Thursday, July 10, 2008

Gas Map 2000

If you are a regular reader of The DZ you know I love bitching about gas prices and the related conspiracy led by George W. Bush, his "big oil" buddies, and other mysterious rich, old white guys to jack up prices as much as possible! But I digress... I just ran across this cool map of gas prices throughout the country. I am a sucker for cool data visualization techniques. Check it out!



(Click on the image to go to the original page.)

8 comments:

wtf??? said...

Mr. Munster-

Nice visual. Contributer to the red-ness on the left coast is of course due to the fact that Californians pay more for gas because cleaner-burning fuel blends are mandated by the state.

As for Bush and his cronies conspiring to drive up the prices of gasoline, you are mistaken. What we are experiencing with the rising fuel costs is a global market correction factor. The stinky Euros have been paying $4.00a gallon for a dozen years. You are not entitled to gasoline at $2.00 per gallon. There is a supply, and you have a demand. Is your demand strong enough that you will pay $4.00 a gallon, bitch and moan, yet refuse to ride-share or take the Metro? Somehow I think it is. So don't blame Bush because you are stupid enough to pay $4.00 a gallon to drive to work by yourself everyday...blame yourself for creating the demand.

wrecking machine said...

wtf???

that was stated very eloquently....hats off

WM

Wrecking Machine said...

Indeed to wtf???. I've been telling people since the beginning of the SUV craze that gas prices will go up simply because people are buying more gas. And what have gas prices been doing? Going up, up, up.

Dolfer,

You should try getting the red/blue map of the last general election and see how the colors match up. By and large, the blue areas in the election map match up to the red states in the gas map. Why is that?

Dolf said...

Interesting... I have long suspected that WTF??? and "Wrecking Machine" are one in the same...

Conspiracy or no... One thing has come out of this.

I need a new photo that more accurately reflects the new "2009 Model D"!

Wrecking Machine said...

The Wrecking Machine who signed with WM is an imposter, as I have never signed my posts on this site.

Plus, he had nothing snide and/or cynical to say, so it was not the real Machine.

To the imposter: You, sir, suck at the internet.

Dolf said...

Machine,

I knew it wasn't you not only for the aforementioned reason, but because you would never say "hats off!" Also, you would never call me "Dolfer!" Only a couple people here at work refer to me by that name...

Later,
D

Wrecking Machine said...

To be perfectly clear:

Real Wrecking Machine said:


Indeed to wtf???. I've been telling people since the beginning of the SUV craze that gas prices will go up simply because people are buying more gas. And what have gas prices been doing? Going up, up, up.

Dolfer,

You should try getting the red/blue map of the last general election and see how the colors match up. By and large, the blue areas in the election map match up to the red states in the gas map. Why is that?


And then:


The Wrecking Machine who signed with WM is an imposter, as I have never signed my posts on this site.

Plus, he had nothing snide and/or cynical to say, so it was not the real Machine.

To the imposter: You, sir, suck at the internet.


And I have called you Dolfer before, probably because it sounds funny and makes me laugh at your expense.

Dolf said...

sorry wtf??? denied...

The DZ is a place of honor. It's a home to heroes like Machine, Guh-bard, GW, MattyP, Basler and me.

The Dolf Zone is not a place for fat, doughy wussies who hide behind a shield of cowardly anonymity.

Get off my plane!