Mitten Gas Prices Jump. One Guy Gets Pissed.

Welcome to the working week: This morning at the gas station on the corner of Livernois and 7 Mile, this digit overheard a ruddy-cheeked guy with a doughy midriff shouting at the exasperated cash-register gent behind the bullet-proof glass that if gas prices get any higher he was going to bring in his "Marlin Level-Action rifle and do some lowering of his own."

Futile as this customer's cockeyed promise might be, dude's got a point.

And we can harp all day about how Detroit needs light rail systems and alternatively powered cars, and how our dependency on foreign oil is killing us and others,  but the reality is that if you've a car you're paying 15.8 cents more for a gallon of gas now than you were last week.

According to MyFoxDetoit, Dearborn-based AAA Michigan, which surveys 2,800 stations statewide, you're also paying 40.3 cents more than you were this time last year.

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