New Econoparody: “Oil to the World” Posted on December 7, 2012 by Yves Smith Readers have enjoyed past productions by Versus. Here’s their latest holiday release: 0003602 Post navigation ← Links 12/7/12 The BLS Jobs Report Covering November 2012: Hollow Gains → Subscribe to Post Comments 6 comments psychohistorian December 8, 2012 at 3:50 am Thanks for the seasonal parody. Nicely done! Two of the memorable phrases…..” All Hail to Shale………. With Heaven and Nature Getting Barbecued…………. ………………”. beene December 8, 2012 at 8:39 am Thanks for making me smile. Susan the other December 8, 2012 at 10:31 am Clever. The news from the latest summit on the environment (qatar or dubai?) is the same standoff – the US and the EU and developed countries are getting frustrated because the developing giants India and China refuse to cut back their emissions by saying “well you did it!” So now the question has become, How much are the developed countries willing to pay the developing countries to stop their bad practices? Mostly a coal burning problem I’m assuming – that would partly explain the frenzy to drill. But it doesn’t explain why we are cutting both China and India off from every source of oil we can get our clutches on. Looks like we plan to control the distribution of oil as frugally as possible even tho this pushes the use of coal. Things never make sense. pws December 8, 2012 at 1:27 pm I really like this ad for the indie game Oil Rush, set in a dystopian future where dry land no longer exists: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlkEqrvQ19c The Dork of Cork. December 8, 2012 at 2:38 pm Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft………… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka2VhwD5LL4 Dijon today………… Le Havre on Wednesday – in time for the Christmas shopping…… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRGEIMf4hO8 Paris tramway line 3 extension next Saturday……. We are not exporting people so much this time (as they have very little places to go) , but our claims on capital. The Dork of Cork. December 8, 2012 at 2:45 pm I suppose the US will not go the Mulhouse route……….too complicated – all that planning stuff. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBqSUy4T9cw Much better to ride those absurd cars….. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6afMI3EJL4 Comments are closed. Tip Jar Please Donate or Subscribe!