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June 22, 2010 Posted by | Photo | | Leave a comment

A moment of stupid

I had a really stupid moment the other day. I was reading the news and this story about 4.2 million gallons of oil are gushing into the Gulf of Mexico everyday jumped out at me. The reason it did is the moment of stupidity. I actually had a moment where I thought “Is that still going on? Is there still oil gushing in?”

I knew there was still oil in the Gulf, and I knew that the clean up effort had barely started, but for some reason I thought the well had been plugged or had run out or something. I think it’s because this has been going on so long that my brain had sort of assumed that they’d at least fixed part one of the problem. I ask you to please remember that this is a self-admitted moment of stupid, probably brought on by a lack of sleep. I have since slept and acceptable amount of time.

Still, has anyone else had a moment like that? Where you sort of assumed that the problem was being dealt with by clever people in government and industry? You know, the ones who are working together to build a brighter future for us all? Yeah, those guys from the shorts they used to make in the ‘50s. Then you wake up from your fever dream of jet packs and atomic cars (seriously where the hell is my atomic car?) only to find that neither group can manage to save the day? I’m not actually blaming anyone who hasn’t managed to stop the leak by the way. As far as I can tell, that shit is fucked up in ways that science and industry hadn’t quite anticipated. It seems that I can blame BP’s board for not making sure that their platform was safe. As far as I can tell, they had things secured with bubble gum and the dreams of Chinese orphans.

Now, I don’t wish to blame the manufactures of Bubblicious, but their fine product should in no way be used to secure oilrigs. I have no idea about the use of Chinese orphans dreams, I personally use the Faith in Santa from American Schoolchildren when I need a really strong bonding agent. Well, that and fairy farts, but I think it’s a given to say you use fairy farts as a catalyst to make Santa Faith stick.

June 22, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment