Overheard on the Radio

Wir (as in all of Pensacola) haben kein Benzin. Nicht eine Schei?gallone.
Verdammt und zugenäht!!
UPDATE: I don’t think ‘unnerved’ covers it

“In short, the U.S. is facing a major gasoline crisis and is starting from a nearly empty tank,” said a Barclays Capital report.
Europe was unnerved by how ill-prepared the world’s biggest economy was for Hurricane Katrina’s rampage…
The U.S. oil industry remained shaken after Hurricane Katrina, with most offshore production from the Gulf of Mexico down, about 10 percent of U.S. refining capacity paralyzed, and pipelines struggling to restart. At least 20 rigs or platforms were adrift, listing, sunk or missing.
The U.S. Department of Energy said some of the eight refineries shut by Katrina could take months to restart, with reports that floodwaters swamped at least three in Louisiana.

3 Responses to “Overheard on the Radio”

  1. Which roughly translates to
    “We do not have gasoline. Not a Schei? gallon. Condemns and course-sews!!”
    Or at least Babelfish translates it like that.
    No idea what that means, btw….

  2. You got the first part, Sharps! (Babelfish only goes so far.) {8^P
    The rest is loosely:
    “Not one shitty gallon.
    Damned and stitched tight!”
    (Basically a version of ‘Goddammit’)

  3. Cullen says:

    In response to the update:
    Yet if any natural disaster were to happen to their oil supplies it would obviously be someone else’s fault.
    I don’t mean to get too mean, but I read some crap from some German dude earlier today and it pissed me off. Talking about how “woefully inadequat” our planning was. Well, you know what EU, we’re handling our shit. Back off. Seems the only thing anyone in the EU knows how to do very well is criticize.
    That’s not to say we don’t have shortcomings, but what do they think makes people realize they need to change current policy/activities? Usually a big boot to the ass. Which is what we just collectively got.
    EU smugness really pisses me off.

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