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Gas is the New Curfew

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Youth Radio's King Anyi Howell observes that gas prices have turned into the "fun police." [Those of you looking for comments about the "Unprotected Sex is the New Engagment Ring" segment should go here.]

"Since gas prices shot past $4 a gallon, my tank is the restricting factor whenever I want to kick it, and bust out of the house," he says.

Cruising is no longer the cheap pastime it once was. Long distance relationships are looking less seductive. And even a simple request to pick up a friend across town has become a more serious matter, Howell has found.

Do you agree? Has the price of gas become the "fun police" in your life? If gas isn't your new curfew, what is? Tell us in the comments below.

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