Endless spiral of waste?

Driving home from one of my jobs today, I saw the trucks and the machines and the rollers working to make sure that we have some good goddamned concrete on which to roll our fossil-fuel burners.

I imagine that this process of repaving a highway takes a shit-ton of energy.

Kickass.

I started to wonder what would happen if we didn’t solve our energy problems and if cars went to shit. Nobody could drive.

The self-inflicted punch to the nuts could be that all the maintenance of the the transportation infrastruture turns out to be a complete fucking waste. No cars = no need for highways. And we got a shitload of highways and we want even more. Who hasn’t wanted her own personal exit ramp?

Imagine all these cars rusting to nothing. Well, that’s what they’re gonna do. And every time I get in my piece of shit that I call a truck, I think about how your goddamned car is going to probably be worthless in 10-15 years. And then I feel better.

Yeah, keep praying for Baby Jesus to make more oil, you idiot. We’re not getting it. And unless you can get some sort of conversion going for our current engines–plus the new technology we so desperately need– these cars will be basically worthless.

If we can’t make personal transportation a part of the long-term, we’re really fucking ourselves right now.

Damnit.

MC Spanky McGee

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Spanky really likes Wendy's #6, and does not buy the so-called purist's prohibition against adding onions or pepperjack to Spicy Chicken. Spanks also rocks out El Burrito Loco in DeKalb, IL. Winners: Arby's, Taco Bell, and Burger King. Losers: Taco John's and people who don't cuss. Slappy is a firm believer in evolution, loves his iPod, and does not like the Republican Party. Slappy also likes double-bass-driven metal (Tool, Lamb of God, etc), funk, classic rock, but also likes classical and pop music.

4 thoughts on “Endless spiral of waste?

  1. I’m confident that the technology from the Back to the Future movies will be realized in the next 5 to 10 years. What reason do I have? I’ve got faith Captain Spanky treehugger.

  2. Fuck all that treehugger shit.

    This is an economic and efficiency issue.

    I try to center every argument I make for conservation around self-benefit.

    The Earth is just a big chunk of soil. Whoopdiedoo.

    And that’s enough outta you.

  3. Today the importance of the bicycle became incredibly clear to me. Get off your asses and ride a fucking bike. Oh and when you want to go far away, take a bus or a train. Wait, I’m in Germany where that’s actually possible. Shit. I mean, USA rules! Damn. I…forget it. Another Pils, please!

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