Comedy video skewers Exxon over Mayflower, Arkansas oil spill
It has been almost two weeks since Exxon Mobil's Pegasus pipeline ruptured in Mayflower, Arkansas, spilling some 5,000 to 7,000 barrels of oil into a neighborhood and wetlands of Lake Conway.
Just as we saw after the 2010 BP oil spill in the gulf, after the shock of the initial news of the oil spill dissipated, frustration and anger led to satire and comedy. Remember "When BP spills coffee," the video that satirized BP's many failed attempts at stopping their catastrophic oil spill in the gulf?
Comedians Andy Cobb and Mike Damanskis have a new video about the ExxonMobil oil spill in Mayflower, Arkansas called Exxon - Energy Everywhere.
"In the past, you've had to drive to get gas. At communities like this one [Mayflower, Arkansas] Exxon has revolutionized the way fuel gets to you. We'll pump that [bleep] right down your driveway."
In an email, Damanskis said this was the start of a new series of videos they'll be doing about tar sands oil, so check out their YouTube page for more.
Lastly, I have to mention that I love that they use the "Somebody left the gate open" song that was on that annoying CITI bank commercial. Nice touch, guys.
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MORE: See all of our Mayflower, Arkansas oil spill coverage here.