Saturday, May 29, 2010

Stephen Colbert's Oil Spill Solutions Randomizer's Still Relevant

As I posted earlier today, the top kill method failed. We'll have to wait until August for BP to complete the relief wells to capture the oil. So now, the company will try the lower marine riser cap that will not stop the oil flow but slow it down.

See video embedded below of BP's latest talk to the press. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Landry is also present, reminding viewers/reporters that top kill was never the end goal but the relief wells were always the long-term solution. Below the CNN video is satire from Stephen Colbert. About two weeks ago he said it's clear nobody connected to the oil leak knows what the "f*#k" they're doing, and so he offered his comical oil spill solutions randomizer.

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Oil Containment Solution Randomizer
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Kit (Keep It Trill) said...

Colbert was funny, but the nuclear option he mentioned that's really being considered reminded me of a nightmare I had last night. I hope they don't go there...

Vérité Parlant said...

Can you imagine if that were real and actually considered it? I think the BP people would have to design a spaceship so they could leave the planet from all the folks who'd be after them. Hmm, some people down here are so angry as it is, BP executives may need to go into hiding.