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May 27, 2010

Thursday Grand Tour: Our Addiction/BP Killing the Prez?/Mr. Solar Installer/Top Kill

Grande Isle, Louisiana

1. This shot, from Grand Isle, Louisiana, represents a sunset in more ways than one.  It’s our addiction.

(Note, the lack of a brand makes it more about us.)

Obama Expression

2. Well, that’s an expression, a juxtaposition and a presumption, isn’t it?

(Notice the similar orientation of the heads, and  how the sun emphasizes Obama’s beak. …Via the NYT “Room for Debate” blog, with debate here.)

Hands On

3. Might this photo-op actually telegraph the pressure the Administration is feeling from image #2? There’s just something too “hands on” about this.

A frame grab, taken from a BP live video feed, shows machinery being used in the "top kill" procedure to stop the flow of oil from the Gulf of Mexico oil well

4. I don’t know about you, but this screen grab — which was everywhere yesterday, creeps me out. The underwater scrawl has the feel of a scene from a B-murder movie.  Like BP, disguised as an oil company, is really a serial killer.

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(photo 1 caption: The sun sets behind a pair of fuel pumps at a marina on May 24, 2010 in Grand Isle, Louisiana. Officials now say that it may be impossible to clean the hundreds of miles of coastal wetlands and islands affected by the massive oil spill which continues gushing in the Gulf of Mexico. photo 3 caption: President Barack Obama examines a solar panel with Solyndra Chief Executive Officer Chris Gronet, right, and Executive Vice President Ben Bierman, during a tour of Solyndra, Inc., a solar panel manufacturing facility, in Fremont, Calif., May 26, 2010. photo 4 caption: A frame grab, taken from a BP live video feed, shows machinery being used in the “top kill” procedure to stop the flow of oil from the Gulf of Mexico oil well May 26, 2010. BP Plc launched an ambitious deep sea operation to choke off a gushing oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, but President Barack Obama cautioned Americans there was no guarantee it would work.)

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