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Friday, April 30, 2010

Colbert: Spill, Baby, Spill

Reporting today over at, I provide a pretty comprehensive survey of the current state of the environmental and political damage wrought by the still-unfolding Deepwater Horizon oil drilling disaster.

But as usual, Stephen Colbert has long since aired this satirical look at "the up-sides" of the major environmental disaster, now on the fast-track to status as one of the worst oil spills in American history:

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According to Colbert the good news is that we're now one step closer to a car that can run on seawater!

And besides, now that cleanup crews have started burning off sections of the oil spill, Gulf Coast residents no longer have an oil slick the size of Rhode Island heading their way. Now it's just a wall of fire the size of Rhode Island heading their way!

So quit your worrying and chant with Stephen and I: "Spill here, Spill now! Spill here, Spill now!"

(And note to loyal readers: I guess I was a bit premature assuming that Obama's offshore drilling plans were pretty much a forgone conclusion. As the full extent of the Deepwater Horizon disaster unfolds over the coming three months - yes, that's how long oil is likely to continue leaking from the damaged wellhead before a relief well can be dug to inject sealants! - the politics around expanded offshore oil drilling may well sour. Stay tuned...)

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