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When BP spills a cup of coffee

Sadly, this video rings all too true:

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

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10 replies on “When BP spills a cup of coffee”

Sigh. Working in an engineering environment I see this kind of thing all the time, just without such horrendous outcomes. I’m shocked by the ability of the same engineer to completely downplay something one moment only to turn around and over complicate it the next.

As for the NSFW content. We aren’t supposed to be watching video from work, so I had my headphone on so I wouldn’t get busted.

My 3YO girl wants to watch it again and again. She didn’t catch the swearing, just loved the mess. Thanks for sharing!

Its amazing how comedians can get things perfect and the media, politicians, & BP are still is just pissing time away.

It’s one of those things that I shouldn’t laugh it, but I can’t help it.

This is hilarious! The ineptitude is sickening and sad, but parallels what is happening in the Gulf. Here’s hoping that before any further deep water drilling is allowed, there are regulations put in place that require a stop-kill mechanism on all pipes.

this is hilarious. It also works really well as an analogy to the CDC/AAP’s response to the ever-expanding autism tragedy.

There’s NSFW oil spillng into the NSFW lives of NSFW people. What’s with the fucking twats who think not fucking swearing will be of any fucking help?

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