Thursday, April 27, 2006

Pointless Image

Being my teetotaler self, I don't know if it's actually true, but it might be. Via Michael Bains.

6 comments:

Ranson said...

Also a teetotaller, here, but I did sell beer and liquor for a time.

Per gallon, some of the extremely cheap beers are going to run less than gas. Anything mid-range (even low-mid)isn't going to compare on a retail level. Wholesale, it's closer, but if you remove taxes from the equation, gas is probably a lot cheaper than beer all the way around.

As a side note, ya'll need to fix the Pharyngula link over in the blogroll. It still goes to the old site.

Bronze Dog said...

Fixed. I hope. Also updated for Respectful Insolence while I was at it.

speedwell said...

Homemade beer is cheaper than gas, says a homebrewer friend, after you purchase the equipment and if you don't go crazy with gourmet ingredients. He also says that it's legal without a license to ferment and distill your own ethanol pure enough to put in your car, so long as you do under a certain amount. Over that amount requires a headache or two's worth of government-form filling out and a fee, but then you can do quite a lot. The equipment is backyard-small and not expensive, and the procedure is simple enough for an experienced cook or halfway experienced engineer; I'll see if I can dig up the website...

Bronze Dog said...

Get me a copy of The Anarchist's Cookbook while you're at it. ;)

MichaelBains said...

I truly didnae care when postin', as I know JD is still about $50 a gallon. What do I care from beer?

Ranson and all are absolutely correct though. 72oz = 1 Six of Bud Light at 'bout $6. That's barely more than half a gallon so, yes, beer is still far more expensive than gasoline.

I'll humbly be updating my post.

Thanks for makin' me think, guys. Thanks a freakin' lot...

{-;

Bronze Dog said...

Of course, I did figure that beer would still cost more, but I figured I'd post the stats.org link anyway, since I remembered it, and it was kind of related.