Die Hard 1 shows its age (I wish it were 1988)
Sgt. Al Powell checks out the Nakatomi building... and we all notice the sad reality of today's high gas prices. Don't we wish it were 1988 when getting gas....

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May 20th, 2007
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Good.
May 21st, 2007
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oh lol
May 21st, 2007
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I'd still kill for $1.40
May 21st, 2007
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COOKIE 4 U ^_^
August 3rd, 2007
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It is green.
May 20th, 2007
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May 20th, 2007
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May 21st, 2008
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May 20th, 2007
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yeah i noticed that too, i always bring up die hard when talking with people about gas prices
May 20th, 2007
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CosmosTheMouse shows it's mastery of the human language (I wish people would learn the language that they speak)
May 20th, 2007
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I remember when stamps were 15 cents, pay phone calls were 10 cents, and watching Small Wonder.
May 21st, 2007
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Amen. And I remember when the big Hershey bars were 30 cents.
May 20th, 2007
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Not only did I not see that coming, but using the music from later on in the movie for this scene is damn cool.
May 20th, 2007
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and you calculate how much average income has increased and realized it's as cheap as it ever was in comparison
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Not if you were working now, and could travel back in time to get gas. That would be pushing the limit FTW.
May 20th, 2007
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see, but i don't make as much money as everyone else, so it's more expensive now. DON'T QUESTION MY LOGIC.
May 20th, 2007
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Wrong. Gas at 79.9 cents in 1988 would be comparable to gas being $2.60 in our time.
May 20th, 2007
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i like how you went and did the research to find that out. You're still wrong because you didn't take into account that people made less money. If a person made $50,000 a year now, that's like $20,000 or so then, so by percentage, it's more. Still though, i say hydrogen cars. Biogas production of hydrogen would be around $1.50 per gallon of gas (equivalent) or so. Also, it's renewable and gives off water. but for that matter, cars don't pollute half as much as power plants, which are mostly coal. It's sad.
May 20th, 2007
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hey yo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biogas
May 21st, 2007
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i wasn't calling you wrong Geoguy. I was saying Twinsen is incorrect. Get it straight. In 2005, the average income per capita is twice as much as it was in 1988, however, the value of the dollar has decreased approximately 40 percent. This is how I was able to obtain my figure. So... gas WAS cheaper in 1988 than it is now.
May 21st, 2007
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phernoree > geoguy1
May 21st, 2007
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What everyone is forgetting is that is California's price. What is it there now on average? $3.50? 3.60? There were certain places I could go to in Texas in '94 that was still in the .80 range.
May 21st, 2007
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Also...guess what is driving the inflation rate right now? Could it be oil and natural gas? Wages, outside of the oil industry, athletes and board members, have not gone up 250% in the last 20 years. Remember, there used to be nice automotive and heavy industry jobs that paid better then $25/hour with no degree.
May 21st, 2007
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phernoree > geoguy1 Geoguy1 quoted Wikipedia, he instantly loses.
May 21st, 2007
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i concede, because there's apparently some anti-me army sage override must have started LOOK ITS A CONSPIRACY LOLOL!!!1
May 21st, 2007
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PS: Also, he's right. That's half the reason i concede.
May 21st, 2007
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Trebar, actually, what is driving inflation is the government spending so much money, then printing more out of thin air to pay the bills. We have a fiat currency system.
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vehicles make up for %80 of emissions. also, hydrogen power does not work below the freezing point. also, c*cks
May 21st, 2007
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"vehicles make up for %80 of emissions." i refuse to believe that in a world where coal and natural gas heats, cools, and powers virtually every house in this country. no matter how many hummers there are. OH WAIT, HUMMERS, okay, sorry. I forgot that one. never mind, you're right. (no sarcasm - seriously, those things are ugly and stupid and they take up more gas than some RVs.)
May 21st, 2007
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PS: If you own a hummer or know someone who does, please destroy it or yourself. Or your friend. Either way.
May 21st, 2007
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I like how they make them boxy so they're less aerodynamic too.
May 20th, 2007
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yeah seriously, that would be a f*cking godsend.
May 20th, 2007
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I remember regular for .77 in 1997 or so
May 20th, 2007
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yeah, "regular" here means "with lead". Then it was MORE expensive to help the environment, now it's less.
May 20th, 2007
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Paul Gleason was in that movie. He died last year.
May 20th, 2007
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Jesus! Really?
May 20th, 2007
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lmao....
May 20th, 2007
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the only good thing about this is carl winslows
May 21st, 2007
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pumping butter into his car
May 21st, 2007
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butterCREAM goddamnit. IT'S BUTTERCREAM.
May 20th, 2007
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Paul Gleason RIP....Principal Vernon of Shermer High School in the 80s until he became Dean Vernon of Pennbrook in the Boy Meets World Universe and then somehow he became Principal again in whatever they called the school in Not Another Teen Movie
May 20th, 2007
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:(
May 20th, 2007
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Bush is going to be assassinated n October 2007 by some N*gg*.
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ive noticed and commented on that before.
May 20th, 2007
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5'd for the Ode
May 20th, 2007
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Hell yeah, if it was 1988, Zappa would be alive!
May 20th, 2007
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thank you. I love you. Please make love to me.
May 20th, 2007
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God damn...
May 20th, 2007
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Gas was even cheaper in the early 70s before the OPEC crisis.
May 20th, 2007
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I wish I had a time machine and 1 oil tanker because I would go back in time, buy a tanker full of oil then sell it here today and make a lot of money
May 20th, 2007
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Carl Winslown'd.
May 20th, 2007
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Flawless. ^_^
May 20th, 2007
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I was just Emo for a moment..
May 20th, 2007
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you could still get a blow job for only 10 bucks back in those days
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Great success!
May 20th, 2007
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1988 was like one of the best years ever. That's when ガーディック外伝 was released, and soon the Japanese (and Americans a year later) were holding down the "B" button for continuous firing. also Contra.
May 20th, 2007
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(which also lets you hold down the "B" button for continuous firing)
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thats also when i was 2 years old.
May 20th, 2007
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word.
May 20th, 2007
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Regular isn't even Regular. It's LEADED. You can't even buy that anymore.
May 21st, 2007
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It was leaded in other countries up until recently. I was in the UK in 1993 and you could buy leaded gas then. But it was over US$4 gallon there back then for any gasoline.
May 20th, 2007
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Nice.................
May 20th, 2007
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Regular gas.
May 20th, 2007
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Get a bike...
May 21st, 2007
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Or Jet pack
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AND NINE TENTHS!
May 20th, 2007
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I remember that scene too! OMG!
May 20th, 2007
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haha he's a cop in everything
May 20th, 2007
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i was - 2 years old back then
May 20th, 2007
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Boy ain't that the truth . . .
May 20th, 2007
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lol
May 20th, 2007
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= O
May 21st, 2007
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Hell I was seeing prices like that in 1998 in ohio. Then the price skyrocketed to 1.20 and I nearly freaked.
May 21st, 2007
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F*CK
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haha
May 21st, 2007
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genius
May 21st, 2007
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*sigh* If only....
May 21st, 2007
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lol regular or unleaded...it's all unleaded now. kinda neat. next make a ytmnd of how you could buy like 100 acres of land in southern california for like $2,000 in 1930.
May 21st, 2007
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I suddenly became very sad.
May 21st, 2007
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holy cow...
May 21st, 2007
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You get fived for relevance.
May 21st, 2007
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best movie ever
May 21st, 2007
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an old movie with a gas station selling gas for prices from the time the movie came out? holy sh*t auto 5 oh man movie rip lol
May 21st, 2007
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Amen.
May 21st, 2007
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i was gonna 1 but 5 for carl winslow i love that man
May 21st, 2007
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cw.
May 21st, 2007
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"We're gonna need some more FBI guys I guess" Paul Gleason FTW!
May 21st, 2007
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I'm so sick of hearing how gas prices were lower ages ago. I get it already.
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God bless you, 1988 and god damn you arabs for the $3 gas prices.
May 21st, 2007
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5'd for truth
May 21st, 2007
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5 for carl winslows!
May 21st, 2007
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funny story my friend once told every time he got a boner at school the way he would get rid of it is to think carl winslow
May 21st, 2007
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OH man! Bush can go suck Cheney's dick.
May 21st, 2007
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Before the dark times...before the empire...
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May 21st, 2007
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AMERICA HAS THE BIGGEST OIL RESERVE ON EARTH. AMERICA HAS THE BIGGEST OIL RESERVE ON EARTH. AMERICA HAS THE BIGGEST OIL RESERVE ON EARTH. AMERICA HAS THE BIGGEST OIL RESERVE ON EARTH. AMERICA HAS THE BIGGEST OIL RESERVE ON EARTH. AMERICA HAS THE BIGGEST OIL RESERVE ON EARTH. AMERICA HAS THE BIGGEST OIL RESERVE ON EARTH. AMERICA HAS THE BIGGEST OIL RESERVE ON EARTH. AMERICA HAS THE BIGGEST OIL RESERVE ON EARTH. AMERICA HAS THE BIGGEST OIL RESERVE ON EARTH. AMERICA HAS THE BIGGEST OIL RESERVE ON EARTH.
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Does America have the biggest oil reserve on earth?
May 21st, 2007
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Who's machines are they?
May 21st, 2007
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THERE MY MACHINES!!
May 21st, 2007
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i believe icecream man meant to say "MAI MASHEENZ!!!"
May 21st, 2007
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MINE MASHEEN
May 21st, 2007
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nice
May 21st, 2007
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oh wow gas prices used to be low thats really funny
May 21st, 2007
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jesus it's $3.36 where i live just 3 weeks ago it was $2.84 how gay is that?
May 21st, 2007
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LOL, Arco!
May 21st, 2007
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Damn, I miss the Reagen Years :(
May 21st, 2007
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He had some great rhetoric, didn't he? Too bad he did almost the exact opposite of what he promised, save bring down the Soviet Union.
May 21st, 2007
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er... please say you're joking.
May 21st, 2007
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Well, lets see: Promised: To shrink the government Reality: Made it bigger than ever before Promised: Lower taxes Reality: Yes, lowered in 81', only to be offset and negated by other tax increases later on Promised: Deregulations and Government program abolishments Reality: Nothing was deregulated, nothing abolished Promised: To be champions of free trade Reality: Most protectionist than previous administrations Promised: Eliminate departments of Energy and Education Reality: both Grew bigger
May 21st, 2007
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oh no, i was talking to Grimm22. I hate Reagan. High five.
May 21st, 2007
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I noticed this back in February, and I had been telling people about it. My girlfriend's mom remembers that she could fill up her car with $10 back then. I'm glad someone else noticed this...then again, it makes me cry.
May 21st, 2007
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We've been enjoying prices much higher than that in Europe for the last 100 years! Take that, pigdogs
May 21st, 2007
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What? Europeans pay much more for gasoline.
May 21st, 2007
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hahaha
May 21st, 2007
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Peak Oil ftl. Sucks to be a Yankee dog.
May 21st, 2007
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jesus christ
May 21st, 2007
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wow so low. i miss those days
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F*ck man, it was under a buck here until about 6 years ago--now it's over $3.
May 21st, 2007
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Amen to that.
May 21st, 2007
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lol
May 21st, 2007
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Dude I'd KILL for gas at 77 cents per gallon....LOL Blood For Oil
May 21st, 2007
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Yeah, but minimum wage was about 4 bucks an hour!
May 22nd, 2007
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The Reagan years still make the Bush Jr. years look like a paradise by comparison. At least I never voted for either.
May 22nd, 2007
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I'm going to kill.
May 22nd, 2007
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5'd for being die hard.
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I remember when it was 84 cents five or six years ago
November 9th, 2008
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I believe the day is coming when Carl Winslow will again appear and guide us to gas stations with 75 cent gas.
January 14th, 2009
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This YTMND has suddenly lost its meaning.