Monday, April 07, 2008

Gas Prices

The price of Gas versus Printer Ink

All these examples do NOT imply that gasoline is cheap; it just illustrates how outrageous some prices are....
You will be really shocked by the last one!
Compared with Gasoline......
Think a gallon of gas is expensive?

This makes one think, and also puts things in perspective.
Diet Snapple 16 oz $1.29 ... $10.32 per gallon

Lipton Ice Tea 16 oz $1.19 ..........$9.52 per gallon

Gatorade 20 oz $1.59 ..... $10.17 per gallon

Ocean Spray 16 oz $1.25 .... $10.00 per gallon

Brake Fluid 12 oz $3.15 ...... $33.60 per gallon

Vick's Nyquil 6 oz $8.35 ... $178.13 per gallon
Pepto Bismol 4 oz $3.85 .. $123.20 per gallon

Whiteout 7 oz $1.39 ....... . $25.42 per gallon

Scope 1.5 oz $0.99 .....$84.48 per gallon

And this is the REAL KICKER...
Evian water 9 oz $1.49..$21.19 per gallon! $21.19 for WATER and the buyers don't even know the source
(Evian spelled backwards is Naive.)
Ever wonder why printers are so cheap?

So they have you hooked for the ink.
Someone calculated the cost of the ink at...............(you won't believe it....but it is true........) $5,200 a gal. (five thousand two hundred dollars)
So, the next time you're at the pump,be glad your car doesn't run on water, Scope, or Whiteout, Pepto Bismol, Nyquil or God forbid, Printer Ink!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Grim Reapers

So, last night I did the longest sitting on one tattoo that I have done yet. Only 8 hours, but for the kids first thattoo, he sat like a tank (though by the end he was shaking like he had parkinson's and had sat in starbucks drinking double shot espressos all day).
He came in on Friday, with a picture of some tattoo he got off the internet. The picture he brought in was awesome, but it was already on someone, and while it COIULD have been flash, it looked like it was more likely to be a custom design. I will pretty much generally refuse to tattoo something if it's already been tattooed unless it's flash, so I gave it back to him, told him I would draw him something up, and we made an appointment for the next day. Thinking I was going to do it much, much smaller, I told him to bring $450 and we'll call it a deal.
Let's just say I went a little ADD with the design, and it ended up capping his shoulder, all the way to his spine. As I had already told him $450, I said fuck it, I want to do it anyways. I work next to Lackland AFB, and a LOT of my customers are trainees that don't make jack shit. So generally I underprice my work just so I can do the tattoos that they want, and that I want them to do. Anyways, here's the tattoo.