Thursday, July 7, 2011

Link roundup

1. Some useful commentary about the current federal budget negotiations. (I tend to discount any commentary that presumes that Obama and his aides are stupid.)

2. It's going to be so hot in Qatar during the World Cup that they might play three 30 minute periods instead of two 45 minute halves. That's right, the games were awarded to a country where playing the game by the established rules will likely be impossible.

3. There's no self service gas stations in New Jersey? All gas has to be pumped by an attendant? In Los Angeles you almost never see full service advertised.

8 comments:

  1. Yup! It's true! I'm from Jersey and the first time I pumped my own gas was in 2002 at the ripe age of 24. (I was in San Diego for the comicon)

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  2. Yup, I love stopping for gas in Jersey. I'm back and forth between NY and PA so often, that I can be real lazy in NJ, and it's so much cheaper in Fort Lee than it is in the city!!

    It's also illegal to make left turns in most of the states. Jughandles abound everywhere.

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  3. Yeah, it weirded me out for a while after I moved to NJ to go to the Joe Kubert school. And someone has to sit out there all night in case someone wants gas late!

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  4. It's also illegal in Oregon to pump your own gas. But not diesel, oddly enough. Silly socialists.

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  5. Having other people pump your gas, and it being cheaper here than most other places is like the one perk us New Jersians have over most other states, because nobody actually cares about the Blueberry or Cranberry capitols of the world and no matter how awesome Bruce Willis or Springsteen were they've been overshadowed by the cast of the Jersey Shore.

    The illegal left turns is a pretty good deal too. I know that if I'm going straight, I'm hanging in the left land and cruising a good 20% over the speed limit. Anyone who wants to turn gets out of your way, I drive from Trenton (where I work) to right by Delaware (where my girlfriend is) in about an hour an a half almost every day or so.

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  6. Yeah, Oregon is that way too. But it's hardly "full service", it's just some guy that takes your card or cash and asked you what type of gas you want. It's actually quite annoying.

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  7. its better in japan

    http://videosift.com/video/Japanese-Gas-Station-Full-Service

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