Blokes from the UK are showing off a game released in the 70′s called the “BP Offshore Oil Strike” as something so simple, perhaps even children could do it!
Up to four would-be tycoons can compete at exploring for oil, building platforms and laying pipelines to their home countries.
But BP Offshore Oil Strike players must also avoid the dreaded ‘hazard cards’, which state: ‘Blow-out! Rig damaged. Oil slick clean-up costs. Pay $1million.’
Unhappily for BP, that is just one per cent of the amount it has spent each day tackling the very real Deepwater Horizon leak, which has seen millions of barrels of oil gush into the Gulf of Mexico and hit the southern US coast.
While the game is no longer available, I’m sure a quick trip to Ebay UK may allow you to find a few. Let’s just hope they get it stopped and cleaned up someday soon!
Okay, maybe I’m feeling a little bit “Jack Bauer,” but dammit, someone needs to step up and solve this BP Oil Leak. It’s pumping tons of oil into the ocean, killing millions of creatures (while providing food to others oddly enough), and making a thriving fishing industry stop dead in it’s tracks.
If you watch the feed, doesn’t it look like stuff is still gushing out? I mean, I’m no expert, but, um, that’s a lot of stuff!
So, here’s my plan to solve the issue. Bomb the leak site, resulting in a collapse of the shaft, sealing the well. I’m sorry BP won’t be able to get any oil out of it anymore, but hey, they’ve tried everything to capture the oil instead of just FIX the spewing open oil well. We have explosive experts who can do anything. Why not this?