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Old 03-12-2005, 04:20 AM   #41
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We were poor compared to standards of western societies. We shared a flat with seven other families. A flat is about 1,000 sq. feet, one kitchen and one bathroom. Each room is about 10 feet x 10 feet. Our family had 5 children (+ two adults) and we lived in one room.

Regarding gas price, it was $.29 back in 1969 when I was still a teenager.


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Old 03-12-2005, 04:25 AM   #42
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I am driving a Toyata Corrola - 38 mpg. It's good, but a hybrid will yield better gas mileage.

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We had to walk 12 miles barefoot to and from school and it was uphill both ways.
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I was rich - I rode my Sears and Rare-back bike to school. Except in high school - I walked - because bikes weren't 'cool'. No car - you walked. Teenagers siphoning gas for the weekend was the biggest juvy crime by far in our little town. Price was irrelavent - getting caught was.

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We were so poor, we couldn't afford to pay attention...
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.....and our house was so small, we had to eat a large pizza outside....
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Yep, and we had to dismantle our garage for metal
to sell for scrap so we could afford gruel. After that
we burned what was left to keep warm. Once my brother was so hungrey he choked on a potato he found
in the road. Tried to swallow it whole. It turned out okay though. We were able to save the potato

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Since it's getting 'deep' on this thread:

? The difference between Engineer boots and Cowboy boots?

With Engineer boots the doo doo is on the inside.

We have an ancient thread of engineer jokes somewhere on this forum.

During gas crisis days I worked with lab rat cats - *you know the type - supervaporizing carburators, special spark plugs, teflon in the oil, trying to disable x no of cylinders during cruise mode, regenerative braking, overinflated tires, etc, etc.

A few actually had a second vehicle to 'play' with.

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http://money.cnn.com/2005/03/12/Auto...reut/index.htm

Rising U.S. gasoline prices are hurting sales of large sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks, according to some industry analysts, a trend that could stall a major engine of profits for Detroit's automakers.

The gas-thirsty, full-sized SUV segment lost 1.2 percentage points of U.S. market share over the last two months and large pickups were down about 2 percentage points, according to Edmunds.com, which tracks the industry.

Fuel-efficient compact cars, on the other hand, gained 2.2 percentage points of market share in the same period.

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Johnny..you had gruel? And sheet metal!?!

We used to have to eat hot gravel for breakfast, just before we walked 40 miles to school, uphill both ways, in a raging blizzard. We had no shoes, so by the time we got to school, we had no feet left.

But we were happy.
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Th; some great monty phython there! "You had a shoe box!?" He,he.

Anyway; I can't wait to price reaches $3/gallon! That is almost half price compared to today! (In my Scandinavien home country).
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If gas gets to $3/gal, I may try to add cheap vodka to my tank as a budget measure.
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Speaking of which, anyone see that experiment where these guys took a bottle of the cheapest vodka they could find and passed it through a brita pitcher? After 3-4 'charcoal filtrations' they taste tested it against premium vodkas and it compared favorably.

Do a google for "brita vodka" and you'll probably get it. Interesting. Only thing I couldnt find is any info on whether the brita filter was hosed after those 3-4 passes, if it was good for another couple of bottles, or if it was still good for water.

I wonder what happens if you put gas through a brita?
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LOL! I'm trying not to wake my family right now, but my face is hurting holding back the laughter!

That Brita vodka filter story reminds me of my days at the University of Hawaii when we took an empty 2 litre bottle of coke, a bucket half full of water, a shower head, and a half pound of a local's "crop" and in the end had every smoke alarm in the dorm building going off....creative spirit of youth.
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Do not mix soda pop and dry ice inside a plastic bottle.
The local police will call in the bomb squad and call it a felony for having explosives.

Don't ask me how I know.
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