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Plug the hole. Stop the flow.

by WhoDat on May 26, 2010   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

This Gulf Coast memoir, born April 20, 2010 with the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 men and the volcanic eruption of oil that followed in its wake, just keeps going and going and going. Top kill attempt today. All us Gulf Coast critters, from plankton to people, are hoping and praying it works.


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