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Mad Magazine's Top 20 Dumbest People, Events, and Things for 2010

Article: Mad Magazine's Top 20 Dumbest People, Events, and Things for 2010

Yep, it’s that time of year, folks.  The final weeks of 2010 are winding down and we’re all wondering: “Another year has flown by.  Where did it go!” Fear not, citizens.  This week Mad Magazine releases its annual “Top 20 Dumbest People, Events, and Things for 2010” to remind us of… well, every stupid person,…

First ever interview with @BPGlobalPR

Article: First ever interview with @BPGlobalPR

In the aftermath of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico this summer and the subsequent inept response by BP, a Twitter account “@BPGlobalPR” became an overnight retweeted sensation. Parodying a faceless corporate PR spokesperson, this anonymous writer began tweeting on May 19, and Journalists, bloggers, and Tweeters quickly ate them up. Unsurprisingly, it…

Nobody actually works in LA

Article: Nobody actually works in LA

No one works, they just create traffic jams. (Photo from RESPRES’ Flickr.)
OOOf. It has been a while. My bad. Truly. I was off in New Orleans hanging with hunky Bayou Boys for a story on BP and the conmen living on Flotels for AOL… Then went to LA to hang with my sisters and tape the voicing for the animation on my MTV show, Grits. LA is so funny. Everyone either thinks I’m going to move there or have already moved there. Which is weird as LA is like my personal purgatory. You try finding someone in that town who isn’t a “producer” (scam artist), “model” (pretty girl with no job), “actress” (hooker), or “realtor” (see model). It’s pretty damn hard. What other city has traffic jams at 3 pm on a Tuesday? No one actually works there! (Says me, typing that shit in and noting the irony).

New Banksy: Oil covered dolphin is for the children

Article: New Banksy: Oil covered dolphin is for the children

Banksy stepped away from the stencil street art with this children’s dolphin ride that’s was given the BP treatment and placed at Brighton Pier. Watch a video of it in action here.

Strippers, hookers, mud wrestling… My kind of shit

Article: Strippers, hookers, mud wrestling… My kind of shit

Photo from the Louisiana shores (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Karl is once again furious — I went back to New Orleans… without him. I was going down to check out the BP command center outside of Houma, LA, and do some digging around — I had heard stories of strippers, hookers, mud wrestling… you…

Un F–k The Gulf

Article: Un F–k The Gulf

Oil Spill Charity “F-Bomb-A-Thon” from UnF–kTheGulf.com on Vimeo. This hilarious website, t-shirt, and non-profit, called Un F–k The Gulf, has me giggling. Which is a hard thing to do when thinking about the Gulf oil spill. Using humor, and the F-bomb, with dramatic effect and with electric results the campaign’s aim is get people mad…

'The Fix:' Dirty Energy's Undue Influence on American Political Life

Article: 'The Fix:' Dirty Energy's Undue Influence on American Political Life

The glove-covered hands of Dan Howells, deputy campaign director with Greenpeace, are coated with a layer of oil after he dipped them in oil floating on the surface in the Gulf of Mexico following the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill near Grand Isle, Louisiana, June 10, 2010. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Like most Americans, I am horrified by the unending catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. Even with the latest containment cap in place, oil is likely to hemorrhage from BP’s ruptured well until August or beyond.

As I try to convey in my new video, “The Fix,” I am appalled by what this spill is doing to Gulf fishermen, families, communities and wildlife. But I am also disgusted by what it reveals about the oil industry’s role in American political life.

With their deep pockets, oil companies have purchased loose safety regulations, slack oversight and support from key lawmakers. Last year alone, the industry spent a $168 million on lobbying — $16 million of which came from BP. The blowout on the Deepwater Horizon is a symptom of this undue influence.

It is time for the collusion to stop. As long as it continues, Americans will pay the price in the form of devastated ecosystems and a fossil fuel addiction that benefits oil companies, not ordinary citizens.

Robert Redford: "Mr. President, now is the time for clean energy."

Article: Robert Redford: "Mr. President, now is the time for clean energy."

Thursday, May 20, 2010, marks one month since BP’s oil rig exploded in the Gulf Coast, killing 11 people and unleashing one of the worst environmental disasters our nation has ever seen.   Since then, millions of gallons of oil have gushed into the ocean, poisoning marine life and threatening hundreds of miles of coastal…