BP To Test New Cap

BP has attached a new, snugger cap – with the cheery moniker of “Top Hat 10 – on the gushing Gulf well and will soon begin tests to see if they didn’t cock things up for once.

We should know by Thursday if the damn thing has worked or not. [AP]


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  1. c!tizen says:

    BP, the new FAIL

  2. jdmba says:

    Go BP!

  3. Limewater says:

    I don’t know why they didn’t just “plug the damn hole” when it was suggested to them several weeks ago.

    • Awesome McAwesomeness says:

      Yes, they could get together with Tampax to create an easy to insert device that is comfortable all day protection from any kind of leak or mess..

    • sir_eccles says:

      Limwater, are you a deep well drilling expert? Perhaps you can tell us precisely how they can “just plug the damn hole”. While you’re at it could you “just cure cancer” and “just solve global warming” while you’re at it and maybe if you have time at the end of the day “just create world peace” too. kthxbi

      • Limewater says:

        Easy, man. No offense, but I think you missed the joke.

        • Gman says:

          Reading his comment, I think sir_eccles did get the joke.

          He just didn’t get that he got it.

      • c!tizen says:

        No, he’s not a deep well drilling expert, but apparently neither is BP.

        As for the rest of your requests… I say we kill cancer with global warming, then wait for global warming to freeze the ocean and plug the hole, then the whole world can go ice skating on the frozen ocean and be at peace.

    • redskull says:

      The vent being under a mile of water might have something to do with the problem…

    • the Persistent Sound of Sensationalism says:

      It could be the 30,000 lbs of upward pressure coming from that little pipe thingy.

  4. dangerp says:

    I think I’m going to have to introduce the phrase “don’t cock things up” into my daily vernacular.

  5. GuyGuidoEyesSteveDaveâ„¢ says:

    Oh Bean, “snugger cap”? You should have posted the picts of you and Meg in your Snuggie Caps. If only I had used my cellphone to take a picture of that…

  6. grebby says:

    New Snuggie for oil wells! Only $19.95! Available at Walgreen’s!

  7. dg says:

    Snugger cap? cock things up? Sounds like a late nite commercial for Trojans…

  8. SexCpotatoes says:

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  9. TuxRug says:

    Now we test this cap by opening up this valve some more…

    What? It’s not like the valve can close by turning it the other way, right? RIGHT? Oh…

  10. Conformist138 says:

    This just in from the AP. Let the, er, cocking begin:

    “The plan to start choking off oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico was suddenly halted as government officials and BP said further analysis must be done Wednesday before critical tests could proceed.

    No explanation was given for the decision, and no date was set for when testing would begin on the new, tighter-fitting cap BP installed on the blown-out well Monday.

    In the meantime, oil continued spewing into the Gulf.”