September 23, 2008

The Nashville Gas Shortage

As many of you have probably heard on the news, Nashville has been experiencing something of a gas shortage. There have been long lines at the stations that had gas at all and many, many stations have just been sold out and shut down on and off for days. Not being old enough to remember the gas lines of the 1970s (I guess I lived through them, I just don't remember it), I have never seen anything like it.

Fortunately for the Adams' family, I filled up the tank on the Friday before Ike swept through Texas and Nashvillians went gas crazy. We usually only use about a half tank per week, so we're doing fine and not particularly affected by the local gas woes ourselves. Still, it is definitely a problem for a city to run out of gas.

Obviously one person was bored while stuck at home without gasoline -- and so I present a hilarious (although filled with foul language) video about the current difficulties faced by my city.


You can watch without sound and it will give you subtitles (not quite the same effect, I'll grant you). Still, hilarious.

How does a city run out of gas? And if Nashville, why not the rest of the country? We seem to be getting our supplies just fine (although the price went up to $4.29 for a few days, I've seen $3.69 recently).

Posted by: diane at September 23, 2008 09:10 AM

Actually, the subtitles are what's filled with the foul language. The sound is in German and I didn't actually catch any swear words in that, although the actor does do a good job of capturing Hitler's incomprehensibility, so it's hard to say for sure.

Posted by: Jordana at September 23, 2008 09:32 AM

We are out of gas here in the Atlanta area, too, and if you do find someone with gas--as we found out yesterday--you can only buy a minimal amount for over $4 a gallon. I was allowed $20. I don't use too much gas, so hopefully that will do me until some sense of normalcy returns. It is so bizarre.

Posted by: Amy at September 23, 2008 09:37 AM

There seems to be a ton of these parodies on YouTube. The first one I saw had him mad because the Cowboys lost to the Giants in the playoffs. He was frothing about the point spread.

Posted by: skinnydan at September 23, 2008 10:35 AM

I feel better about understanding so wenig myself now! We actually watched that whole movie thanks to Netflix. I don't remember how much of the rest of it I understood or even whether the whole thing was in German. I never will forget the horrifying scene with Frau Goebbels, though. NEVER.

Posted by: Lenise at October 1, 2008 01:56 PM