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Of Avatar and Oil Leaks: A Mashup

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At first it was just the uber-businessman from Avatar I thought I heard coming through in British Petroleum's hole in the ocean floor responses, but it seems like there are more parallels by the day.

This is my Oil Film on the Gulf Waters comparison to James Cameron's Avatar. It's similar to the Avatar | Pocahontas mashup, but infinitely more depressing because this, after all, is real life:

2010-05-03-branch.jpgOil Film

"You go out there and catch a fish, are you going to want to eat it after the oil comes in for awhile?" - Charter Boat Association captain Tom Becker

Avatar Film

"See the world we come from: there's no green there. They've killed their mother, and they're going to do the same thing here." - Jake Sully

Oil Film

"This is an amazing example of how well our civil justice system works for the hard-working people of America, such as Louisiana fisherman who most need it right now." - Atty. Steve Smith on U.S. District Court finding for fishermen when BP tried to make volunteers waive their rights to publicly speak about the cleanup.

Avatar Film

"The Sky People have sent us a message: that they can take whatever they want. That no one can stop them. Well we will send them a message. That they cannot take whatever they want! And that this...this is our land!" - Jake Sully

Oil Film

"In general, the offshore drilling of oil has become incredibly, quite safe ... and very environmentally clean, except when there is a disaster like the spill." - Bill Kristol

Avatar Film

"I can do it with minimal casualties to the indigenous. We'll clear them out with gas first." -Col. Quaritch

2010-05-03-turtles.JPGOil Film

This is one of the richest and most beautiful ecosystems on the planet, and for centuries its residents have enjoyed and made a living off the fish that swim in these waters and the wildlife that inhabit these shores. This is also the heartbeat of the region's economic life." - President Barack Obama

Avatar Film

"The wealth of this world isn't in the ground - it's all around us." - Dr. Grace Augustine

Oil Film

This isn't Katrina. It's not Armageddon. A lot of people are scared and I don't think they should be." - U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor

Avatar Film

"You see this? This is why we're here. Because this little gray rock sells for $20 million a kilo. This is what pays for the whole party, and it's what pays for your science." - Mr. Selfridge (the businessman)

Oil Film

"Unfortunately, the genie is out of the bottle with this oil spill, and I don't think I'm overstating the case by saying this is America's Chernobyl." - Louie Miller, Sierra Club

Avatar Film

"All energy is only borrowed, and one day you have to give it back." - Jake Sully

Continued on NewOrleans.com