5/25/2010

This week's "Tuesday Tossup"
The Gulf Coast Oil Spill is pumping 2,900,000 (US) Gallons of oil a day. People are trying everything from human hair to a top hat and they're running out of options. Oil rigs in movies are not uncommon and I asked myself which fictional drilling team might have cleaned up this disaster. I couldn't decide, so we'll leave it to you to decide.

The Abyss - The Abyss is a 1989 American science fiction film, written and directed by James Cameron, about an underwater drilling team meeting aliens. An accident very similar to the Gulf Coast disaster happened to their ship and they not only survived but managed to contact alien life. On the other hand, the crew was diverse and eclectic, meaning they'd spend a lot of time fighting among themselves.
If they could meet E.T., could Ed Harris and friends stop a leaking oil spout?


Armageddon - Armageddon is a 1998 American disaster/science fiction-action film, directed by Michael Bay, about an offshore drilling team sent to blow up an Earth-killing asteroid. Determined, but unfocused, they were the best of the best. They're used to off-shore and interstellar drilling, but they may find it a challenge on the ocean floor.
If they could drill a nuclear bomb into an asteroid, could Bruce Willis and gang stop a massive oil leak?


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