Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Crude Humor

First off, that title made me laugh my ass off. In light of the environmental disaster that has taken over the Gulf of Mexico in the past month, I've decided that the best way to make it through this tough time (besides actually plugging the well; that's obviously beyond our intelligence) is by laughing about it. BP has gotten a ton of shit about the spill, some of which has actually turned out to be pretty humorous. I've taken the liberty of finding some of the best satirical, comedic and parody pictures on this vast stretch of tubes we call the internet...the one thing the oil can't destroy.

What do people hate? If you said "Being attacked by killer bees while picnicking in the woods", you were correct. If you said "Oil leaking endlessly into our oceans", you are also correct, and more on topic. Well done. What do people love? Tetris and comic strips are the two correct answers here.

Sticking with the old-school video games, some brilliant mind decided to change up the water level from Super Mario Bros. for a modern day world. I bet that little gold box would jam up that pipe quite nicely. BP is saving that idea for next.

This one is fairly clever, although a bit childish. Pretty self-explanatory.

For those of you that don't know much about it, there is actually a satirical Twitter account that was formed shortly after the spill that was impersonating BP. This last picture cracked me up. I HATE Twitter, and will probably never have an account, but this was kind of a "Fuck You" to BP.
The Twitter account can be found here: It's actually funny as hell.

This one is actually just clever as hell. I found a lot of political cartoons about the situation, most of which kinda sucked and lacked humor all-together. This one made me smile a little bit though.

Obviously, comedians around the globe now have material to last them for a good while. Many of the jokes that have been tossed around are actually even worth repeating.

"Scientists say they have developed a car that can run on water. The only catch is, the water has to come from the Gulf of Mexico." -Jay Leno

"The BP president said yesterday that the company would survive. That's like someone running over your dog and saying, 'Don't worry, my car is fine.'" —Jimmy Fallon

In all seriousness, hopefully we will soon be able to find a definitive solution to this situation and begin to take on the massive job of clean-up. This is not something that is going to go away anytime soon. It will take continuous work over the next few weeks, months, and even years in order to get the Gulf and all of it's animal inhabitants back to a stable living environment.

On a happier note, this is why you don't play video games with your girlfriend. I'm just glad she didn't see the steak knife on the table!
-Dr. Jones

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