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(CBS New York)   Phhhttt, amateurs. Why, back in the 70s we had to wait 6 weeks for a cup of gas ...6 WEEKS. Kids today have it so easy, and they don't even know it   (newyork.cbslocal.com) divider line 92
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2012-11-03 11:11:22 AM  
www.ayup.co.uk
We used to DREAM of having a cup of gas!
 
2012-11-03 11:18:17 AM  
How many rods to the hogshead was that?
 
2012-11-03 11:18:38 AM  
I can't remember the last time I had to fill up my bicycle.
 
2012-11-03 11:19:21 AM  
Ok grandpa; now tell me about the time that the injuns attacked the covered wagon.

/ When the Grey Hair is dead, Magua will eat his heart. Before he dies, Magua will put his children under the knife, so the Grey Hair will know his seed is wiped out forever.

// I keed, I keed
 
2012-11-03 11:20:27 AM  
Was a time you could just walk over to the neighbor's and borrow a cup o' gas. Course those days are over, what with the hip-hop and bath salts.
 
2012-11-03 11:20:38 AM  
I am 100% surprised the gas lines haven't been used in a Rmoney ad to compare him to Jimmah Carter. At least where I live I haven't seen them
 
2012-11-03 11:22:40 AM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: I am 100% surprised the gas lines haven't been used in a Rmoney ad to compare him to Jimmah Carter. At least where I live I haven't seen them


drudge has started doing that.
 
2012-11-03 11:23:43 AM  
Oh good times. I remember being piled in the '67 VW Bug at 4:00 AM to start to wait in line for a gas station that didn't opne until 7:00 AM (things back then weren't open 24x7) and it also depended if your tag was odd or even if you could get gas that day.
 
2012-11-03 11:24:00 AM  
We also had huge, vast land yachts. Cars so big that if I hit you, I wouldn't feel it til next week. Displacements up to five times larger than the tiny thing buzzing under your hood. Oh, and style. Not these electric shaver looking things you buzz around in now. A man could stretch his legs! Cornering? Why the hell would I want to go around a corner?

/We have lost a lot of cool looking cars
//Tech has made them more efficient and safer
///but why does everything have to look the same
 
2012-11-03 11:24:09 AM  
How is the rest of NYC doing? (Especially the areas that Bloomberg doesn't know exist outside of Manhattan)
 
2012-11-03 11:24:36 AM  
And now gas rationing has been brought up in NJ.

Even number at the end of the license plate, even number day to get gas and vice versa.
 
2012-11-03 11:25:26 AM  
At the Flatbush gas station in the middle of the belt pkwy on Thursday, the line on both sides was from the gas station to exit 12. (Exit 6 on otherside). And they had no gas.
 
2012-11-03 11:28:29 AM  
Remember the odd or even license plate thing in the 70's? Your mom probably does.
 
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2012-11-03 11:29:04 AM  
I'm getting a kick out these ppl in idling escalades waiting in line for gas.
 
2012-11-03 11:29:58 AM  
Uhh I remember like 3 years ago when Atlanta had no gas for weeks. I remember during Katrina when we had no gas for weeks, I remember driving down to Pensacola with a 50 gallon barrel of gas for my dad after Ivan.. So yeah about that sympathy thing. I know New Yorkers tend to live in a "we have everything and will always have everything" bubble but welcome to reality son.
 
2012-11-03 11:36:06 AM  

iheartscotch: Ok grandpa; now tell me about the time that the injuns attacked the covered wagon.

/ When the Grey Hair is dead, Magua will eat his heart. Before he dies, Magua will put his children under the knife, so the Grey Hair will know his seed is wiped out forever.

// I keed, I keed


CSB: I lived on SI and went to school in Manhattan. Kids in my class from all boroughs. Had one teacher also from SI. Used to commute via the train (belonged to the B&O at that time). He used to joke about how sometimes the doors got stuck open between stations and the Indians would take out a rider or two. One of my classmates asked me if this was true. Amazing what other NYCers believed about SI.
 
2012-11-03 11:40:46 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: How is the rest of NYC doing? (Especially the areas that Bloomberg doesn't know exist outside of Manhattan)


I'd say most of NYC is fine, if anything Manhattan was harder hit because of the massive loss of power in the lower part of the island. I live in Queens and my gf lives in Brooklyn, and both of our neighborhoods are fine. There are areas that are particularly hard hit -- Coney Island, Rockaways, south shore of Staten Island -- but it seems that the biggest problem is loss of power and the public transport snafu. I also had to wait about 2 hours for gas yesterday, but that could have been worse.
 
2012-11-03 11:41:47 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: How is the rest of NYC doing? (Especially the areas that Bloomberg doesn't know exist outside of Manhattan)


Queens here, but outside of a flooding zone. My Fios is working, somehow, even though the wire to my house is laying in the street. Tree took down a power line, and pulled several poles with it. one of those poles is now on the ground, which is where my FiOS is connected to. So now my street, and the adjacent cross street, are not passable.

Haven't taken the car anywhere (its nice being able to walk to the market, deli, restaurants, etc), so i haven't had to deal with the gas lines. suburbs suck, having to deal with cars being a necessity.

In short, not too bad.

We did file an online report with the city about the trees on our block. got a letter on day 2 that they got our message and will look into it. Day 3, we had a dozen city workers with trucks and gear pull onto the block. got out of their trucks, had a 15 minute circle-jerk, then got back into their trucks and left. Day 4, got another email saying that "they came and they didnt see a tree so now the case is closed"

Good work, assholes.
 
JW
2012-11-03 11:42:17 AM  
Yup, and reason and a bunch of other pseudo-libertarian knobs are now pushing the idea that price gouging is not only acceptable, it's actually the morally right thing to do, because then people can pay what they want. No idea what happens to people who are priced out of the market, but still need gas, but who cares about them right? Damn 47%. If gas was selling at $10 a gallon then people would be trucking in gas from all over the USA! It doesn't matter that the trucks that we have here, can't get to where they're going fast enough. More trucks on the road solves it all!

http://reason.com/blog/2012/11/03/gas-lines-gouging-and-hurricane-san d y-ke
http://reason.com/blog/2012/11/02/a-cabbies-case-for-price-gouging
http://reason.com/blog/2012/10/31/post-sandy-price-gouging-by-uber-ec o n-10

If you don't want to give Reason the clicks (and I don't blame you) then let me summarize:

imagemacros.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-11-03 11:44:13 AM  

iheartscotch: Ok grandpa; now tell me about the time that the injuns attacked the covered wagon.

/ When the Grey Hair is dead, Magua will eat his heart. Before he dies, Magua will put his children under the knife, so the Grey Hair will know his seed is wiped out forever.

// I keed, I keed


Grandma remembers all the grandpa comments.

Photographic memory FTW
 
2012-11-03 11:44:30 AM  
Britney Spear's Speculum:
I am 100% surprised the gas lines haven't been used in a Rmoney ad to compare him to Jimmah Carter. At least where I live I haven't seen them

Mija:
drudge has started doing that.

...because the New Jersey politicians modeled the current rationing plan after the 1970s Carter plan.
 
2012-11-03 11:46:02 AM  

AMonkey'sUncle: iheartscotch: Ok grandpa; now tell me about the time that the injuns attacked the covered wagon.

/ When the Grey Hair is dead, Magua will eat his heart. Before he dies, Magua will put his children under the knife, so the Grey Hair will know his seed is wiped out forever.

// I keed, I keed

CSB: I lived on SI and went to school in Manhattan. Kids in my class from all boroughs. Had one teacher also from SI. Used to commute via the train (belonged to the B&O at that time). He used to joke about how sometimes the doors got stuck open between stations and the Indians would take out a rider or two. One of my classmates asked me if this was true. Amazing what other NYCers believed about SI.


I live in kansas; you wouldn't believe the amount of people who think that I probably go buffalo hunting daily with Davy Crockett and the rest of the gang.

/ as a quick aside; buffalo steak is better that beef steak, leaner too. The only problem is; you have to be careful how long you cook it.
 
2012-11-03 11:48:46 AM  
After Isabel, there were two gas stations open in the whole area here (Newport News, VA). Power out everywhere else. The day after, there were mile long lines.

I rode by on my bike just to check out the fools. Police presence, almost a couple of fights...
All I could think of was:
1) Why do you actually *need* gas, because everywhere is closed
2) Why didn't you fill up the car two days ago? You had a weeks warning about this storm
 
2012-11-03 11:53:19 AM  

SnyderCat: iheartscotch: Ok grandpa; now tell me about the time that the injuns attacked the covered wagon.

/ When the Grey Hair is dead, Magua will eat his heart. Before he dies, Magua will put his children under the knife, so the Grey Hair will know his seed is wiped out forever.

// I keed, I keed

Grandma remembers all the grandpa comments.

Photographic memory FTW


I'm pretty sure my grandpa made up a lot of his stories on the fly. Example: my grandpa told me once about the organ that his father donated to the church. Apparently, in the late 50's-early 60's; that church was about to close forever. So, in the dead of night, grandpa and granny went and snitched the organ from the church.

/ this was also the church my grandparents were married at around 1937
 
2012-11-03 11:53:26 AM  
This woman cut into the gas line and wouldn't roll down her window or acknowledge the angry guy she'd cut in front of. He walked back to his car, took off his locking gas cap, walked back to her car and replaced her gas cap with his. A minute later, after it had registered, the woman pulled out of line and drove away. All of us in line cheered.

/That's my oil crises csb. Locking gas caps were common in the 1970s.
 
2012-11-03 11:54:18 AM  
in teh 70's my 64 Pontiac Tempest was a thirsty beast but it paled in comparison to my buddies 63 Thunderbird. his carburetor was huge to the point you could stuff a tennis ball in the primary ports and golf balls in the secondary ports. they were V8s of Mad Max proportion. the term 'gas mileage' did not exist.

mind you, back then you could f@ck without a rubber and not wind up dead in a few years. pron was shown in scuzzy theatres in the not so good part of town. young folks went disco dancing in the most terrible polyester clothing and consumed vast quantities of cocaine. many females would use up the better part of a can of Aqua Net making their hair as tall as their arms could physically reach. politicians lied but they were not yet into wholesale rape rape of the entire country, it was still being done discreetly and in smaller, more manageable chunks.

PS: your grandparents used to trip on acid & mushrooms & LSD in the 60s while listening to some of the most awesome music mankind has ever known and now they pretend they don't know you're stoned. Grammy was in to "free love" and now pretends she's a virgin. bwahahaha!
 
2012-11-03 11:55:58 AM  
Ahhh huge tracts of land.
 
2012-11-03 12:03:43 PM  
Instead of going out to Starbucks for a $5 coffee maybe your time would have been better spent stocking up on gas and supplies. I have a lot of sympathy for some folks in NYC, but come on, how many of those idiots in gas lineups had been listening to storm reports by the hour and didn't have the presence of mind to check to see if their gas tanks were full or even if they had done the week's shopping?

It amazes me how people won't take even the most basic steps to be prepared for a known weather event that was coming their way, or even think 5 days ahead of the SUPERSTORM. Dammit people are stupid.

I live in a city that gets blizzards. In the winter my family can easily live comfortably in the house for 5 days without power or gas if necessary. It doesn't even take that much preparation.
 
2012-11-03 12:05:43 PM  
People that sit in line for gas for more than an hour up there are complete retards. I have been through several hurricanes and the solution is the same. Drive to where there is no line. I would imagine that a drive a couple hours west or north of town and you'll find TONS of gas stations with plenty of gas and NO LINES.

That is what I did during Ike.
 
das
2012-11-03 12:06:07 PM  

Farktastic: Instead of going out to Starbucks for a $5 coffee maybe your time would have been better spent stocking up on gas and supplies. I have a lot of sympathy for some folks in NYC, but come on, how many of those idiots in gas lineups had been listening to storm reports by the hour and didn't have the presence of mind to check to see if their gas tanks were full or even if they had done the week's shopping?

It amazes me how people won't take even the most basic steps to be prepared for a known weather event that was coming their way, or even think 5 days ahead of the SUPERSTORM. Dammit people are stupid.

I live in a city that gets blizzards. In the winter my family can easily live comfortably in the house for 5 days without power or gas if necessary. It doesn't even take that much preparation.


We have a winner!!!!
 
2012-11-03 12:06:15 PM  

iheartscotch: SnyderCat: iheartscotch: Ok grandpa; now tell me about the time that the injuns attacked the covered wagon.

/ When the Grey Hair is dead, Magua will eat his heart. Before he dies, Magua will put his children under the knife, so the Grey Hair will know his seed is wiped out forever.

// I keed, I keed

Grandma remembers all the grandpa comments.

Photographic memory FTW

I'm pretty sure my grandpa made up a lot of his stories on the fly. Example: my grandpa told me once about the organ that his father donated to the church. Apparently, in the late 50's-early 60's; that church was about to close forever. So, in the dead of night, grandpa and granny went and snitched the organ from the church.

/ this was also the church my grandparents were married at around 1937


I wouldn't put it past my grandma and grandpa actually.

Some things only sound like urban legends....and are really true ;)
 
2012-11-03 12:08:17 PM  
That's 5 demerits for telling.

/remembers the backseat
//now get off my lawn.
 
2012-11-03 12:12:18 PM  
Locking gas caps were common in the 1970s.

Yep - they sure were. Nothiing as lovely as coming out to your car to find out someone siphoned out all your gas. You also locked up the lawn mower for the same reason. Ah... the 70's.... good times
 
2012-11-03 12:16:29 PM  
52 mpg in my diesel VW. Suck it, those who fail to plan.
 
2012-11-03 12:17:04 PM  

das: Farktastic: Instead of going out to Starbucks for a $5 coffee maybe your time would have been better spent stocking up on gas and supplies. I have a lot of sympathy for some folks in NYC, but come on, how many of those idiots in gas lineups had been listening to storm reports by the hour and didn't have the presence of mind to check to see if their gas tanks were full or even if they had done the week's shopping?

It amazes me how people won't take even the most basic steps to be prepared for a known weather event that was coming their way, or even think 5 days ahead of the SUPERSTORM. Dammit people are stupid.

I live in a city that gets blizzards. In the winter my family can easily live comfortably in the house for 5 days without power or gas if necessary. It doesn't even take that much preparation.

We have a winner!!!!


Agreed - you usually have information in plenty of warning to buy stuff, fill up all the vehicles and top off the gas cans. I don't get it either. The minute I hear a storm might hit the Mid-Atlantic, I'm out that day making sure we are well stocked, but we usually are anyway. Fortunately we rarely lose power and such where I live (all the cables are underground). If winter, we have plenty of clothes and blankets to keep warm. The summer storms which knock out power suck because then there is no air conditioning and that sucks.

Now, if the roof blows off the house or crushed by a tree, that's another story.
 
2012-11-03 12:19:24 PM  

Wasilla Hillbilly: Was a time you could just walk over to the neighbor's and borrow a cup o' gas. Course those days are over, what with the hip-hop and bath salts.


Aye. The kids today. They're all on the dope.

i1136.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-03 12:21:06 PM  
Florida tag

Just how long does it take to use up a full tank of gas in NYC?

/same shiat always happens down here
 
2012-11-03 12:24:51 PM  

SoupJohnB: Florida tag

Just how long does it take to use up a full tank of gas in NYC?

/same shiat always happens down here


/Meant to say "Florida Tag is Bemused"

//drink up, Shriners
 
2012-11-03 12:26:22 PM  

YouPeopleAreCrazy: After Isabel, there were two gas stations open in the whole area here (Newport News, VA). Power out everywhere else. The day after, there were mile long lines.

I rode by on my bike just to check out the fools. Police presence, almost a couple of fights...
All I could think of was:
1) Why do you actually *need* gas, because everywhere is closed
2) Why didn't you fill up the car two days ago? You had a weeks warning about this storm


I'm always amazed at the lack of preparation people make for major weather events. It's not that hard to get prepared for 2 weeks of something being out. I have 2-3 weeks of MREs in my house plus 20 gallons of spare gas if I happen to need it for something. I have a portable solar charger for my phone/ipad/ipod. It's not that hard to be prepared and it's really not that expensive either. Even though I live in Atlanta you never know what could happen - say for instance a major ice storm that shuts everything down for a week.
 
2012-11-03 12:29:28 PM  

Elimiscaf: And now gas rationing has been brought up in NJ.

Even number at the end of the license plate, even number day to get gas and vice versa.


Sucks to have a vanity plate.
 
2012-11-03 12:30:32 PM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: I am 100% surprised the gas lines haven't been used in a Rmoney ad to compare him to Jimmah Carter. At least where I live I haven't seen them


Michele Bachmann made the same mistake. The gas lines were Nixon/Ford, not Carter.

Yes, I really am that old. I DO remember the first time I saw gas over 50 cents, and how shocking that was.
 
2012-11-03 12:34:33 PM  

AMonkey'sUncle: iheartscotch: Ok grandpa; now tell me about the time that the injuns attacked the covered wagon.

/ When the Grey Hair is dead, Magua will eat his heart. Before he dies, Magua will put his children under the knife, so the Grey Hair will know his seed is wiped out forever.

// I keed, I keed

CSB: I lived on SI and went to school in Manhattan. Kids in my class from all boroughs. Had one teacher also from SI. Used to commute via the train (belonged to the B&O at that time). He used to joke about how sometimes the doors got stuck open between stations and the Indians would take out a rider or two. One of my classmates asked me if this was true. Amazing what other NYCers believed about SI.


Ha! Being a Texan in Philly around 1969 I got a lot of strange,seriousquestions.What was the name of my horse?Was a buffalo hard to skin?How many Indians had I killed?These questions were from adults,not children.LOL,dumb coasters.
 
2012-11-03 12:35:53 PM  
Things I learned from hurricane Ike if a storm is comin'.

A) Go to the store and stock up on at least two weeks worth of batteries, water, canned goods, and ready to eat foods. Get some ice too if you really want to protect the food in you fridge and freezer

B) Fill your tub and any buckets you have up with water. You'll need that for flushing the toilet and or boiling water if you have a camp stove.

C) Speaking of that camp stove, buy some fuel for that. If you have a grill, get some charcoal. A hot meal would be nice and less wasteful until your fridge and freezer is emptied out.

D) get some booze and playing cards. Perhaps even some dominoes or a chess board. You will need something to pass the time if you lose power and your job is shutdown for awhile.

E). Fill up your car with gas and once your home. Don't f*cking leave unless you're forced too. Don't be a dumbass looky-loo and drive around to see all the damage when it's all said and done.
 
2012-11-03 12:44:16 PM  
To be fair some of us did fill up before the storm...some of us still have to work if there's a hurricane...a full tank of gas gets me to work and back about 3 and a half times
 
2012-11-03 12:46:38 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: I can't remember the last time I had to fill up my bicycle.


It only took 3 posts before one of these showed up.
 
2012-11-03 12:47:19 PM  
FTA: CBSNewYork.com is asking area residents to utilize our Facebook page as a command post for information about gas

OK, the laptop was washed away, the cell phone's battery is dead and you want me to what?
 
2012-11-03 12:52:31 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: I can't remember the last time I had to fill up my bicycle.


is it full of smug self-satisfaction just like yourself?

my tricycle used almost no gas too but I stopped playing with toys many years ago
 
2012-11-03 12:59:30 PM  
channel.nationalgeographic.com 

You been warned! Don't come around here mooching when the poles shift, you slackers!
 
2012-11-03 01:03:12 PM  
Any of you big city folk crapped in your neighbor's doorway yet?
 
2012-11-03 01:05:59 PM  
I'm a truck driver. Got a message over our qualcomm system yesterday stating that Pilot/Flying J and Petro/TA had announced all of their respective facilities had both power and fuel. But "fuel" isn't "gas." If you have a diesel car or truck though, the big chain truck stops should be good for you.

/not sure about the mom and pop places
//afaik diesel doesn't have regional formulation like gas does, supplies are far more elastic
 
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