The gas war is over. Gas won.

In the gas crisis of the 1970s, people were outraged that gas cost over one dollar a gallon. They waited in long lines to get gas, sometimes running out of gas in the process.

My grandfather used to have a key chain that said, “The gas war is over. Gas won.”

In protest, my grandfather bought an electric lawn mower. I have a vague recollection of that lawn mower. It had a really long extension cord. My grandfather drove over the cord and cut it in half. My memories of that orange and green electric lawn mower include an extension cord spliced back together with black electrical tape.


1 Comment

  1. Cwinstien said,

    August 19, 2011 at 3:17 am

    That is amazing how history is doomed to repeat itself. Unless we protest like you grandfather and work together to find alt fuels, we are only leaving a worst gas crisis for the next generations.

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