Obviously there are a lot of great things about the Gulf Coast oil spill: no more squeaky shrimp, improved kelp viscosity, etc. But most of all, I'm grateful to BP for giving us a new oil spill punchline. Kids these days never know what the hell you're talking about when you say their hair looks like they went swimming in Prince William Sound.
Anyway, if you're worried about negative effects, fret not. According to Stephen Colbert, this thing will be cleaned up in a jiffy.
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