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The thoughts and theories of a guy who basically should have gone to bed hours ago.

I know, I know - what's the point? But look at it this way - I stayed up late writing it, but you're reading it...

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Gasoline - Cheap at $4.00 per gallon

My Uncle Walter, now retired in Florida, sends me about 50 Internet jokes a month (kinda makes you remember 1997, no?) Anyway, this one was the first in a very long time to actually make me smile. Not so much a joke, just a little perspective:

ItemCurrent Cost per Gallon
Lipton Iced Tea$9.52
Ocean Spray$10.00
Diet Snapple$10.32
Brake Fluid$33.60
Scope Mouthwash$84.48
Pepto Bismol$123.20
Printer Ink$5,200

Let's hope the first alternative fuel car doesn't run on printer ink, huh?

posted by Brian at 2:02 AM


  • I'm not clear what perspective I'm supposed to get out of this. Shouldn't we also be considering how many gallons of each product the average person uses? And how the prices of everything else will rise, since they all require fuel as part of the production and distribution costs?

    Or, for a different perspective, should we just look back at ?

    I guess the real question is: why do you want to minimize the importance of the gasoline prices?

    By Anonymous Michael Weinmayr, at 9:56 AM, May 11, 2008  

  • Not minimizing, just poking some ironic fun.

    Nice job quoting me back to me, though! That's a first, I believe (unless Porten beat you to it...)

    By Blogger Brian, at 11:29 AM, May 11, 2008  

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