[UPDATE]: Glenn Reynolds is ever-vigilant.
And I said, “Well, the spill itself could spontaneously achieve self-awareness, coalesce into a globular carbon mass of malice, and hare off to an abyssal lair from whence it could plot dark, inky dreams of conquest.”
Yeah. About that.
For 86 days, oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico from BP’s damaged well, dumping some 200 million gallons of crude into sensitive ecosystems. BP and the federal government have amassed an army to clean the oil up, but there’s one problem — they’re having trouble finding it.”
Seriously, if it’s really gone that’s great. But we haven’t gotten any favors so far, so why should the universe start now?