A woman pulls up to a gas station pump in a Tesla...

Posted by  $  Solver 3 months ago to Humor
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Had to share this,
https://youtu.be/vHPg2Mi2roI

A study in humor. Is it funny or is it offensive? Who decides?


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  • Posted by freedomforall 3 months ago
    Universal suffrage is overrated.
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    • Posted by  $  MikeMarotta 3 months ago
      Do you mean that because you can make fun of one woman's ignorance about something that you think everyone knows that fewer women or no women shouild be allowed to vote? The car obviously does not belong to the driver. She did not buy it or she would have known. I question the intelligence of the braying jackass who recorded the video.
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      • Posted by  $  exceller 3 months ago
        I don't think so.

        You should not insert a PC mentality to all facets of life. This is the kind of ballistic logic that the left uses all the time, distorting facts that causes the division between large groups of people.

        It was funny and whoever made the video stumbled upon a gem. In fact, I think it would make an unusual and excellent ad for Tesla, driving the idea home that Teslas don't need
        refilling.

        The fact that she laughed herself when informed proves it was not a big deal as some tries to make it so.
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      • Posted by CircuitGuy 2 months, 3 weeks ago
        "... that fewer women or no women should be allowed to vote?"
        It should be obvious to anyone reading commentary from Ayn Rand fans and not reading Ayn Rand that Objectivism is all about viewing people as groups carrying out political machinations to make other groups look bad. By that standard this is a true gem.
        - Can be worked into existing group stereotypes
        - Involves laughing at people
        - Might possibly upset someone
        Generating outrage and problems shows your independence, while producing things others enjoy and want to buy is weakness.
        It's Ayn Rand in the "mirror universe" where Spock has a beard.
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      • Posted by term2 3 months ago
        you are sounding like an entitled MeToo woman now. Women in general are not as mechanically savvy than men in our culture. You would think that she was "thinking", she would have considered this when she rented the car, if indeed she rented it.

        Women in general vote for leftist things for some emotional reason, so I would rather if they would NOT vote actually.

        By the way, women seem to love showing how stupid men are, so this is just payback.
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  • Posted by  $  blarman 3 months ago
    It was funny. Of course I think electric vehicles are a joke and should be laughed at.

    Seriously, though. Anyone who buys or drives a vehicle should know how to operate the vehicle - including basic functions like refilling oil, gas (where needed of course), washer fluid, etc.
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    • Posted by term2 3 months ago
      I dont understand the praying at the tires of an electric vehicle. Energy is energy, and I dont see how generating energy at a power station, transmitting it to your house, refilling batteries, and then using electric motors can possibly be more efficient than an internal combustion engine right there in the car.

      Not to mention that when the batteries are empty, you arent going anywhere at all most likely until you get the car towed to a relatively rare charging station. Same thing with a gas car, but there are a LOT of gas stations and you can bring back a supply in a plastic gas can. Cant do that with electricity. Also, it takes awhile to recharge, compared with a minute of so to restart a starved engine.

      I agree on the need to know basic things about what you are driving.
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      • Posted by  $  blarman 3 months ago
        I'm with you - especially when one takes into account the limited range of electric vehicles. I live in the Wild West, and there isn't a single one of those I'd want to rely on to get me to my relative's houses - most of which are 400 miles away. Adding several more hours to that drive just to sit and recharge is not on my list of things I want to do.
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        • Posted by term2 3 months ago
          That is being ignored totally by the media. Plus, I really doubt they are cheaper in the long run. When they are, they will be more popular.
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          • Posted by  $  blarman 2 months, 3 weeks ago
            The fact that they are subsidized in initial purchase price is bad, but what happens when the batteries wear out? My understanding is that this happens about every 50,000 - 75,000 miles and costs upward of $10K to replace. I can buy a LOT of gas for ten grand!
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        • Posted by  $  exceller 3 months ago
          There was a case here in CA that was the talk of town for some time.

          TESLA signed up a guy to do a demo on the pleasures of driving a Tesla and he was supposed to take a planned route with recharging stations.

          But the guy deviated from the course for some reason and he depleted the battery at a spot with no recharging opportunity.

          The entire exercise ended up in a bruhaha a red face for Tesla.
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      • Posted by  $  gharkness 3 months ago
        I don't disagree, but I have noticed several places around here that give free charging for electric vehicles. As long as you can get there, you can fill up for nothing.

        I'd accept that, however once it becomes more popular (if it does), then the "free" will go away, of course.

        I prefer a hybrid, though no part of it will accept outside charging.
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  • Posted by GaryL 3 months ago
    I watched a woman at a gas pump very frustrated that the damp nozzle would not fit into her fill hole. She started pumping and it sprayed all over her. I told her to Stop and she got a bit snarky with me, "I know how to do this she exclaimed". I just told her the yellow cover on the nozzle is Diesel fuel and it will not work in your gasoline vehicle which is why it won't fit into the fill hole.
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  • Posted by DrZarkov99 3 months ago
    I can remember, back in the early 1960s, driving up to a station in a friend's Corvair, and watched the attendant totally mystified as to where the gas cap was (they still had folks who pumped the gas for you back then). I took pity on him after a minute or so, and got out and opened the cap that was next to the driver's door in those early models. There were still people then who were befuddled by Volkswagens that needed to open the "hood" to put gas in.
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  • Posted by  $  gharkness 3 months ago
    I have no problem admitting that just for a split-second, I thought that my hybrid would require plugging in at night. Hubby had a good laugh and reminded me that the gasoline engine recharged the batteries, and then we went down to buy it.

    Sometimes people just don't think. I thought it was cute, especially her obvious willingness to scout around the car and figure it out, to the hilarity of many. (I kind of wonder, though, what she saw on the dashboard that made her think she needed gasoline?)

    Sometimes things are just funny. There's no need to be all PC about it.
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  • Posted by ZenRoy 3 months ago
    This was funny and kinda mean. At least they did tell her at some point and not let her walk around the car for a half hour or more looking for that fill up location.
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    • Posted by term2 3 months ago
      I wonder how she knew it needed fuel of some sort? Did it just stop? The lack of a gas gauge should have alerted her that something was different
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      • Posted by  $  exceller 3 months ago
        I was thinking of that, too.

        Apparently there was still juice in the battery, otherwise she would not have been able to drive away.

        It is an enigma what may have happened there.

        As I was watching her saga, I was rooting as to what she may do next? Of course the "dumb blond" analogy comes to everyone's mind, the way she was exhibiting total cluelessness. Obviously she did not own the car. Was it a friend's car? He/she must have told her what it was. Could not have been rental: you get instructions there and I don't know if you can rent Teslas.

        Did you see "Titanic"? Remember the scene after Rose is rescued from the outer rail trying to jump, by an officer who states: "Women and machinery don't mix".

        Well, I am not a chauvinist pig but sometimes that statement must be true.
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  • Posted by RevJay4 3 months ago
    Okay. Its funny. I don't care who you are, that's funny. I wonder if whoever supplied her with the car bothered to explain that its electric.
    Probably her soon to be exsomething.
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  • Posted by  $  Stormi 3 months ago
    As a female, to me,this stupidity is unacceptable. Did some rich daddy just give her a car, and she did not know it was electric? When I order a car, I do a lot of research about the car, under the hood included. She might start with the actual carbon footprint of the batteries, start to finish. I imagine the manual is woefully long, no look up three, like a Lexus, over 1,000 pages. All young people are not into cars the way our generation was. Dad and I hit the car lots, when I was still a child, to check out new models, and what they featured. Can you believe she was bond, so fits the stereotype.
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    • Posted by  $  Dobrien 3 months ago
      I agree with most of your assertions. I do take exception to your stereotype. My wife is a very smart rational woman she is objective and rational. She is also a very beautiful blond woman.
      She takes pride in all that she does including her appearance. Ocasio Cortez is totally ignorant and not even close to blond she is a brunette so is Rosie O’Donnell and Nancy Pelosi and Joy Behar and on and on.
      In fact Ben Carson who is a brain surgeon has stated that all the brains he has seen are gray. If hair color was a factor for intelligence than barbers would be
      akin to brain surgeons.
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      • Posted by freedomforall 3 months ago
        It has been my experience that most "blondes" who fit the stereotype are "bottle blondes", which proves nothing, except that there are more "bottle blondes" in existence than natural blondes ;^)
        There is no proven relationship between hair color (natural or not) and intelligence.
        What relationship, if any, is there between intelligence and the desire to look differently than is one's natural appearance? Is there any relationship between intelligence and the susceptibility to being convinced by mass media that ones natural hair color is unacceptable or less attractive than blonde?
        Is there any relationship between intelligence and the susceptibility to being convinced by mass media that a fast sports car makes one more attractive than a sedan? Is there any relationship between intelligence and the susceptibility to being convinced by mass media that smoking makes one more attractive than not smoking?
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      • Posted by  $  Stormi 3 months ago
        Somehow, Hollywood maybe, has sold us on the blond stereotype, including the women themselves. My own grandmother was the brunette daughter of a Chicago university professor. He She was well educated, gorgeous, and could talk with you on literature from many countries. She was an excellent classical violin artist. About age 40, she dyed her hair blond, and said she had been smart for many years, but decided blonds have more fun, and she feigned being stupid! Go figure.So many girls in high identify with Brittany Spears, or Madanna (blond by choice), but not with smart blonds, very strange.
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  • Posted by  $  allosaur 3 months ago
    Me a ye olde dino was thinking of long ago watched comedy skits by Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Peter Sellers, Benny Hill and Leslie Nielsen.
    Monty Python put on twit sketches. They also liked to dress up like ugly silly women, but maybe too many blondes would find a Monty Python dumb blonde skit offensive.
    Me dino now thinks of just watching a dumb blonde in real life that would other blondes blush.
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    • Posted by  $  3 months ago
      This was at least as good as those candid situations introduced by Allen Funt.
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      • Posted by Lucky 3 months ago
        Candid Camera! From all that time ago I only remember one -
        The motor of a car had been removed. The car was pushed up to the browser. Help was sought as it it did not start.
        The mechanic looked twice or more everywhere back front inside and under. The driver said I don't know much about cars, The mechanic was methodical but his face said he did not know whether to smile laugh or scream.
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