TLP: Of Course, the Mariner Would Know What to Do

costner bp oil spillScarier than the Coast Guard?

But, uh, BP, Waterworld was a movie. Oh well, maybe Costner's oil-sucking machine will do better than what BP has tried so far.

WWL has the story:
BP has given the green light for funding of a device that can separate oil from water.

Development of the machine, which uses a centrifuge to separate the fluids, has been backed by actor Kevin Costner to the tune of $25 million.

John Houghtaling, Costner's chief partner in the project, told WWL First News that the oil company has ordered 32 of the devices for use in the Gulf of Mexico.

"In a matter of weeks, we can be manufacturing ten of these a week," Houghtaling said. "So we're hoping by the first of August to have all 32 of these things in the Gulf."
At $500,000 each, that order from BP has Costner well on the way to recouping his investment. And BP has the opportunity to appear visionary if it works and fucking ridiculous if it doesn't.

Here's a movie, not starring Kevin Costner:

Popcorn, anyone?

The Lazy Paperboy

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.