Mar. 5th, 2004
So anyway, how about that $LOCAL_SPORTS_TEAM  
Yikes... I just got out of the car wash $66 poorer
  • $36 for gas ($2.40/gal)
  • $16 for wash
  • $3 tip
  • $11 lunch + drink

    I hate paying $40 for a tank of gas (which is what it's going to be in about a week or two). The only good thing about it is, I get off watching the people who drive 8 mpg Ford Excursions bitch and whine about gas prices on the news.

    I think the population of this city's reached a low point when the brown layer of smog that covers our city isn't enough for people to actually THINK and act just a bit more responsibly when they purchase vehicles. Sadly, everyone has amnesia when it comes to those sorts of things. I'd love to see car registration fees based upon the weight of the vehicle instead of the value. There should also be much harsher penalties for gas guzzling vehicles. Seriously, cars rated under 15 mpg should have a gas guzzling tax assessed annually, and it should be prohibitively expensive, and the mpg should be raised every few years. And you wanna know what else? I think this whole Iraq mess should be paid for with higher federal gasoline taxes. Not that I want to pay it, but somehow people are either unable or unwilling to see cause and effect. I'd be okay if we actually learned something from our mistakes, but we don't. We just keep going on repeating them. If gasoline hit $3 / gal, you bet your sweet ass I'd be looking at hybrids. So would a lot of the population, and car manufacturers would have the incentive to start making more than one model.

    oh, if only I were king....

    <DREAM SEQUENCE>

    ::clap clap::
    BRING ME THE HOT OILY BOIS IN LOIN CLOTHS!

    </DREAM SEQUENCE>

    yea, i'm bored...




    [edit: and everyone who drives hybrids gets free ice cream... with sprinkles too.]

    [edit2: oh, wait, one more, and the RIAA is hereby banished to.. uhm... alabama, and they have to return all the congressmen they purchased, and no refunds.]

    [edit3: oh, yea, and if you have one of those damned jesus fish on your car, you .. uhm.. get NO ice cream. EVER]

    It has been decreed. ::clap clap:: BRING ME THE VIRGINS!
 
 
Mood: gotta pee really badly
Listening to: Evanescence - Tourniquet
 
 
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Blissfully Aware: Princess of Rivendellkerfect on March 5th, 2004 - 03:43 pm
I think bush is actually giving people a tax break if they drive an SUV. Figures the bastard would do that.
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on March 5th, 2004 - 04:12 pm
Now, let's be fair. He only gave the tax break to the really big, worst polluting SUVs.
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Adamadakuk on March 5th, 2004 - 04:00 pm
Ya know, your gas prices are almost more expensive over there now than they are over here down under.
Oh, and they've already brought that sorta stuff in over here too - the larger your vehicles engine is, the more you pay for it...and boy, do you PAY. If ya want a V8 over here, yeah, you can get it, but be prepared to pay the massive annual registration costs. If you're caught on the freeway and your car smokes worse than you do, then yeah, expect to be pulled up by the cops and fined heavily.

Oh well, such is life.
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Zackboardman on March 5th, 2004 - 04:04 pm
$16 to wash a car??? what??,you get oral sex with that too?
A $ 3 tip??? for the guy who drys your car with a dirty towell?
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on March 5th, 2004 - 04:13 pm
Well, for $10 you don't get the sealer wax. And I've convinced myself that keeps the car cleaner.

I was feeling generous, and he spent a lot of time on my car.
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Aristigus: The I'm Wondering Looktrefelix on March 5th, 2004 - 05:19 pm
[edit: and everyone who drives hybrids gets free ice cream... with sprinkles too.]

*raises hand* Do I still get ice cream if I walk/skateboard/bike to work? (And on occassion ride the city bus)



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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on March 5th, 2004 - 05:29 pm
you get your choice of hot fudge or caramel too.
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Aristigustrefelix on March 5th, 2004 - 09:03 pm
score!

if i take the hot fudge do I have to put it on the ice cream?

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The People's Exhibit A: davidology1davidology on March 6th, 2004 - 03:52 am
ouch! i would recommend the ice cream.
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northern lad: she's your cocainemouschi on March 5th, 2004 - 05:28 pm
*virgin volunteer at your service*

but really...$2.40 per gallon. that's more expensive than...new york. geez.

i spend about $40 a week on gas, but then again i drive a landcruiser. don't blame me. blame my mother for popping out four children and for allowing grandma to live with us. back in the third world country i was born in, only 1 out of 4 kids usually survives... ;)
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on March 5th, 2004 - 05:41 pm
I think our smog problem may be worse than your's though. Because of the Santa Monica mountains, the pollution gets trapped. I think that adds a greater obligation on its residents to care a little bit more about what they're doing.

5 out of 100 children are born with asthma here, and the American Lung Association rated us the most #1 most ozone polluted city in 2002. Yet, 20% of the new cars purchased are SUVs.

I just don't get it. People just don't care until it hits their wallet, so I'm partially glad to see gas prices go up, even if it hurts me as well. :-/
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Milambermilamberrex on March 5th, 2004 - 05:47 pm
wow -- and to think i was bitching about having to pay $1.56 per gallon for gas today.

i'll freak when our gas gets that expensive.
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(no subject) - oddferkout on March 5th, 2004 - 06:55 pm
The People's Exhibit Adavidology on March 5th, 2004 - 07:26 pm
yea :-/ my car wants 91, or the computer retards the engine timing. I'm just wondering how expensive it will really get. The article I read suggested it was on a permanent upward swing. It would eb & flow, but on the average it was going to continue going up.
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beachboytybeachboyty on March 8th, 2004 - 10:38 am
While I concur about needing to be an environmental neanderthal to drive some huge ass SUV in Southern California, I have to look at the hybrid thing from a free market perspective...

Unless you are Cameron Diaz (who got a custom designed Prius), why do Hybrids look like the last thing in the world I would EVER want to be caught dead in??? Would it kill somebody to make an environmentally friendly vehicle that didn't scream "Im so at one with nature I have absolutely NO sensibilities whatsoever about the material world, and to prove it I'm driving a car that would hurt Stevie Wonder's eyes!"

I am personally okay with my place on the environmentally conscious car-owner spectrum. My 3-series averages close to 30 miles a gallon and that is with all the in-town so cal driving I do. But to save money at the pump and be THAT much more friendly to the environment, I would GLADLY drive a hybrid...now if only Bavarian Motor Works would get on the bandwagon and start producing them!
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on March 8th, 2004 - 10:47 am
I agree. Although the new Priuses in the right color look aight.. pretty futuristic-looking, and they come pretty decked out for way cheap: GPS, L.E.D. tail lights and blinkers. They do need wider tires and nicer rims, however.

I'm interested in seeing the Lexus version. It would be pretty bad ass if the new IS300s turn out to be hybrids.
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Johnjohnherts on March 15th, 2004 - 12:30 am
Gas (or petrol as we call it in UK)
Like Oz and other European countries the UK 1st taxes cars by the size they are when you first buy them and 2nd the yearly car tax is based on efficiency (mpg) + CO2 emissions the greater the emissions and the less efficient the car the higher the annual tax currently £160 ($304 a year for a Honda type car).
Oh gas currently is about £4.50 a UK gallon (slightly diff to US gallon) works out at $8.55 !!
But in Europe we do not have to travel the large distances that u do in US, even though still a hefty tax!
Do you get taxed as an individual if your company gives you a company car?
I would say 55% of car users use unleaded gas and 25% diesel with 10% leaded and 10% using natural gas (which of course has no CO2 emissions.
As an incentive natural gas at the pumps is half price.
Do you mind if I put you as a friend so I can regularly read your posts.
Hope the info proves interesting, terrible about the bombings in Spain, did it reach your news stations?
John
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