Waterworld

Now for something completely different. I don’t know if you’ve been watching the hopeless fiasco caused by BP in the Gulf of Mexico? All sorts of Bubbas and Forests stand to loose their meagre livelihoods in the Waterworld because the British Petrolium giant clearly had no contingency plan whatsoever to deal with the possibility that one of their oilrigs might sink. They’ve been about as efficient at covering the leak as a fourteen-year old fumbling over his first condom. Watching their pathetic effort – coupled with the irritation of BP spokespeople insisting it’s all going quite well thankyou – has had all the pathos of a housecat nursing sick and blind puppies.

And so, given the laughable efforts to date, it may surprise you to hear who BP have turned to next……

According to Slash Film:

While he was working on that film (Waterworld), Costner paid scientists millions of dollars to develop a device that could do what his fictional character’s invention could do in the film: purify ocean water. Working prototypes of the device actually exist, which Costner has dubbed “Ocean Therapy.” Now, with the approval of the Army Corps of Engineers, British Petroleum has given the go-ahead for Costner to test six of his devices to help clean up the massive oil spill in the Gulf.

Oh God. It really all is stranger than fiction. Now all we need is Sarah “Drill Baby Drill” Palin to reveal she has gills….