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Alternative Fuel Vehicles are a Joke

© Mike Thompson

How can we have a future when we are stuck so firmly in the past?



  1. Nom_de_Guerre wrote:

    Automobiles running on fossil fuels or things that cost more than fossil fuels such as ethanol are the “horse drawn carts” of today.

    They represent the current obsolete model of car-based cities and innefficient public transportation.

    This cartoon is accurate but ironically chose the wrong target…

    Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 9:26 am | Permalink
  2. Falkelord wrote:

    Nom, I’m not quite sure you get the point of the joke here.

    Sunday, July 18, 2010 at 3:49 am | Permalink
  3. Nom_de_Guerre wrote:


    Perhaps. To me it seems to present criticism of alternative fuels in paralell to the criticism of an once inevitably emergent technology- cars. The critics are therefore clueless luddites who focus on problems on a too early stage of a technology.

    My opinion is that supposedly alternatives fuels don’t present any advantage at all (environmental, technical, economical) and are not an inexorable change in the way we drive (mostly).

    If you can point out, for argument’s sake, what are the supposed benefits of alternative fuels, if we’re still a nation of suburban commuters with individual vehicles and uncapable of even the most basic and reasonable self-restraint in resource consumption I’d be happy to know.


    Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 10:53 am | Permalink
  4. @NOM

    You are correct in your presumption of the point of the cartoon. You are incorrect in your assumption that you are coming across as a highly intelligent maverick with eloquent expression.

    It was a comic. Shut up jackass.

    Monday, September 26, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Permalink
  5. Parker wrote:

    Seriously Nom, put down the thesaurus and replace the big words with thoughtful arguments. Here is your actual opinion:

    “I don’t think alternative fuels are any better than fossil fuels, and they don’t change the way we drive. If you disagree with me, I’d be happy to know.”

    But you can’t word it like that because the shallowness of it will be obvious.

    Also, I find it hard to believe that you actually know the words “luddite” and “inexorable” when you can’t spell “parallel” or “incapable”.

    Monday, September 26, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Permalink
  6. anonencyclopedia wrote:

    rather the first person to build an automobile was Karl Benz

    Monday, September 26, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Permalink