Scott just put up an incredibly interesting breakdown of the step-by-step process used for cleaning birds affected by the oil spill. If you care about the environment (or are just pretending to care, because that’s what’s “in” right now), you should read it and Twitter it to all of your Facebook friends on Foursquare.
I am curious though, to learn who figured out that putting vegetable oil on top of other oil would help clean these birds. I imagine it went a little something like this…
Scientist 1: This bird is covered in oil! What should we do!?
Scientist 2: (sarcastically) I don’t know, genius. Why don’t we cover it in more oil?
Scientist 1: It worked! This bird is saved!
Scientist 2: (collects Nobel Prize)
Don’t worry, guys! I know everyone was worried that there wouldn’t be any posts involving oil spills today. You guys were wrong.
Back in 2008, someone mashed up the trailer for “There Will Be Blood” with an episode of Saved By The Bell that involved an oil spill. Who would have expected that Saved By The Bell would be so prescient?
“I drink your milkshake. I drink it up! And then maybe we’ll go to the mall or arcade or something.” —Screech
Scott puts everything into perspective by comparing the amount of oil spilled to what it could be used for. A lot of math went into the post, so you should read it, and maybe check his math.
I didn’t actually read the post, but from the photo above, I assume that the amount of oil already spilled is enough to send a Prius into space and rebrand the sun.
I was only able to find three or four actual responses to BP’s apology video. If YouTube is serving up 2 billion videos per day, I honestly expected a far greater outcry about this kind of thing.
This kid seems like the only one who has anything to say about the matter. I didn’t even post this video in order to ridicule this guy. It’s more of a call to action. Guys, we need more BP rants on YouTube.
This is how the oil spill could end up spreading. We are all screwed.
Now you know. All this time I thought that fish could breath oil and that they had a life expectancy of about half an hour in my fish tank. Oops.
Anyhow, this is just one of a bunch of great protests signs aimed at BP for the giant screwup (aka the Gulf of Mexico) right now. Be sure look at all the pictures. One of them has a positively delicious recipe for Turducken.
Speaking of which, where will all of the Turducken go now that their natural habitat is ruined?
If there is one thing to have come out of the BP oil spill (aside from, you know, the oil), it’s all the ridiculous protest art and cartoons taking shots at BP. You could spend your day digging through Google trying to find them all, or you could just read Tanner’s comprehensive, annotated guide. It’s your choice.
Honestly though, if Aquaman were killed by an oil spill, would anyone be really upset? He’s like the worst superhero of all-time.
This guy’s life is totally ruined because of this oil spill. I feel bad for this guy.
Here’s an idea to clean up the spill. Everyone gets a scuba mask and a straw and just goes to town in the Gulf of Mexico.
Bill Nye explains how ‘top kill’ works, and suddenly, the BP oil spill seems like it was worth the effort. I would watch this man talk about what he ate for breakfast.
Jump to 1:30 for the good stuff.