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BP = boycott petroleum

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22 Comments

  1. GaryMay 28, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Nice way to spend the weekend. Get in the bike & boycott petro. Nice work.

  2. JesseMay 28, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Please make this a t shirt! Awesome.

  3. Joe PeraltaMay 28, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    The best editorial use of the logo I’ve seen was a shot of their CEO with the “green” logo in the background behind his head like a green halo. It made the point, right in the ribs.

    Unfortunately, most schnooks seeing their logo in any context just think “BP=green!” Propaganda brainwashing really works, especially for people “needing” their filthy product.

  4. DudeMay 28, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Drill baby drill. I’ll take my oil and yours too. I love biking but not in real life we need stuff like that. If I want to live in a third world type country I’ll move to one. Nice play on the whole thing, as mis-understood as the whole subject is though.

  5. AlMay 28, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    We just finished boycotting petro. critical mass detroit.

  6. alcoholocaustMay 28, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    I’m done with dino juice, and BP can SUCK IT. Never buying their product again.

  7. leeMay 29, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Unfortunately, even if you only ride a bike and never drive a car, you still ‘use’ petroleum, albeit indirectly.

  8. Shiny FluMay 29, 2010 at 3:10 am

    As lee quite clearly pointed out. If we were to all truly boycott petroleum, our bikes wouldn’t really resemble bicycles anymore.

    Petroleum is needed to extract and transport raw materials.
    Petroleum is needed to make a lot of parts of bicycles.
    Petroleum is needed to make a lot of clothing/protection that we wear for riding bicycles.
    Petroleum is needed to maintain our bicycles.

  9. JOE KONKOLMay 29, 2010 at 4:29 am

    I will never fill up at a bp station

  10. Bill GibsonMay 29, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Right. No rubber for tires, no bicycles. Food = Petroleum, in our modern world. But, we are talking about orders of magnitude differences in quantity. It’s still doesn’t look like we can get there (a petroleum-free society) from here.

  11. DavidMay 29, 2010 at 11:30 am

    I believe in being good stewards of our home but to boycott petroleum? Your starting to sound like a bunch of environmentalist freak jobs. I have been alive for 43 years and out of those years I have only heard of three bad spills. Not bad as far as I’m concerned.

    Lesson learned, clean up the mess, move forward!

  12. Hurricane HalMay 29, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Awesome design! Please make this a T-shirt. I need to wear this here in Louisiana, the land of Big Oil and no bike lanes.

  13. pam fitzsimmonsMay 29, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    I will no longer purchase from BP, but am wondering if they
    sell gasoline with another name?

  14. BoneshakerMay 29, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Remember to boycott all of their retail brands including ARCO, AMPM and Castrol.

    Bad old puddy-tat.

  15. erikMay 29, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    yeah… you pretty much cant have a bike without petroleum… its like… plug in electric cars without coal…

  16. Century2workperweekMay 30, 2010 at 3:27 am

    Brilliant! Stckers & t-shirts please.

  17. Ghost RiderMay 31, 2010 at 10:04 am

    @David — seriously? Despite claiming that you’ve only heard of three spills in your 43 years, there have been DOZENS. And besides, every spill is major…not a one is good for us.

    Here’s a handful in a chart on this page:
    http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0215471/oil_spills.htm

    That chart doesn’t include the Exxon Valdez (nearly 11 million gallons) or the Ixtoc 1 spill in the Caribbean (3 million barrels).

    But wait, there’s more: a list of minor and major spills:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_oil_spills

    It’s a train wreck, no matter how you look at it. I’d rather be seen as an “environmental freak job” than to discount the impacts such spills have on our natural world.

  18. gregoryMay 31, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Nice.Take it a step further.

    Who stands to gain off of all this?

    Why do these “accidents” happen on certain dates?

    This happened right after so called repairs,it was no accident.

    Don’t look at mainstream media for the TRUTH ,in any form ,on world events.

    An Environmental 911.Another false story repeated over and over and over.

  19. Joe PeraltaJune 1, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Chatter from BBC radio yesterday said Africa’s Niger Delta is pretty thoroughly trashed from sloppy drilling and serial spills. I think the culprit there is Shell rather than BP.

    An editorial in the LA Times said boycotting BP is pointless because the problem is retarded regulators in DC. That makes sense to me, but so does boycotting all oil companies. There’s no difference between them. They’re like children shooting bears with a BB gun and no regard for the consequences.

    As for “needing” oil, people seem to confuse using and needing. Does a 100-pound woman really need a 3-ton SUV to drive 2 miles to the store for a quart of milk? Most people in the US culture would say yes – it’s perfectly normal and even wonderful. Their only complaint is it takes half an hour to go 2 miles because of the traffic.

    Much of our current American Dream was devised by FDR’s eggheads in the 1930s to create jobs building houses, roads, and cars. Over the years it’s enriched a lot of industries, in particular news media, who know very well where their bread is buttered. But since the Dream gimmick was hatched, the population has tripled and the Dream has turned into a sprawling toxic blob surrounding every population center. The oil supporting it no longer comes from comical Texas millionaires. I think it’s time to re-evaluate what is really needed for good living going into the future.

  20. JWJune 1, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    We’re installing 5 kW of solar panels this summer, and hoping to power both an electric car and my home next year with them. And we’re not rich – just live a little lower on the food chain in other ways.

    There are real alternatives, even if you can’t bike for everything. The per capita oil consumption of a SUV slob in the suburbs vs. a dense living biker is HUGELY different.

    Thanks for the logo!

  21. Bike PowerJune 3, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    I came up with a design a year ago that uses the BP logo:
    http://biketagger.com/bike-power-tee-shirt/

    if you buy the shirt, 25% goes to bicycle advocacy. The rest pays my rent.

  22. daily slothJune 5, 2010 at 7:56 am

    I don’t think much people are going to change their transportation habits. If you didn’t care before this disastrous oil spill, you won’t care now. People are just going to be mad at BP and assume it’s enough from them.

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