David Pogue on the price of gas...

It's probably against the copyright rules, but this was a great post by the Poguester, why don't people complain about these things... originally posted here along with a ton of comments pointing out how dumb the comparison is, still nice job.

In five years of writing this blog, I’ve generally resisted passing along some of those great little tidbits that get passed around by e-mail—jokes, quotes, factoids, and stuff like that. Most of the sob stories are bogus, most of the jokes aren’t funny, and so on.

But I did enjoy this one, which winds up making a tech-industry point. I’ve fixed some of the formatting and updated the price of the final item… Enjoy.

Think a $4 gallon of gas is expensive? Consider the prices of these other fluids that people buy every day without complaint.

Lipton Iced Tea, 16 oz @ $1.19 = $9.52 per gallon

Diet Snapple, 16 oz @ $1.29 = $10.32 per gallon

Gatorade, 20 oz @ $1.59 = $10.17 per gallon

Ocean Spray, 16 oz @ $1.25 = $10.00 per gallon

Evian water, 9 oz @ $1.49 = $21.19 per gallon (!)

Wite-Out, 7 oz @ $1.39 = $25.42 per gallon

Brake fluid, 12 oz @ $3.15 = $33.60 per gallon

Scope, 1.5 oz @ $0.99 = $84.48 per gallon

Pepto-Bismol, 4 oz @ $3.85 = $123.20 per gallon

Vicks NyQuil, 6 oz @ $8.35 = $178.13 per gallon

But here’s the kicker:

HP 02 Black Ink Cartridge, 16 ml $18 online = $4,294.58 per gallon.

Yes, that’s right: inkjet printer ink goes for over four thousand dollars a gallon. What’s in there, anyway — gold filings?

So the next time you’re at the pump, be glad your car doesn’t run on water, Scope, Wite-Out, Pepto-Bismol, NyQuil, or — heaven forbid — printer ink!

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Geez.. who knew "Texas Tea" would ever be cheaper than Texas Tea?! *lol*