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.
Check out funny videos, SNL skits and The Daily Show clips here.
She'll be haunting the dreams of BP execs for years to come…we love her enthusiasm.
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Crazy Ideas That Were Real
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.
BP Says "Let Them Eat Cake"
We'd love to drown our sorrows in this BP cake, shot by Skooksie in a New Orleans grocery. Originally spotted on the Huffington Post.
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Now a Solution That Doesn't Seem So Crazy...
Leave it to Someecards to find the perfect card for any occasion.
The BP Gulf Oil Spill...the Movie?
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.
Photo: Joerg Koch / AFP / Getty Images
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