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    Nice Column Kevin!

    Your dedication to your readers really paid off this time. I hope you had a nice recovery after the marathon. Kudos for making it across the finish line!

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    It didn't sound too fun. What I really want to know is WHY does it smell so bad backstage?
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    Another great column! Thanks for sharing, Kevin!

    A silver star for Kevin!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mamabot
    Your dedication to your readers really paid off this time. I hope you had a nice recovery after the marathon. Kudos for making it across the finish line!
    Thank you! And thanks to all others in this thread!

    My pal talked me into the full marathon. And tonight I bought a treadmill. I'm really going for it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustysage
    It didn't sound too fun. What I really want to know is WHY does it smell so bad backstage?
    In a word, dumpsters. This is true of DLR in CA too!
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    “The press [should be] a watchdog. Not an attack dog. Not a lapdog. A watchdog. Now, a watchdog can't be right all the time. He doesn't bark only when he sees or smells something that's dangerous. A good watchdog barks at things that are suspicious.” – Dan Rather

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    Can't you smell the sewers from backstage too? Because you can certainly smell them onstage. There are some places you just know to avoid. Yick.

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    haha maybe by sewers you mean storm drains? Cause the ones at DL are so small that they back up and then whatever goes down there stays down there forever and then if it was alive then it dies and then it smells REALLY bad and they put orange stuff in there to make it MAGICAL AGAIN.

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    Uhhh, I don't know what they are. I just know they're very smelly holes in the ground.

    Orange stuff, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrLiver
    haha maybe by sewers you mean storm drains? Cause the ones at DL are so small that they back up and then whatever goes down there stays down there forever and then if it was alive then it dies and then it smells REALLY bad and they put orange stuff in there to make it MAGICAL AGAIN.
    Mmmmmmmm magical smells
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    I hope next year you will have trained aggressively enough to make a more memorable finish, I am amazed you even did the marathon at all! thanks for sharing the experiance Keep up the articles and news!

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    Back stage because it is "back" stage... dumpsters, trash, motorvehicles moving around.....

    BGT has the same effect in some areas......

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    Quote Originally Posted by figment1986
    BGT has the same effect in some areas......
    You mean it smells on-stage?

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    Yes, I agree with everyone......nice article.

    Speaking of Kevin, some time ago, I LEGALLY downloaded a PeopleMover video he put online. Well, I lost it. Is it still out there, somewhere? It was the best video I've seen of the PeopleMover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HauntedPirate
    You mean it smells on-stage?
    It doesn't smell "Bad" onstage anymore.... only smelliong good near the smoke house and crown colony.... (stay away from the bathrooms in morrocco.... most used... egypt has the least used....)


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    Stank

    I ran the full 2005 WDW marathon last weekend and was DISGUSTED by the smells between miles 14 and 16. The water treatment plant just destroyed my focus on breathing because I was trying to breathe as little as possible!

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