Friday, June 04, 2010

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

PhotobucketNow, I'm no scientist. I don't even play one on TV. But, there is someone, whose name I don't know, and who says he is a scientist, claims he has the solution to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Nuke it. Yep, blow that sucker right out of the water, with a little bitty old nuclear bomb. What could be easier? Welllllllll, it just seems wrong, somehow.

When I was a mere child, back at the dawn of time, when we were all afraid of the Red Menace (Russia) and the Yellow Peril (China), the schools decided to conduct bomb drills. Kind of like tornado drills, except instead of herding all the children out into the hallways and having them crouch down, facing the wall, and covering their heads, we were to crawl under our desks. This was to save us from the impact of The Bomb.

As young as we were, we knew that crawling under our desks wasn't going to help, but most of us went along with it. Most of us, except me. I wasn't about to crawl around on that filthy floor and face the wrath of my mother when I went home with a dirty dress and scraped knees. So, I sat at my desk, and the teacher didn't say a word. She knew it was silly, too.

So, with that past experience, I know that blowing the well up isn't going to work. Oh, it may stop the flow of oil. But, that same scientist claims the oil on top of the water will be sucked up into the air and will dissipate. Presto! No more oil spill. Simple, no? No. Nonononono. Ever heard of acid rain? All that dissipating oil and neuclear stuff will just waft over the land and survivors will glow in the dark for the rest of their lives.

Oh, of course I'm being silly, but not any sillier that the notion that detonating a nuclear device 5,000 feet under water is the solution. Next idea?

Stay tuned.

12 comments:

Linda said...

Keep telling it like it is. I love your way of thinking.

lucylocket said...

In the mid 1950's I lived near Oak Ridge, Tenn. We were required to wear dog tags like soldiers. I was in the fifth grade and I figured out that if the bomb was dropped, there wouldn't be much left to be identified since we were pretty closed to ground zero. Happy thoughts for a ten-year-old.

kenju said...

Somehow I don't think that's the answer. I did like the one from the two farmers, who said put hay cuttings on the oil and the hay will absorb it. Makes sense to me.

Jay said...

I absolutely love the Nuke Idea. I can see it now. The new Louisiana Cooking show on PBS.

"Today folks we're gonna make Bombalaya! Look how those shrimp glow in that beautiful pot. And, don't forget, that heat doesn't JUST come from the Cayenne Pepper anymore. I GAY-RON-TAY that's gonna be delicious! Laissez bon temps ROULER!!"

Tincanman said...

What's worse than oil? Radioactive oil. Gads!

Grannymar said...

I wonder what his (the scientist) mother thinks of her wonderful son!

savannah said...

bless his heart, but i'm sure that idea sounded so much better in his head than it did when he said it outloud! xoxoxo

NitWit1 said...

Yikes this must be a "scientist" steeped in something besides the proverbial "scientific method."

Having been educated in a field based in the scientific method, that hypothesis must have changed from some 50 years ago. Maybe the word "creative" has been added.

Mercy for all of us! Why create another major disaster to an already catastrophic event?

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Joy Des Jardins said...

A scientist huh? Well-educated? Now there's a chunk of money poorly spent. Good post Betty...

oklhdan said...

Hmmmm doesn't sound too logical in my way of thinking. Nice try though!

俊蘇宏 said...

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