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Irony and humor may be just the thing to get us through

May 4, 2010

The past few weeks have been . . . well, eventful. It seems that every time I turn on the news, there is some environmental disaster occurring whether it be BP’s oil spill, the so called “aquapocalypse” affecting the greater Boston area, or the flooding in the south. It’s been hard to stomach all of it (the amount of bottled water flying off the shelf (was all that plastic recycled?), the oil heading for shore . . . ) so today I’m going to share some of the more ironic and humorous parts of these awful stories.

This week is “national drinking water week“. Yep. The so-called “Aquapocalypse” and national drinking water week occur at exactly the same time. Via the American Water Works Association:

We often take water supply for granted until it is threatened, either by drought, water main breaks, or some other event.

Heard, loud and clear.

A few of my favorite via laugh lines:

Jimmy Fallon Monologue | Monday night on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” on NBC: Have you guys been following the whole oil disaster? Yesterday, President Obama said: “Let me be clear. BP is responsible for this leak. BP will be paying the bill.” And BP was like: “Ah, bailout? Right?”

BP says it will pay for the entire gulf oil spill cleanup. In a related story, BP announced that gasoline will soon be going back up to $4 a gallon. – Jim Barach, Charleston, W. Va.

Sarah Palin: drill, baby, oops! – Feldman, Madison, Wisc.

HA. (oy).


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