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I can't afford my gasoline.
posted by Guerilla (63 comments total)

 
I think my mom just joined Metafilter.
posted by docpops at 3:10 PM on September 7, 2005


Wow, it really is the 70s again. What's next, Pacman Fever?
posted by fungible at 3:11 PM on September 7, 2005


That was bad. And not funny.
posted by fenriq at 3:14 PM on September 7, 2005


yeah, not a fan..
posted by Sellersburg/Speed at 3:15 PM on September 7, 2005


I want my money back.
posted by crunchland at 3:16 PM on September 7, 2005


I think they were going for a Jib-Jab sorta feel, but it comes off as pretty amateur (both graphically, and with the humour in general). I don't even think my mom would laugh at this one...
posted by almostcool at 3:18 PM on September 7, 2005


so....we didn't like it?

Can we just hurt someone, or will we have to talk about it forever?
posted by HuronBob at 3:22 PM on September 7, 2005


Let's hurt someone and give them a superdome style beating. And while we're at it let's go back to the 70's.
posted by Guerilla at 3:23 PM on September 7, 2005


As seen on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour.
posted by billysumday at 3:24 PM on September 7, 2005


I want more life, fucker.
posted by loquacious at 3:25 PM on September 7, 2005


Guerilla, you can smear your poop on someone if you really must but I think I'll refrain. Or were you thinking of another kind of superdome style beating?
posted by fenriq at 3:27 PM on September 7, 2005


I think my mom just joined Metafilter.

OK, that was funny.
posted by gwint at 3:28 PM on September 7, 2005


I consider myself lucky: I stopped it as soon as the vocals started. No jokey-country for me, thank you.

I still want my 3 seconds back, and if I have to rip out someone's throat thru the internet, then so be it.
posted by item at 3:29 PM on September 7, 2005


The oompa music wasn't bad -- they sound like skillful, experienced players.
posted by undule at 3:29 PM on September 7, 2005


Boo.
posted by Specklet at 3:31 PM on September 7, 2005


You know this is just like yesterday and the Coldplay thread, you fucking highbrow intellectuals feel the need to piss all over anything. Well I'm here to tell you you're wrong and mean.

Actually just kidding, it totally fucking sucked. It sucked worse than a Coldplay marathon on your local soft-favourites radio staion.
posted by Keith Talent at 3:33 PM on September 7, 2005


I'm not saying the animation or anything about it was good. I just hate spending a huge wad of cash at the pump and it's obvious that this country has completely overlooked any preparation for the oil crisis that is starting to become evident to everyone.
posted by Guerilla at 3:35 PM on September 7, 2005


*grabs hold of ethernet cable, pulls entire network through wall until Guerilla appears, inflicts vigilante justice and collects blood debt*

*apologizes to 14 million other internet uses and offers them tea, glowers at Guerilla over rim of bone china teacup*
posted by loquacious at 3:37 PM on September 7, 2005


Hiss
posted by Mr_Zero at 3:38 PM on September 7, 2005


I'm shaking in my velvet slippers!
posted by Guerilla at 3:40 PM on September 7, 2005


.|.
posted by papercake at 3:42 PM on September 7, 2005


*apologizes to 14 million other internet uses and offers them tea, glowers at Guerilla over rim of bone china teacup*
You have 14 million bone china teacups?
posted by sequential at 3:43 PM on September 7, 2005


I wonder how many bone china teacups have been made since the dawn of time? One would think at least 14 million.
posted by Ryvar at 3:45 PM on September 7, 2005


Actually, I'm all for higher gas prices. It will get me out of my car and biking those two miles to work.
posted by pmbuko at 3:52 PM on September 7, 2005


mildly entertaining. A couple LOLs. But that last line . . . BOOOO!!!!!
posted by johnj at 3:55 PM on September 7, 2005


What's next, Pacman Fever?

That's the 80s. How about Disco Duck ... or Convoy?
posted by WolfDaddy at 3:57 PM on September 7, 2005


If it was a country guitar playing in the background instead of some dickhead's amateur polka band...

No, it still would have sucked.
posted by Imperfect at 4:10 PM on September 7, 2005


I only need one very large bone china teacup. And 28 million biscuits.
posted by loquacious at 4:15 PM on September 7, 2005


Wait.. so this means prices are going up? In the United States? Prices of stuff people buy? Wow, I never thought I'd live to see that.
posted by sfenders at 4:16 PM on September 7, 2005


It would have been way better if it had been this instead (muy NSFW! senor!).

loquacious, stop that, stop saying you want to bone china or she's gonna get pissed off and come knock your ass around.
posted by fenriq at 4:25 PM on September 7, 2005


That was pretty funny. If I knew that the gas prices would stay outrageous, I would consider actually buying a Tshirt :D
posted by cleverusername at 4:27 PM on September 7, 2005


'gasoline' is far too cheap. Think about it usefulness compared to other liquid that you buy. Its still cheaper than mineral water for fuck sake. So stop whinging.
posted by verisimilitude at 4:30 PM on September 7, 2005


Wow. Someone took a "humorous" song and made a flash animation to accompany it. He should be given credit for originality, at least.
posted by Citizen Premier at 4:34 PM on September 7, 2005


A diversion to attempt to quell the flames engulfing Guerilla at the moment:

For what it's worth, it appears bone china was first created somewhere around 1796 by an English guy named Josiah Spode. Howstuffworks has some information on how it's made. Also, there appears to be a site from a band called the Neck Bones. Notable since they return the second google result for "Bone China", yet they haven't updated their website since 2000.

"Simply put, Bone China is a site dedicated to two things: the rock and the roll."
posted by icosahedral at 4:39 PM on September 7, 2005


Welcome to the real world, America.
posted by Acey at 4:40 PM on September 7, 2005


You know this is just like yesterday and the Coldplay thread,

But which would you rather have sex with, if you had to?
posted by cytherea at 4:40 PM on September 7, 2005


zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.............................
posted by snsranch at 4:52 PM on September 7, 2005


C P, no. No credit. That man owes me something.
posted by gorgor_balabala at 4:57 PM on September 7, 2005


The scary thing is that there are people out there, including good friends of mine, who are saying "there's no need for gas to cost this much, this is just some rip-off scheme, the guy at the gas station and/or the oil companies are just raising prices for no reason because they think they can get away with it. Why, The government ought to take over control of gas prices and put the price back down to $1.50 a gallon where it belongs."

And try as I may to explain how the gasoline business works, they don't want to listen or understand; they've decided gas should cost $1.50 a gallon and the government should be taking care of it for them, and that's that.

They have a rude awakening coming to them.
posted by zoogleplex at 4:59 PM on September 7, 2005


I think "bone Chyna" is a horrible, horrible thing described here (link actually SFW).
posted by clevershark at 5:02 PM on September 7, 2005


weak dude - I got this in a forward from my friend's wife; which was promptly deleted and I unleashed my "never-send-another-forward"(TM) hounds of hell.
posted by AllesKlar at 5:15 PM on September 7, 2005


My grandma got run over by a reindeer.
posted by boredomjockey at 5:17 PM on September 7, 2005


REPLAY?
That was the funniest part.
posted by blendor at 5:31 PM on September 7, 2005


That's one of the worst "humorous" Flash things (i.e., unfunny Jibjab knockoff) I've seen in a while. Delete this thread, please, and spare other sensible people those terrible two minutes.
posted by ed at 5:33 PM on September 7, 2005


But which would you rather have sex with, if you had to?

I'd rather have sex with (and subsequently pay for) a tank full of diesel than read that Coldplay thread again, let alone listen to the band. And bad, dangerous, painful and flammable sex is still sex.
posted by nylon at 5:35 PM on September 7, 2005


Koko says "dirty rotten stink stupid"
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:35 PM on September 7, 2005


That's why I love Metafilter. Even when the post sucks, someone will post links to something interesting in the comments -- Disco Duck? Yes, thank you for Disco Duck.
posted by neek at 6:04 PM on September 7, 2005


I like the mom joke too.

My God, that wasn't even bad enough to be funny.
posted by Mach3avelli at 6:14 PM on September 7, 2005


"You'll get bent of the pump so get your vaseline"

Hmm. Not sure I like that. Isn't vaseline is also a petrolum product, in addition to being one of the worst sexual lubricants around?
posted by gesamtkunstwerk at 6:14 PM on September 7, 2005


I think my mom just joined Metafilter.
posted by docpops at 3:10 PM PST on September 7 [!]

So, this would be a problem for you, sweetie?

No sniggering from you, Mach3avelli.
posted by Mom at 7:05 PM on September 7, 2005


Maybe it's because I just woke up and I'm feeling undiscriminating, but I watched the whole thing. And I kinda liked it.

Actually, I keep thinking about my parents' RV they bought about 10 years ago or so. I hated it when I first saw it, and now it's a really useless piece of shit. Gets 7 or 8 miles to the gallon. They haven't taken it out for a spin in a while, and what's worse, if they ever decide to sell it it'll likely be at a loss. Who the hell will want a behemoth like that in another 5 years when gas will get up to around $5 a gallon, just like the rest of the world?

/end of rant
//just practicing for Christmas
posted by zardoz at 7:09 PM on September 7, 2005


Guerilla writes "I'm not saying the animation or anything about it was good."

Well, as long as we're on the same page here.
__**ICE BURN**__
posted by jenovus at 8:55 PM on September 7, 2005


Not at all humorous.

And Coldplay sucks.

*goes looking for thread obviously missed*
posted by Ynoxas at 9:29 PM on September 7, 2005


suck.
posted by nile_red at 9:53 PM on September 7, 2005


Lame....

I too believe it should cost more- More tax to pay for the future. People survive at over $7.00 per US gallon in Europe, so what's the problem in the US of A??
posted by marvin at 9:54 PM on September 7, 2005


I met a guy who makes $7.15 an hour working part time in a town 20 miles from where he lives. He ran out of gas on the way home from work, and walked the final 6 miles. Do you "what's the problem US of A" people hate him?

It seems to me that the folks who can afford Hummers aren't actually hurting all that much. They already have a lot of cash, plus they generally have at least one other, more fuel-effient, car to drive until the price of gas goes down.

It's people living on the edge that suffer.

We are a nation built on the premise of cheap gasoline. Much of the rest of the world is not, and higher prices don't screw you all over as much as they hurt us.
posted by croutonsupafreak at 10:00 PM on September 7, 2005


Sorry, got here late... did anyone get to bone China?
posted by Darkman at 10:37 PM on September 7, 2005


SUVs are selling well in Europe too.

Perhaps if the US could get over the premise of cheap gas and invest in better public transporation infrastructure, that poor bastard might be able to reliably catch a train or bus home.
posted by marvin at 10:37 PM on September 7, 2005


Koko says "dirty rotten stink stupid"

holy shit lol
posted by Satapher at 11:34 PM on September 7, 2005


Marvin: Yeah, you hit the nail on the head.

Europe has a better social support structure, including better mass transit.

The reason why rising gas prices suck so much here in the States is that it just widens the gulf between rich and poor, and marginalizes those already on the edge.
posted by loquacious at 11:56 PM on September 7, 2005


"Europe has a better social support structure"

why don't we all cut the crap... rising prices suck whether you are rich, poor, European or American.

no one likes to pay more for anything. it aint rocket science.
posted by Frasermoo at 1:40 AM on September 8, 2005


Let's look at this from a UK point of view.

1 gallon = 3.79 litres (cheers, Google)

I paid 99.9p/ltr for my diesel on Monday, so for a gallon that's
£3.79.

£3.79 (according to xe.com) is $6.97. And you're complaining about high gas prices?

Sorry, I know I will get flamed for going over old ground again, but when you pay £160 a month just to do the 80-mile round trip to work 5 days a week, you start to get a little narked.

Oh, and public transport is out the question. For me, it would involve a bus, a train, and then another bus. This takes twice as long, and costs half as much again.
posted by robzster1977 at 3:38 AM on September 8, 2005


I wouldn;t mind the prices so much if I knew it was taxes, paying for infrastructure, the debt, etc. But this price increase is only enriching the producers.
posted by notsnot at 6:41 AM on September 8, 2005


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