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Old 02-20-2013, 09:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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You know its pretty sad when....

You look at an old picture and first thing you notice is the price of gasoline...



I took that photo one day when I got out of my car and saw the viper at a light.

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Wow...that's cheap gas.
It's $5.18/gallon (1.37/L) here.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Keep in mind the photo is like 7 years old
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Nearer $9 US Gallon here at the moment, with a tax hike due in the next few months.
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You look at an old picture and first thing you notice is the price of gasoline...



I took that photo one day when I got out of my car and saw the viper at a light.
I bought gas here 6 weeks ago for $2.849.

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It isn't the price of gasoline in the old pictures, it's more the complete lack of concern over availability, consequences, etc, that I remember (as one goes back a few more decades). America was once the land of "the new", the future be it infrastructure, options, people, what-have-you. An empire at imperial zenith we now know . . bu heady and intoxicaticating when one is young & impressionable. Cheap energy we could take for granted.

The Land of Happy Motoring as one commentator put it.

Soon enough, PAN AM would take us on a glorious cruise in orbit. And humanity would someday fill the solar system. No ends.

Old pictures make all of this more than bittersweet. Nostalgia for those flawed assumptions.

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