June 4, 2010

Pouring Oil on Troubled Water Filled with Troubled Oil

So we’re finally beyond the point where anyone – BP, the Prez, Tiger Woods¬† – can try to pass off the Gulf of Mexico oil spill as anything other than a major world catastrophe. I mean, this thing is leaking more juice than Sarah Ferguson’s pocketbook. Youch.

But, if you still feel like this disaster is remote and isolated from your everyday life, here’s a nifty – and depressing – site where you can bring the full impact of the oil spill home. Just plug in your hometown and this GoogleMap mashup will show you just what the slick would look like if it were covering your ‘hood… nay, state.

Here’s a shot of it covering my hometown of Chicago. Hmm… now Gary doesn’t look nearly as bleak as it used to.

But in all seriousness, let’s get this thing fixed and let’s hold those responsible… responsible.