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"No coal here, either - but you never know until you look."
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'You said to call back if the gas problem got worse.'
"Super! Now, once you've rebuilt civilization I can do the investment banking."
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'We've had our new simplified gas bill!'
A man about to plug in a lamp looks at electric sockets on the wall that say 'Solar,' 'Hydro Electric' and 'Nuclear.'
Rural electrification finally reaches Tarzan's neighborhood with unfortunate consequences.
Shuffle Zone. Please shuffle and create static electricity to power our city.
"John Stuart Mill taught that the happiness of the individual is paramount. He didn't name names, but I suspect that you and I are the sort of individual he had in mind."
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'I see accounting forgot to pay the gravity bill again.'
Cost of electricity...and wax.
A woman waters her plants which include a spider plant, a tiny hydroelectric plant, a tiny coal burning plant, a tiny nuclear plant, and a philodendron.
"Have you got that in bulletproof?"
Tags:fashion, vests, clothes, clothing, boutique, bulletproof, bullet proof, bulletproof vest, bulletproof vests, gun, guns, gun crime, mass shootings, mass shooting, criminals, gun violence, violence, ballistic vest, ballistic vests, bullet-resistant vest, personal armor, armor, protection, mass shooting, mass shootings, body armor, utility, utility vest, utility vests, culture of fear, fear, fears
'I'm still employed, but to save on utility costs, they offshored me.'
'... and power surges and outages don't affect this baby one bit.'
'Since issuing hospital gowns to them we've saved on air-conditioning.'
Fred deciding which sort of power to use to cut wood for his wood burning air conditioner.
Swiss Army Desk
Dave, determined to go green by using only solar powered tools, will hereafter check weather reports before making bids.
'Two socks in, two socks out. Let the good times roll.'
From "The Letters Of Jeffrey Flanders and Tip-Top Utility"
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'I know my electric bills are way over due, but could you at least wait until March Madness is over before turning off my electricity?'
'We are spending entirely too much on bills.'
'We could have an overload somewhere.'
Golfing utility belt.