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June 24, 2010

BP, the Joke's on You

The BP oil disaster is a serious and disturbing situation, but the oil company's repeated PR gaffes and horribly botched containment efforts have also provided comedians with a wealth of material. So if you're feeling frustrated by the catastrophe in the Gulf, it might help to imagine the BP executives as a bunch of foul-mouthed kittens. The above video, by TremendousNews.com, closes with a fake BP slogan that doubles as a not-so-subtle reminder to bike, walk, or take public transit as often as possible: "BP: You're not mad enough to not drive your car."

If kittens aren't the right fit, the below video, by Barely Political, suggests that BP's scientists are a bunch of children.

And we'd be remiss if we neglected to post the viral sensation, by Upright Citizens Brigade, that showed how BP execs would handle a coffee spill.



 

Visual artists are having fun at BP's expense as well. A Spanish website posted a collection of Finding Nemo parody posters, and Spirit Airlines has even turned the oil gusher into a bawdy advertising opportunity.

--Della Watson

Feeling better after a few laughs? Now's a good time to take action to stop offshore drilling.

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