(updated 1 Oct 06)  

Top Twenty-four Drawbacks to Finding a Major Oil Reserve in the Gulf of Mexico

24. Well if you don't want to drink the water, you definitely don't want to use the oil. (MindgameFiziks@hotmail.com)

23. It's just your luck that the whole thing is right below the lost city of Atlantis. Archeologists put a stop to the whole operation. (tpanner@hotmail.com)

22. This will lead to a lot of crude humor. (tphyll@aol.com)

21. President Bush ordering an invasion of ourselves to get it! (maxcel200@aol.com)

20. Everyone knows oil and water don't mix, how is this find even possible? (scice@aol.com)

19. You have Cheech and Chong as your ambassadorial liaisons... (leissuit@msn.com)

18. The theme song would stink.. '..and then one day he was harpoonin' some food..' (thedraugr@yahoo.com)

17. It's too oily to tell. (rod.renner@juno.com)

16. I'm more used to finding "natural gas" when I go to Mexico. (mimsydivine@earthlink.net)

15. Creating a 'Syringe Sieve' to help separate the oil from the medical waste floatin' 'round there. (thedraugr@yahoo.com)

14. Tough to tell if it is refinable petroleum or just stuff washing off the bathers at Cancun. (skibip@aol.com)

13. It's right on the major sea-lane where you traffic most of your drugs. (ldolphin34@hotmail.com)

12. Maps now have to be change to reflect new designation as the Gulf of MExxonico (JOSQUARD@aol.com)

11. Bush will send the reserve to Iraq...just like he's sent the rest of our Reserves. (GrigsbyOK@hotmail.com; wedrixe@netscape.net)

10. It's difficult for them to keep scooping it out of the water and drying it out. (luganrn77@yahoo.com)

9. Alternative fuel? No rush. . . (JTulli@Juno.com; dennisilvr@aol.com)

8. How the heck do you get a car out there to fill it up? (e-marlon@sio.midco.net; Airfarcewon@aol.com)

7. It costs money to build oil rigs. So gas prices will have to go up to pay for them. (topsquark@yahoo.com)

6. Mexico suddenly makes it on to the list of possible WMD hiding places. (phil82@blueyonder.co.uk; dennisilvr@aol.com)

5. Not sure it's worth it to spend 10 years drilling for a two week supply. (e-marlon@sio.midco.net)

4. Having to rename it "Gulf of United States" so no neighboring country gets any crazy ideas in its head. (rsherman@netplexgroup.com)

3. There will be a significant increase in the amount of over-priced gasoline on the market. (dakotadave57104@yahoo.com)

2. Have to think of even yet ANOTHER dumb excuse to continue fighting in Iraq. (ldolphin34@hotmail.com)

Hey...get off their backs already...at least they are recycling...

1. Well, odds are it isn't from the Gulf, but rather dumped in it. (thedraugr@yahoo.com)