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Alternative Solutions to Gasoline

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Yeah, I am going to bitch and moan about gas when there are people drowning and dying in Louisiana. Gas in the Washington Metro area has been horrendous. There were reports of 30 cent price hikes over the night. Prices around here are now roughly about $2.85 for 87 (regular). There has been an anti-don't-buy-gas day tomorrow on the 1st of September email going around the internet. Unfortunately with the nature of the market, a day of boycotting gas will not really affect oil companies in its intended boycott. We Americans need gas to fuel our large oversized vehicles. No way around it. 1 day of not buying gas is just 1 day. Some loss for the gas stations but shit, you'll be back on the second of September buying gas like usual.

Here is my suggestion for an alternative solution to buying gas. As pictured, the state of art Flintstones car harks back to the golden age where mobility was combined with the technology of your feet. Much closely linked to the 'pedal boats' you can rent at ponds and lakes where your pedal moves gears that rotate a circular paddle to move the boat, this Flinstone car has a hole under the dashboard that allows you to move the car by 'walking' while sitting. The beauty of this is it requires no gasoline and if you are on the crest of a hill, all you need is to coast down. Shit, at this rate, if gas prices continue to soar, I might just trade in my truck for a Flintstones car.


posted by aL, 4:44 PM


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