Friday, 13 April 2007

fresh burritos

Here's a link to a long article about the trans-continental burrito tunnel which links New York City to San Francisco. Originally built as a mail tunnel, it went into disuse when planes started taking post from coast to coast. It took decades to find a new lease on life--delivering burritos to New Yorkers using magnetism and gravity. It's a masterful article; consider this sentence: "Convincing skeptical businessmen to buy into the plan proved more of a challenge - it took six months to persuade suspicious taqueria owners to switch to a salsa with lower magnetic permittivity." Intriguing!

2 comments:

p t fabulous said...

This is the funniest thing I've read in centuries. And who knew that gravity could be so effectively harnessed? I'd write more but I'm feeling kind of hungry and....

M&B said...

If only you could truly emphasize with the intense desire to have good Mexican food, you would appreciate this article even more. Construction has begun on the first trans-Atlantic tunnel to deliver Rosa's burritos from Texas, but won't be complete before 2012 during the Olympics. Burritos are expected to sell for 10x their retail value.