This here is the insane group of people that purchased the last bits of fast food at the Midwinter Auction at the South Pole. Midwinter is on Solstice, June 21, and marks the halfway point of our season...only another 4-1/2 months to go. To celebrate, we made a ginormous dinner and the following day had a live concert and festival with putt-putt golf, tarot readings, ring toss, trivia games, and homemade beer. But the auction was a hoot. At left here you see the last Dr. Pepper on station which took in a $20 bill. A Snickers Bar then went for $10 and the promise of 20 handmade croissants by our resident French person, Camille Parisel, went for $50.
On the right you can see the last peanut M & M's that took $3.50, forked out by Ms. Tomato. At the moment, the only chocolate at Pole aside from cooking nibs, is a box of regular old M & M's and when we say 'old' we mean it, as most of our candy and chips here are well past the 'best by' date.
But the crowning glory, the most inane buy of the evening, was surely by our own David Barud, seen above proudly holding his precious bag of Cool Ranch Doritos for which he paid...gulp....$66. Wow. For that price, we hope he at least slept with it first.