Ok, so we fell for this, but it is still hilarious. In an entirely factually untrue (as now we know) video, we see oil giant Shell throw a party to commemorate the launch of its North Arctic drilling operations.
It all started with a malfunction...of the event's centerpiece, a scale model of the Kulluk, one of the rigs heading up north, which was sitting in a basin of liquor (rum and coke?) next to an ice sculpture in the shape of an iceberg.
The guest of honor was an elderly Japanese man introduced as the original Chief Engineer of the Kulluk rig, who used to work at Mitsui back in the '80s. But when the man went to turn on the ‘rig,’ the liquor went everywhere. The guy in charge kept asking the old engineer to fix it but he obviously had no idea how to turn it off...