News from Houston: Better fill your tanks - Mercedes-Benz Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-29-2004, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Elite
 
FeelTheLove's Avatar
 
Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
Posts: 28,829
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
News from Houston: Better fill your tanks

I made my usual weekly trip out to Pasadena to get a tankfull of that fresh-from-the-refinery Premium that my SL craves. Got there a little late, as they were just changing the price signs to a higher number. The word from my oil industry friends is that wholesale gasoline prices will be going up all next week - because $50 a barrel oil arrived at the end of a month that is also the end of a quarter, no matter what happens to the price of oil, the industry is now locked into futures contracts at that price for the next few 100 million barrels or so, and they got to pay for it. IN addition, futures contracts that were in force that allowed them to buy crude at the older lower prices, as low as 30$ a barrel, have now expired. So get your wallet out, ya'll are about to learn what $50 a barrel oil is all about.
FeelTheLove is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-29-2004, 03:23 PM
BenzWorld Member
 
Date registered: Oct 2003
Vehicle: 2014 Ford Taurus SHO....
Location: America
Posts: 211
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
RE: News from Houston: Better fill your tanks

It's about $50 a barrel! Jeez, read your own post!

My Expedition gets about 12 MPG around town, and possesses a 30-gallon tank. Could be worse, I could drive an S600!
PaulC is offline  
post #3 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-29-2004, 03:29 PM
Always Remembered RIP
 
Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: W126 SD, W115 D
Location: Jersey Village, Texas
Posts: 113
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
RE: News from Houston: Better fill your tanks

And of course the diesel has started to make it;s seasonal price increase, with the $ per barrel prices on top of that it's going to suck driving the
300 SD this winter :(.


TXBill is offline  
post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-29-2004, 05:30 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
old300D's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jul 2003
Vehicle: '83 240D
Location: Denver
Posts: 3,774
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
RE: News from Houston: Better fill your tanks

Hopefully I can get away with 50% diesel, 50% free WVO. Should increase my fuel costs to $1.50 - $1.70 per gallon, unless diesel goes over $3.00 per gallon (sounds like it might).

Onward to making my own biodiesel!

OBK #35

old300D is offline  
post #5 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-29-2004, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Elite
 
FeelTheLove's Avatar
 
Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
Posts: 28,829
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
RE: News from Houston: Better fill your tanks

Price of diesel is heavily tied to heating oil demand, in fact, heating oil is just diesel that doesn't have a motor fuel tax on it. The ranchers out here that own their own 1,000 gallon tanks are known to slip one by the tax man and order a load of heating oil from the refineries. Its a risky business, because explaining using so much heating oil in a state that doesn't have any snow can be tricky. But hey, you yankees want to save some money get you one of them little hand crank pumps and do a little plumbing down in the cellar.


FeelTheLove is offline  
post #6 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-29-2004, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Elite
 
FeelTheLove's Avatar
 
Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
Posts: 28,829
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
RE: News from Houston: Better fill your tanks

Quote:
PaulC - 9/29/2004 5:23 PM

It's about $50 a barrel! Jeez, read your own post!

....
I can't for the life of me figure out what your alluding to here.
FeelTheLove is offline  
post #7 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-29-2004, 08:26 PM
BenzWorld Member
 
Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 1986 300SDL
Location: Boston
Posts: 383
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
RE: News from Houston: Better fill your tanks

Quote:
kvining - 9/29/2004 8:39 PM

Price of diesel is heavily tied to heating oil demand, in fact, heating oil is just diesel that doesn't have a motor fuel tax on it. The ranchers out here that own their own 1,000 gallon tanks are known to slip one by the tax man and order a load of heating oil from the refineries. Its a risky business, because explaining using so much heating oil in a state that doesn't have any snow can be tricky. But hey, you yankees want to save some money get you one of them little hand crank pumps and do a little plumbing down in the cellar.

Hand crank? what's that? Never heard of 'em. That being said you can buy them from Northern Tool[:D]
LK ONE is offline  
post #8 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-29-2004, 08:32 PM
Administratoris Emeritus
 
GeeS's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 2021 SL770
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ
Posts: 44,915
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 591 Post(s)
More News from Houston

Statue of Jesus washes up in Texas

MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) -- A fiberglass statue of Jesus that washed up on a sandbar in the Rio Grande three weeks ago is attracting scores of devout pilgrims to a police department lost-and-found and being hailed as a miracle.

Police in Eagle Pass, Texas, said up to 40 people a day are coming to pay homage to the five-foot-tall figurine, known as "The Christ of the Undocumented," which was found by U.S. Border Patrol agents in the river.

"Some come to pray, and some come and just touch it," police lieutenant Daniel Morales said by telephone on Monday. "We have never experienced anything like this before, and interest is growing by the day."

The border city, which lies opposite Piedras Negras in northern Mexico, has a large Mexican community. Many arrived illegally by way of the river, and most are devout Roman Catholics.

Morales said the life-like statuette, which turned up without a crucifix base, would probably be given to a church in the border city if no-one came forward to claim it within 90 days.

"If spending money you don't have is the height of stupidity, borrowing money to give it away is the height of insanity." -- anon
GeeS is offline  
post #9 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-29-2004, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Elite
 
FeelTheLove's Avatar
 
Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
Posts: 28,829
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
RE: News from Houston: Better fill your tanks

I was going to post that on the other thread under the title of "Jesus returns", but given the current controversy, I refrained. For those who are fans of Depeche Mode, these people have apparently found their own personal Plastic Jesus. There are some "prophet" designations to be handed out here as well if the band wishes to claim them.

Plastic Jesus
Ernie Marrs

Plastic Jesus is on:


Cool Hand Luke CD


Flaming Lips CD


Undead At the Blackcat Lounge
by Flametrick Subs


Dedicated to the
Ones We Love
by The Blackeyed Susans

I don't care if it rains of freezes
'Long as I got my Plastic Jesus
Riding on the dashboard of my car.

Through my trials and tribulations
And my travels through the nations
With my Plastic Jesus I'll go far.
Plastic Jesus! Plastic Jesus,
Riding on the dashboard of my car

I'm afraid He'll have to go.
His magnets ruin my radio
And if I have a wreck He'll leave a scar.
Riding down a thoroughfare
With His nose up in the air,
A wreck may be ahead, but He don't mind.

Trouble coming He don't see,
He just keeps His eye on me
And any other thing that lies behind.
Plastic Jesus! Plastic Jesus,
Riding on the dashboard of my car ...

Though the sunshine on His back
Make Him peel, chip and crack,
A little patching keeps Him up to par.
When I'm in a traffic jam
He don't care if I say "damn"
I can let all my curses roll

Plastic Jesus doesn't hear
'Cause he has a plastic ear
The man who invented plastic saved my soul.
Plastic Jesus! Plastic Jesus,
Riding on the dashboard of my car ...

Once His robe was snowy white,
Now it isn't quite so bright -
Stained by the smoke of my cigar.
If I weave around at night,
And policemen think I'm tight,
They never find my bottle - though they ask.

Plastic Jesus shelters me,
For His head comes off, you see
He's hollow, and I use Him for a flask.
Plastic Jesus! Plastic Jesus,

Riding on the dashboard of my car ...
Ride with me and have a dram
Of the blood of the Lamb -
Plastic Jesus is a holy bar.

[Plastic Jesus has become quite entrenched in the folk tradition, so there are considerably more folk verses than there were original ones. Following are folk additions and emendations, as well as additions from recording artists who have covered this song.]

Well, I don't care if it rains or freezes,
Long as I have my plastic Jesus
Riding on the dashboard of my car

I could go a hundred miles an hour
Long as I got the Almighty Power
Glued up there with my pair of fuzzy dice
{Refrain - repeat between every verse}
Plastic Jesus, plastic Jesus
Riding on the dashboard of my car

Through all trials and tribulations,
We will travel every nation,
With my plastic Jesus I'll go far.
I don't care if it rains or freezes
As long as I've got my Plastic Jesus
Glued to the dashboard of my car,

You can buy Him phosphorescent
Glows in the dark, He's Pink and Pleasant,
Take Him with you when you're travelling far

I don't care if it's dark or scary
Long as I have magnetic Mary
Ridin' on the dashboard of my car

I feel I'm protected amply
I've got the whole damn Holy Family
Riding on the dashboard of my car

You can buy a Sweet Madonna
Dressed in rhinestones sitting on a
Pedestal of abalone shell

Goin' ninety, I'm not wary
'Cause I've got my Virgin Mary
Guaranteeing I won't go to Hell

I don't care what they say, I'm gonna
Keep on prayin' to that pink madonna
Melted to the dashboard of my car.

I don't care if it bumps or jostles
Long as I got the Twelve Apostles
Bolted to the dashboard of my car

Don't I have a pious mess
Such a crowd of holiness
Strung across the dashboard of my car

No, I don't care if it rains or freezes
Long as I have my plastic Jesus
Riding on the dashboard of my car

But I think he'll have to go
His magnet ruins my radio
And if we have a wreck he'll leave a scar

Riding through the thoroughfare
With his nose up in the air
A wreck may be ahead, but he don't mind

Trouble coming, he don't see
He just keeps his eyes on me
And any other thing that lies behind
{as refrain}

Plastic Jesus, Plastic Jesus
Riding on the dashboard of my car
Though the sun shines on his back
Makes him peel, chip, and crack
A little patching keeps him up to par

When pedestrians try to cross
I let them know who's boss
I never blow my horn or give them warning

I ride all over town
Trying to run them down
And it's seldom that they live to see the morning
{as refrain}
Plastic Jesus, Plastic Jesus
Riding on the dashboard of my car

His halo fits just right
And I use it as a sight
And they'll scatter or they'll splatter near and far

When I'm in a traffic jam
He don't care if I say Damn
I can let all sorts of curses roll
Plastic Jesus doesn't hear
For he has a plastic ear
The man who invented plastic saved my soul
{as refrain}
Plastic Jesus, Plastic Jesus
Riding on the dashboard of my car

Once his robe was snowy white
Now it isn't quite so bright
Stained by the smoke of my cigar

God made Christ a Holy Jew
God made Him a Christian too
Paradoxes populate my car

Joseph beams with a feigned elan
From the shaggy dash of my furlined van
Famous cuckold in the master plan

Naughty Mary, smug and smiling
Jesus dainty and beguiling
Knee-deep in the piling of my van

His message clear by night or day
My phosphorescent plastic Gay
Simpering from the dashboard of my van

You can buy Him phosphorescent
Glows in the dark, He's Pink and Pleasant,
Take Him with you when you're travelling far.

You can buy a Sweet Madonna
Dressed in rhinestones sitting on a
Pedestal of abalone shell.
Goin' ninety, I'm not wary'
Cause I've got my Virgin Mary,
Guaranteeing I won't go to Hell.

Rain and Snow are not an issue
long as I got my plastic Vishnu
Sittin on the dashboard of my car

When I'm goin' fornicatin
I got my ceramic Satan
Sinnin' on the dashboard of my Winnebago Motor Home

The women know I'm on the level
Thanks to the wild-eyed stoneware devil
Ridin' on the dashboard of my Winnebago Motor Home
Sneerin' from the dashboard of my Winnebago Motor Home
Leering from the dashboard of my van

I don't care if I'm broke or starvin'
As long as I've got a fish named Darwin
Glued to the trunklid of my car

God, I'm feeling so evolved
Drivin' with my problems solved
Proclaiming what I think of what we are

Riding home one foggy night,
With my honey cuddled tight,
I missed a curve and off the road we veered.

My windshield got smashed-up good,
And my darling graced the hood.
Plastic Jesus, He had disappeared.
{As refrain}
Plastic Jesus! Plastic Jesus,
No longer chides me with His holy grin.

Doctors in the X-ray room
Found Him in my darling's womb.
Someday, He'll be born again!

I don't care if it rains or freezes
Long as I got my plastic Jesus
Riding on the dashboard of my car

He's the dude with the rusty nails,
Walks on water, don't need no sails
Riding on the dashboard of me car

I don't care if the night is scary
As long as I got the Virgin Mary
Sittin' on the dashboard of my car.

She don't slip and she don't slide
Cuz her ass is magnetized
Sittin' on the dashboard of my car.
FeelTheLove is offline  
post #10 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-29-2004, 11:11 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
mzsmbs's Avatar
 
Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 1972 Mercedes 250 (/8) W114/M130
Location: on a high bank of a creek
Posts: 7,296
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
RE: News from Houston: Better fill your tanks

what's jesus have to do with my gas tank?



in political asylum
mzsmbs is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > Off-Topic

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
     
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode



    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On

     

    Title goes here

    close
    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome