Jun 23 2010

BP!

Published by at 3:40 am under Awesome!

The subject of the oil spill and the incredible greed at BP is simply too depressing to even think about, so instead I give you ten clips of deer licking other animals.

Boycott BP and BP brands:
Castrol, Arco, Aral, am/pm, Amoco, Wild Bean Cafe and, Safeway gas.

Now let the licking begin!

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17 comments to “BP!”

  1. Yours Trulyon 23 Jun 2010 at 7:06 am

    How charming! Those deer just get into all kinds of mischief! What oil spill?

    Plus, I totally misread the third name on that BP list.

  2. Quaseon 23 Jun 2010 at 8:25 am

    I don’t think boycotting BP brands does any good. These stations/convenience stores are not corporate owned, so we would only be punishing people who had nothing to do with the disgrace that’s going on on the Gulf. In most cases, even BP branded stations buy their gas from other suppliers, so although morally rewarding, it is not doing anything practical.

  3. You Just Made My List!on 23 Jun 2010 at 8:55 am

    Quase – It sends a message, a message that needs to be sent. Plus, how could you stomach giving them money right now?!? FUCK BP, the boycott stands! In fact, I’ve been boycotting them for years because they pollute Lake Michigan. FUCK BP!

  4. SanFranon 23 Jun 2010 at 10:37 am

    there’s a lot of pussy licking going on in these videos!

    on the topic of BP: the cheapest gas in the city is Arco, typically – they are at least 15 cents lower than anybody else – and thus, popular – which I feel tests the constitution of some San Franciscans, who are oft self-proclaimed activists… it tests them and they fail – because they still buy gas for their precious Prius at ARCO.

    Anyhow, riding past the station at 14th and Valencia yesterday, I noticed blue masking tape covering up the part of the ARCO sign that previously said “a BP company”.

    This is why I try to ride a bike everywhere possible. We can’t anymore exist in a world without petroleum – hell, my bike was made and delivered to me using petroleum products… I realize this – but we CAN minimize usage, and Listy is right – the only message the consumer can really send is monetary.

  5. Jonathanon 23 Jun 2010 at 10:53 am

    I still can’t believe that idiot Congressman actually APOLOGIZED to BP because the government is holding them accountable (GASP!) for the damage their negligence has caused.

  6. saraon 23 Jun 2010 at 11:10 am

    I got to admit I feel bad for the little people like store cashiers getting screwed on this. The main reason I lost my job last year was because of the boycot against public transportation on acount of Swine Flu (FUCK YOU JOE LEIBERMAN) I swear to god, no matter what you hear, I HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH SWINE FLU.

    So please if you could still buy your ciggs and loto tickets at the gas station and not gas, then the single mom working the “your gonna get held up weekly” shift at the Safe Way can still buy her kids food…and silly bracelets. you know esentials.

  7. saraon 23 Jun 2010 at 11:19 am

    But hey listy has his point. My own husband, who had to support the family practically on his own while I was off agrees with Listy here. YOU HAVE TO SEND A MESSAGE. besides the swine flu thing realy was no ones falt, but the oil spill is BULL SHIT. I can’t feel sorry enough for new orleans. God/Oil companies (are they the same person? they both seem to have originated from the middle east) should not smite them just because they fornicate right in his face.

  8. You Just Made My List!on 23 Jun 2010 at 11:25 am

    SanFran – Of course I’m right! These companies respond to only one thing, money. Their entire existence is money. As consumers we really only have one method to send a message and that’s with our wallets. For example, I FUCKING HATE Walmart, therefore I have not given them a single penny in at least 15 years.

    Americans are so lazy with their protests. I hear people in small towns say all the time “I hate Walmart, it ruined our town and they are un-American” but they go there EVERY DAY.

    We have ourselves to blame for almost every situation we are in. We keep ourselves fat, warm, lazy, drunk and surrounded by a mountain of products and gadgets we don’t need while big business and politicians fuck us at will.

    FUCK BP! BOYCOTT BP and all their companies!
    Castrol, Arco, Aral, am/pm, Amoco, Wild Bean Cafe and, Safeway gas.

  9. Geoffon 23 Jun 2010 at 12:54 pm

    I have to say, I agree with the poster who said we SHOULD NOT boycott BP. Of the companies involved with that well, BP is the least responsible for the accident. Transworld Oil, McDermott, and possibly NOV (I can’t remember who the third company was) are the ones responsible for the machinery that actually extracts the oil, BP is simply the owner of the well that leases it out to an upstream company. I work in the oil and gas field (and also the accounting field) so I happen to have a little experience with this kind of situation. Consider Arthur Andersen…they were shut down because of the actions of a few irresponsible idiots. Thousands were punished because of the actions of a few, and our economy was worse off in the end for an overreaction. 28,000 people lost their jobs. In this situation, it actually makes less sense to punish BP than it did to punish Andersen because BP isn’t really even the one responsible…they just have the deepest pockets and happen to be a foreign company. It makes for a nice scapegoat for the powers that be. Unfortunately, that scapegoat employs about 30,000 Americans. What’s more, at the consumer level, we can only boycott the gas stations themselves, which really just boils down to hurting local small businesses. I don’t think I would be able to sleep at night knowing that I put Ma and Pa into bankruptcy. I had not heard the point about BP stations buying their gas from other suppliers, but if that is true it only makes boycotting them even more absurd. What “point” are we even making?

  10. Geoffon 23 Jun 2010 at 12:57 pm

    On a lighter note, I do love your site and the deer clips!

  11. You Just Made My List!on 23 Jun 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Geoff – I hear you, I really do but BP has a huge amount of responsibility in this mess and it’s not at all the first time BP has been responsible for an environmental disaster. Like I said, I have boycotted them for years because of the pollution they dump into Lake Michigan, the lake I live on and get my drinking water from. How can I willingly give them my hard-earned money when I am 100% against them as a company, regardless of the good Americans who work for them? It’s not fair to ask me to support a company that I disagree with.

    Without going into a crazy long rant let me just say that BP is responsible, along with other companies, for this disaster and many others and I refuse to support them because of it.

    Let’s just agree that the deer clips fucking rule and anyone who says it doesn’t melt their heart, at least a little, is a liar!

  12. SanFranon 23 Jun 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Geoff: excellent points, all of them.

    What can we, the end-user / consumer do though to boycott the likes of McDermott or Nat’l Oilwell Varco? Haliburton? Blackwater? these agencies, be they mechanical engineering, suppliers or defense contractors are hired by the company who’s ostensibly ‘in charge’. In this case, it’s BP – so while from a purely idealistic perspective, boycotting BP does make a certain degree of sense. Realistically, not so much because there aren’t enough people willing or able to make the effort work. Their franchise network is far to vast to suffer, measurably – unless nearly everyone on the planet were involved. That’ll never happen.

    A two week, a two month even, boycott on consumer purchases would barely be a blip on their fiscal report for the year, and we the people don’t have the tenacity to keep it up, especially when in many cases, a BP affiliate is the cheapest in town.

    Like Listy – I abhor Wal*Mart – and remember the last time I stepped foot in one: February of 1997. I needed the Pulp Fiction soundtrack real quick-like for the “Jungle Boogie” tune for a video I was cobbling together, and it was the only thing open nearby. Of course, they didn’t have it because they are Christian Wackos and don’t carry possibly objectionable merchandise. And I, like Listy – will continue to not support them or BP, if at all possible.. but when you’re in the middle of rolling plains, and the only fuel stop for 30 miles around is a BP affiliate, what are you gonna do, right? Run out of gas? Nope.

    I guess my point here is that if enough people participate, globally – a boycott effort could work and run up-stream to the contractors that were hired and performed either shoddy work or cut corners on certain safety precautions, as seen here. In the meantime, if ceasing to support a business for philosophical reasons makes sense to an individual – I say go for it.

  13. pigdooron 23 Jun 2010 at 3:27 pm

    BOING!!!!!!!

  14. Ericaon 23 Jun 2010 at 10:37 pm

    FUCK BP! FUCK THEM to FUCKING HELL. I don’t give a shit if they aren’t “100%” responsible, their fucking logo is on that rig and they have blood on their hands…period. This is a disaster of epic proportions and someone has to pay for this. Fabulous that BP has shitloads of cash so, yup, ante up mother fuckers!!!!!

    I can proudly say I have never been inside Wal-Mart! Is it true they sell meth next to the Tylenol?!

  15. Paul in Saint Paulon 23 Jun 2010 at 11:10 pm

    I never noticed how prevalent BP was in Minnesota and Wisconsin until the spill. I do, sort of, feel sorry for the franchise owners and workers as I pass by, but they used the logo as a magnet and now it’s a repellant. That’s the cost of being a franchisee. They really aren’t “mom and pop” stores. My mom and pop really did have one, single family, not fed by a corporation, that couldn’t compete with the cheap shit sold in the block stores that exploded in the nineties.

    Sara, I hope the workers can find other jobs, and I hope the hapless franchise owners can find their way into another business, but when you’re wearing the face(s) of the corporate irresponsibility and recklessness, you’re going to pay a price, sadly, much steeper than the people at the top would ever imagine or even relate to.

    San Fran, I’ll be on my bicycle most of the summer, but I have to admit to taking to the road often, especially weekend road trips. Everybody who fills up is a little part of the big problem.

    Yet, like Erica, I have to say FUCK BP because they are at the center. I’d also like to say FUCK with my meager cash to all the other conglomerates tied to wrecking the Gulf and scampering like rats out of culpability. And can someone just bring Halliburton down, hard. I don’t even care who or how at this point. I want to see some CEOs in orange jumpsuits and their families on welfare after every red cent they’ve hidden is used clean up the gurgling mess of the Gulf, or at least try. Now, back to the Listman’s deer/kitty videos.

  16. JulieJulieJulieon 24 Jun 2010 at 4:13 pm

    We have to boycott BP – as Listy says, if we all do it, it would send a very clear message to BP. People in other countries wouldn’t be taking this lying down – they’d be rioting in the streets and organizing boycotts as a call to action. This is not the time for Americans to be lazy and apathetic.

    And let’s also figure out ways to use less gas! Unless consumption goes down dramatically, globally our thirst for oil will become increasingly insatiable and oil companies will want to do even more drilling in even more risky circumstances (hard to believe now, but the public has a v. short memory) – and guess what, the government will allow it to happen!

    I think this would be a very different story if the spill happened off the coast of NYC, or Los Angeles, or…London. I doubt we would even be talking about this – because the problem would have been fixed long ago.

    Now – bring on the licking animals, dammit!

  17. heatheron 01 Feb 2011 at 9:58 am

    i don’t give a fuck about what ever bullshit was in the comments, but i laughed hard enough to pee myself as i watch deer lick other animals instead of hearing about bp.
    i appreciate your humor. thank you