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Happy Thanksgiving, Guardians! Unless of course you are in England watching Keeping Up Appearances at your Nan's house, celebrating your own Thanksgiving and thanking all the weird puritans for fucking off. Regardless of where you are here's a Xûrkey card to share some universal good vibes.
RIP Edge Transit
Today's sandbox update brings new additions to the heavy loot pool and as such Edge Transit should drop less frequently. I am reminded of a story (this is 100% true). Years ago I lived in Chicago and rode the Metra to the suburbs every day for work. The Metra is the cities double-decker commuter rail that serves the suburbs. It’s basically like an Amtrak train except instead of taking you to scary parts of Ohio it takes you to insurance and tax companies. The Metra stop where I picked the train up was in an industrial ghost-town part of Chicago's west side that was eerily void of life and didn’t have much going for it other than a really sweet liquor store (just south of Western and Chicago if you know the area). I think that area is all condos now, but so is the rest of Chicago.
Anyway, one particularly brutal winter evening I got off the Metra at this stop as per usual. The arrival platform was kind of up on a little hill and there was an enclosed, paved ramp that went down to street level. About 15 or 20 of us got off the train and started our way down the ramp. This enclosed sidewalk/ramp thing was probably about 80 feet long and midway through it makes an approximately 120 or so degree turn (like, picture a slightly bent arm) for the last leg to street level.
One harsh-goddamn-dreary-balls-cold Chicago evening my fellow commuters and I are speed walking our way through the cold air and down the ramp and right at the bend there is a gigantic poop in the corner on the pavement. Just right there, cozied up in the corner of the bend. It was fresh. It was human. It was impossible to not see. Nobody said anything. It was dead silent save for the heavy breathing of air coming in and out of scarves and face masks. Everyone busied themselves by and dismissed it as just one of those things and continued along. And so it goes that for the next couple of weeks everyone who went up and down that ramp had to lay eyes on this big ol’ human poop. But since it was so frigidly cold the poop quickly froze and over time started evaporating and shriveling up. It kind of became this presence in the day-to-day routine of our lives. It was just there and we accepted it. It wasn’t going anywhere and besides it was frozen solid so was more or less innocuous. There are much worse things to see on the streets of Chicago.
Well, as I said before this went on for a couple of weeks. Then, one evening, just like the night before that and the night before that and so on and so forth, about 15 or 20 of us got off the train at our usual stop and made our way down the platform. Only this evening, however, something was different. As we walked down, anticipating the poopsicle in the bend, it was gone. In its place was a pineapple. Just sitting on the ground leaning against the bend in the wall. It was fresh. It was tropical and vibrant. It was a whole, real PINEAPPLE. Everyone hurried past and I don’t think anyone said a single word about it, but I have to assume that everyone was as equally flummoxed about this as I. Who the fuck moved the poop? Who the fuck replaced the poop with a goddamn pineapple? Why aren’t we talking about this? Is it really so cold that we're not going to at least stop for a second to ponder this for a moment? Was this a symbolic gesture by a particuarly polite city street-cleaner well-versed in the language of hospitality and etiquette? I wonder: does anybody else out there ever wonder about the time that a frozen poop magically transformed into a pineapple?
May all of your Edge Transits decrypt as shiny new pineapples today.
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