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Novelyn Martinez, an employee at the Mix kiosk, restocks empty candy bins after the arrival of a cargo ship in Longyearbyen on Monday, one week later than scheduled due to mechanical problems. The delay left many store shelves empty, although Svalbardbutikken officials have stated during previous shortages their warehouse has enough goods to last for a few months, even if variety might be lacking. Fresh goods and other items also arrive nearly daily by air.
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I'm a professional transient living on a tiny Norwegian island next door to the North Pole, where once a week (or thereabouts) I pollute our extreme and pristine environment with paper fishwrappers decorated with seemingly random letters that would cause a thousand monkeys with a thousand typewriters to die of humiliation. Such is the wisdom one acquires after more than 25 years in the world's second-least-respected occupation, much of it roaming the seven continents in search of jazz, unrecognizable street food and escorts I f****d with by insisting they give me the platonic tours of their cities promised in their ads. But it turns out this tiny group of islands known as Svalbard is my True Love and, generous contributions from you willing, I'll keep littering until they dig my body out when my climate-change-deformed apartment collapses or they exile my penniless ass because I'm not even worthy of washing your dirty dishes.