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Friday Cartoon: Gas price crisis?

Posted by on April 15th, 2011 at 11:12 am

Artwork copyright Mark Markovich
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— Illustration by Mark Markovich, concept by Jonathan “JR” Reed and Mark Markovich

— See past cartoons here.

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Deeebo
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Deeebo

Wheres the flying unicorns and leprechauns?

Aaronf
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Aaronf

Bike utopia looks fabulous.  Let’s hope that right before the End of All Energy that Might be Able to Propel an Automobile, someone has the foresight to repave all of the roads, install of those nice windmills, and maybe bring a few years worth of food and amenities to every city that might want them.  I’d love to see all the bicycle powered farm equipment that would come into play as well.

Seth
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Seth

Lets make it work like this. Starting with 2012, gas taxes will go up $1/year until they reach say $12-15/gallon. That gives people a strong incentive, yet enough time to plan accordingly.

Opus the Poet
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I didn’t know y’all had kudzu in OR. Interesting that it only seems to affect gas station signs.

Opus the Poet
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And that price sign seems to show $11.10 a gallon when cars went “away”.

Hart Noecker
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“Just walk away from the gasoline, and I’ll spare your lives.”

You said it, Lord Humungus.

Rol
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Gas signs already kind of look like this to me today.

middle of the road guy
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middle of the road guy

the economy runs on petroleum. People who do not drive still bear higher fuel costs.

jim
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jim

Thats a really nicely paved road. There are no cars paying gas tax, so I guess the cyclists are paying a really high road tax? I read there is a proposed tax for electric cars, $1.43 per mile. Should this same tax be applied to bicycles?

Red Five
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Red Five

wow you really all think you can survive without vehicles to ship your food and other essentials? You’ll eat each other alive. It would be fun to watch actually. Watching you hit each other over the head with your bike wheels to get the last tofu burger.

mark kenseth
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mark kenseth

In response to Red Five: So…200 years ago, people were eating each other alive because they didn’t have vehicles?

Also, I don’t know what gas costs these days. I and like it.

Mike Fish
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Mike Fish

Great cartoon!

gamadownload
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do not go against wind direction , great cartoon

was carless
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was carless

Aaaaaaah! We’re all going to die because i can’t drive my cadillac escalade to the pearl district to eat sushi flown in daily from japan!