What Happens When a BP Exec Spills His Coffee–and More Cathartic Comedy

By Joseph Calamia | June 10, 2010 6:14 pm

BPNeed a little relief from oil-soaked pelicans and dead dolphins, angry Louisiana officials and ambiguous BP representatives, top kills and containment domes?

The following hope to entertain, amuse, and mitigate (temporarily) depression and despair.

A New Logo

Greenpeace has started a contest to create a more fitting BP logo, such as the one on the left, featured on flickr. The flickr page boasts almost 1,000 fury-fueled entries so far.

A PR Twitter Feed

Fictional updates all day long about BP’s goings-on.

“Wait, Oil PLUMES? We thought you asked about oil PLUMS in the ocean. How silly! Yes, yes, there are TONS of oil plumes!”

A Coffee Spill?

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre has given viewers a look at what might happen after a BP executive spills his coffee.

“Everybody calm down. I’ve got Kevin Costner on the phone. He’ll know what to do for sure.”

Recent posts on the Gulf oil spill:
80beats: Meet the Oil-Covered Pelicans, Symbols of the BP Oil Spill
80beats: This Hurricane Season Looks Rough, And What If One Hits the Oil Spill?
80beats: We Did the Math: BP Oil Spill Is Now Worse Than the Exxon Valdez
80beats: “Top Kill” Operation Is Under Way in Attempt to Stop Gulf Oil Leak
80beats: Scientists Say Gulf Spill Is Way Worse Than Estimated. How’d We Get It So Wrong?

Image: flickr / Amy Phetamine


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