Yo quiero tacos libres.
March 20, 2001 7:58 AM   Subscribe

Yo quiero tacos libres. Free tacos for everyone if the Mir lands on target. I really want to have something pithy and meaningful to say about this, and the over-marketing of everything, but I'm just too appalled.
posted by dnash (11 comments total)
Oh, and here's a picture of the target.
posted by dnash at 8:01 AM on March 20, 2001

Can you imagine the conversation the lawyers had about the target:

Lawyer 1: People, we need to be perfectly clear here. What's our liability? We're offering free tacos to everyone.

Lawyer 2: Wait, wait, only people in the United States. Better put a disclaimer on the bottom.

Lawyer 1: Nice catch, Bob.
posted by MarkAnd at 8:09 AM on March 20, 2001

If MIR gets thrown off course and hits Taco Bell's HQ, I'll buy a beer for everyone at MeFi :)
posted by samsara at 8:13 AM on March 20, 2001

If MIR gets thrown off course and hits Taco Bell's HQ, I'll buy a beer for everyone in the Russian government as well...
posted by fusinski at 8:40 AM on March 20, 2001

Hey, samsara and fusinski, you guys had better get some insurance on those offers.
posted by OneBallJay at 9:39 AM on March 20, 2001

Seems a safe bet. A 1600 sq. ft. banner in a 12,043,468,800,000 sq. ft. target landing area. For some perspective, it would take more than 7.5 billion Taco Bell banners to cover the whole area.
posted by quirked at 9:51 AM on March 20, 2001

Nitpick: should be something like "Quiero tacos gratis." "Libre" means free as in free speech, not free beer.
posted by kurumi at 9:56 AM on March 20, 2001

accountingboy: Good advice! Yet I'm also figuring out the probability of everyone at MeFi getting through the fine details. Consider as I'm writing this, there are 4594 members. An average *good* beer costs about $2.50 in my area. That would come out to about....(bringing up calculator).....$11,485. Now if the offer is only good with a coupon from a participating site (ie. my house), I would suspect that only 2-3 people that are members of MeFi live within reasonable driving distance (beer must be worth more than gas used). With that in mind, plus the probability of Mir hitting Taco Bell's HQ, I feel that insurance would only serve to cost me money. Observe the formula:

(beer * members) - (beer * members) / sqrt(0)
posted by samsara at 10:15 AM on March 20, 2001

Kurumi - nitpick away. It's what I get for using babelfish translator.
posted by dnash at 10:19 AM on March 20, 2001

Don't hate me. They were clearly asking for it.
posted by quirked at 2:31 PM on March 20, 2001

I hate you. ;)
posted by fusinski at 5:00 PM on March 20, 2001

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