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#1 Janichsan

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:14 PM

Thieves Make off with Five Tons of Nutella in Germany



I'm not sure what puzzles me most about this: that somewhat managed to steal 6,500 jars of Nutella — or that there actually seems to be a black market for that stuff.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:27 PM

View PostJanichsan, on 16 April 2013 - 12:14 PM, said:

Thieves Make off with Five Tons of Nutella in Germany



I'm not sure what puzzles me most about this: that somewhat managed to steal 6,500 jars of Nutella — or that there actually seems to be a black market for that stuff.

Perhaps if the culprit looks like the picture below, it is not so puzzling to figure out the reason why they committed the act.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:09 PM

Perhaps this is related to something similar that happened in Canada:

Thieves steal 6 Million pounds of Maple Syrup with $18 Million
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:15 AM

They stole that from the Canadian Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve, though, making it a breach of our national security. This Nutella isn't from Italy's equivalent, which makes it merely a commercial theft. Not similar at all.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:51 AM

View Postbobbob, on 17 April 2013 - 12:15 AM, said:

They stole that from the Canadian Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve

Oh big deal.  You can just drill for more syrup and slosh it all down into some vast salt mine.  Nutella is hand milked from the bosom of hazelnut trees by blind virgin handmaidens.  There is only one day of the year that The Gathering may take place and then only if conditions are just right.  Nutella cannot be transported in this condition or bruising will occur so it is gently laid to earth in large shallow vats then covered with sterile gauze at the perfect temperature and let rest for a week.  A secretive Italian order of monks called the Brotherhood of the Lard then transports it via donkey back while chanting, to some giant factory where it is jammed into jars with labels.
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:55 AM

There's currently a big environmental push in Canada to shut down all of our off shore maple syrup drilling rigs. This is reducing supply, and as such increasing demand - which means increased price. Simple economics really why anyone would steal 6000 tons of maple syrup. If the economy collapses they say maple syrup is the new gold.
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:55 PM

Canadians.
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:04 PM

I know, eh?

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:53 PM

View PostFrost, on 17 April 2013 - 08:55 PM, said:

Canadians.

Sorry.
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:15 PM

View PostSneaky Snake, on 17 April 2013 - 09:53 PM, said:

Sorry.
I'm just funnin' ya back bud. :)
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:34 PM

I'm alluding the joke about Canadian's about how we always say sorry :P
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:44 PM

View PostSneaky Snake, on 18 April 2013 - 06:34 PM, said:

I'm alluding the joke a-boot Canadian's a-boot how we always say sorry :P

http://www.cbc.ca/ne...olen-goods.html
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:12 PM

Heh. I've been to Canada a few times (can't remember exactly how many and I'm too lazy to find my passport) but I didn't know the sorry one.

Although I did meet the one guy who is probably single-handedly responsible for the "eh" stereotype (after almost every spoken phrase, no bullpopsnizzle), and the First Time in Canada story of "a guy walked up to me on the street and asked me if I had two loonies for a toonie and I thought he was going to rape me" has always proven a hit with the locals. :P
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When there's a multiplayer version, I'm going to be on Frost's team. Well, except he doesn't seem to actually need a team...I mean, what's the point? "Hey look, it's Frost and His Merry Gang of Useless Hangers-On!" Or something.





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