far back as the 1970s, I recall hearing the phrase “Gas, Grass, or Ass (Nobody Rides for Free).” I’m not certain who first coined the phrase, or if in fact there was a historical author or ordering of the three items deemed acceptable as fare. At some point, the words, presumably originating in the biker world, caught on and became a common saying appearing on t-shirts and bumper stickers worldwide. Whether the saying (usually, one hopes, uttered as a lewd joke) ever represented the literally truthful stance of anyone, I have no idea — although, having heard all of the lurid tales that I have over my lifetime, my gut is that the saying has some basis in truth. The situation being represented can be boiled down as follows… read more >
Gas, Grass, or Ass (Nobody Rides for Free)
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