If we can feed people in Afghanistan and Iraq, we can feed people in Bethel," Taco Bell CEO Greg Creed told the Associated Press.

Indeed, Taco Bell overlords. Indeed.

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kysirsoze
07-03-2012, 07:16 PM
When your tacos contain about 4 cents worth of actual food, you can afford this sort of display.

mcaj22
07-04-2012, 12:31 AM
lol, now this is a TOWN that I imagine is boring as ****

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Lonewolf Ed
07-04-2012, 04:38 AM
"Cruelly denied?" Those fools don't know how good they had it before! Gastric distress will soon teach them.

Okie_Apparition
07-04-2012, 05:02 AM
Global warming test

007
07-04-2012, 05:13 AM
Kind of reminds me of when Pokemon kicked of its American debut here by dropping a bunch of Pikachus because it kind of rhymed with Topeka.

People are just starved for entertainment. LMAO

Pasta Giant Meatball
07-04-2012, 09:00 AM
That's kind of pathetic when you think about it. Especially after watching the video.

Ace Gunner
07-04-2012, 10:19 AM
Corporatist Dependence Day!