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(CBS New York)   Hurricane gas shortage in New York prompts Craigslist ads asking to trade a little bit of Ethel for a little bit of Ethyl   (newyork.cbslocal.com) divider line 32
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2012-11-08 09:18:57 AM  
Ass gas or grass
 
2012-11-08 09:19:34 AM  
our descent into inferno is humming along at full speed now
 
2012-11-08 09:21:24 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: Ass gas or grass


Aaaand we're finished here.
 
2012-11-08 09:23:48 AM  
As far as I know there's no gas shortage. There's an electricity shortage for running the pumps. Why these places don't have generators, I don't know.
 
2012-11-08 09:33:15 AM  
Good thing we have anti-gouging laws in place to keep supply low and demand hi.
 
2012-11-08 09:45:54 AM  
There's a joke about a woman eating sauerkraut somewhere here...
 
2012-11-08 09:46:11 AM  
If you run out of gas, get ethyl. If Ethel runs out, get Mabel.
 
2012-11-08 10:01:23 AM  
All m4w of course.

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I have plenty of gas, and some fuel to trade as well. Must be fit. 
 
2012-11-08 10:03:39 AM  
Well they have to pump A handle to get gas anyway, may as well be someone's handle right?
 
2012-11-08 10:06:10 AM  

minoridiot: As far as I know there's no gas shortage. There's an electricity shortage for running the pumps. Why these places don't have generators, I don't know.


I'm guessing that you can't just use a Honda Portable Generator (tm) for a gas station because it could get all burny and explody. It is probably a 5 figure investment after all is said and done for the ability to lose 3 cents/gallon to get people to come into your store.
 
2012-11-08 10:10:36 AM  
FARKING AUTOPLAY VIDEOS CAN FARK OFF AND DIE.

That said, you're telling me there's scumbags taking advantage of shortage situations? In New Jersey?

And nobody ever gets arrested for soliciting prostitution on craigslist...
 
2012-11-08 10:13:28 AM  
Funny how I can go a month between trips to the fuel station.

/the 50 to 70 mpg cars of Europe are not so laughable now, eh?
//also, our power lines are buried can't remember losing power for more than 20 minutes and that was over a decade ago
 
2012-11-08 10:46:10 AM  
For the kids, "Ethyl" is marketing shorthand for gasoline containing tetraethyl lead as an anti-knock agent. Lead compounds are of course highly neurotoxic so they chose a name which would downplay this aspect in the minds of the consumer.

A fun bit of trivia - the man responsible for this, Thomas Midgley Jr., was also the inventor of the CFC refrigerants which went on to shred large sections of our ozone layer. It has been remarked that he "had more impact on the atmosphere than any other single organism in Earth's history."
 
2012-11-08 10:46:29 AM  

MugzyBrown: Good thing we have anti-gouging laws in place to keep supply low and demand hi.


Those laws protect the rich. If gas was $50/gallon everyone spotted at the pumps would be lynched.
 
2012-11-08 10:46:59 AM  
Funny how I can go a week between trips to the fuel station.

/the 18 to 20 mpg dioesel pickup trucks of the United States are not so laughable now, eh?
//also, our power lines are overhead can't remember losing power for more than 2 hours and that was over a year ago.
 
2012-11-08 10:47:32 AM  
What's wrong with that? In post-WW2 Germany the American troops traded chocolate, cigarettes and stockings for sex, while the Russians were much simpler -- they said they might not shoot you.

Free enterprise is freedom, right?
 
2012-11-08 10:56:22 AM  

Ivo Shandor: A fun bit of trivia - the man responsible for this, Thomas Midgley Jr., was also the inventor of the CFC refrigerants which went on to shred large sections of our ozone layer. It has been remarked that he "had more impact on the atmosphere than any other single organism in Earth's history."




Wow--this guy sounds like a complete asshole. I was ready to jump in with "Well, they didn't really know about the effects back then", but he knew about the leaded gasoline issues right from the get-go. Not so much about the CFCs, but definitely about "ethyl".

Fark him and GM. The more I learn about their history the more they disgust me. Leaded gas, CFCs, destroying cable-car systems prematurely to sell busses, and screwing up so badly they went bankrupt & screwed over their investors.
 
2012-11-08 11:13:36 AM  
So they are pumping Ethyl behind the station?
 
2012-11-08 11:28:00 AM  
Cold Ethel?
 
2012-11-08 11:44:02 AM  
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2012-11-08 11:44:40 AM  

The One True TheDavid: What's wrong with that? In post-WW2 Germany the American troops traded chocolate, cigarettes and stockings for sex, while the Russians were much simpler -- they said they might not shoot you.

Free enterprise is freedom, right?


Meh, Ganghis Khan and his hoard raped every one.
 
2012-11-08 11:45:48 AM  
And I said "Don't look, Ethel!" But it was too late. She'd already been unleaded.
 
2012-11-08 12:26:13 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: Ass gas or grass


Oldest transaction in human history: I have something you want, you give me something I want. Truth be told, the ladies are probably getting more value. No, not the sex with idiots, the auto fuel.
 
2012-11-08 12:34:54 PM  
This is a non story until there is proof of anyone actually taking these losers up on it.

Gotta go, my wife is back from her gas run. She always seems to find the shortest lines. Love her so much.
 
2012-11-08 12:54:04 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: MugzyBrown: Good thing we have anti-gouging laws in place to keep supply low and demand hi.

Those laws protect the rich. If gas was $50/gallon everyone spotted at the pumps would be lynched.


If you were trying to charge $50/gallon because your pumps were up and mine were down, I could pay somebody from Ohio to put a huge generator on a truck and bring it to my station so I could sell for $40/gallon.

Plus if gas was $50/gallon, people who didn't really NEED the gas at the time wouldn't be trying to buy it. They would find alternatives until the situation passed.
 
2012-11-08 02:09:49 PM  

H31N0US: This is a non story until there is proof of anyone actually taking these losers up on it.

Gotta go, my wife is back from her gas run. She always seems to find the shortest lines. Love her so much.



Heh.
 
2012-11-08 02:19:18 PM  
Ever notice that in an emergency, nobody is screaming, "give me a windmill"?
 
2012-11-08 04:33:33 PM  

Ivo Shandor: A fun bit of trivia - the man responsible for this, Thomas Midgley Jr., was also the inventor of the CFC refrigerants which went on to shred large sections of our ozone layer. It has been remarked that he "had more impact on the atmosphere than any other single organism in Earth's history."


I'd say attempting to bring about the end of the world is a little more nefarious, IVO.

Nice try at deflecting, though.
 
2012-11-08 05:29:04 PM  
I've heard NYC is going odd/even beginning tomorrow, so this might get some traction.
 
2012-11-08 06:50:40 PM  

phaseolus: If you run out of gas, get ethyl. If Ethel runs out, get Mabel.


Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk!

www.thesharkguys.com
 
2012-11-09 02:54:34 AM  
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"Fred, I know you're cheap, but really..."
"Ethel, the only 'but' you should be concerned with is the one you're sitting on. You will be letting men I find on Craigslist have their way with it in exchange for some gas."
 
2012-11-09 03:30:22 AM  

gunther_bumpass: I'd say attempting to bring about the end of the world is a little more nefarious, IVO.

Nice try at deflecting, though.


I may have had loftier goals, but he got shiat done. You have to respect that.
 
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