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'South Park' Tackles the BP Oil Spill (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Oct 28th 2010 10:04AM
'South Park' Tackles the BP Oil SpillYou shouldn't watch the news too often -- the news can be depressing. But you really shouldn't watch the news if you live in 'South Park' (Wed., 10PM ET on Comedy Central). The cartoon series takes on real life events, then turns the volume up to "11." Though it's supposedly just a bunch of crude drawings about foul-mouthed little kids, the show actually confronts the hypocrisy that we see around us every day.

The new episode tackles the British Petroleum oil spill. (With the acronym "BP" being changed to "DP.") Like the rest of us, the kids must watch the news passively, as disaster unfolds around them.

First, "DP" causes a massive drilling accident on the moon. Then, the company unleashes a thousand-foot demon of eternal darkness during another oil spill. (So, it's not that much worse than the horror inflicted on the Gulf Coast in real life ... ahem.)

When the mealy-mouthed "DP" chairman shows up in a commercial and avoids taking responsibility, the kids can't take it anymore. So Kyle, Stan, Cartman and the rest blindly plunge into action. Which is the part where the South Park kids have an advantage over us. In real life, we can't dress up in costumes and fly off to do battle with an oil company. But they can.

And sure, the kids' plan might fail or backfire. On they other hand, they can't do anything worse than BP -- sorry, "DP" -- has done already.

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Mancy Pinkertone

BP approves an attack strategy on Exxon, Shell and Chevron and plans to use the BPCares websites to promote its online PR campaign.
This decision was unanimously agreed upon in conjunction with the BPAMA at their recently concluded meeting. The BPAMA marketers were concerned about BP's long term commitment to the partnership. BP pointed out to the BPAMA members that they will not be abandoned; rather... they will receive the full support from BP's marketing machine to crush the competitors like Exxon, Shell and Chevron.
BP will use its bevy of various BPCares websites (said one of the Marketing Managers) to target specific markets in the US and around the world; "We will punish Exxon, Shell and Chevron... its War and its personal". The domains that BP will use are as follows:
BPCares.com
BPCares.net
BPCares.org
BPCares.info
BPCares.us
BPCares.biz
BP will collaborate with the BPAMA with regards to the execution of specific websites. The websites will be up soon and some of the websites will target the Southern States that suffered heavily from the oil spill.

October 28 2010 at 11:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply