There Will Be Straws

Daniel Day-Lewis, who learned a thing or two about sucking up oil through straws in a recent film role, explains to President Obama how to fix the Gulf oil spill:

There Will Be Straws


If that made absolutely no sense to you, then you need to watch the Director’s Cut, an extended version which includes the cultural references: a clip of Obama saying he can’t suck up the oil spill through a straw, and another clip of Daniel Day-Lewis as the lead character in the film There Will Be Blood demonstrating that Obama is mistaken — you can suck up oil through a straw, even at a distance. Both clips are viral Internet memes:

There Will Be Straws: The Director’s Cut

7 Responses to “There Will Be Straws”

  1. 1Justin S. on Jun 17, 2010 at 12:04 pm:

    That -still- makes no sense. Maybe I need to watch “There Will Be Blood” for the context, ‘eh?

  2. 2Hotdoug on Jun 17, 2010 at 8:07 pm:

    eeeeeyeaaaaaah… So like, Obama is making a reference to not being able to suck oil through a straw…. But when in fact a straw reference was made in that movie about oil a few years back using a straw reference… As if it caaaaan be done…

    Okay, I get it… It’s kinda funny… pretty obscure though…

    Duhg

  3. 3Starless on Jun 18, 2010 at 4:48 am:

    Compare and contrast: Obama framing the Deepwater Horizon disaster almost exclusively as a moral issue. “There Will Be Blood” showing the amorality of the pursuit of oil.

  4. 4Kowa B on Jun 20, 2010 at 11:24 am:

    Actually Zombie, you cannot suck up this oil “through a straw” when it is out in the open ocean. When it is underground, under tremendous pressure, and concentrated in one place, then you can “suck it up”; that is what oil drilling achieves. But it is not even close to being remotely feasible in this case. I personally think Obama has done all he can to respond to this disaster.

  5. 5Dianna on Jul 17, 2010 at 5:08 pm:

    Justin S.: That -still- makes no sense. Maybe I need to watch “There Will Be Blood” for the context, ‘eh?

    Quote

    I am given to understand that there is no reason, ever, to watch “There Will Be Blood.”

  6. 6شات كتابي on Sep 27, 2010 at 11:53 am:

    Compare and contrast: Obama framing the Deepwater Horizon disaster almost exclusively as a moral issue. “There Will Be Blood” showing the amorality of the pursuit of

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