A point to ponder, maybe

Do you suppose there are any drinking establishments out there with big banners proclaiming NO GAS IN OUR ETHANOL?

Similarly, but posted a day earlier, this observation by Roberta X:

They’re always setting phasers on “stun,” but nowhere in TV and film SF have I encountered any of ’em setting stunners on “phase.” Not even in print. This is an asymmetry that really should be rectified.

And I’d bet she can build a rectifier circuit to do it, too.


  1. Jeffro »

    4 September 2009 · 4:15 pm

    Heh. In IN, IL, IA and NE banners on stations proudly proclaim the bio content of their fuel offerings – Gasahol Sold Here, Try Our BioDiesel – etc. Corn Central supporting their own.

    But not good ol’ OK – y’all are Crude Oil, all the way, baybee!

  2. CGHill »

    4 September 2009 · 6:52 pm

    Steve Lackmeyer told me that the C-store at 13th and Broadway has “ethanol-free gas burritos,” which would boggle the mind had I any mind left to boggle today.

  3. fillyjonk »

    4 September 2009 · 7:04 pm

    Several months ago, when gas prices were considerably higher, the local Taco Mayo advertised 99 cent burritos as “cheapest gas in town!”

    Um, yeah. (I actually saw some folks with an out of state license plate stop and photograph the sign…)

  4. McGehee »

    5 September 2009 · 9:09 am

    Jeffro, I remember driving across the Corn Belt in June 2008 taking advantage of the fact ethanolized mid-grade was cheaper than regular — considering that the price of regular was flirting with $4 a gallon at the time it seemed prudent.

  5. Roberta X »

    7 September 2009 · 9:44 pm

    …I’ve never trusted corn likker in the gasoline — what happens if it eats up all the squishy bits in my motor scooter’s fuel system at an inopportune time (like, ever)? I’ll leave the Brazilian method to the young folks.

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