Pranking

Now hiring! Opening Winter 2012!

Now hiring! Opening Winter 2012!


Someone must have got up at 3:00 AM to tag the tourist’s solar outhouse with this lovely Starbucks sign.

Let me tell you, that’s got to be tough. First, sleep cycles are delicate; you’d have to be a fool to muck about with sleep. Second, if — mind you I say “if” — you happen to live in Pod B1, people are partying on the only exit route until at least 2:00 most nights. Well, there is a back door, but it says “Emergency Exit Only” on it. The doors can be loud and there are day sleepers. It sure would be convenient to go out the back sometimes, though.

I think this was a totally posed shot. At 2:00 in the morning it's a different crowd

I think this was a totally posed shot. At 2:00 in the morning it’s a different crowd

Even past the party, there’s always someone knocking about; maybe they are doing science, maybe they are night shift, maybe they are getting up for an early call to work in the galley. Then you have to traipse out at 3:00 AM in broad daylight and muck about with the guest bogs. And it’s thankless. Okay, if it were funnier, maybe it would be slightly thankful. I think South Pole needs more pranks. And Peet’s.

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