The Last Four Minutes of the Deepwater Horizon
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Tags: big brother, bp, doomed, grim meathook future, katrina, mpegs, scene missing
Current Music: Cold Cave -- Hello Rats ♬
I think the banner ad I got on the video might be in poor taste:
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The google ad on mine said, "Whole Foods Market. Let's save the planet one coupon at a time." I'm sure my organic rucola will offset the Deepwater Horizon nicely.
I got "Become a Chaplain from Home with an Online Masters!"
That's not ominous at all...
Particularly silly when you can do it for free.
mine was "Offshore Explosion? Law firm ..."
The irony of it looking eerily like the World Devastators from Rogue Squadron.
I read somewhere that the fellow what ran the company what put out drilling rig fires in Iraq post-invasion ....
was highly critical of this fire suppression operation. He observed that (a) by letting it burn instead, you spill less into the ocean until it's capped; (b) by pouring all that water on it, you accelerated the sinking of the platform and upped the difficulty of capping the well.
Don't know if he's right or wrong but it makes some sense to me.
Interesting, but I wonder if the giant burning platform makes it difficult or impossible to access the well anyway.
The suggestion in what I read is that when the platform went down, it wrecked the under-sea line of pipes between the sea-bed floor on up. That is, even while burning wildly, it was at the very least still holding the hose steady (so to speak). It made sense to me.
I quite like the Russians solution.
big (it's the only way to be sure)
I was really hoping the grim meathook future would take its time coming to the first world, but it looks like we're doing all we can to hasten its arrival.
Naw, this is the grim meathook present. In the grim meathook future, that thing is on fire in space. Or possibly New York City.
No, the GMF isn't that sexy: it's when you wake up and realize that some multinational has fucked you economy and local environment so much that suddenly you live in Somalia and are trying to grow your own backyard Superfund Lemons.
Or more likely, several multinationals working in concert.
Or North Korea. Wait, what?
I prefer the delightful conspiracy theory to the actual GMF. Someone should probably slap me, or at least offer me a selection of differently-colored pills.
All I could think of while watching those videos was how expensive that event must have been from all angles. Drill baby, drill.
I can't believe nobody else posted the brilliant slam from Bill Maher's Twitter feed.
I want that first picture in high res so badly now.
EDIT: Wow, I need to upgrade my attention span. There's a link to exactly that in the article.
I guess BP's industrial designers are big fans of the Galactic Empire school.
Hyundai, apparently. It would seem BP were just leasing it.