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u/LionHeartVIII Sep 29 '21 Hugz Table Slap

F*ck your Mitsubishi, I've a horse outside.

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u/Maybe_Im_Confused Sep 29 '21

Fuck your Subaru I’ve a horse outside

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u/pretty_jimmy Sep 29 '21

Fuck your Honda civic, I've a horse out-side!

(These are terribly out of order)

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u/sweetwargasm Sep 29 '21 edited Sep 29 '21

If your lookin for a ride, I've a horse outside.

love this song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljPFZrRD3J8

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u/arseniobillingham21 Sep 29 '21

She said I don’t believe ya, I said it’s fuckin true.

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u/BobTheDemonOtter Sep 29 '21

I swapped him for a bag o' yokes in 1992

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u/boh3m3 Sep 29 '21

I don't need insurance

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u/FortFrenchy Sep 29 '21

I don't need no parkin space

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u/Nobody-Expects Sep 29 '21

And if you try to clamp my horse he'll kick you in the face

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u/42peanuts Sep 29 '21

I don't know what I just watched, but it was great. And true! I do have a horse outside.

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u/poop12 Sep 29 '21

I don't know what I just watched, but it was great.

Welcome to The Rubberbandits!

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u/pregnantbaby Sep 29 '21

Wow. First time seeing that. The funniest part is when they randomly push that guys head

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u/LordMarcusrax Sep 29 '21

Power: exactly 1 horsepower.

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u/Great_White_Buffalo Sep 29 '21

Ironically, going by that unit of measurement, the maximum output of an average horse can be up to 15 HP. An average human being coming out at approximately 1 horsepower.

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u/LordMarcusrax Sep 29 '21

An average human being coming out at approximately 1 horsepower.

WHY

Wait, let me guess: imperial units?

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u/Great_White_Buffalo Sep 29 '21

You can thank engineer James Watts for that. He invented the term back in the late 1700's/early 1800's. So while I don't know if it can be identified as an imperial measurement it surely suffers from the same problems imperial measurements have due to being a relic of an age past. Tangentially related but this is also the same guy the "Watt" SI unit is named after.

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u/woodc85 Sep 29 '21

1 hp is the average power a horse would output over a day of work. A horse will sustain one HP while working with a peak output of about 15. An average human has a peak of about 1 hp and I think can sustain an average of 0.1 hp.

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u/AdvocateF0rTheDevil Sep 29 '21 edited Sep 29 '21

Imperial is fucked ofc, but they're talking about peak output.

Few humans could output 1 hp for more than a few tens of seconds. For measuring work done, sustained output is more useful. In that metric, 1 hp is fairly accurate for a horse, or so I've heard

Edit: go to the gym and get on an exercise machine. If i'm keeping >150w for ~10 min, that's pretty good for me.

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u/squngy Sep 29 '21

Horse power is based on what a horse can keep up for long periods of time.

He is comparing a humans max to a horses meh.

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u/Boredguy32 Sep 29 '21

Its just Sarah Jessica Parker.

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u/bluetreacle Sep 29 '21

Come on man, you're really beating a dead Sarah Jessica Parker

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u/Mrtootums Sep 29 '21

10/10 user name.

(Whispers) Great White Buffalo…

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u/TieDyedFury Sep 29 '21

I'll always remember an experiment in my HS physics class in which the teacher had us calculate our horsepower by having us sprint up stairs and using our body weight in the calculation. Most people came out around 0.5-0.9hp, I think one other guy barely made it over 1hp. Then it was my turn, I was a starting lineman on our football team and was easily the biggest guy in class, I also had the fastest time up the stairs so my calculation came out to 2.2hp. Its one of my proudest moments in High School.

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u/s4in7 Sep 29 '21

Now I really want to do this. Do they still let strange 35yo men onto high school campuses?

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u/Great_White_Buffalo Sep 29 '21

Yes! They're called P.E. Coaches.

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u/crewjones Sep 29 '21

and my mother told me I would amount to nothing

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u/CharlemagneIS Sep 29 '21

Wow I came to the comments to dig for a Rubberbandits joke. I’ve never been so happy to see something right at the top.

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u/gageb1998 Sep 29 '21

Modern problems require...past solutions?

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u/sashapop Sep 29 '21

Back to the primordial soup!

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u/SkybridgeX Sep 29 '21

Back to the pile!

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u/sashapop Sep 29 '21

"THEY TOOK OUR JOBS!!!"

"THEY TOOK ER JERBS!!!"

"TERK YER JERB!!!"

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u/Crezelle Sep 29 '21

DEY DOOK DER DURRR!

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u/comrade_batman Sep 29 '21

Modern problems require Medieval solutions.

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u/boney1984 Sep 29 '21

Considering the massive increase in population over the last century, could you imagine the amount of horse shit there would be lying around if cars didn't exist today and we still used horses?

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u/Serukka Sep 29 '21

Wasnt horse shit a huge problem back in the days of olden London?

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u/north7 Sep 29 '21

In New York as well.

[In the early 1890s] According to the 89th Annual Report of the Board of Health, nearly 500 tones of horse manure were collected from the streets of New York every day, produced by 62,208 horses living in 1,307 stables. The manure, along with human waste, was deposited on Barren Island, where it was converted into fertilizer in a process said to be "not inoffensive" to residents on the Long Island shore

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u/PseudoY Sep 29 '21

To translate the British slang, it was a horrifying daily storm of wilting wind.

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u/kdog666 Sep 29 '21

The kind of unfortunately affected wind that, whence it gusts, leaves one gagging, crying and pondering their very own mortality simultaneously.

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u/Xenon_Snow Sep 29 '21

The wind seems to take this quite personally, and is rather down in the dumps about it, pardon the pun.

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u/MRThundrcleese Sep 29 '21

"You know what a shit barometer is Bubbs?"

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u/thedogz11 Sep 29 '21

"measures the shit pressure in the air"

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u/[deleted] Sep 29 '21

"Smell that? It's the shit winds Randy."

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u/Reacher-Said-N0thing Sep 29 '21

a horrifying daily storm of wilting wind.

The shit winds?

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u/FrankfurterWorscht Sep 29 '21

"not inoffensive" 😂

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u/ancientflowers Sep 29 '21

That 500 tons per day seemed crazy to me. Doing the math, that comes out to each horse pooping about 16 pounds per day. And I can totally see that.

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u/CopperAndLead Sep 29 '21

I used to work with horses. 16 pounds per day honestly seems kind of low.

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u/AccountIUseForTrips Sep 29 '21

Possibly because it's 500 tonnes per day collected from the streets. Anything in stables, private property etc wasn't dealt with by the city.

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u/bigaltheterp Sep 29 '21

When I taught history I always had my kids do the horse poop math

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u/Crezelle Sep 29 '21

See that’s how you get kids to do math. Add poop

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u/TempleMade_MeBroke Sep 29 '21

Philly still has a lot of boot-scrapers outside of residences dating back to the mid 19th century, I can definitely see horse droppings being a reason those existed

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u/superareyou Sep 29 '21

62, 208 horses producing 500 tons of shit. There are over 1.4 million cars in NY City today so you'd have maybe 11252+ tons of shit every day to clean up? Almost as much as the 12,000 tons of garbage waste produced daily. Along with the incredible smell & infrastructure undertaking.

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u/useles-converter-bot Sep 29 '21

500 tons in mandalorian helmets is 268397.93 helmets.

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u/OldFartSomewhere Sep 29 '21

It makes one think, that would we be more conscious of pollution and car exhausts if they were literally shit on streets. It would be much easier to protest against co2 if one could step into pile of it at the morning, and smell like manure rest of the day.

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u/bad_lurker_ Sep 29 '21

Let me put that in a different light. Imagine cities all over the world, filled with crippling levels of pollution. Then, a new technology comes along that is much cleaner, in addition to working better. Everyone switches over to it and rejoices that the environmental hazard is solved. Then, 150 years later, we discover that there has always been a problem with the new tech, but no one cared, because it was so much smaller than the problem with the previous tech.

Am I talking about the horses -> internal combustion engine transition? Or am I talking about the carbon-based power -> fusion based power transition that some people are suggesting would be a fix-all?

If you assume that power production continues to grow at 3% annualized, it's only on the order of 150 years before a fusion-based earth-bound economy starts to meaningfully affect the temperature of the planet directly. (Not through greenhouse gasses, but by literally heating it.)

My point: technological progress is a never-ending task requiring good governance and hard work.

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u/gramscam Sep 29 '21

The island's first main industrial use was for fish rendering plants, as well as for fertilizer plants that processed offal products. The plants processed almost 20,000 horse corpses annually at their peak, leading to the nickname "Dead Horse Bay" for the still-extant water body on the island's western shore, since the waste processors on the island would simply dump the processed waste into that bay.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barren_Island,_Brooklyn#Fish-oil_and_fertilizer_plants

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u/Reuarlb Sep 29 '21

yeah the Thames looked about .2% more brown than it does today

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u/shoehornshoehornshoe Sep 29 '21

How dare you! The Thames is a beautiful shade of mud!

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u/StuStutterKing Sep 29 '21

Not just that. Horses are heavy, so it wasn't uncommon for people to just leave dead horses in the road because moving their corpses took too much time and effort.

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u/clyde2003 Sep 29 '21

And dead horses also fed a large population of feral dogs who were the source of many rabies infections.

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u/XtaC23 Sep 29 '21

That and human shit

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u/Willlll Sep 29 '21

Dead horses being left everywhere was a problem too.

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u/LoreChano Sep 29 '21

We could use that as fertilizer and spare our soil from the chemical stuff they dump at it all the time.

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u/EleanorofAquitaine Sep 29 '21

I mean, seems to have worked for centuries before this.

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u/KellyBelly916 Sep 29 '21

Oh definitely, but a solid sanitation and manure delivery system to farms means cheaper veggies due to more potential farmland. I shoveled tons of cow shit as a ranchhand and we used it to grow heirloom veggies. I swear, we had the healthiest meals in town and it was all self sustaining. Any natural problem is a solution for something else if you put a little work into it.

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u/KingDamager Sep 29 '21

Combustion engines were seen as a positive thing because they solved the horse shit problem

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u/hertzsae Sep 29 '21

It was widely reported that the advent of motorized vehicles would massively help clean up all the pollution in cities around the time they came out. This was back when motors had terrible pollution controls, but back then city streets were literally full of shit. From a pollution standpoint, cars are far better than horses for a big city.

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u/ZeDitto Sep 29 '21 edited Sep 29 '21

Horses are a more direct point-source polluter. I'm not sure if we can really say that horses are worse polluters than cars, in general.

My quick research on google scholar didn't turn up direct comparisons in pollution but I did learn a couple of things!

It took land, equal to the size of West Virginia to feed all of the horses.

Horse Poop bred flies in streets that carried tetanus and was often dumped in rivers.

200 people died in Horse drawn carriage accidents in 1900. In 2003, 344 people died in auto accidents, adjusting for population increase, we see that horse drawn carriages are more deadly than cars, causing 75% more deaths. This problem was due to the fact that horse drawn carriages had engines of their own. Combine that with the skittishness of horses and you get an added layer of unpredictability.

Sources: https://escholarship.org/content/qt6sm968t2/qt6sm968t2.pdf

https://thetyee.ca/News/2013/03/06/Horse-Dung-Big-Shift/

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u/SalamZii Sep 29 '21

It's impossible to consider all the ancillary industries that exist around horsemanship too and the pollution they create. And all of them need a horse to do their jobs too.

Also remember to get a Tetanus booster every 5-10 years.

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u/No-Patient Sep 29 '21

::global climate change enters the game::

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u/BentPin Sep 29 '21

Nah just mass horse transit. Busses, trolleys, trains etc pull by horses to minimize individual horse usage. They also invented electric cars before gasoline cars so they could just develop that too. It was that gas was so cheap back then it killed the first electric vehicles.

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u/Nailcannon Sep 29 '21

Gas was cheap and Internal combustion cars had much greater range than electric batteries could sustain at the time. Maybe battery tech would have increased faster with the driven demand from electric cars, but it probably wouldnt have been much faster. It's not like battery research halted in the interim. They're super useful for many things. We're just now getting to the point with 21700 cells and modern electronic efficiency that electric cars can compete in range with ICE cars.

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u/gibusyoursandviches Sep 29 '21

It would create much more fertilizer, give more need for street sweeping and animal hospitals, increasing jobs in many sectors, I'm all for the equestrian revolution.

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u/barnegatsailor Sep 29 '21

Auto mechanics are trained to be farriers and blacksmiths again instead.

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u/Biscoff_spread27 Sep 29 '21

much more fertilizer

Over-fertilization is already a huge problem. We need less of it, not more.

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u/LoreChano Sep 29 '21

Actually if we used organic horse shit instead of chemical fertilizers it would only make soil healthier. Over fertilization is mostly a problem if you dump too much of it.

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u/gibusyoursandviches Sep 29 '21

I'm just excited at the prospect of aggressively fertilizing barren lands that could really use some TLC.

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u/burgonies Sep 29 '21

Would it have a net increase in number of jobs considering the loss of all automotive-related jobs?

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u/Shepard_00N7 Sep 29 '21

No. They didn’t even take 3 seconds to think about that comment

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u/Purpleclone Sep 29 '21

Yeah, now all of that shit is in the atmosphere, where it doesn't effect us...

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u/Vakieh Sep 29 '21

A not insignificant portion of the increase in population is due to widespread use of the combustion engine.

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u/sysadmin_420 Sep 29 '21

Instead of horseshit, we get carcinogenic stinky air, nice.

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u/mightylordredbeard Sep 29 '21

In my small community horses are making a comeback. Growing up I can probably count the total number of times I’ve seen a horse being ridden on the road that isn’t part of a parade or something. These last 2 years though there’s tons of people riding horses. About once or twice a week I see a horse.

And electric golf carts. Those have blown up in popularity around here the last 5-8 years.

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u/Halew2 Sep 29 '21

Can you imagine the amount of air pollution there would be if this massively increased population drove cars everywhere?

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u/Top_Procedure7733 Sep 29 '21 Starstruck

Because it runs on carrots 😂😂

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u/snakeplizzken Sep 29 '21 edited Sep 29 '21

I got one too. Think I figured where the carrot filler neck is but he seems to get real mad every time I try and add one. Swats his tail and kicks. Please advise.

Edit: oh sweet, a downvote farming account reply! Be good redditors and give him a friendly upvote and kind word!

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u/toadkiller Sep 29 '21

How are you orienting the carrot? Pointy end first or knobby end first?

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u/snakeplizzken Sep 29 '21

I've tried both with limited success. Could this model perhaps be American made and solely runs on Dunkin'?

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u/toadkiller Sep 29 '21

Not sure. Try feeding him a carrot while you attempt insertion to keep him distracted.

wait

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u/TK421isAFK Sep 29 '21

Might want to consult the Imgur resident horse insertion expert:

https://imgur.com/user/elbowdeepinahorse

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u/MF_Wings Sep 29 '21

I'm not gonna fall for a banana in the tailpipe..

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u/DelawheresMyFunko Sep 29 '21

The year is 2022 and the world faces its first carrot shortage...

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u/derekakessler Sep 29 '21

Given the song and his accent, I really wish he'd gone with "Cause it runs on oats" to be close to rhyming with his pronunciation of "horse."

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u/Jimbobiss Sep 29 '21

Do you think he’s going to say “awts” or something

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u/derekakessler Sep 29 '21

"I'm on a hoas, I'm on a hoooaaas, I don't need petrol, cause he runs on oooaaaaas."

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u/Jimbobiss Sep 29 '21

I reckon if he said oats it would sound like “ohwts”

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u/derekakessler Sep 29 '21

Still rhymes better than "carrots".

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u/LumpyJones Sep 29 '21

the sharp lack of a rhyme kinda lands funnier imo.

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u/Jimbobiss Sep 29 '21

Personally I feel like they each rhyme equally, which is not at all, but we’re free to our opinions haha

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u/lanadelkray Sep 29 '21

For context, the UK had run out of fuel in most petrol stations around the country

Due to brexit, COVID and panic buying

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u/idrawinmargins Sep 29 '21

48 months later, the UK is a shell of it's former self. Band of criminals roam the streets at night, and hide out during the day. Little food and fresh water are available and what is had is hidden away. Along come a lone stranger to fight the cruel and wicked gangs with his trusty horse Runs on Carrots.

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u/xX8Havok8Xx Sep 29 '21

Mainly panic buying

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u/TheLiberalOgre Sep 29 '21

Panic buying happening because of the shortages from brexit. People don't generally start doing panic buying on a whim. Something always sets them off.

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u/Flincher14 Sep 29 '21

Yes they do. When covid started a rumor started by the media said that toilet paper may be in shortage and suddenly everyone panic bought toilet paper which created an actual shortage.

It's a tale as old as modern capitalism.

The worst part is if the media tells you there is no shortage people these days won't believe them either and go panic buy.

Damned if you do. Damned if you don't.

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u/jaspsev Sep 29 '21

People don't generally start doing panic buying on a whim.

: looks at the toilet paper shortage of 2020 :

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u/notgregbryan Sep 29 '21

The media just fuelled it

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u/nothing_911 Sep 29 '21

Must be nice having mustang money.

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u/Kom4K Sep 29 '21

only got one horsepower though

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u/sokratesz Sep 29 '21 edited Sep 29 '21

Fun fact: work horses can produce about 15-20 horsepower for a short time.

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u/intashu Sep 29 '21

Horse power for horses is measured by the same metric tents measure people.

"this tent fits 12 people" cept it actually fit 4, and they will have to cuddle to fit on two airmatresses.

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u/Paddy_Tanninger Sep 29 '21

You sayin you want to go camping with me there feller?

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u/Mighty_Hobo Sep 29 '21

This is because the measure for horsepower doesn't have anything to do with horses at all but rather the assumption that James Watt (who modernized the steam engine that drove the industrial revolution) made when guessing how much weight a coal hauling pony could lift a min over 4 hours. He then made the hilarious assumption that a horse is just (pony x 2) and came out to 33,000 ft/lb per min.

Turns out though the dude is a damn good guesser because after review of agriculture veterinary recommendations for animal labor made in the late 70s an average horse in the 20s could sustain a workload of 1 hp over an indefinite period of time. Dude deserved to have the measure of energy used over time named after him.

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u/Poop-ethernet-cable Sep 29 '21

Yep, and I believe the average adult male can output a little over 1.

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u/Zugzub Sep 29 '21

True, buts its all wheel drive and has a lift kit

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u/GayAlienFarmer Sep 29 '21

Great off road capabilities.

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u/Zugzub Sep 29 '21

Yep, and fuel in every field

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u/Zugzub Sep 29 '21

It's more like a Bronco

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u/TheMagnificentOne Sep 29 '21

Sure the no petrol thing is nice on that model, but the exhaust issues are hard to deal with.

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u/Beorma Sep 29 '21

Yeah but the exhaust helps grow carrots.

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u/Lilcommy Sep 29 '21

The circle of life.

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u/ddgk2_ Sep 29 '21

Eerily similar to Sean Locke's "If you wanna get a tapeworm; eat some pork".

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u/RUSnowcone Sep 29 '21

Cause he runs on carrots 🥕

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u/RandomIdiot2048 Sep 29 '21

Yea but isn't there still a threat of carrot shortages with no cheap farm labour?

Seems like he only postponed the issue.

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u/klavin1 Sep 29 '21

Hay

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u/narhtoc Sep 29 '21

Actually that's barley

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u/_gmmaann_ Sep 29 '21

That part made me chuckle the most

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u/KingofPro Sep 29 '21

“I mean really only the rich can afford horses…””

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u/Kortburk Sep 29 '21

It's because everyone is focused on high end horses with all the newest features. Get an -06 inbred and it will still get you to work without ruining you.

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u/LordMarcusrax Sep 29 '21

My dream is going out to buy groceries on a donkey's back.

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u/drfarren Sep 29 '21

I live in suburban Texas, riding a horse to the grocery store wouldn't really turn heads. I've never seen it, but it wouldn't surprise me.

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u/Grevling89 Sep 29 '21

I find horse owners to have like Schrödinger's Wealth. They're either super rich or piss poor.

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u/Yarnin Sep 29 '21

An unbroken horse is very cheap, good luck riding that around town .

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u/[deleted] Sep 29 '21

Cheap to buy, not cheap to keep.

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u/tartar-buildup Sep 29 '21

"What's the horsepower on your ride, man?"

"One."

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u/Amphibionomus Sep 29 '21

One horse can actually output 15 horsepower for a short amount of time.

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u/euprymna Sep 29 '21

I've always had pretty strong legs, cycle a lot against the wind. Got on one of those cyclist testing rigs at uni once, and was surprised that even I can put out around one horsepower (albeit briefly).

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u/BabyStockholmSyndrom Sep 29 '21

I remember last year when covid started and all the idiots in America ran out to get gas for some reason and the non Americans in reddit were calling us dumb (we are) and acted like they aren't as dumb (they are).

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u/Siphon__ Sep 29 '21

I made fun of the Americans then, and I'm making fun of the British now.

You bet your arse I'll be making fun of my countrymen if they ever pull this same nonsense, and I'll be using far more colourful language while doing so.

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u/literal-hitler Sep 29 '21

You missed the part where the reason for the whole thing was the company that owned an oil pipeline had its billing server hacked, so it chose to shut down the pipeline completely rather than risk undercharging. Then people started panic buying and causing shortages in states that weren't even supplied by pipeline.

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u/GrinchMeanTime Sep 29 '21

Hm as a german maybe i'm remembering wrong and it was time shifted by a few weeks but it was my impression that the US gas panic buying was just more prominent on reddit ... cuz merican site... while our news and internal headshaking went more along the lines of "people bought a years supply of toilet paper?!....really ?" and "lol people bought all the pasta but the fucking whole wheat organic crap is still left over"

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u/Alklazaris Sep 29 '21

Does it run on premium oats or just regular?

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u/kawasutra Sep 29 '21

Carrots. He says so in the video.

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u/Milestailsprowe Sep 29 '21

Brexit means Brexit

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u/Amphibionomus Sep 29 '21

Yup. They lost 14.000 EU lorry (truck) drivers that went to other places in the EU to work. Those are never coming back, working in the EU is much easier for them and closer to their 'home' land.

Also now the UK gives out visa for truck drivers... for three months with a hard deadline on January 1st. Yes, that will be useful and surely convince thousands!

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u/Phalex Sep 29 '21

Did he bring a gas can? That would be even more hilarious

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u/onetwotree333 Sep 29 '21

This POV makes me nostalgic for Daggerfall.

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u/iDrewjv Sep 29 '21

“Cause it runs on carrots” lol

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u/Comfortable_Area3910 Sep 29 '21

The new episode of peaky blinders is a little different

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u/Samurai___ Sep 29 '21 edited Sep 29 '21 Helpful

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u/uwsdwfismyname Sep 29 '21

I get a video unavailable but it's horse outside right?

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u/Samurai___ Sep 29 '21

It's called Look At My Horse Song!

NSFW

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u/Galag0 Sep 29 '21

He tastes just like raisins.

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u/iwasinthepool Sep 29 '21

It is a good morning.

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u/OgChocolateNinja Sep 29 '21

Ok so the video is great. But how is this a public freakout

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u/stevrevv59 Sep 29 '21

I suppose because everyone has gone mad trying to get their petrol at once at the local station?

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u/Dynazty Sep 29 '21

It’s honestly pretty rare that actual public freak outs are posted on this sub

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u/BrappZanniganAgain Sep 29 '21

Why are people queued up but they only look to be using 1 of their pumps? It looks like there are several pumps without cars

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u/E39er Sep 29 '21

Some tanks might be empty, fuel running dry all over the UK as we have a driver shortage (Fuel Tanker Drivers) and some fuel stations are keeping pumps free for Ambulances, Police, Carers, First Responders etc.

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u/BrappZanniganAgain Sep 29 '21

So is there actually a shortage? I keep seeing people mocking people saying they’re just panic buying but that sounds like you’re in fact going through a shortage.

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u/Whatsthisnotgoodcomp Sep 29 '21

Media: Oh look we're gonna have fuel shortages

500,000 Idiots: Oh shit better go fill my tank and 4x jerry cans right now

Petrol stations: Out of fuel

Media: See, told you

Self fulfilling bullshit

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u/WOF42 Sep 29 '21

i mean yes but also there is significant supply chain disruption in the UK, fuel is not the only thing there is a shortage of

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u/helloyes123 Sep 29 '21

I guess a clarification would be that we have plenty of fuel. Just we can't transport it to the petrol stations quick enough due to our shortage of HGV drivers.

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u/E39er Sep 29 '21

It's only a shortage because we haven't got drivers. We have plenty of fuel reserves but don't have drivers to get tankers to the petrol stations. Combination of immigration since Brexit and Covid apparently.

Plus to get more heavy drivers through tests, they backtracked on trailer/towing laws here, so before 1997 anybody could tow a trailer larger than 750kg up to I think it was 5000kg, then anyone who passed after 1997 had to do a separate test to tow anything bigger than a tiny dump run trailer.

Last month, they revoked it so anybody since 1997, can now tow anything up to a GTW of 5000KG. This was done to free up test centres and test people so that instead of testing every joe blogs who wants to tow a caravan and go on holiday they can concentrate on getting heavy goods licences out as quick as possible.

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u/Hara-Kiri Sep 29 '21

No it's not a shortage because we don't have drivers it's a shortage because of the media causing everyone to panic buy. Only a handful of BP stations couldn't get fuel, the reason we can't get it now is everyone trying to get it at once.

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u/E39er Sep 29 '21

Well that's the problem, there IS a shortage of drivers but if the media didn't put it on blast, there would be no problem because even with the shortage of drivers, things (from a consumer standpoint) would have been fine.

Self fulfilling prophecy.

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u/nickyourcage Sep 29 '21

When BBC leaked that story there was only 2 out of 1200 BP petrol stations around the UK that were shut

then they leaked the headline “BP fuel shortage due to lack of drivers”

The whole UK went nuts for it. That’s sensational and irresponsible journalism at its finest

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u/db214 Sep 29 '21

Yes and no. Mainly caused by the tabloid press right now, but also I literally just got fuel without queuing at all this morning. If you go when idiots go then you'll wait for ages.

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u/luciagrace Sep 29 '21

Yes, but not to the degree the media sets it out to be.

The only reason pumps now how to be blocked off unless for service workers, is because idiots are literally hoarding petrol in gas cans and not just filling up when they actually need to.

Herd mentality.

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u/SpaceforceSpaceman Sep 29 '21

It’s weird I already knew all the word to this while I sang along with my arms open high and wide

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u/Seekerfromafar84 Sep 29 '21

Lmao, this guy again?

Instead of a bike, now it's a horse. Where did you get that horse from bro?

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u/FrankfurterWorscht Sep 29 '21

he has a hose?

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u/Prophets-and-Losses Sep 29 '21

"I don't need petrol cuz he runs on carrots!" :)

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u/I_ReadaBookOnce Sep 29 '21

This is why we stan EVs

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u/Mrhappyfunz89 Sep 29 '21

Going around feeling like Tommy Shelby

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u/Jeromechillin Sep 29 '21

US truck driver here. My pay is .65 a mile (39 hour). You double that and I'll be on the first flight over there.

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u/TyrellHop Sep 29 '21

I was in that queue the other day, and now the Ditton Shell garage is famous on Reddit.

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u/RaDeus Sep 29 '21

I feel like it runs on oats would have sounded better.

....because it runs on oooooooooaaaaats!

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u/Expensive-Act-8380 Sep 29 '21

I'm on a hoes... I'm on a hoes...

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u/torontoballer2000 Sep 29 '21

I'm on a Hoas!

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u/LocustsRaining Sep 29 '21

"I dont need petrol, because he runs on carrots."

Genius.

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u/Seeulaterbobbafet Sep 29 '21

A F*cking legend

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u/Sethanatos Sep 29 '21

This isnt a problem in the USA because...

America runs on Dunkin'