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75 Ways Your Life Would Be Ruined Without the Oil and Gas Industry

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Everything Polyester (Blouses, Pants, Pajamas, etc.)

Everything Polyester (Blouses, Pants, Pajamas, etc.)

You wouldn't be able to find a single groovy shirt from the 70's at a thrift store. And polyester is still an important part of the clothes we wear today. Are you against clothing? (Don't answer that.)

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Everything Permanent (Press Shirts, Dresses, etc.)

Everything Permanent (Press Shirts, Dresses, etc.)

The dry cleaners of the world would go out of business and you would have nowhere to take your dry clean only clothes.

73

Sandals

Sandals

Oil and gas opponents would have no footwear.

72

Sneakers

Sneakers

Jerry Seinfeld would have never become famous and then what would you have watched in the 1990's? Buffy the Vampire Slayer?

71

Sofa Pillow Material

Sofa Pillow Material

Lazy Sunday afternoons, brought to you by fossil fuels.

70

Umbrellas

Umbrellas

Take oil out of the scenario and Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds would have certainly drowned to death while filming Singin' in the Rain.

69

Ball point pens

Ball point pens

No oil = no ball point pens = your boss can't sign your paycheck = you're fired. Any questions?

68

Ink

Ink

Do you enjoy reading? Thought so.

67

Computers

Computers

Oil and gas opponents would not have laptops on which to voice their disdain for the industry while using electricity from natural gas power plants.

66

Copy Machines

Copy Machines

You could not explain how something lost its original luster by using the "copy of a copy of a copy" analogy. If you can imagine that cold, cold world.

65

Waste Basket

Waste Basket

Take away waste baskets and you have no office basketball. Then you would be forced to do the work you're being paid to do like some kind of animal.

64

Calculators

Calculators

No middle schooler could have fun typing 07734 again.

63

Printer Cartridges

Printer Cartridges

You said you liked reading, right?

62

Sharpies

Sharpies

Terell Owens football career might have never happened. Acutally, maybe that wouldn't have been all that bad.

61

Telephones

Telephones

You would never be able to call your Grandmother. She's been waiting for a call from you for months, by the way.

60

Backpacks

Backpacks

Underground rappers from the mid-to-late 90's would have had nothing to place on their backs without oil.

59

Fishing Poles

Fishing Poles

All your best childhood memories of fishing with Grandpa - gone.

58

Air Mattresses

Air Mattresses

Short of your cooking, you would have no way to torture your best friends who flew all the way across the country just to visit you.

57

Cameras

Cameras

You would not have the ability to hold onto cherished moments for the rest of your life.

56

Footballs

Footballs

No oil means no football. Try telling that to America. Particularly the ones from Texas.

55

Darts

Darts

Your Monday night dart league up at the Peanut Barrel. You can forget about that.

54

Frisbees

Frisbees

You could never play ultimate frisbee or disk golf. So as it turns out, hippies and college students who write angry anti-oil and gas Facebook status updates should write thank you letters to the CEO of ExxonMobil instead.

53

Golf Ball and Golf Bags

Golf Ball and Golf Bags

A tradition unlike any other … because it doesn't exist without oil.

52

Shotgun Shells

Shotgun Shells

After you get done telling all of America and Texans they can't watch or play football anymore, tell them you're taking away their shotgun shells and let me know how that works out for you.

51

Earphones

Earphones

Hipsters would have no earphones. But they love earphones and hate the oil industry that makes them possible. I smell an ironic t-shirt in here somewhere.