Tuesday, June 15, 2010

BP "Excited" Over Kevin Costner's Machines

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No, I am not nor will I ever be for Kevin Costner for President. But knowing how people think I just now Tweeted: How soon before someone registers KevinCostnerforPresident.com? In advance of President's Oval Office BP speech, BP, clearly trying to look like they are doing something, is "excited" over the 32 oil-water separators they purchased from Kevin Costner. WTF?! From ABC:

After actor Kevin Costner spent weeks calling attention to a high-tech oil cleanup device his company spent years developing, BP tested the machine and overnight released a statement saying that not only does the device work, officials are "excited" about its potential.

The actor talks about his oil separation invention."We were confident the technology would work but we needed to test it at the extremes. We've done that and are excited by the results," said Doug Suttles, BP's chief operating officer. "We are very pleased with the results and today we have placed a significant order with OTS [Costner's Ocean Therapy Solutions] and will be working with them to rapidly manufacture and deploy 32 of their machines."

The machine is a centrifuge designed to separate spilled oil from water and, according to Costner, could be instrumental in cleaning up the massive oil slick expanding in the Gulf.

Costner has spent the past 15 years and more than $20 million of his own money to develop the oil separator, which during successful testing, left water 99 percent clean of crude.

Remember when there was all this Arnold buzz? It was almost inevitable, people said, that Arnold would run and possibly win the Presidency in the future. he would be Reaganesque, they said. One massive, dysfunctional California later, no one is taking about President Terminator anymore. Could Kevin Costner be the next, great Hollywood hype?

Well, we'll see how his devices work.

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