At a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing today on tougher regulations for deep-sea oil drilling, a commercial fisherwoman stood up and poured a jar of mock oil in reality, syrup all over herself in protest of her livelihood being destroyed, probably. Security guard’s inner thoughts: “You’re paying for my dry cleaning, crazy woman.”
But that wasn’t the only surprise appearance at the many various oil hearings happening in Congress today. There was also …
Okay, it wasn’t a surprise at all. But still, he’s an actor — what is he doing there?! Just saving the world, that’s what. As we learned a couple of weeks ago, Costner, when he’s not barely emoting in films, has been developing a filtration system that can cleanse water of oil, which might come in handy right about now. “It may seem like an unlikely scenario that I am the one delivering this technology at this moment in time, but from where I’m sitting it is equally inconceivable that these machines are not already in place,” he said with a monotone delivery, presumably.