A Conversation for Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

A403949 - Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

Post 1

Jimi X

http://www.bbc.co.uk/h2g2/guide/A403949

Please ignore the thread I mistakenly posted in the Sin Bin - the brain is out to lunch today. smiley - winkeye

The entry itself isn't bad at all. It's a down and dirty overview of Hershey, Pennsylvania which rather likes to call itself 'Chocolatetown, USA'. Not that the locals are into self-promotion! smiley - smiley

Cheers! smiley - choc

- X


A403949 - Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

Post 2

Mr. Cogito

Hello,

What's wacky is that while the public apparently used to be able to take tours of the factory itself, now their only option is a simulated ride which talks about the chocolate-making process. It's all rather surreal in a Disney sorta way, but I guess it's a response to higher volumes of visitors. I also have noticed they now have a chocolate-themed spa at the hotel which gives milk-chocolate baths, chocolate wraps, etc. I wonder how many dentists work in the town. smiley - smiley

Yours,
Jake


A403949 - Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

Post 3

Jimi X

The ride to which you're referring to is at 'Chocolate World' - expect a guide entry on the topic before too long. smiley - winkeye

Apparently, it was the *huge* volume of visitors and the fact that the FDA would faint dead away if the general public were allowed to walk around the production floor of a food manufacturing plant.

Did you ever see that episode of the Simpsons when they tour the chocolate factory and all the pens, pencils and coins fall out of the kids' pockets into the vat of liquid chocolate? smiley - laugh

Cheers! smiley - choc


A403949 - Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

Post 4

Jimi X

This entry sure does dovetail nicely with the University Project on the front page this week... smiley - winkeye


A403949 - Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

Post 5

Jimi X

A bribe of smiley - choc for the next Scout to read this entry?


A403949 - Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

Post 6

Mr. Cogito

Hello,

I'd take it, but I've already submitted my picks for this month. smiley - sadface Maybe another scout might be interested?

Yours,
Jake


A403949 - Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

Post 7

Mr. Cogito

Hello,

I'd take it, but I've already submitted my picks for this month. smiley - sadface Maybe another scout might be interested?

Yours,
Jake


A403949 - Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

Post 8

Blatherskite the Mugwump - Bandwidth Bandit

If it were me, I would have bundled this article with the University project on Milton Hershey, and saved myself some trouble. However, you continue to make my job of scouting easier... congratulations. smiley - smiley


A403949 - Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

Post 9

Jimi X

Actually, we talked about this at some length and we agreed that it didn't exactly fit with the focus of that project.

But a good bit of the research for it made it rather easy to bang out.

Thanks for picking it. I was afraid it was going to melt away into obscurity while newer stuff was picked. smiley - winkeye

I've been frustrated by that for a while, but I have been able to resist the temptation to stir up that pot. There's good stuff deeper in Peer Review and I'm glad a few Scouts are willing to go looking for it.

This entry only had a couple of remarks after weeks of sitting around.

Anyway, I'll shut up and be thankful for your gracious pick! smiley - smiley

First one's on me...

smiley - ale


A403949 - Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

Post 10

Blatherskite the Mugwump - Bandwidth Bandit

I'm sure you noticed that I wasn't able to resist stirring up that pot, as the recent activity in the Scouts group shows... smiley - winkeye

I suppose I should have said something here to let you know that I'd be looking out for this article, but I have a habit of simply recording forum locations into my little pick list when I don't have any feedback to offer other than "this is pretty good," and others have already said that. So, I guess I could have allayed your concerns sooner. I'll have to work on that character defect, but I have to warn you, it's at the bottom of a fairly long list... smiley - winkeye


A403949 - Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

Post 11

Jimi X

Heh.

It's a flaw we share. I really try to respond to threads here in PR, but if one is really good or really bad I usually keep quiet.

And in terms of character flaws - I reckon procrastination is getting pretty high on my list right now. smiley - winkeye
Once our school year is over I ought to have a lot more time to whip those revolution entries into some sort of shape.


Congratulations!

Post 12

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