Wednesday, May 26, 2010

More Than Six Thousand Three Hundred Wells In The Gulf

All were vetted for safetyu and preparedness by MMS. Do you feel better yet?

A map of the Gulf of Mexico showing the location of the 6,357 oil platforms in the Minerals Management Database system.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If "Spillow's Are Run Of The Millow"
Sung to the Gilbert & Sullivan tune
"Tit Willow" from "The Mikado"
(On a tree by a river a little tom-tit sang, "Willow, tit-willow, tit-willow")

Why would his predecessor, old Lickety-Split,
say "spillows are run of the millow"
When we've seen that this president simply would sit,
if all spillows were run of the millow?

With his marvelous intellect he must have tried
To explain to the lackeys he keeps by his side,
"The G.O.P. must come along for the ride.
This spillow's not run of the millow."

Is it fair to suggest MMS would allow
more spillows the run of the millow?
Could exasperation ever wrinkle his brow
that this could become his peccadillo?

But the spillows continued to billow like mad,
And his great reputation was about to be had,
So how to convince ev'ry one he was sad
that this spillow's not run of the millow?

He'd try to persuade us that he's in control
when spillows aren't run of the millow;
But that he'll be to blame for tarring Woods Hole
soon as spillows are run of the millow,

Like when BP's 'surprised' that it's happened again,
And Shell's all done drooling at the prospect of when,
Letting Exxon sit back like a proud mother hen
and sing, "All spillows are run of the millow."

Music by Arthur Sullivan
Original Lyric by W. S. Gilbert
Alternate Lyric by Bob Carlson
To 'British Petoleum Imcompetence'
To 'Oil Industry Mafia'
To 'Calls to shut down BHP's Atlantis oilfield'
To 'Slick Operator: The BP I've Known Too Well'
To 'Obama: I'm Angry, Frustrated But In Charge;
Still, Questions Remain'
To 'Obama too slow to act'