Sunday, January 02, 2011

Print It Out and Laminate It: Dave Barry's 2010 Year in Review

Interesting tidbit from this epic must-read-twice column: There apparently was a major oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010!

I had nearly forgotten all about that - probably because the terms "Deepwater Horizon", "Gulf oil disaster", and "Obama's Katrina to the 10th power" have all been banned from the media lexicon as the result of a White House executive order.

I insist that you read the whole thing.
Speaking of growing menaces, in...


...the pesky Deepwater Horizon oil spill dominates the news as BP tries a series of increasingly desperate measures to plug the leak, including, at one point, a 167,000-pound wad of pre-chewed Juicy Fruit. President Obama, eager to show that he is on top of the situation, develops severe forehead cramps from standing on the shore and frowning with concern at the water. Meanwhile, Congress holds televised hearings that establish, beyond any reasonable doubt, that Congress is very upset about, and totally opposed to, large oil spills. Despite these heroic efforts, the leak continues to grow, and by the end of the month is threatening suburban Des Moines.
h/t: Moe Lane. Cross-posted.

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