Gasoline Alley by Jim Scancarelli

Gasoline Alley

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  1. DaJellyBelly

    DaJellyBelly said, over 2 years ago

    Gid’yap mule

  2. don  bearden

    don bearden said, over 2 years ago

    One comment. Due to most state, county and city ordinates, the burning of old tires must be done in controlled and approved (lisensed?) burners and the emissions cannot reach a given pollution level. In other words, it would probably be a crime with a very large fine per violation. Some places might even issue citations on one each tire burnt. Burning the tires is an interesting idea, but would probably end up causing thousands of dollars in fines regardless of the reason for burning them.

  3. Bob

    Bob GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    firing the orange groves. Florida

    Firing the Orange Groves During Freeze photo R1-06261-0006350x236_zpscd81edaf.jpg

  4. pelican47

    pelican47 said, over 2 years ago

    @don bearden

    Thank you, Don. I’ve been thinking about that for several days of this storyline.

    It looks like inky black smoke already behind the pile of tires.

  5. davidf42

    davidf42 said, over 2 years ago

    I imagine that’s where this story is going. The EPA is going to be all over them.

  6. LadyKat

    LadyKat said, over 2 years ago

    Please remember that it is a comic strip in its own world.

  7. cheapskate0

    cheapskate0 said, over 2 years ago

    @don bearden

    Same thoughts here. Burning tires is not a good idea.
    I remember a dozen or so years ago when I had a bunch of Boy Scouts and a project to clean up a roadside area that had been plagued with dumping. And yes, one of the things that had been dumped was old tires.
    I don’t know what gets into Scouts sometimes, but these boys felt that the answer to everything out there was to burn it. While trying to explain to the larger crowd why that ought not to be done, a couple of stragglers had already begun the deed.
    The tires lit up the sky like fireworks.
    One thing I learned about burning tires is that they burn so intensely and so quickly, that I would have to ask the question, would burning tires do the old steam engine any good?

  8. Nermal M

    Nermal M said, over 2 years ago

    There is a strip of a local bicycle/hiking trail near Sacramento in the American River Parkway that is of old tires made into pavement. They are grounded up and mixed with other materials to make the pavement.

  9. Rondec

    Rondec said, over 2 years ago


    Years ago Southern California looked like that on cold days too when the smudge pots in the orange groves were lit, but then they cut down the groves and planted houses instead. Not sure it was an improvement. In fact I moved away.

  10. Richard Bennett

    Richard Bennett said, over 2 years ago

    I tire of this story line…

  11. Keeper 98

    Keeper 98 said, over 2 years ago

    I understand that comic by their nature, stretch reality. Still, I feel that creating a bizarre, incorrect and totally unbelievable story line is not in the best interest of a strip such as GA. Jim is better and knows better. He knows full well that the locomotive would have run out of water long before it used up its fuel. If the local line had a functioning steam engine everyone in the area would have known about it. The engine crew would have know too that burning old tires in the engine would be an incredibly bad idea. The whole premise behind this engine suddenly appearing is ludicrous.

  12. cheapskate0

    cheapskate0 said, over 2 years ago

    @Keeper 98

    Unfortunately, I think this is what was meant a few days ago when the strip mentioned “divine intervention”…
    Which, at this moment, kind of drives this strip to the edge, similar to Family Circus, which occasionally has some bizarre religious overtones…

  13. aunt granny

    aunt granny said, over 2 years ago

    Most of the posters are forgetting that while the rest of gasoline alley aged in real time, Joel, Rufus, and the dump never left the 1930s, when burning was the approved method of getting rid of trash.

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