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

  • Lisa

    Yes, but come on now. There are inherent risks. We as the consumers propagate oil drilling with its inherent risks. Can you even imagine the level of knowledge and technology that was used to deal with the aftermath? Don’t think this video helps the public consciousness with regards to the complications in these issues and risks, and what decisions we face moving forward.

    Although it was mildly amusing.

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