Here’s Randy’s office phone number: (713) 323-4093 and his e-mail: Randy.Prescott@bp.com
Let him hear from you. One of my friends suggested that we tell him, “And BP isn’t the only place that has fuel for my car!” You might also add, as I did, “Please effect the plugging and cleanup as quickly and efficiently as possible, damn the costs; and do it with appropriate humility.”
Someone recently sent me another e-mail suggesting that BP plug the spill hole with the bodies of their top executives. That suggestion probably won’t go over well, but feel free to pass it on to Randy too. Power should carry some responsibility, after all.
If you’re pissed off, sad, and/or fearful about this mess, you might enjoy this image, the BP logo with the caption, “BP: We’re bringing oil to American shores.” It’s being sent around as an actual BP ad, circa 1999, with the wry comment, “They kept their word.” Truth in advertising does sometimes exist!
–Oops, not. This isn’t real. It’s the work of the brilliant folk at Despair.com.
Here’s another variation:
Despair, Inc. got their start parodying those revolting “motivational posters” found in corporate boardrooms and in-flight magazines.
My all-time favorite Demotivational Poster is PROCRASTINATION: “Hard work often pays off after time, but laziness always pays off now.”
(Now that’s truth!)
Side observation: If you scroll up and down quickly, the flower petals on the fake BP ad appear to move. Kewl. I really enjoy optical illusions, but have a harder time with corporate attempts at distraction magic of the verbal sort.