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2021-10-01 2:44:52 AM  
I was on holiday in England in 2005 for the petrol lorry drivers' strike.

This is not dissimilar to the toilet paper shortage last year. Everyone has a full tank, and every possible container is full.

Oh, and Brexit. Let's talk about Brexit, shall we?
 
2021-10-01 2:48:23 AM  
Get a horse
 
2021-10-01 2:51:05 AM  
I love how that band turned out to suck even worse than its music did, with the one dude being an Andy Ngo fan. HAHAHA please, all of you, disappear from popular culture forever.
 
2021-10-01 2:58:37 AM  

goatharper: I was on holiday in England in 2005 for the petrol lorry drivers' strike.

This is not dissimilar to the toilet paper shortage last year. Everyone has a full tank, and every possible container is full.

Oh, and Brexit. Let's talk about Brexit, shall we?


Sure, let us descend into nonsense, wherein we freedom loving Americans deride our former English masters for wanting out of a system of government they had little say in.

I'll get the popcorn like and such, caught sayof, etc.
 
2021-10-01 3:00:35 AM  
You will still have to queue for fuel as long as everyone decides to queue for fuel.
 
2021-10-01 3:00:46 AM  
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2021-10-01 3:06:06 AM  

whither_apophis: Get a horse


Take it from Ireland...

(NSFW language)

The Rubberbandits - Horse Outside
Youtube ljPFZrRD3J8
 
2021-10-01 3:14:28 AM  
I thought that they'd be rationing chocolate by now, not fuel.
 
2021-10-01 3:46:21 AM  

goatharper: Oh, and Brexit. Let's talk about Brexit, shall we?


Fair enough. Thanks to Brexit, coupled with the pandemic, with a little smidge of foreign drivers being treated like Garbage everywhere they go, they've all jumped ship and got jobs closer to home. This has led to a dramatic shortfall in drivers.

Not ADR drivers though, who are the only ones qualified to drive petrol tankers, at least not as dramatic a rate as drivers in general. However, the media, backed up by idiots in social media, have created a furore where everyone think they're not going to have enough petrol/diesel to last them a week, even though most tanks will last a month of driven carefully enough.

But if we hadn't left the EU, we wouldn't have this issue.
 
2021-10-01 3:46:50 AM  
A lot of these stories are burying the lede. People are panic buying - there's no denying it. But this was started by a shortage of supply.  if you go down a couple paragraphs there's a sentences mentioning - oh by the way, absolutely no one wants to be a truck driver  or work in the petrol stations now so we haven't been making our scheduled deliveries.  They are about 100,000 drivers short.  They were already vastly underpaid and now Brexit has crippled them.  You can't pay the mortgage waiting for a new work visa every time to cross the channel with a load.  Or have to re-take a driver's test because your registration/certification is longer valid since it was done by the EU.
 
2021-10-01 3:47:56 AM  

bittermang: goatharper: I was on holiday in England in 2005 for the petrol lorry drivers' strike.

This is not dissimilar to the toilet paper shortage last year. Everyone has a full tank, and every possible container is full.

Oh, and Brexit. Let's talk about Brexit, shall we?

Sure, let us descend into nonsense, wherein we freedom loving Americans deride our former English masters for wanting out of a system of government they had little say in.

I'll get the popcorn like and such, caught sayof, etc.


Utter nonsense.
 
2021-10-01 3:51:14 AM  

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TOTALLY WORTH IT!
 
2021-10-01 3:52:08 AM  

gameshowhost: I love how that band turned out to suck even worse than its music did, with the one dude being an Andy Ngo fan. HAHAHA please, all of you, disappear from popular culture forever.


bbbb but they were cool before you thought they were cool!

/it's ok if The Strokes suck
//the Beatles sucked before you met your mom
 
2021-10-01 3:55:05 AM  
 It's a gas gas gas....
 
2021-10-01 4:04:04 AM  

bittermang: goatharper: I was on holiday in England in 2005 for the petrol lorry drivers' strike.

This is not dissimilar to the toilet paper shortage last year. Everyone has a full tank, and every possible container is full.

Oh, and Brexit. Let's talk about Brexit, shall we?

Sure, let us descend into nonsense, wherein we freedom loving Americans deride our former English masters for wanting out of a system of government they had little say in.

I'll get the popcorn like and such, caught sayof, etc.

"... a system of government they had little say in."


That's a funny way to spell, "... a union they willingly entered into and, in fact, strong armed to get concessions that other member countries did not receive."

The Brexiteers asked for this, and now they are getting it.
 
2021-10-01 4:34:04 AM  
Have they tried soaking their blue passports in salt water and then filling their tanks with that?
 
2021-10-01 4:36:53 AM  
Indie gas stations in the UK run out of fuel, Mumford & Sons albums

So what's the third-best option for something to burn?
 
2021-10-01 4:41:49 AM  

Remnants of Santa: Indie gas stations in the UK run out of fuel, Mumford & Sons albums

So what's the third-best option for something to burn?


Blue passports.
 
2021-10-01 4:50:07 AM  

a_room_with_a_moose: bittermang: goatharper: I was on holiday in England in 2005 for the petrol lorry drivers' strike.

This is not dissimilar to the toilet paper shortage last year. Everyone has a full tank, and every possible container is full.

Oh, and Brexit. Let's talk about Brexit, shall we?

Sure, let us descend into nonsense, wherein we freedom loving Americans deride our former English masters for wanting out of a system of government they had little say in.

I'll get the popcorn like and such, caught sayof, etc.

"... a system of government they had little say in."

That's a funny way to spell, "... a union they willingly entered into and, in fact, strong armed to get concessions that other member countries did not receive."

The Brexiteers asked for this, and now they are getting it.


Well, you gotta understand brexiteer talk, in which for example "had little say in" translates into " did not have total unopposed control over". Typical conservative/nationalist garbage.
 
2021-10-01 4:50:15 AM  
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2021-10-01 4:51:29 AM  
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2021-10-01 5:11:40 AM  
You'd think with that extra $350million a week they saved by being racist pieces of shiat they could just buy more fuel. Why can't they just buy more fuel?
 
2021-10-01 5:25:39 AM  
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2021-10-01 5:36:37 AM  

a_room_with_a_moose: bittermang: goatharper: I was on holiday in England in 2005 for the petrol lorry drivers' strike.

This is not dissimilar to the toilet paper shortage last year. Everyone has a full tank, and every possible container is full.

Oh, and Brexit. Let's talk about Brexit, shall we?

Sure, let us descend into nonsense, wherein we freedom loving Americans deride our former English masters for wanting out of a system of government they had little say in.

I'll get the popcorn like and such, caught sayof, etc.

"... a system of government they had little say in."

That's a funny way to spell, "... a union they willingly entered into and, in fact, strong armed to get concessions that other member countries did not receive."

The Brexiteers asked for this, and now they are getting it.


We willingly built a colony here, too. Yet for some reason as the years wore on, Americans found themselves wanting out from the situation. It's almost like people don't like it when a massive government body jams regulations and taxes into every orifice, while giving the people no direct power over the situation.

Super weird. Those assholes should just lube up with some Preparation H and learn to love it.
 
2021-10-01 6:18:41 AM  

bittermang: a_room_with_a_moose: bittermang: goatharper: I was on holiday in England in 2005 for the petrol lorry drivers' strike.

This is not dissimilar to the toilet paper shortage last year. Everyone has a full tank, and every possible container is full.

Oh, and Brexit. Let's talk about Brexit, shall we?

Sure, let us descend into nonsense, wherein we freedom loving Americans deride our former English masters for wanting out of a system of government they had little say in.

I'll get the popcorn like and such, caught sayof, etc.

"... a system of government they had little say in."

That's a funny way to spell, "... a union they willingly entered into and, in fact, strong armed to get concessions that other member countries did not receive."

The Brexiteers asked for this, and now they are getting it.

We willingly built a colony here, too. Yet for some reason as the years wore on, Americans found themselves wanting out from the situation. It's almost like people don't like it when a massive government body jams regulations and taxes into every orifice, while giving the people no direct power over the situation.

Super weird. Those assholes should just lube up with some Preparation H and learn to love it.


Accept the EU. The EU is good. Why do you hate the EU, you Nazi!
 
2021-10-01 6:35:03 AM  
There it is.....  Comparing the USA to the EU.
 
2021-10-01 6:35:44 AM  

bittermang: a_room_with_a_moose: bittermang: goatharper: I was on holiday in England in 2005 for the petrol lorry drivers' strike.

This is not dissimilar to the toilet paper shortage last year. Everyone has a full tank, and every possible container is full.

Oh, and Brexit. Let's talk about Brexit, shall we?

Sure, let us descend into nonsense, wherein we freedom loving Americans deride our former English masters for wanting out of a system of government they had little say in.

I'll get the popcorn like and such, caught sayof, etc.

"... a system of government they had little say in."

That's a funny way to spell, "... a union they willingly entered into and, in fact, strong armed to get concessions that other member countries did not receive."

The Brexiteers asked for this, and now they are getting it.

We willingly built a colony here, too. Yet for some reason as the years wore on, Americans found themselves wanting out from the situation. It's almost like people don't like it when a massive government body jams regulations and taxes into every orifice, while giving the people no direct power over the situation.

Super weird. Those assholes should just lube up with some Preparation H and learn to love it.


Yeah, but this isn't that. The UK spent almost half a century making themselves incredibly wealthy (as a country) by leveraging a huge free trade zone involving Just In Time manufacturing and trade, then they fell for a Russian/American/Australian BS campaign and jammed chainsaws up their butts just as most businesses were completely dependent on not disrupting free trade. The UK had veto power over all EU regulations and "taxes."
 
2021-10-01 7:00:13 AM  
That's okay.  I will wait, I will wait for fuel.
 
2021-10-01 7:00:56 AM  

mofa: Yeah, but this isn't that. The UK spent almost half a century making themselves incredibly wealthy (as a country) by leveraging a huge free trade zone involving Just In Time manufacturing and trade, then they fell for a Russian/American/Australian BS campaign and jammed chainsaws up their butts just as most businesses were completely dependent on not disrupting free trade. The UK had veto power over all EU regulations and "taxes."


I almost agree with you.  More accurately, the UK spent almost half a century making a small portion of their population incredibly wealthy by leveraging a huge free trade zone...  If that wealth had been distributed more equitably then I guarantee nobody would have voted to jam chainsaws up their butts on the off chance that some of the splatter might land on those benefiting from membership in that free trade zone.
 
2021-10-01 7:11:42 AM  
Getting really drunk and wasted and then singing and screaming along to 'I'll Will Wait For You' will never not be awesome.

This guy gets it:
Every Mumford and Sons Song Basically
Youtube lJNYxpEAh68
 
2021-10-01 7:19:53 AM  
Mumford and Sons are farking atrocious.
 
2021-10-01 7:20:30 AM  
And the UK is in real trouble.
 
2021-10-01 7:30:04 AM  

postnobills: mofa: Yeah, but this isn't that. The UK spent almost half a century making themselves incredibly wealthy (as a country) by leveraging a huge free trade zone involving Just In Time manufacturing and trade, then they fell for a Russian/American/Australian BS campaign and jammed chainsaws up their butts just as most businesses were completely dependent on not disrupting free trade. The UK had veto power over all EU regulations and "taxes."

I almost agree with you.  More accurately, the UK spent almost half a century making a small portion of their population incredibly wealthy by leveraging a huge free trade zone...  If that wealth had been distributed more equitably then I guarantee nobody would have voted to jam chainsaws up their butts on the off chance that some of the splatter might land on those benefiting from membership in that free trade zone.


I totally agree.
 
2021-10-01 7:56:04 AM  
Honestly, I'd love it if we could go back to horses. That'd be freaking sweet and I live in an area where it wouldn't be super impractical.

Shame about the UK though, cause this is spiraling rather quickly in a non-good direction. Imagine those stereotypical low class group - the chavs or whatever - will be the first to jump to cannibalism. Two bints clawing at each other and pulling hair while screaming "You ate muh baybhee!" in the middle of the street while the five guys banging those bints hang back, laughing, some still eating baby.
 
2021-10-01 8:12:29 AM  
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2021-10-01 9:19:16 AM  

bittermang: a_room_with_a_moose: bittermang: goatharper: I was on holiday in England in 2005 for the petrol lorry drivers' strike.

This is not dissimilar to the toilet paper shortage last year. Everyone has a full tank, and every possible container is full.

Oh, and Brexit. Let's talk about Brexit, shall we?

Sure, let us descend into nonsense, wherein we freedom loving Americans deride our former English masters for wanting out of a system of government they had little say in.

I'll get the popcorn like and such, caught sayof, etc.

"... a system of government they had little say in."

That's a funny way to spell, "... a union they willingly entered into and, in fact, strong armed to get concessions that other member countries did not receive."

The Brexiteers asked for this, and now they are getting it.

We willingly built a colony here, too. Yet for some reason as the years wore on, Americans found themselves wanting out from the situation. It's almost like people don't like it when a massive government body jams regulations and taxes into every orifice, while giving the people no direct power over the situation.

Super weird. Those assholes should just lube up with some Preparation H and learn to love it.


You managed to equivalize two completely different situations. Well done, I guess?
 
2021-10-01 9:19:46 AM  

ColonelCathcart: bittermang: a_room_with_a_moose: bittermang: goatharper: I was on holiday in England in 2005 for the petrol lorry drivers' strike.

This is not dissimilar to the toilet paper shortage last year. Everyone has a full tank, and every possible container is full.

Oh, and Brexit. Let's talk about Brexit, shall we?

Sure, let us descend into nonsense, wherein we freedom loving Americans deride our former English masters for wanting out of a system of government they had little say in.

I'll get the popcorn like and such, caught sayof, etc.

"... a system of government they had little say in."

That's a funny way to spell, "... a union they willingly entered into and, in fact, strong armed to get concessions that other member countries did not receive."

The Brexiteers asked for this, and now they are getting it.

We willingly built a colony here, too. Yet for some reason as the years wore on, Americans found themselves wanting out from the situation. It's almost like people don't like it when a massive government body jams regulations and taxes into every orifice, while giving the people no direct power over the situation.

Super weird. Those assholes should just lube up with some Preparation H and learn to love it.

Accept the EU. The EU is good. Why do you hate the EU, you Nazi!


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2021-10-01 9:32:26 AM  

mofa: they fell for a Russian/American/Australian BS campaign


In fairness, falling for Russian et al BS campaigns is all the rage these days. Everyone is doing it!
 
2021-10-01 9:49:21 AM  
Also...

(In a whiny voice)

I'd like to say that those "Idie" stations should be supported because they aren't sellouts like the
regular stations...


/ Suddenly, 1997
// sarcasm
/// The "Indie" music hype of the late 90's was bullshat..
 
2021-10-01 10:07:26 AM  

cyberspacedout: whither_apophis: Get a horse

Take it from Ireland...

(NSFW language)

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2021-10-01 2:22:12 PM  

Wobambo: Honestly, I'd love it if we could go back to horses. That'd be freaking sweet and I live in an area where it wouldn't be super impractical.

Shame about the UK though, cause this is spiraling rather quickly in a non-good direction. Imagine those stereotypical low class group - the chavs or whatever - will be the first to jump to cannibalism. Two bints clawing at each other and pulling hair while screaming "You ate muh baybhee!" in the middle of the street while the five guys banging those bints hang back, laughing, some still eating baby.


A bicycle is basically a horse that you don't need to feed, or clean the stables.

Although, a horse would give you a legitimate reason to buy ivermectin.

Although, ivermectin isn't an anti-viral, it's a dewormer.

Although, the dwemer horse armor does look cool.

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Although, it's the quintessential overpriced microtransaction dlc.
 
2021-10-01 2:23:48 PM  
Also, *laughs in Bolt EV*

I charge it with the solar panels on my roof.

I'll have power till the sun goes out.
 
2021-10-01 2:27:40 PM  

LOLITROLU: Wobambo: Honestly, I'd love it if we could go back to horses. That'd be freaking sweet and I live in an area where it wouldn't be super impractical.

Shame about the UK though, cause this is spiraling rather quickly in a non-good direction. Imagine those stereotypical low class group - the chavs or whatever - will be the first to jump to cannibalism. Two bints clawing at each other and pulling hair while screaming "You ate muh baybhee!" in the middle of the street while the five guys banging those bints hang back, laughing, some still eating baby.

A bicycle is basically a horse that you don't need to feed, or clean the stables.

Although, a horse would give you a legitimate reason to buy ivermectin.

Although, ivermectin isn't an anti-viral, it's a dewormer.

Although, the dwemer horse armor does look cool.

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Although, it's the quintessential overpriced microtransaction dlc.


Yeah, but on a bicycle I can't pretend that I'm a cowboy, baybee...
 
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