No, really, apparently Tuplo, Mississippi is selling out on tickets to 50 Shades of Grey faster than the rest of the country (the entire state is selling tickets at a rate of four to one. This according to a report by Rachel Maddow.
So, we are thinking of heading out there for Valentine’s Day, standing outside a theater showing the film, wait for the film to empty out, and make myself available to the hot, sweaty women who are already worked up.
What could go wrong?
The Zombie Apocalypse HAS BEGUN!
Not to make light of what is happening in the Gulf of Mexico, nor to detract from the posts that Walt is making (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz), but I though that I’d add this little bit of BP-related silliness to your Monday morning.
This may look like the work of a prankster, some PhotoShop kid with too much time on their hands, but no, this was once (and still is, I guess) a real thing.
Released in the 1970s, this BP-endorsed board game wasn’t exactly a hit, but it’s sure a hit with collectors now, with old copies being dug up and dusted off in the wake of the Louisiana Gulf disaster.
The game had up to four players taking control of deep-sea oil rigs. While there was money to be made and pipes to be laid, there were also dangers, like…well, “Blow-out! Rig damaged. Oil slick clean-up costs. Pay $1million.”
The game is probably rubbish, hence its obscurity, but who cares when the box art is that poignant, and that creepy.
Now I know that this looks like some kind of sick Photoshop atrocity, but, rest assured, that no, it is not. It is an actual ’70s board game that was endorsed by BP. Seriously.
George Santayana said, “those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it” here is proof of a sort.
Right about now I’m sort of expecting the little mole men form that Old Superman movie to start climbing out of the well.