Gas sucks December 14, 2008 10:56 PM   Subscribe

What's up with gas prices?

With all the rules of metafilter I'm not sure if this is appropriate here, kinda an open ended question not appropriate for askme and not really site related enough for metatalk but it's just something I wanted to get off my chest. Without trying to sound like a crazy conspiracist does anyone else find it strange that gas prices were extremely low right around election time? Without knowing actual historical figures (I guess I could google it but I don't feel like doing the research) I don't remember gas being that low in at least 5-6 years. I don't know how it was in your town but the exact day early elections opened up our gas prices fell something like 30 cents. They continued to fall until elections, than coincidentally stopped falling after elections, stayed steady for a few weeks and are now starting to go up. I know gas prices are complicated or whatever, a lot of factors supposedly go into determining its price but it just seemed super shady. Yea barrels of gas are low right now and all that blah blah blah, but is it coincidence that it just so happened to coincide with arguably the most important election of our lifetime (my lifetime at least).
posted by BrnP84 to MetaFilter-Related at 10:56 PM (39 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

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posted by Hat Maui at 11:03 PM on December 14, 2008 [14 favorites]


This is what's up with gas prices.
posted by mullingitover at 11:04 PM on December 14, 2008


Most un-MetaFilter-related MetaFilter-related post ever!
posted by JonB at 11:04 PM on December 14, 2008


CAN I HAZ COKBUKIT?
posted by bardic at 11:06 PM on December 14, 2008


Goddammit, we went three days, and this is what breaks the streak?!?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:09 PM on December 14, 2008 [19 favorites]


A Metafilter Project that would be of assistance to you is the 'How Much Is Oil' project.

Before this gets closed, this probably would have been OK in AskMe, I think, but this is totally the wrong place for it. Better luck next time!
posted by Effigy2000 at 11:14 PM on December 14, 2008


(I guess I could google it but I don't feel like doing the research)

Er, so you thought we would feel like googling it?
posted by oneirodynia at 11:17 PM on December 14, 2008 [6 favorites]


Kinda figured this would happen, I'm still trying to learn the in's and out's of this place you people call metafilter. I love this site, easily one of my favs but sometimes you people are so anal about your site rules and a little too jackassish about breaking them. If this wasn't the right place for this than that's cool, tell me and next time I'll know. Look all I'm saying is gas prices fell from over 3 bucks to around 2.60 on the exact day elections started, I remember b/c I was listening to the radio as I passed a gas station and noticed it. Weird? Maybe. Conspiracist? Maybe. That's all I gots to say, I guess next time I'll post to youtube.
posted by BrnP84 at 11:22 PM on December 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


Er, so you thought we would feel like googling it?

No that's not what I thought at all, suck my balls. As intelligent as mefites appear to be you guys are some anal nerds sometimes.
posted by BrnP84 at 11:23 PM on December 14, 2008 [5 favorites]


Gas prices are low because, as you noted, it is election time, and so there was a widespread cat cull. Underpants futures also took a dive, and we have yet to see the bottom (heh heh) of it. Breath into your phone to reinflate the prices, okay?

This is why I paid my five bucks.
posted by KokuRyu at 11:23 PM on December 14, 2008 [11 favorites]


No that's not what I thought at all, suck my balls. As intelligent as mefites appear to be you guys are some anal nerds sometimes.

You, on the other hand, are an idiot.
posted by KokuRyu at 11:24 PM on December 14, 2008


No that's not what I thought at all, suck my balls. As intelligent as mefites appear to be you guys are some anal nerds sometimes.

Classy!
posted by Forktine at 11:27 PM on December 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


You aren't even the first person to bring this up here, although the last guy that did at least tried out AskMe instead of this bullshit. So you're thoughts aren't original but are frankly, retarded. Congratulations.
posted by dead cousin ted at 11:28 PM on December 14, 2008


So you're thoughts aren't original but are frankly, retarded

Who said I was trying to be original, you can also suck my balls bitch.
posted by BrnP84 at 11:30 PM on December 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Eric Cartman has a sockpuppet, eh?
posted by zennie at 11:33 PM on December 14, 2008 [14 favorites]


If this wasn't the right place for this than that's cool, tell me and next time I'll know.
This wasn't the right place for this.
posted by Sailormom at 11:36 PM on December 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oh dear. This is not going to wen...

.. no wait. New Metafilter username based meme. This thread is godawful.

Go with me on this one people! Together we can replace wendell as the default 'This isn't a good thread' comment!
posted by Effigy2000 at 11:36 PM on December 14, 2008


You're not going to have enough ballsack to go round at this rate, mate. We've reaxched peak bollocks. Might want to get your arse into the equation too to guarantee supply.
posted by Abiezer at 11:39 PM on December 14, 2008 [20 favorites]


...but is it coincidence that it just so happened to coincide with arguably the most important election of our lifetime (my lifetime at least).

Coincidences rarely just coincide coincidentally --- there must be something more to this.
posted by ghost of a past number at 11:40 PM on December 14, 2008


Metafilter: suck my balls.
posted by sleepy pete at 11:41 PM on December 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


No that's not what I thought at all, suck my balls

So is suck my balls a new user, or somebody's sockpuppet?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:43 PM on December 14, 2008


Ok so this thread wasn't appropriate, awesome now I know and knowing is half the battle. Tomorrow I"m going to post to metatalk about how much this thread sucks and that will be appropriate. All the snarky haters out there can still suck my balls.
posted by BrnP84 at 11:45 PM on December 14, 2008


Or perhaps they'd be a sackpuppet rather than a sockpuppet?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:46 PM on December 14, 2008 [14 favorites]


and by the suggestion of ablezar suck my ass while you're at it.
posted by BrnP84 at 11:47 PM on December 14, 2008


Tomorrow I"m going to post to metatalk about how much this thread sucks and that will be appropriate.

You think you'll last that long before provoking the banhammer?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:47 PM on December 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


I remember my first beer.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 11:48 PM on December 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


Not sure that BrnP84 does.
posted by brundlefly at 11:49 PM on December 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


Fuck it, ban me than. If I get banned for posting something that broke page 143 section 14 paragraph b of the metafilter handbook and being a dick to people being a dick for me breaking page 143 section 14 paragraph b of the metafilter handbook than so it goes, my life will go on. I will miss metafilter but I can still lurk can't I. Lurkers at least don't have to deal with this shit.
posted by BrnP84 at 11:51 PM on December 14, 2008 [4 favorites]


I always miss these.
posted by WPW at 11:51 PM on December 14, 2008


This is why I paid my $5.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:52 PM on December 14, 2008 [7 favorites]


Hey, just because I snark doesn't mean I hate. This is definitely not what MeTa is for, and the ribbing you got was pretty darn tame and lighthearted and really didn't warrant your vulgar and offensive response which I'm guessing has been percolating for just the right opportunity to be vented. You could have simply gone to the green and posted this:

Dear AskMetaFilter, are there any websites or on-line resources that can explain the very odd gas price fluctuations I've been observing? Suck my balls, you anal bitches.

posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:53 PM on December 14, 2008 [29 favorites]


Cortex must be baked out of his ever-lovin' mind if he still hasn't shut this one down.
posted by bardic at 11:53 PM on December 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


"page 143 section 14 paragraph b of the metafilter handbook"

No son, no. That's the rule about how mathowie gets first dibs on any hottie mefites he ogles at meet-ups.
posted by bardic at 11:56 PM on December 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Cortex must be baked out of his ever-lovin' mind if he still hasn't shut this one down.

It's 8am in the UK, and 3am on the US East Coast. This is about the moment the Soviets launch their nuclear strike in Threads - it's the time when Western preparedness is at its weakest.
posted by WPW at 11:56 PM on December 14, 2008 [8 favorites]


If ya ain't got nothing flame out on, don't flame out at all.
posted by localhuman at 11:57 PM on December 14, 2008


"... knowing is half the battle. Tomorrow I"m going to post to metatalk about how much this thread sucks and that will be appropriate."
posted by BrnP84 at 5:45 PM on December 15

Something else for you to know; you can only post a new MeTa thread after one week from your most recent thread. It's in the FAQ.
posted by Effigy2000 at 11:57 PM on December 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Hey, just because I snark doesn't mean I hate. This is definitely not what MeTa is for, and the ribbing you got was pretty darn tame and lighthearted and really didn't warrant your vulgar and offensive response which I'm guessing has been percolating for just the right opportunity to be vented. You could have simply gone to the green and posted this:

You're kinda right, as much as I love metafilter the parts where people bitch about bad posts and how to improve posts always pissed me off. What I think is kind a funny is that nothing gets posted to metatalk for two days, this shitty post gets posted and BAM, blasted with hate about how the post sucks. Obviously people are here, they don't want to post anything, they're just waiting for the write time to talk about how someone elses post sucks balls.
posted by BrnP84 at 12:02 AM on December 15, 2008


It's 8am in the UK, and 3am on the US East Coast. This is about the moment the Soviets launch their nuclear strike in Threads - it's the time when Western preparedness is at its weakest.

So that's what this thread is.

WOLVERINES!
posted by brundlefly at 12:02 AM on December 15, 2008 [5 favorites]


Alrighty, nothing to see here.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:04 AM on December 15, 2008


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