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Hans Blix: I'm sorry, but the UN must be firm with you. Let me see your whole palace, or else...

Kim Jong-il: Or erse what?

Hans Blix: Or else we will be very, very angry with you... And we will write you a letter, telling you how angry we are.

Sir Humphrey: How about a Strongly Worded Letter?

Hacker: And get an even more strongly worded letter back? Copied to all the dailies? No thanks!

On top of the oil, the spill unleashed a second wave of awful pollution: awareness. You might want to brace yourself, but adding "#bpspill" doesn't do a goddamn thing and never will. It turns out that unless you're manning an ICBM silo or are Professor X, changing the world probably requires you to at least stand up. Maybe more! Similarly ineffective is drawing the Little Mermaid covered in oil, though it makes a welcome change from the other sticky substances the Internet usually covers her in.

It turns out that BP have actual money fountains (other than the one they just used to make the Gulf of Mexico go second in chess), so we need a stronger approach than saying, "Gosh, that's awful," while being ecologically buggered with thousands of gallons of oil-lube. "Awareness" just means you're conscious while the buggering takes place. We need awareness and murderous revenge., on BP
"Quick! To the Bat-fax!"

--It’s just... Look, I just have a hard time believing you when you say your house is on fire but you’re not doing anything about it.

--What do you mean “not doing anything”? I’m circulating petitions, registering voters. I’ve got a “Fire Kills” bumper sticker on my car. I just sent a check to the campaign of the new candidate for mayor...
—Fred Clark mocking modestly "panical" political activism in "They don't really believe it".

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