If you haven't seen this video yet, you should watch it. The good part starts at 1:55.
I've been around the ocean a little, and when I see pictures of "oil booms" my only thought is
Come to find out, I was wrong. Booms can work, if they're used right.
... cue big naive fantasy of efficient well-trained emergency responders who know how to man these things, who leap into action like the (patriotic music here) Heroic Firefighters of 9/11, to stave off fucking Ragnarok ...
Shee-it. I've been seeing lots of pics of the Gulf, but I haven't seen a single one that looks remotely like this:
Yeah, we're all gonna fucking die.