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Another possible explanation for the BP oil spill

something stirring in the Earth’s crust…

In 2015, the most ambitious drilling project in history is under way. Dr Nasreen Chaudry and her team have reached 21 kilometers into the Earth’s crust – but something is stirring far below. Amy Pond discovers there’s nowhere to run when you can’t even trust the ground at your feet. (via ONEDDL.)

Have “ambitious drilling projects” ever not led to disastrous consequences?

Of course, if the Doctor were here, we wouldn’t still be waiting for the oil spill to be stopped. After a lot of running around and shouting – which, frankly, we could do with a bit more of from BP, who have seemed remarkably torpid in their response – the whole thing would be sorted in an hour. Where’s the Doctor when you need him? Let’s have more of that British export and a bit less of BP, thank you very much.

BBC – BBC One Programmes – Doctor Who: Series 5.

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2 Responses

  1. rainegendron says:

    It is kind of funny that this episode aired about the same time as the BP oil spill disaster running amok. Damn those Silurians! Go back to bed already!

    • zerode says:

      Weird coincidence.

      Or was it?

      BBC – BP – could there be a connection? Is the BBC trying to create a context for a “reasonable doubt” defense, allowing BP to argue that they aren’t really responsible, that it could have been aliens? Or is the plot deeper than that, with NASA working in conjunction with the BBC and BP, in a plot that has already seen the creation of a rogue zombie satellite as part of a plan to get President Obama to fund NASA at extravagant levels to head off the threat of zombies and underground aliens? If NASA steps in and saves the day – or even makes a significant contribution – in the Gulf, you’ll know its ALL TRUE.

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is an over-caffeinated and under-employed grad school dropout, aspiring leftwing intellectual and cultural studies academic, cinéaste, and former poet. Raised in San Francisco on classic film, radical politics, burritos and soul music, then set loose upon the world. He spends his time in coffee shops with his laptop and headphones, caffeinating and trying to construct a post-whatever life.


What's in a name... The handle "zerode" is a contraction of Zéro de Conduite, the title of Jean Vigo's 1933 movie masterpiece about schoolboy rebellion.

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