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Satirist thanks BP for creating eyeless shrimp

By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, June 15, 2012 15:01 EDT
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Political comedian Andy Cobb in a video mocking oil giant BP. Screenshot via YouTube.
 
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BP is still in the Gulf of Mexico, and they want… cookies, according to satirist Andy Cobb and his team of political comedians.

In a spoof of the oil giant’s public service ads that attempt to reassure Gulf residents that BP actually cares about them, Cobb and “The Partisans” skewer the company for inadvertently producing mutated, eyeless shrimp, fish with malformed hearts, crabs that don’t properly mature and other frightening byproducts of the largest accidental oil spill in human history.

“I don’t want anything looking at me when I’m eating it!” Cobb says, next to the title “BP food experience consultant.”

“BP: We’re still slathered all over the Gulf, and now we’d like a fucking cookie or something,” a tagline declares at the end of the ad.

This video was published to YouTube on Friday, June 15, 2012.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
 
 
 
 
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