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2012-11-03 03:55:12 PM
I love the part where the Greenwich police are suggesting they head into Stamford and Norwalk. That's pretty much what they tell everyone who isn't wearing plaid golf shorts.
 
2012-11-03 04:10:45 PM
where is the obvious tag?
 
2012-11-03 04:51:38 PM
Stay out of CT, weirdos!
 
2012-11-03 06:42:59 PM
So how many car fires were there going back down 95?
 
2012-11-03 06:48:30 PM
putty bucket?
 
2012-11-03 06:52:05 PM
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
Just do what they do to the leafers in Rhode Island.
 
2012-11-03 06:58:17 PM

flucto: I love the part where the Greenwich police are suggesting they head into Stamford and Norwalk. That's pretty much what they tell everyone who isn't wearing plaid golf shorts.


The lines for gas in Stamford aren't all that pretty, either. We just got the stations around here back yesterday, and most of us were out of, or low on,gas at that point.

Though Greenwich cops sending people from NY up here probably didn't help. Driving around here sucks, everyone is acting like an idiot.
 
2012-11-03 07:00:06 PM
farm9.staticflickr.com

/obscure?
 
2012-11-03 07:02:01 PM

SilentStrider: putty bucket?


Maybe they don't have spackle were subby is
 
2012-11-03 07:52:57 PM
I stopped reading at 'gast tank.'
 
2012-11-03 07:55:25 PM
Block the bridges/roads and shoot 'em when they try to cross... what can go wrong?
 
2012-11-03 07:55:57 PM
calbert

/obscure?


WILD CARD, BIATCHES!
 
2012-11-03 07:56:32 PM
They have too.

That idiot Bloomberg used all the fuel for generators for the marathon. He is worthless.

But at least you can't you big sodas though...
 
2012-11-03 08:03:06 PM
Enough already, gas lines do nor reflect well on Obama.
 
2012-11-03 08:03:52 PM
1funny.com
 
2012-11-03 08:05:30 PM

W.C.fields forever: I stopped reading at 'gast tank.'


www.europeanbeerguide.net

What gast tanks might look like.
 
2012-11-03 08:07:43 PM
Calm down. They're from New York. I'm sure they will behave in a considerate and civilized manner.
 
2012-11-03 08:09:43 PM
I feel bad for these folks, but if only there were something they could have done before the storm...

/you know, because it was on the TV for 10 days prior to hitting the coast.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-11-03 08:09:45 PM
Is it illegal to fill up unapproved containers with gas in Connecticut? Here in Massachusetts we have signs saying not to but I don't think they are legally effective.
 
2012-11-03 08:11:09 PM
Is the plastic used in coolers good for gas, especially gas with ethanol? Some plastic will start to dissolve...

I am getting a kick out of the people runnin out of gas while waiting in line to get gas. You might could maybe shut off the engine instead of sitting there burning gas for an hour or two. Also wondering how many people are driving fuel inefficient enough vehicles to almost burn as much getting to and from the distant station as they were allowed to buy.
 
2012-11-03 08:12:11 PM

ZAZ: Is it illegal to fill up unapproved containers with gas in Connecticut? Here in Massachusetts we have signs saying not to but I don't think they are legally effective.


Pretty sure that it's illegal to transport gas in an unsafe container pretty much everywhere.
 
2012-11-03 08:15:18 PM
i229.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-03 08:17:02 PM

NBSV: Is the plastic used in coolers good for gas, especially gas with ethanol? Some plastic will start to dissolve...

I am getting a kick out of the people runnin out of gas while waiting in line to get gas.


when it is 30 degrees outside you turn on the heat.
 
2012-11-03 08:17:25 PM

zamboni: W.C.fields forever: I stopped reading at 'gast tank.'

[www.europeanbeerguide.net image 360x257]

What gast tanks might look like.


Okay...I will finish reading the article.
I am enlightened.
 
2012-11-03 08:18:03 PM
I wish we could have seen the look on the face of the first idiot that tried to pump gasoline into a styrofoam beer cooler, only to have the gas disolve the cooler.
 
2012-11-03 08:18:29 PM

NBSV: Is the plastic used in coolers good for gas, especially gas with ethanol? Some plastic will start to dissolve...

I am getting a kick out of the people runnin out of gas while waiting in line to get gas. You might could maybe shut off the engine instead of sitting there burning gas for an hour or two. Also wondering how many people are driving fuel inefficient enough vehicles to almost burn as much getting to and from the distant station as they were allowed to buy.


Maybe the influence of midwesterns who will leave the car running (and unlocked!) while they get out to have a 20 minute conversation at the local convenience store?
 
2012-11-03 08:18:58 PM

zamboni: W.C.fields forever: I stopped reading at 'gast tank.'

[www.europeanbeerguide.net image 360x257]

What gast tanks might look like.


It's a gast.gast.gast.
 
2012-11-03 08:23:28 PM

TIKIMAN87: They have too.

That idiot Bloomberg used all the fuel for generators for the marathon. He is worthless.

But at least you can't you big sodas though...


Have you been drinking gasoline?
 
2012-11-03 08:26:13 PM
Kocsis, who lives on 88th Street and First Avenue said there was no gas at the stations he stopped at in the Bronx early Friday morning.

Asshole, you live in an area that's had power the whole time, and where public transit was restored by Thursday if not Wednesday. What the fark you need gasoline so badly for?
 
2012-11-03 08:27:57 PM

serpent_sky: flucto: I love the part where the Greenwich police are suggesting they head into Stamford and Norwalk. That's pretty much what they tell everyone who isn't wearing plaid golf shorts.

The lines for gas in Stamford aren't all that pretty, either. We just got the stations around here back yesterday, and most of us were out of, or low on,gas at that point.

Though Greenwich cops sending people from NY up here probably didn't help. Driving around here sucks, everyone is acting like an idiot.


Yeah. Pretty sure it's not an act.
 
2012-11-03 08:29:30 PM
Welsh
Noun

gast
f (plural geist)
(vulgar, pejorative)
biatch
 
2012-11-03 08:30:20 PM

poot_rootbeer: TIKIMAN87: They have too.

That idiot Bloomberg used all the fuel for generators for the marathon. He is worthless.

But at least you can't you big sodas though...

Have you been drinking gasoline?


He's hoarding his remaining gasoline, so he's huffing it.
 
2012-11-03 08:40:26 PM
What is this "gasoline" of which you speak? We have no such thing here. Our cars run on unicorn farts and smugness here. Go back to your little island and wait for your magical liquids there.
 
2012-11-03 08:41:20 PM

poot_rootbeer: Kocsis, who lives on 88th Street and First Avenue said there was no gas at the stations he stopped at in the Bronx early Friday morning.

Asshole, you live in an area that's had power the whole time, and where public transit was restored by Thursday if not Wednesday. What the fark you need gasoline so badly for?



Gabor Kocsis


He's got a Hungarian name, and for the lulz, Kocsis means has a car.

/Derived from kocsi [ˈko.tʃi] ~ coach / cart / car
/BTW the English word couch comes from the Hungarian kocsi for realz
 
2012-11-03 08:44:45 PM
i probably shouldn't say it but we have plenty of gas in danbury and no lines. these fools stick to the 95 corridor instead. a lot of these folks are going south then east to get to greenwich/stam/norwalk when they could simply go east and a little north to hit danbury.
 
2012-11-03 08:50:56 PM
Me, I'd just keep going till I could find a reasonably priced motel and ride it out there.
 
2012-11-03 08:51:19 PM

poot_rootbeer: Kocsis, who lives on 88th Street and First Avenue said there was no gas at the stations he stopped at in the Bronx early Friday morning.

Asshole, you live in an area that's had power the whole time, and where public transit was restored by Thursday if not Wednesday. What the fark you need gasoline so badly for?


srsly. you live on the UES. wtf do you need a friggin car for
 
2012-11-03 08:51:42 PM

poot_rootbeer: TIKIMAN87: They have too.

That idiot Bloomberg used all the fuel for generators for the marathon. He is worthless.

But at least you can't you big sodas though...

Have you been drinking gasoline?


I have too Bloonmdouche banned pop.
 
2012-11-03 08:53:33 PM

serpent_sky: flucto: I love the part where the Greenwich police are suggesting they head into Stamford and Norwalk. That's pretty much what they tell everyone who isn't wearing plaid golf shorts.

The lines for gas in Stamford aren't all that pretty, either. We just got the stations around here back yesterday, and most of us were out of, or low on,gas at that point.

Though Greenwich cops sending people from NY up here probably didn't help. Driving around here sucks, everyone is acting like an idiot.



Where the hell is everyone driving to? Isn't everything shut down?

Why aren't people at home?
 
2012-11-03 09:00:18 PM

jmr61:

Why aren't people at home?


most of the lines are for folks filling up canisters for generators from what i've seen.
 
2012-11-03 09:04:16 PM
www.mbc.net
 
2012-11-03 09:05:08 PM
cache.jalopnik.com
 
2012-11-03 09:06:29 PM
It is illegal to store gasoline in an unapproved container in Connecticut and probably every other state.
 
2012-11-03 09:08:04 PM
Don't know why Fairfield County is complaining, since they're all a bunch of wannabe NY'ers anyway. 


www.velvetglove.org
 
2012-11-03 09:09:45 PM

nytmare: It is illegal to store gasoline in an unapproved container in Connecticut and probably every other state.


wait, coolers aren't approved containers? WHO KNEW?
 
2012-11-03 09:15:05 PM

ZAZ: Is it illegal to fill up unapproved containers with gas in Connecticut? Here in Massachusetts we have signs saying not to but I don't think they are legally effective.


I wondered that myself: here in Wisconsin you can only dispense gasoline into a gas tank or a red container marked 'GASOLINE.' I woulda thought Connecticut would have had a similar law
 
2012-11-03 09:16:57 PM

poot_rootbeer: Kocsis, who lives on 88th Street and First Avenue said there was no gas at the stations he stopped at in the Bronx early Friday morning.

Asshole, you live in an area that's had power the whole time, and where public transit was restored by Thursday if not Wednesday. What the fark you need gasoline so badly for?


My question is, where the hell does he park?
 
2012-11-03 09:32:11 PM

Sherman Potter: I feel bad for these folks, but if only there were something they could have done before the storm...

/you know, because it was on the TV for 10 days prior to hitting the coast.


I guess you didn't read the other thread... apparently their "lifestyle" does not involve mundane things like preparations. If there was a way to make the vehicles run with wine from Trader Joe's, there would not be a problem right now...
 
2012-11-03 09:36:45 PM
If they didn't have anti-gouging laws, and the price was allowed to reflect supply and demand, those with gas in Connecticut would be moving it to New York, and there wouldn't be long gas lines.
 
2012-11-03 09:36:56 PM

poot_rootbeer: TIKIMAN87: They have too.

That idiot Bloomberg used all the fuel for generators for the marathon. He is worthless.

But at least you can't you big sodas though...

Have you been drinking gasoline?


And are you a mean machine? Rattlesnake suitcase under your arm?
 
2012-11-03 09:40:55 PM

flucto: nytmare: It is illegal to store gasoline in an unapproved container in Connecticut and probably every other state.

wait, coolers aren't approved containers? WHO KNEW?


I'm sure they are. How else will we keep our gasoline cool?
 
2012-11-03 10:09:03 PM
Leave our gas alone, aholes
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-03 10:19:16 PM

SDRR: poot_rootbeer: TIKIMAN87: They have too.

That idiot Bloomberg used all the fuel for generators for the marathon. He is worthless.

But at least you can't you big sodas though...

Have you been drinking gasoline?

And are you a mean machine? Rattlesnake suitcase under your arm?


It's ok. Really. He's a nine life cat.
 
2012-11-03 10:23:04 PM
People had plenty of time to prepare... plenty of time to either get out, or stock up. So I don't feel bad in the slightest for those that felt they would be "okay" with 3 days worth of food and water.

Or the logic of the people that say they are driving 2 or 3 hours to fill up their SUV... umm wouldn't you be damn near empty again upon returning home?

If people get this batshiat crazy after just a few days -- it's going to be a warzone if this country ever suffers some sort of massive failure (attack/economic/biological/otherwise)

Food/Water/Ammo are all you really need.
 
2012-11-03 10:30:38 PM
Laugh it up, stations here in Trenton are starting to run dry tonight. It's gonna get weird(er) around here real soon...

/at work
//don't live in Trenton
 
2012-11-03 10:33:08 PM
I want to be a part of it,
New York, New York! 
Not.
 
2012-11-03 10:39:39 PM

jmr61: serpent_sky: flucto: I love the part where the Greenwich police are suggesting they head into Stamford and Norwalk. That's pretty much what they tell everyone who isn't wearing plaid golf shorts.

The lines for gas in Stamford aren't all that pretty, either. We just got the stations around here back yesterday, and most of us were out of, or low on,gas at that point.

Though Greenwich cops sending people from NY up here probably didn't help. Driving around here sucks, everyone is acting like an idiot.


Where the hell is everyone driving to? Isn't everything shut down?

Why aren't people at home?


Everything SHOULD have been shut down, but no.

I think things just should have been in lockdown for the week to let things get fixed. No work, no school, no driving unless for emergencies.

/from NJ and its a hot mess here
 
2012-11-03 10:39:54 PM

accelerus: People had plenty of time to prepare... plenty of time to either get out, or stock up. So I don't feel bad in the slightest for those that felt they would be "okay" with 3 days worth of food and water.

Or the logic of the people that say they are driving 2 or 3 hours to fill up their SUV... umm wouldn't you be damn near empty again upon returning home?

If people get this batshiat crazy after just a few days -- it's going to be a warzone if this country ever suffers some sort of massive failure (attack/economic/biological/otherwise)

Food/Water/Ammo are all you really need.


pretty smug down there in texas. most of us did stock up for a few days. the tri-state has never seen anything like this and it's cold. go sit in your house with 30-40 degree temp. lemme know how many days you go with that before going out to look for gas for your generator. they aren't driving 2, 3, 4 hours to get to the stations - that's how long the lines are.

and yes, this is a massive "failure" ie. biological disaster. it will indeed be a war zone mad max style the next time something like this happens in the country because there is no preparing for this.
 
2012-11-03 10:40:27 PM

fat boy: cache.jalopnik.com


Came for Cheech and Chong, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-11-03 10:41:11 PM

accelerus: People had plenty of time to prepare... plenty of time to either get out, or stock up. So I don't feel bad in the slightest for those that felt they would be "okay" with 3 days worth of food and water.

Or the logic of the people that say they are driving 2 or 3 hours to fill up their SUV... umm wouldn't you be damn near empty again upon returning home?

If people get this batshiat crazy after just a few days -- it's going to be a warzone if this country ever suffers some sort of massive failure (attack/economic/biological/otherwise)

Food/Water/Ammo are all you really need.


So much THIS
 
2012-11-03 10:42:47 PM
Were they union made buckets?
 
2012-11-03 10:53:39 PM

Hector Remarkable:


I *LOVED* that book as a kid! What was the name of it?

Every now and then I can vaguely recall the illustrations, but couldn't put my finger on the name.
 
2012-11-03 11:02:57 PM

flucto: I love the part where the Greenwich police are suggesting they head into Stamford and Norwalk. That's pretty much what they tell everyone who isn't wearing plaid golf shorts.


On Friday, I drove to Norwalk to get gas, found 4 stations off the exit, no lines.

I saw 2 guys from NY there, one from brooklyn, one from queens. One pulled up with a 55 gallon drum. Yeah, I don't think that was a smart idea.

I am sure pandemonium has ensued in Norwalk since though....
 
2012-11-03 11:06:47 PM

accelerus: People had plenty of time to prepare... plenty of time to either get out, or stock up. So I don't feel bad in the slightest for those that felt they would be "okay" with 3 days worth of food and water.

Or the logic of the people that say they are driving 2 or 3 hours to fill up their SUV... umm wouldn't you be damn near empty again upon returning home?

If people get this batshiat crazy after just a few days -- it's going to be a warzone if this country ever suffers some sort of massive failure (attack/economic/biological/otherwise)

Food/Water/Ammo are all you really need.


If you have enough ammo you can get food and water.
 
2012-11-03 11:13:08 PM

cmb53208: ZAZ: Is it illegal to fill up unapproved containers with gas in Connecticut? Here in Massachusetts we have signs saying not to but I don't think they are legally effective.

I wondered that myself: here in Wisconsin you can only dispense gasoline into a gas tank or a red container marked 'GASOLINE.' I woulda thought Connecticut would have had a similar law


I'm sure there's one on the books. And I'm sure that normal, sane, common-sense Caucasian-Americans, African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, and so forth, would give due and proper consideration to checking that a container is okay to use for something as volatile as gasoline.

But I'm also sure that the people involved in this particular case are of the Walmart-American cultural heritage, and they ain't gonna let no guvmint tell them wut they can and caint do with they own prop'ty! Putting "this is a legal and safe container" label on a fuel jug is probably as good a way as any to make sure that it isn't used for fuel by those idiots.
 
2012-11-03 11:14:12 PM

RoxtarRyan: Hector Remarkable:

I *LOVED* that book as a kid! What was the name of it?

Every now and then I can vaguely recall the illustrations, but couldn't put my finger on the name.


i229.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-03 11:14:31 PM
I for one am happy to see that the ban on price gouging is working out so well.

/the consequences of a policy aren't really "unintended" when they are forseeable
 
2012-11-03 11:17:47 PM

tripleseven: flucto: I love the part where the Greenwich police are suggesting they head into Stamford and Norwalk. That's pretty much what they tell everyone who isn't wearing plaid golf shorts.

On Friday, I drove to Norwalk to get gas, found 4 stations off the exit, no lines.

I saw 2 guys from NY there, one from brooklyn, one from queens. One pulled up with a 55 gallon drum. Yeah, I don't think that was a smart idea.

I am sure pandemonium has ensued in Norwalk since though....


Heh I hope they didn't fill it too much, that would weigh quite a bit. I really hope no one burns their house down, it's way more dangerous to be handling large volumes of gasoline versus diesel or kerosene.
 
2012-11-03 11:20:42 PM
Our gas prices just went down a tad. Maybe you east coast pricks were using too much.

/jk
//west coast!
 
2012-11-03 11:28:09 PM
so, why is there a shortage anyway? Are the roads not passable? So many generators burning round the clock that they can't keep it in stock? Why aren't other states trucking it in? Why isn't big govt force the hand? I feel like the shortage is manipulated. Maybe I'm crazy though.
 
2012-11-03 11:33:28 PM
Here in Southport, we have no gas. We've been using it in our generators.
Try further South. The nouveau-riche in Greenwich should have plenty to spare.
 
2012-11-03 11:36:50 PM

zamboni: What is this "gasoline" of which you speak? We have no such thing here. Our cars run on unicorn farts and smugness here. Go back to your little island and wait for your magical liquids there.


Spoken as a true Greenwich resident.
 
2012-11-03 11:37:52 PM

TiiiMMMaHHH: so, why is there a shortage anyway? Are the roads not passable? So many generators burning round the clock that they can't keep it in stock? Why aren't other states trucking it in? Why isn't big govt force the hand? I feel like the shortage is manipulated. Maybe I'm crazy though.


yes you may be crazy but i digress. the shortage is that x% of the stations have power and y% don't. the ones that had power ran dry quickly. the refuelers then couldn't get to those stations given the situation. so, stations are either out of power (no pumping ability) or out of gas, or both. as for the generators, yes, it's amazing to me how many stations don't have generators.
 
2012-11-03 11:41:04 PM
Remember, we're only one tank of gas away from Lord of the Flies.
 
2012-11-03 11:47:43 PM
Approves of putty buckets:
media.screened.com
 
2012-11-04 12:40:31 AM
Just gonna go ahead and say it - if ya' had let the station owners "gouge" everyone you wouldn't have run out by now New York. The people that really needed it would have gotten it(and been really pissed) because they wouldn't have had to compete with people that didn't need it and thus could be dissuaded by the very high prices

/agree, don't, either way I don't give a fark because I know I'm right
 
2012-11-04 12:57:27 AM

NBSV: Is the plastic used in coolers good for gas, especially gas with ethanol? Some plastic will start to dissolve...

I am getting a kick out of the people runnin out of gas while waiting in line to get gas. You might could maybe shut off the engine instead of sitting there burning gas for an hour or two. Also wondering how many people are driving fuel inefficient enough vehicles to almost burn as much getting to and from the distant station as they were allowed to buy.


STYROFOAM beer coolers will dissolve. The "disposable" type.

However, most coolers are lined with polyethylene (or polypropylene) plastic. That isn't harmed by gasoline. Inside many of they, they have rigid polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foam for the actual insulation, which isn't melted by gasoline, but it'll soak in and break it down over time. But it'd have to have the liner cracked and it's not like you're gonna reuse this cooler.

Aside from the obvious "sloshing" problem, the drain is probably a big weak point. Those are polyethylene, polypropylene, or nylon, but they may have a rubber gasket, and it's hard to guess what gasoline might do to that.

Hell, I've already had far too many incidents where we forget to close the drain after putting ice in, and it melts and drains all inside the freakin' trunk.
 
2012-11-04 01:15:28 AM

over_and_done: cmb53208: ZAZ:

But I'm also sure that the people involved in this particular case are of the Walmart-American cultural heritage, and they ain't gonna let no guvmint tell them wut they can and caint do with they own prop'ty! Putting "this is a legal and safe container" label on a fuel jug is probably as good a way as any to make sure that it isn't used for fuel by those idiots.


Not sure about your Walmarters, but where people actually that speak that way, your average person usually isn't stupid enough to ruin a perfectly good cooler if there are milk jugs to be had for free.
 
2012-11-04 02:07:06 AM
You wanna bet that every car in that picture was idling?
 
2012-11-04 02:45:23 AM
The New Yorkers would do this before they got the PowerBall in their state, too. Line up for an hour outside a gas station or deli in Greenwich to buy a ticket when they could just drive to Darien or Norwalk.


THE INTERSTATE EXISTS PAST EXIT 5, FOLKS. EXIT 34 IF YOU'RE ON THE PARKWAY.


Dumbasses, the lot of them.
 
2012-11-04 05:24:09 AM

byelii: the tri-state has never seen anything like this


Tell that to the people in the Catskills who got 30 inches of rain during Irene and Lee last year. The Catskills in particular have been hammered four or five times in the past decade by major flooding. Before Irene/Lee there were particularly big floods in '06 and '09.

Or anybody who was around the Hudson Valley and Connecticut during the April '97 or October '87 snowstorms, to name just a couple.

Or anybody who was around in 1955 for two hurricanes in five days.

Or whoever was living in the area in 1938.
 
2012-11-04 05:51:23 AM
WHADDA BUNCHA GASHOLES!
 
 
2012-11-04 06:39:22 AM

zamboni: Block the bridges/roads and shoot 'em when they try to cross... what can go wrong?


It sounds like you want to make it impossible to escape from NY.
 
2012-11-04 06:42:31 AM

ZAZ: Is it illegal to fill up unapproved containers with gas in Connecticut? Here in Massachusetts we have signs saying not to but I don't think they are legally effective.


If they see you doing that in Ohio, they hit the big red button that shuts off all the puimps.

I was given crap once for putting gasoline in a kerosene can, too. (Gasoline cans are always red, kerosene is blue)
 
2012-11-04 06:46:55 AM
market-ticker.org

Beer? Hah! Get your priorities straight, Cracker.
 
2012-11-04 06:58:04 AM

TiiiMMMaHHH: so, why is there a shortage anyway? Are the roads not passable? So many generators burning round the clock that they can't keep it in stock?


My guess, a number of stations are without power.

We even ran into/are running into that here in Cleveland. Wind took out a shiatload of trees, some spots are still without power. In the area where I work, half of the gas stations happen to be in an area where the power's out. The other half are a lot busier than normal, although we DO have the option of just driving to a different area to get fuel so it's not horrible.

Why aren't other states trucking it in?

Gasoline isn't gasoline. Different parts of the country, sometimes even different cities in a state, have different fuel compositions. That's why you see weird things happen to local fuel prices when they switch from winter to summer blend or vice-versa, usually mid-September and mid-April. Oh yeah, not only are they not allowed to sell fuel out of region, they can't sell it out of season, too. So you'll get an area where they underproduced and are running out before the switchover, prices go up. And you'll get an area where they overproduced, prices go down. And sometimes these places are right next to each other, making people wonder why Shelbyville is at $2.99 and Springfield is at $3.85.
 
2012-11-04 08:47:04 AM

byelii: the refuelers then couldn't get to those stations given the situation.


This is the part I don't just believe without merit. What 'situation' would prevent a refueler from getting to a station, but not the lines upon lines of cars? Are the cars literally blocking the tankers from entering the parking lot? Because, you know, traffic cops and such could maybe alleviate that issue.

My theory is that some corporate/govt asshats (we're straight up fascist, so the two are really synonymous) have made a bad situation worse, katrina style (a lack of action rather than actual planning).

THERE IS NO LOGICAL EXPLANATION for withholding tankers from the surrounding states from entering the affected area by the droves to prevent a dominoe-effect of anxiety and anguish. In fact, FEMA could force the delivery to minimize the effect of the aftermath, with their post-disaster super powers.

IF THE CARS CAN GET THERE, WHERE THE EFF ARE THE TANKERS?????!?
 
2012-11-04 09:01:11 AM
My buddy was nearly running on fumes around 5am Thursday. He pulled into a Hess (no lines yet) and told the stationed cop he was just getting some coffee. He chatted up the clerk and found at they were getting a delivery soon and expected to start pumping by 7. So my friend walks up to the cop and lays it out for him: "Listen, I'll be square with you. There's no way I can drive my car out of this station; I'm that empty. I'm a school teacher, so I'm used to speaking in an authoritative tone. I'm down for waiting 2 hours at this point and to help keep the line of cars nice and neat and keep everyone calm, let them know What the deal is. My buddy was nearly running on fumes around 5am Thursday. He pulled into a Hess (no lines yet) and told the stationed cop he was just getting some coffee. He chatted up the clerk and found at they were getting a delivery soon and expected to start pumping by 7. So my friend walks up to the cop and lays it out for him: "Listen, I'll be square with you. There's no way I can drive my car out of this station; I'm that empty. I'm a school teacher, so I'm used to speaking in an authoritative tone. I'm down for waiting 2 hours at this point and to help keep the line of cars nice and neat and keep everyone calm, let them know What the deal is. In return I'd like to be first in line for gas" Officer Jerry shrugs indifferently and says sure.In return I'd like to be first in line for gas" Officer Jerry shrugs indifferently and says sure. The cruisers get first fill then we'll let you in. So two hour go by then the gas starts pumping. My friend rolls and there's a 10 gallon ration. "Officer Jerry, come now. I thought we had a deal! I helped out, bought you some coffee, shot the shiat." "Alright, alright. You can get a full fill." "Great. Thanks Jerry," says my friend as he opens the trunk. "I also have a 5 gallon can."

/ I on the other hand went out at 540 this morning, got a full tank - odds/evens rule be damned- and was back in bed by 605.
// both in central NJ
 
2012-11-04 09:08:36 AM
Oh God, sort-of double post! Android no like-y fark mobile site.

My buddy was nearly running on fumes around 5am Thursday. He pulled into a Hess (no lines yet) and told the stationed cop he was just getting some coffee. He chatted up the clerk and found at they were getting a delivery soon and expected to start pumping by 7. So my friend walks up to the cop and lays it out for him: "Listen, I'll be square with you. There's no way I can drive my car out of this station; I'm that empty. I'm a school teacher, so I'm used to speaking in an authoritative tone. I'm down for waiting 2 hours at this point and to help keep the line of cars nice and neat and keep everyone calm, let them know What the deal is. In return I'd like to be first in line for gas" Officer Jerry shrugs indifferently and says sure.In return I'd like to be first in line for gas" Officer Jerry shrugs indifferently and says sure. The cruisers get first fill then we'll let you in. So two hour go by then the gas starts pumping. My friend rolls and there's a 10 gallon ration. "Officer Jerry, come now. I thought we had a deal! I helped out, bought you some coffee, shot the shiat." "Alright, alright. You can get a full fill." "Great. Thanks Jerry," says my friend as he opens the trunk. "I also have a 5 gallon can."

/ I on the other hand went out at 540 this morning, got a full tank - odds/evens rule be damned- and was back in bed by 605.
// both in central NJ
 
2012-11-04 09:15:14 AM
Oh, fark it. You get the idea. I gotta go set my fantasy line up.

/Sproles, nooooo!
 
2012-11-04 09:20:07 AM

SlothB77: NBSV: Is the plastic used in coolers good for gas, especially gas with ethanol? Some plastic will start to dissolve...

I am getting a kick out of the people runnin out of gas while waiting in line to get gas.

when it is 30 degrees outside you turn on the heat.


When it's 30 outside I also put on some appropriate clothing. In this case I would have lots of warm stuff so I wouldn't need the heater.
 
2012-11-04 11:49:34 AM

IwasKloot: My buddy was nearly running on fumes around 5am Thursday...


Your buddy is a selfish asshole.
 
2012-11-04 12:27:15 PM

Spanky McStupid: [market-ticker.org image 350x450]

Beer? Hah! Get your priorities straight, Cracker.


You know, you've got to give beer-finder credit. He's using the buoyancy of the container of beer (which still contains lots of air) rather than carrying the full weight. Plus, he jammed one in his pocket. Smart.
 
2012-11-04 01:47:44 PM

LavenderWolf: Spanky McStupid: [market-ticker.org image 350x450]

Beer? Hah! Get your priorities straight, Cracker.

You know, you've got to give beer-finder credit. He's using the buoyancy of the container of beer (which still contains lots of air) rather than carrying the full weight. Plus, he jammed one in his pocket. Smart.


I have a lot of respect for beer finder guy. In time of emergency he was able to prioritize his needs and meet them. Instead of climbing up on a roof and waving flags and painting signs to say "Ohhh, help MEEE. Give MEEE food. Give MEEE water!" he took matters into his own hands... literally. Look... He's not even taking up valuable boat rescue space. How thoughtful of beer finder guy. The beer was a write off anyway. That store would never be able to sell it. No need to waste it.

No... not beer finder guy... beer finder man!
 
2012-11-04 07:29:58 PM
When domestic livestock get spooked, they stampede aimlessly.
And this is what NYC's urban poodles do when they're just without power for a couple days...after being warned for a week.
Imagine what they'd be like in a real disaster.
Anyone who lives in small communities near major cities needs to know how to blow the bridges, should that need arise.
 
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