Earlier this week, BP revised its estimates concerning the oil spill in the Gulf from the previously INSANE ESTIMATE of 25,000-30,000 barrels (BARRELS!) of oil pouring into the ocean every day to the new INSANE ESTIMATE of 60,000 barrels of oil pouring into the ocean every day. At this rate, the infamous Exxon Valdez oil spill is occurring every four days. And we are now in day 59. Of course, what has always been the most depressing aspect of this catastrophe is the ubiquitous qualifier in news reports, calling this “the worst oil spill in US history.” In US history. There was an article along these lines in the New York Times this week, talking about the long history of disastrous oil spills in the Niger Delta, some of which continue to leak for DECADES. Oh, good grief. My point is, if ever we have lived in a nightmare world spinning wildly out of control, now is that time.
So if you want to grow a cartoonish moustache that occasionally gets singed while you are welding something (?!) or stuck in the automatic windows of your girlfriend’s/wife’s car, please, do it! If that is what makes you happy, be happy. One day you might even win become the National Moustache Champion and represent the United States at the World Beard and Moustache Championships, whatever those are.
Good luck to Larry McClure. Good luck to all of us. We are going to need it. (Via Dlisted.)