Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour thinks the disastrous economic effects of the Gulf oil spill were the fault of BP, where “BP” stands for “brown pelican”:

So people saw on TV the same brown pelican coated with looked like 3 inches of oil, I mean, looked like a chocolate pelican. And they showed it every hour, every day, 24 hours a day for weeks and weeks and weeks. And the news media, particularly 24-hour cable TV, gave citizens the impression the whole Gulf Coast was coated in oil. People deduced from that that it was unsafe, unpleasant, don’t want to go there.

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Yes, that’s right. People thought the Gulf Coast was coated in oil not because of that whole “biggest accidental spill in the history of the f*cking world” thing, but because a pelican looked really sad on TV. Also the only reason people thought Hurricane Katrina was a big deal was they saw LOLcat that said "I made you a city, but I drowneded it."

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