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Picture of the Day
August 9, 2021

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Growing up poor, "fill 'er up" was something I only heard on TV. The reality was always "$5 unleaded," or ten if Mom was feeling flush. Gas was cheaper then, and most paid cash, so round numbers were preferred, but still. I started with a full tank today, filled up three times at various wideflung but essentially similar self-serve pumps, grinding time and distance to dust, the longest single leg of my journey back to Seattle from Philadelphia. "The Great American Roadtrip" is no fun when you're in a rush due to delayed start, and I felt like an ordinary asshole just playing my part in the global death cult.