Disrupt the Narrative: Gas Pump Activism

(h/t: Ed Driscoll)

Do you have to take these gas prices in silence? I don’t think so.

All you have to do is download this pdf, print out a few copies and put them, along with a roll of Scotch tape, into your car.

The next time you fill up, instead of watching in horror as the dollar amount on the pump races by as the gallons trickle into your tank, affix one of these to the pump.

Take care to not cover vital information regarding safety, etc. and don’t cover any advertising.

Then drive off with a smile on your face, knowing that when the next person drives up to the pump they’ll either agree with you and be pleased to know that they’re not alone, be better informed by your message or if it’s an Obamabot, you’ll have thrown water on their circuitry and ruined their day.

Obama Gas Prices graph poster

Here’s the pdf you can download for a better quality image for printing purposes…


…As for the artwork, such as it is, feel free to share it with whomever. We need to pin the gas price tail on this Donkey.

…Here’s a great rework of the original [in small format] from botnet.

Read it all here (with rolling updates).

Tech Tips

  • Color laser copies provide the strongest visual impact and the best resistance to outdoor weather. But if your budget doesn’t allow for color copies, by all means, use black-and-white laser copies or color ink-jet printouts. If you use ink-jet printouts, try to post them where they won’t be directly exposed to rain.
  • You can even print the .pdf image on full-page self-stick labels. Read the package; some labels are removable by peeling and some are permanent. I do not recommend that you stick anything to someone else’s gas pump that might damage the paint. If you plan to run adhesive label sheets through a laser printer or copier, be sure to buy labels that are designed for laser printing. Otherwise, the adhesive could melt and damage the laser device. The package will clearly indicate whether the label sheets are for laser, ink-jet, or both.
  • Are you a gas station owner? You can easily make a large-format banner or sign from the .pdf image, to show your customers the real source of their predicament at the pumps.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Always On Watch April 29, 2011 at 11:10 am

Great idea! I’ll be linking to this on the afternoon of May 1 and will leave the post up for a few days.

Thanks for letting me know about this graphic, 1389.

2 1389 April 29, 2011 at 11:37 am

You’re welcome. I appreciate your support very much!

3 Custom Decals June 17, 2011 at 12:46 am

this is the problem.. gov’t has no easy say for gas prices… companies are making things harder for common people… sad truth.. the president should have the heart for the people…. Obama promised for a change.. great post

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