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 Post subject: Bad gas
PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 12:05 am 
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The lede on our gas prices story in today's paper:<p> <blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr> Getting gas is more painful than ever. <hr></blockquote><p>Also, our editor, the supreme being of the newsroom, came up with this headline (which I did not run): <p>Oh, lucky us (not!)
$2 per gallon gas is here<p>I couldn't believe the main hed when I saw it. Normally, he's a pretty sensible man, but ... wow. <p>There was no way I was going to let that on my page.


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 Post subject: Re: Bad gas
PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 3:38 pm 
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Yeah, really. That whole "(not)" thing is so passe. I much prefer:<p>D'oh!
$2 per gallon gas is here<p>Jinkies!
$2 per gallon gas is here<p>Holy Hum-vee!
$2 per gallon gas is here<p>Remember the Embargo?
$2 per gallon gas is here


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 Post subject: Re: Bad gas
PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 5:12 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Biggdbo:

[b]Oh, lucky us (not!)

$2 per gallon gas is here[/b]<hr></blockquote> Tell him that out here in sunny SoCal, we'd kill for $2 per gallon gas. There's a station in Malibu where the price has risen to $4.07 for full service, $3.57 for self-serve.<p>Didn't "(not!)" go out with the last century?<p>D.<p>[ May 14, 2004: Message edited by: DominEditrix ]</p>


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 Post subject: Re: Bad gas
PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 5:41 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by DominEditrix:
Tell him that out here in sunny SoCal, we'd kill for $2 per gallon gas. There's a station in Malibu where the price has risen to $4.07 for full service, $3.57 for self-serve.<p>Didn't "(not!)" go out with the last century?<p>D.<p>[ May 14, 2004: Message edited by: DominEditrix ]<hr></blockquote>Full service? I thought *that* went out with the last century.


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 Post subject: Re: Bad gas
PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 5:54 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by SusanV:
Full service? I thought *that* went out with the last century.<hr></blockquote>Not where the **Stars** are - you wouldn't expect A Celebrity to pump his/her/its own gas, now wouldya?<p>D.


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 Post subject: Re: Bad gas
PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 8:24 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by DominEditrix:
Not where the **Stars** are - you wouldn't expect A Celebrity to pump his/her/its own gas, now wouldya?<p>D.<hr></blockquote>Heh. I wouldn't expect A Celebrity to do his own driving. I guess the Humvees changed all that, though. (grin)


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 Post subject: Re: Bad gas
PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2004 12:37 am 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by SusanV:
Full service? I thought *that* went out with the last century.<hr></blockquote><p>Not in New Jersey and Oregon, where I believe it's the law.


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 Post subject: Re: Bad gas
PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2004 10:00 am 
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I was in Carmel (where Clint Eastwood was mayor) a few years back buying gas when a 40-something woman at the next pump says to me, "could you help me with this?" <p>After I helped her get the gas in her car she said, "thanks, this is the first time I've ever done this."<p>Made me wonder what fortune she inherited.


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 Post subject: Re: Bad gas
PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2004 10:03 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by SusanV:
Full service? I thought *that* went out with the last century.<hr></blockquote><p>I'll go out of my way to fuel up in New Jersey, where last week it was about $1.85, plus it was pumped for me...life's little luxuries. <p>I'm told that legislators will not touch the full-service rule with a 10-foot pole because it it keeps thousands of pump jockeys employed, and because then the legislators would have to pump their own...


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