Capping your well and tapping it, too.

I used to enjoy torturing the old saw: if it looks like a duck, acts like a duck, and sounds like a duck – it might turn out to be a miniature goose. One of the older games in the gamebook: refute the obvious with a meaningless distinction.

There’s a lot of oil flowing out of a hole in the Gulf of Mexico, and it seems like a whole lot of damage might be done on shore. Of course, the company that drilled the hole and the governments that protect the people on shore are frantically trying to cap it. I think. There’s a lot of lowering of funnels and inserting of tubes, and it almost looks like they’re not really trying to cap the well, but to restart it. That’s some major dedication to the corporate mission, and some awfully expensive crude.

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