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Quote of the Weekend

It’s past five, so I guess I can get this in early.   Seen at Uncle’s place:

Get a diesel. Then use biodiesel.

1 metric ton of dead hippies can be converted to 80 gallons of biodiesel via heat depolymerization.

Formerly annoying dead hippies are a nearly inexhaustable resource … and if we did exhaust them, people would cheer regardless.

And the hipiies carbon foot print goes to near zero once they stop breathing.

A win win scenario for all.

I don’t generally support growing fuel at the expense of food production, but this is one type of biofuel I can get behind!

12 Responses to “Quote of the Weekend”

  1. SayUncle says:

    yeah, funny. but i thought this comment at tam’s on hippies was funner:

    “I hate when hippies cry…it makes a clean spot & you have to just go ahead and pressure-wash the whole critter.”

    http://booksbikesboomsticks.blogspot.com/2008/02/sweet-smell-of-failure.html

  2. Dennis Stonehocker says:

    I’m converting my pickup right now! But what about the smell?

  3. Sebastian says:

    I’ve heard of you use fry grease for biodiesel, it makes your exhaust smell like french fries. I guess dead hippy fuel would make your exhaust smell like “Haven’t showered in two weeks”

  4. Timmeeee says:

    “I don’t generally support growing fuel at the expense of food production, but this is one type of biofuel I can get behind!”

    You eat dead hippies?!!! Ewww!

    How do they taste?

  5. Dennis Stonehocker says:

    Like rotten chicken!

  6. Wai says:

    Here’s a theory for y’all:

    The Earth is a giant pressure cooker. Oil is basically Hydrogen, Carbon and Oxygen atoms. What is the most abundant substance on Earth? Water. What’s water? Two parts Hydrogren to One part Oxygen. Where does carbon come from? Pretty much everything on this planet. So…deep under the Earth’s crust, what’s happening? Water and carbon-containing matter filter down into the Earth’s mantle where there’s a lot of heat and pressure, these elements would combine to form oil, which is then pushed back up to the Earth’s crust and deposited in, well…oil deposits.

    They’ve been talking about the planet running out of oil since the mid-70’s. I don’t believe that’s the case. What’s driving up oil prices are:

    1) At least half of the oil deposits are located in countries hostile to the US and in the Middle East, making the acquisition of oil from them costly.

    2) Idiots with the NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) attitude that continue to block oil exploration and the construction of new refineries to meet demand. Americans use 22 million gallons of fuel daily, but can only produce 17 million gallons daily. We have to import 5 million gallons a day from outside. If we can cut down on our usage, we wouldn’t need the extra 5 million gallons, thus lowering our dependency on foreign imports of fuel.

    3) Idiots at the stock exchange trading on what they call “Oil Futures” which is basically what THEY think oil prices will be in the FUTURE, hence the term.

    #3 is what’s really driving up gas prices. These idiots need to be reigned in and beaten to with an inch of their lives. They’re getting rich while the rest of us are getting poor.

  7. Hate be shamelessly self-promote but:

    I’ve been keeping a little notepad-blog about alternative energy and synthetic hydrocarbons:
    http://mokofd.blogspot.com/search/label/energy
    check it out if you’re interested.

    attempt at clickable link

  8. Alcibiades McZombie says:

    Wai, I don’t think extreme heat and pressure can break the atomic bonds in water. You’d need electrolysis or a chemical reaction for that.

  9. Sebastian says:

    Actually, you can decompose water into its components under extreme heat. There’s currently a Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative at the DOE the proposes doing exactly that.

  10. Sebastian says:

    The process is called Thermolysis

  11. Alcibiades McZombie says:

    I didn’t think the earth had enough heat for that work, I thought you’d need a star to do that. I still think it’s unlikely for oil to form then seep out.

    Though, I suppose sometime in the “future” we could make an “Oil Factory” in the Earth’s mantle…

  12. Kristopher says:

    “I guess dead hippy fuel would make your exhaust smell like “Haven’t showered in two weeks””

    With hints of patchoolie and marijuana.

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