Oil Spill Relief: Kevin Costner to the Rescue?
As a web-toed, gilled, fish-human mutant in the epic flick Waterworld, Kevin Costner used his Yankee ingenuity to rescue mankind from a world not only inundated by our most precious natural resource, but terrorized by a grimy army of “smokers"—aptly named, given their preferred mode of transportation: fume-spewing salvaged jetskis. The filthy troop’s leader (and the Mariner’s nemesis) is Dennis Hopper’s “Deacon, a disciple of Big Oil and aspirant to Joe Hazelwood, the infamous captain of the Exxon Valdez. Given that history repeats itself, could Costner yet again save us from ourselves—this time, in the Gulf of Mexico?
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