It's Gas Boycott Email Season, Again

Howdy folks. It’s that time of year when your friends, or in our case, readers, encourage you to boycott gasoline for 24 hours on a specific day.

For some reason, we’re not sure why, people think this will affect fuel prices. Uh. No. So before you forward that email, take a look at these links from And if you want to save money on gasoline… buy a hybrid. Or a bike. Or take the bus. Or walk. Or take a train. Or skateboard. Or unicycle. Whatever. —MEGHANN MARCO

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