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2012-11-22 12:20:33 PM  
No. Should it be?
 
2012-11-22 12:23:06 PM  
No. Another meme I missed?
 
2012-11-22 12:25:54 PM  
No. Is there some significance to it?
 
2012-11-22 12:32:07 PM  
Yes.
 
2012-11-22 12:32:37 PM  
Glad to see I'm not the only one.
 
2012-11-22 12:51:41 PM  
Haters gonna hate?

Beats me.
 
2012-11-22 12:54:51 PM  
step 1: strutting leo step 2: gas station romney ??? profit!
 
2012-11-22 01:06:30 PM  

FlashHarry: step 1: strutting leo step 2: gas station romney ??? profit!


That's what I thought...but not particularly thread-worthy.
 
2012-11-22 01:11:19 PM  

SilentStrider: No. Should it be?

 
2012-11-22 01:20:46 PM  

SilentStrider: No. Should it be?

 
2012-11-22 01:24:49 PM  
Haters gonna hate?

/doesn't get it either.
 
2012-11-22 01:28:23 PM  
Will I shiat bricks when I see it?
 
2012-11-22 01:36:54 PM  

gopher321: SilentStrider: No. Should it be?

 
2012-11-22 01:37:55 PM  
It's the corn, stupid!
 
2012-11-22 01:38:04 PM  
Is it Turtle from Entourage?
/First thing I could think of to make this noteworthy...
 
2012-11-22 01:39:11 PM  
i2.kym-cdn.com

Leo isn't aware of any similarities, so ... no.
 
2012-11-22 01:40:22 PM  
Can we get a tired Romney shooped in there?

/pixels
 
2012-11-22 01:42:16 PM  
They use ethanol because it has half the energy content of gasoline, meaning you get less for your money and have to purchase more gasoline.

That and the engines of older cars have a hard time dealing with the ethanol because it is highly corrosive to fuel system components and it will slowly kill them over time, leaving the owner no choice but to purchase another vehicle thus stimulating the economy.

The free market at work.
 
2012-11-22 01:42:26 PM  
Sorry, buts it's hard to get past the bold face lies of the epa to focus on the picture
 
2012-11-22 01:42:29 PM  

Spanky McStupid: [i2.kym-cdn.com image 400x542]

Leo isn't aware of any similarities, so ... no.


Nope, nothing familiar here.
 
2012-11-22 01:42:30 PM  
A guy filling up his truck with gas, yeah I see that every 2 weeks when I go to the gas station.
 
2012-11-22 01:43:26 PM  
Add me to the "No" group. Will subby explain?
 
2012-11-22 01:43:30 PM  
Fail, you should stash familiars in your inventory and never take them out again. Risking losing a stat point for a photo op is just stupid.

/dnrtfa
 
2012-11-22 01:43:56 PM  
that's a E85 pump but so what?
 
2012-11-22 01:44:45 PM  

kryhme: The free market at work.


Ethanol effectively exists due to federal subsidies.
 
2012-11-22 01:45:37 PM  
So... we're supposed to focus our attention on the picture rather than the content of the article which discusses the idiocy or deliberate genocide (pick one) of diverting a good chunk of our food supply to line the pockets of Environmental Plutocrats?
 
2012-11-22 01:46:10 PM  

Spanky McStupid: [i2.kym-cdn.com image 400x542]

Leo isn't aware of any similarities, so ... no.


I think I'm in love with you.
 
2012-11-22 01:46:35 PM  
I saw a combination Leo/haters gonna hate strut
 
2012-11-22 01:47:01 PM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: So... we're supposed to focus our attention on the picture rather than the content of the article which discusses the idiocy or deliberate genocide (pick one) of diverting a good chunk of our food supply to line the pockets of Environmental Plutocrats?


Whom they are nothing compared to the Oil Plutocrats, which they have ties with terrorists.
 
2012-11-22 01:47:46 PM  
It looks a lot like this.
media.npr.org
 
2012-11-22 01:47:59 PM  
Not familiar to me.
 
2012-11-22 01:48:03 PM  

kryhme: They use ethanol because it has half the energy content of gasoline, meaning you get less for your money and have to purchase more gasoline.

That and the engines of older cars have a hard time dealing with the ethanol because it is highly corrosive to fuel system components and it will slowly kill them over time, leaving the owner no choice but to purchase another vehicle thus stimulating the economy.

The "free market" at work.


Fixed. I recognize the sarcasm, but I fear that some Farkers (never have seen it) may actually believe that this is how a free market actually works.
 
2012-11-22 01:48:23 PM  
I can't believe that all the so called "Smart People" here at Fark are missing the hilarious connection between subby's headline and that side spliting photo!

Haven't got a clue either.
 
2012-11-22 01:48:39 PM  
Behold, corn!
 
2012-11-22 01:49:22 PM  

SilentStrider: No. Should it be?


cdn.overclock.net
 
2012-11-22 01:50:14 PM  

Glendale: Behold, corn!


blogs.southflorida.com
 
2012-11-22 01:50:16 PM  

media.npr.org

thechive.files.wordpress.com

 

/subtard
 
2012-11-22 01:50:26 PM  

CygnusDarius: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: So... we're supposed to focus our attention on the picture rather than the content of the article which discusses the idiocy or deliberate genocide (pick one) of diverting a good chunk of our food supply to line the pockets of Environmental Plutocrats?

Whom they are nothing compared to the Oil Plutocrats, which they have ties with terrorists.


English, mother farker, do you speak it?
 
2012-11-22 01:51:11 PM  

kryhme: They use ethanol because it has half the energy content of gasoline, meaning you get less for your money and have to purchase more gasoline.

That and the engines of older cars have a hard time dealing with the ethanol because it is highly corrosive to fuel system components and it will slowly kill them over time, leaving the owner no choice but to purchase another vehicle thus stimulating the economy.

The "free market" at work.


And this is why my '99 bombproof luxury sedan is still getting the mpg of modern cars (looks better) is more reliable, and will probably keep going for another 13 years.
/shove your additives up your-
/no, should it be?
 
2012-11-22 01:51:35 PM  
i212.photobucket.com

Behold! Corn!
 
2012-11-22 01:52:02 PM  
HOTY candidate, if I do say so myself.
 
2012-11-22 01:52:25 PM  

Glendale: Behold, corn!


Dangit! That's what I get for searching for the picture.
 
2012-11-22 01:52:40 PM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: CygnusDarius: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: So... we're supposed to focus our attention on the picture rather than the content of the article which discusses the idiocy or deliberate genocide (pick one) of diverting a good chunk of our food supply to line the pockets of Environmental Plutocrats?

Whom they are nothing compared to the Oil Plutocrats, which they have ties with terrorists.

English, mother farker, do you speak it?


s3-ak.buzzfed.com
 
WGJ [TotalFark]
2012-11-22 01:52:46 PM  
He doesn't have to be at the gym in 26 minutes does he?
 
WGJ [TotalFark]
2012-11-22 01:55:16 PM  
Or is that Gene Masseth?
 
2012-11-22 01:58:20 PM  
Is this the new meme? "Headline unrelated"
 
2012-11-22 01:58:55 PM  

doyner: FlashHarry: step 1: strutting leo step 2: gas station romney ??? profit!

That's what I thought...but not particularly thread-worthy.


For the laugh the startled my bil who's cooking and my irritated sister, YES IT IS!!!
 
2012-11-22 02:03:59 PM  

SCUBA_Archer: Is this the new meme? "Headline unrelated"


No, that's a Fark standard
 
2012-11-22 02:06:22 PM  
Grow your own!
 
2012-11-22 02:07:19 PM  

SilentStrider: No. Should it be?

 
2012-11-22 02:11:43 PM  
I know. I know. But I'm not telling you bastards.
 
wee
2012-11-22 02:12:49 PM  

Silly Jesus: subtard


Indeed.
 
2012-11-22 02:21:06 PM  
F8ck the EPA. F*ck 'em up the ass. Step up Obama and make this shait right
 
2012-11-22 02:23:04 PM  
www.soccercityusa.com 

Haha! Subby, that's brilliant! No-one will get it though, unfortunately.
 
2012-11-22 02:25:42 PM  
The epa will say anything there just goverment puppets
 
2012-11-22 02:28:32 PM  
Not like corn is really a food anyway. While everyone's raving about the government getting their nose out of it, can we ask them to quit subsidizing it too?
 
2012-11-22 02:29:26 PM  

GungFu: [www.soccercityusa.com image 597x576] 

Haha! Subby, that's brilliant! No-one will get it though, unfortunately.


Is GungFu just subby's second fark handle to compliment him/herself on an poor headline? Very sneaky...
 
2012-11-22 02:29:32 PM  

dready zim: So shiat like this gets a greenlight and the awesome stuff I submit gets passed by?


uboachan.net
 
2012-11-22 02:30:37 PM  

PooperMcSlides: GungFu: [www.soccercityusa.com image 597x576] 

Haha! Subby, that's brilliant! No-one will get it though, unfortunately.

Is GungFu just subby's second fark handle to compliment him/herself on an poor headline? Very sneaky...


images.sodahead.com
 
2012-11-22 02:31:49 PM  

dready zim: So shiat like this gets a greenlight and the awesome stuff I submit gets passed by?


Silly Jesus must give great head.
 
2012-11-22 02:36:12 PM  
This is what happens when you let liters submit articles.
(It's funny because I'm a liter, too)
 
2012-11-22 02:39:20 PM  

dlewis6: Not like corn is really a food anyway. While everyone's raving about the government getting their nose out of it, can we ask them to quit subsidizing it too?


Corn is food for food. Most of the stuff used for ethanol isn't human grade, it's animal (like cow and chicken) feed grade. This diversion of animal feed to vehicle fuel is what's driving up the cost of beef (ground beef is up over 50% in my area) and other meats.

It's also driving up the cost of a lot of other produce because the prices for corn are so good farms are switching production to the new cash crop instead of growing wheat or whatever they grew before.
 
2012-11-22 02:45:54 PM  
Subby, get out here and explain yourself! Take your beating like a man!
 
2012-11-22 02:51:46 PM  
It's a picture of the submitter.
 
2012-11-22 03:00:26 PM  
Fark a bunch of Ethanol Rules.
 
2012-11-22 03:00:47 PM  
I have to wonder how much it cost to buy this green.
 
2012-11-22 03:28:48 PM  
Goatse? Is that you?

DNRTFA
 
2012-11-22 03:30:20 PM  

WGJ: Or is that Gene Masseth?


Ohhhhh, I get it know. Heh, good one subby.
 
2012-11-22 03:32:07 PM  
Gene Masseth! Knew it!
 
2012-11-22 03:39:50 PM  
What the hell is going on here? This seems like a sneaky troll that caught a lot of people in the net.
 
2012-11-22 03:44:40 PM  

The Gentleman Caller: Subby, get out here and explain yourself! Take your beating like a man!


Done did.
 
2012-11-22 03:50:23 PM  
Genetically modified corn.

GM.

General Motors.

Gene Masseth.
 
2012-11-22 03:51:54 PM  
lol
 
2012-11-22 04:11:27 PM  
obscure?
 
2012-11-22 04:15:51 PM  

sweet jeez: The epa will say anything there just goverment industry puppets


FTFY. Goes for all of government these days.
 
2012-11-22 04:35:24 PM  
i.imgur.com

...what...
 
2012-11-22 04:37:19 PM  
i suspect that is a BP pump. am i warm?

the t-shirt. it's the t-shirt. warm? cold?
 
2012-11-22 04:52:48 PM  
Left hand has six fingers?
 
2012-11-22 05:01:06 PM  

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: It looks a lot like this.
[media.npr.org image 666x500]


Uncanny
 
2012-11-22 05:02:32 PM  
Took a minute, but I lol'd. Nice catch.
 
2012-11-22 05:20:24 PM  

kryhme: They use ethanol because it has half the energy content of gasoline, meaning you get less for your money and have to purchase more gasoline.

That and the engines of older cars have a hard time dealing with the ethanol because it is highly corrosive to fuel system components and it will slowly kill them over time, leaving the owner no choice but to purchase another vehicle thus stimulating the economy.

The free market at work.

Too bad it's you stupid warmers who are responsible for the ethanol mandates, moron
 
2012-11-22 05:43:41 PM  

Alkony: dlewis6: Not like corn is really a food anyway. While everyone's raving about the government getting their nose out of it, can we ask them to quit subsidizing it too?

Corn is food for food. Most of the stuff used for ethanol isn't human grade, it's animal (like cow and chicken) feed grade. This diversion of animal feed to vehicle fuel is what's driving up the cost of beef (ground beef is up over 50% in my area) and other meats.

It's also driving up the cost of a lot of other produce because the prices for corn are so good farms are switching production to the new cash crop instead of growing wheat or whatever they grew before.


Corn isn't even food for food. It's filler with no nutritional value - so they don't have to use actual feed. That said, there are three ways to pretty much guarantee I eat what's served at dinner: put cheese on it, add corn, or add bacon. Add all three and I'd likely eat my shoe.
 
2012-11-22 05:49:25 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com

When in doubt, post ponies.
 
2012-11-22 05:53:23 PM  

llachlan: Alkony: dlewis6: Not like corn is really a food anyway. While everyone's raving about the government getting their nose out of it, can we ask them to quit subsidizing it too?

Corn is food for food. Most of the stuff used for ethanol isn't human grade, it's animal (like cow and chicken) feed grade. This diversion of animal feed to vehicle fuel is what's driving up the cost of beef (ground beef is up over 50% in my area) and other meats.

It's also driving up the cost of a lot of other produce because the prices for corn are so good farms are switching production to the new cash crop instead of growing wheat or whatever they grew before.

Corn isn't even food for food. It's filler with no nutritional value - so they don't have to use actual feed. That said, there are three ways to pretty much guarantee I eat what's served at dinner: put cheese on it, add corn, or add bacon. Add all three and I'd likely eat my shoe.


Sort of, the point of corn for beef cattle is the sugar content. Cows get fat off of corn, just like people get fat off of candy.

/Oddly enough, with the corn prices so high some ranchers are feeding candy to their cattle.
 
2012-11-22 06:03:46 PM  
Oh wait! Now I see it!
i614.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-22 06:12:54 PM  

Mouser: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x281]

When in doubt, post ponies.


Or drag politics into something because you missed the joke.
 
2012-11-22 06:21:52 PM  

Mrbogey: kryhme: The free market at work.

Ethanol effectively exists due to federal subsidies.


This.
 
2012-11-22 06:26:27 PM  
Really short man with giant truck? All too familiar, actually.
 
2012-11-22 06:34:37 PM  
This headline gave me scabies.
 
2012-11-22 06:46:02 PM  
What a total "meh" headline.
 
2012-11-22 07:15:51 PM  
Pointless, just like Subby.
 
2012-11-22 07:16:02 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-22 07:30:20 PM  
am I really the first one to notice that the guy in the picture is pumping diesel (yellow pump) while the article shouts about corn in our gasoline?
 
2012-11-22 07:35:53 PM  
Looks like ex-wife's lesbian lover
 
2012-11-22 08:15:50 PM  

TheHappyCanadian: am I really the first one to notice that the guy in the picture is pumping diesel (yellow pump) while the article shouts about corn in our gasoline?


Maybe it's that way up in Canadia. 'Round here the green pump is for diesel and the yellow for ethanol.


/Appalachia, y'all
 
2012-11-22 08:52:49 PM  

Brick-House: Sorry, buts it's hard to get past the bold face lies of the epa to focus on the picture


It's also hard to take your assertion as anything more than ideological drivel unless you provide some supporting links. From reputable sources.
 
2012-11-22 08:57:56 PM  

Alkony: dlewis6: Not like corn is really a food anyway. While everyone's raving about the government getting their nose out of it, can we ask them to quit subsidizing it too?

Corn is food for food. Most of the stuff used for ethanol isn't human grade, it's animal (like cow and chicken) feed grade. This diversion of animal feed to vehicle fuel is what's driving up the cost of beef (ground beef is up over 50% in my area) and other meats.

It's also driving up the cost of a lot of other produce because the prices for corn are so good farms are switching production to the new cash crop instead of growing wheat or whatever they grew before.


Why not feed your livestock grass?
 
2012-11-22 09:19:11 PM  

SnarfVader: [i212.photobucket.com image 320x360]

Behold! Corn!


i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-22 09:47:02 PM  

Silly Jesus: [media.npr.org image 300x224]

[thechive.files.wordpress.com image 500x677] 

/subtard


Perfect match! How silly of me not to see it.

/is a "sarcasm" tag really needed?
 
2012-11-22 09:58:25 PM  

kryhme: They use ethanol because it has half the energy content of gasoline, meaning you get less for your money and have to purchase more gasoline.

That and the engines of older cars have a hard time dealing with the ethanol because it is highly corrosive to fuel system components and it will slowly kill them over time, leaving the owner no choice but to purchase another vehicle thus stimulating the economy.

The free market at work.



Did you miss the part in the article that says the EPA mandates that 1/3 of our corn is turned into ethanol ? Is that how a free market works ?
 
2012-11-22 10:03:59 PM  

TheHappyCanadian: am I really the first one to notice that the guy in the picture is pumping diesel (yellow pump) while the article shouts about corn in our gasoline?


Diesel is the green pump. E-85 (flex fuel)is yellow.
 
2012-11-22 10:08:55 PM  
I did a reverse photo search and I still don't get it.

It's the goatse, isn't it?
 
2012-11-22 10:32:52 PM  
Definitely looks like Budweiser and NASCAR
 
2012-11-22 10:33:18 PM  
Nice subby, you seem to have caught quite a few short on memes
 
2012-11-22 11:37:22 PM  

WGJ: Or is that Gene Masseth?


This thread has Gene Masseth all over it.
 
2012-11-23 12:35:29 AM  
Have you been stalking me, subby? How the hell did you even find out about my plans for an army of red-shirted guys with white pick-up trucks to pump gas from my private corn pumps? My only hope is that no one will know what the hell you're talking about.
 
2012-11-23 01:21:35 AM  

Hector Remarkable: How the hell did you even find out about my plans for an army of red-shirted guys with white pick-up trucks to pump gas from my private corn pumps?


Is that what the kids are calling it these days?
 
2012-11-23 01:51:26 AM  
Um, no it doesn't. Why do you ask?
 
2012-11-23 03:40:52 AM  
Look at the picture.

LOOK. AT. IT!

.

Now go do something else.
 
2012-11-23 03:59:52 AM  

trappedspirit: Hector Remarkable: How the hell did you even find out about my plans for an army of red-shirted guys with white pick-up trucks to pump gas from my private corn pumps?

Is that what the kids are calling it these days?


i229.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-23 04:54:09 AM  

igolem: obscure?


Nothing is obscure on Fark.

/obscure?
 
2012-11-23 10:16:57 PM  
Ethanol can be made from switchgrass, but it's being made from corn as a subsidy to farmers. It's better than paying them to not grow at all, which is what used to happen. So, if E85 went away, the farmers would grow less and get their bootstrappy handout from teh gubermint to make up for it.

No, this affecting beef prices. You're thinking of the massive drought that hit the cattle grazing lands.
 
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