In honor of Obama being shocked that BP is spending money on PR:

I imagine this was done before the little unpleasantness, maybe  about the time when the BP’s CEO was selling his shares

I found this BP ad aimed at your little ones so you can hear in your car: Let’s stop at BP, the others are an as.  Note the kids are driving, so, not responsible for consequences

No kids here, but  here’s what you tube terms “the old” BP add, bragging about the research efforts and ironically featuring a scuba diver (say good bye to that job, brave diver!)

Back to the kids though – this cartoon seems to make the oil molecules into little friendly people armed with…mops? “OIL CLEANS” seems to be the subliminal message. Tell it to the birds.

Now, it seems those driving kids were such a hit, they did an “outtakes” version of the first add – where the humor comes, I guess from the fact that – little kids are not too good at driving

Endearing incompetence? Oh, Bp, you’re killing us! You really are.

And since BP couldn’t have done such a great job without their good partners – our government, here’s also  a rerun of some MMS propaganda for kids

Stacey Visits an Offshore Oil Rig

Stacey’s going out into the Gulf of Mexico on a boat. Her Dad works on an oil rig. He looks for oil buried deep in the rocks under the water

“What happens when you find oil, Dad?” asks Stacey.

“We pump it out of the rock into a pipe. Then an oil tanker takes it to a refinery on shore.”

“Doesn’t any of the oil leak into the water?”

“We’re very careful, Stacey. We know that oil can pollute the water and hurt the fish and plants. We do everything we can to keep any oil from leaking into the water. Let me show you what I do.

Stacey smiles. “I’m glad you take care of the water, Dad. You know how important that is to me.”

Hey, I know! maybe I should bring Stacey and the BP kids to help my daughter go to sleep when she worries about the ocean. Unlike Stacey, she doesn’t want to be a “blow-out specialist”

She wanted to be a marine biologist. Stacey’s dad however may have just made that dream obsolete. Like those other things

h/t PumaPac, photo by Dakinkat