Before you think we're insensitive jerks, let's say it: the BP Gulf Oil Spill is serious stuff. We've seen the pictures and videos of the spill, we know how many lives have been lost, how many jobs will be affected and how many birds and other marine animals are in danger. But, like so many tragedies before this one, Americans use humor to get over their sadness and anger. So, let's take a moment to laugh at some of the more humorous reactions to the spill.
Leave it to activist group Code Pink to bring their over-the-top style to their protests.
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A moving tribute to Avatar inspired by R. Kelly and sung by Aziz Ansari at the MTV Movie Awards. He sings, "It's a bummer when nature gets destroyed by greed, which reminds me, one more thing: F--k you, BP."
BP Execs are harder to hate when they are played by kittens.
"It's a small spill on a very large table." Or is it?
The fake twitter account BPGlobalPR has 140 character (or less) gems such as: "In the metric system "barrels" are called "rugamuffins." So 60,000 rugamuffins a day...pretty adorable, huh? #bpcares"
She'll be haunting the dreams of BP execs for years to come
we love her enthusiasm.
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A top hat to plug up the leak, hair to soak up the oil and a series of tubes to help fill the well. Series of tubes, series of tubes, where have we heard that before
oh, that's right.
Leave it to Someecards to find the perfect card for any occasion.
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Videogum asks, "Who should play the BP Oil Spill?" They answer their own question with Betty White and Kevin Costner, who in real life is helping to fund a research team working on oil spill cleanups.
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