Seems that B&K are back with their continuity and on their way to somewhere – But to Where – and WHY has Katz gone all Froggy?? What could be their plans? Will they wreak terror and destruction upon our planet, or will it be something pointless – like a bad French movie?
Oui oui, zee cornball Franch acceent, she iz tres outre… maybe Katz just got stuck on an endless loop of old Maurice Chevalier flicks? Or does the taste of distilled hydrocarbons bring out the pompous oneophile in his voluminous file of Dirtian characteristics? Is this going to be a permanent transformation? Is he going to start writing turgid poetry, or, worse, playing (shudder) the accordion???
Maurice Chevalier? Well going by the price of the gas on the pump that would probably be about right. Looks like our feckless resident illegals have been indulging in a bit of time traveling. Maybe they can arrange for Khrushchev to “push the button” in ’62. That might accomplish their mission.
I remember those old Sinclair stations, where you could put Dino-Power into your smog monster. When I was a kid there was one Sinclair station which gave you a plate or other item of crockery when you filled up, my grandmother collected those, at family reunions we all ate off of Dino plates.
Somehow things do seem back in time. Really low cost gasoline. And an attendant actually pumping the gas to your vehicle.
Hey, in Oregon and some other states, it’s still illegal to pump your own gas, and a lot of the attendants look about like this. And maybe this is a backwoods station that sees so few customers that they’ve never used up their last delivery, made in 1968… when you could still gas up at Awful Brothers for two-bits a gallon…
Illegal to pump your own gas? I haven’t seen a full service station in about 35 years! Go read up on why it’s still illegal in New Jersey and (until recently, most of) Oregon. Masterpieces of corrupt politics in both cases. As Mr. Spock would say, “Fascinating.”
Eh? Until this recent discussion I’d been unaware that there was any possible issue about pumping gas in various states… With the minimal reading up on the issue that I’d done since, I’ve failed to find any suggestion of political corruption… It seems originally there was a static electricity issue that has been fixed with newer pumps and nozzles, making it safer for unskilled clods to pump their own fuel…
Back when I was a kid, the Pump Jockey would not only pump your gas, but wash your windshield and offer to check your oil… or in one case, Bob Shoop even put out a battery fire in the old Dodge my Mom was drivin’… (despite the fact that we never bought gas from him)…
Here in Los Angeles, where we’re not known for low gas prices, there are some stations which offer both self service or “Full Service” (for a modest extra charge) Though I always pump my own, at the odd time when I’ve stopped at a “Full Service” pump by mistake, I have never noticed any Pump Jockey hustlin’ out to help – however they are still happy to charge the “Full Service” price…
Politics? Wouldn’t be surprised. What I really hate, though, are the places where you have to go into the Junk-food Quickimart and wait in line behind a bunch of slobs who are all stocking up on beer, chips and cigs for the weekend (or maybe the decade), just to pay for your gas!
What? Don’t you use the pay-at-the-pump option?
What he said. Not trying to be flippant. Pay at the pump and never stand in a convenience store line again.
Yes, I pay at the pump whenever possible… but the thing with those “eat-and-get-gas” places is that they deliberately set it up so you HAVE to go inside to pay… meaning you have to walk past those shelves of Sugarfizz Pop and Granny Santini’s Artificially-Flavored Food-Like Substance.
There are STILL some full service stations left. I pass by one that has the service bays and that whole nine yards about once a week when I go to the grocery store. It’s right along the Route I take headed home from work.
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