posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 04:54 AM
It's Aussie humour. It's not a distraction or a diversion, but a fairly savage attack upon the oil company's response to the situation,
highlighting the inadequacy of disaster scenario planning, as well as the inadequacy of their response to the situation. It also demonstrates the
politicisation of what is an appalling corporate failure.
I know it may seem like a rather flippant approach to what is a shocking environmental disaster, but that's Aussies for you. Not everyone gets it,
but I assure you that Aussies do. It's extremely black humour which lampoons the idiocy of BP and Halliburton.
The trouble starts when this pair of Aussie political commentators/satiricists get played upon a global stage. It's easy to misunderstand what
they're saying and where they're coming from. But rest assured, we're feeling for you right now. The skit is one that demonstrates complete
contempt for the buffoons running BP and their response to the situation.
Stay calm, citizens. It's a gesture of solidarity and not for the oil companies.