Life at the end of the world
March 23, 2004 1:48 PM   Subscribe

Stories from the end of the world. There were so many drugs. The best drug story comes with the last [winter] airdrop [in 1996]. Cocaine came down. Hash oil came down. Really good weed came down. Acid came down. Everything. This and other tales of one of the weirdest places on the planet to work by way of Big Dead Place.
posted by Ogre Lawless (8 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
'Crazed Norwegian from Troll Base: Interview with Trans-Antarctic Expeditioner Eirik S√łnneland
"American employees told us later that they had been told to stay away from us and not to talk to us."'

Obviously, they'd seen this movie.

At the beginning of the film the Norwegian with the rifle screams in Norwegian: "Get out of the way! It's not a dog, it's some kind of a thing, it's imitating a dog. Get away you idiots!"
posted by meehawl at 2:12 PM on March 23, 2004

As someone who spent 11 months cooking at the South Pole last year, I can tell you the drug story is a myth. They did get mail and magazines dropped though, lucky bastards. Big Dead Place is a sarcastic look at the US Antarctic Program, but we all love it.
posted by culberjo at 2:16 PM on March 23, 2004

Very cool, thanks!
posted by carter at 2:29 PM on March 23, 2004

Crazy, fucked up stories. Great read!
posted by daver at 2:52 PM on March 23, 2004

"... I had no preconceived notions about my voyage into the unknown.  I suspected though that wherever the unknown lurked, science would be there to stop it..."

Fucking beautiful.
posted by kaibutsu at 2:52 PM on March 23, 2004

Indeed, this was a very entertaining way to cruise through the last 45 minutes of my workday. Thanks.
posted by Ufez Jones at 2:56 PM on March 23, 2004

SkuaPile [this is good]
posted by roboto at 3:03 PM on March 23, 2004

some photo accompaniment including crashed plane
posted by roboto at 3:10 PM on March 23, 2004

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