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Shaming You Into Carpooling.


This WWII propaganda poster urged carpooling not to save gas, but to save wear and tear on tires. Rubber was in short supply, and was needed for the military. Link -via Reddit

They should update that, you could even have two versions these days to cater to both the liberals and the conservatives. "When you ride alone you ride with Bin Laden!" and "When you ride alone you ride with Dubya!". Contemporize to the max!
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I once saw a poster at a university promoting carpooling. The poster encouraged participation in a carpool one day a week. The hook was basically that it was the right thing to do.

I was not convinced by this poster. After some thought, I decided that any serious effort to promote carpooling should include a compelling and valuable perk. For instance, at this university people were always complaining about the shortage of parking spaces. If I were to be convinced to join a carpool, I would want a special carpool parking permit that would let my carpool park close to the main campus.

Some months later, I read an editorial in a local newspaper about how few of the university's students seemed to be pursuing a rigorous education. I submitted a letter, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, criticizing the rather unimpressive recognition given to our top students. I suggested that top-notch students taking demanding courses should be awarded a special "black" parking sticker that would entitle them to access to any parking lot on campus, including faculty/staff parking. I as surprised to see the letter published in the next issue.
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Well, Hitler (and his army) rode along in GM-trucks (GM owned Opel from 1929) so the little bit of rubber-saving probably doenst amount to much: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/01/07/INGPHNCLHH1.DTL
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One of my favorite WWII posters, I photoshopped it for what was once my favorite multiplayer game, Battlefield 1942: http://intel.planetbattlefield.gamespy.com/sigbig.jpg. "F7 F5" in the game has your character say "hop in", something you should tell other nearby players if the vehicle you're driving has room.
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...and blogs that don't know to remove a period from the end of a URL are a little frustrating. Here's the link sans period: http://intel.planetbattlefield.gamespy.com/sigbig.jpg
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