Jun 2 2010Yes, We're Saved!: James Cameron To Solve This Whole Oil Leak Fiasco (Possibly In 3-D)

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Rest easy, Gulf of Mexico, James Cameron is on the job. Wait, what?!

Federal officials are hoping film director James Cameron can help them come up with ideas on how to stop the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.


The "Avatar" and "Titanic" director was among a group of scientists and other experts who met Tuesday with officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies for a brainstorming session on stopping the massive oil leak.

The Canadian-born Cameron is considered an expert on underwater filming and remote vehicle technologies. "Avatar" and "Titanic" are the two highest-grossing films of all time.

*facepalm* Funny thing is, I heard they asked Michael Bay first. What's that, Mike -- we should just blow it up? Aaaah, in slow-motion. Yes that makes perfect sense (somebody get James Cameron on the phone).

James Cameron Brainstorms with Gov't on Spill [cbsnews]

Thanks to lil co., who agrees all the Gulf of Mexico wildlife should try filing some sort of class-action lawsuit.

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Seventh!

I'm deeply happy that I beat the firsttards, by being a seventhtard.

I bet Ron Jeremy would have an idea or two..... just sayin

Federal Officials are really desperate to seek out James Cameron for ideas. Don't they have a group of scientists locked in a hole for situations such as this?

Ha! @ Closet Nerd

James....
get me a paint bucket *blue*

This seems like something out of South Park... oh wait it is.

here's the interview with Michael Bay:

http://xkcd.com/748/

Close to predicting the future, LOL
http://xkcd.com/748/

""Avatar" and "Titanic" are the two highest-grossing films of all time." What does that have to do with the article? And exactly how does that qualify Cameron to help on the oil spill? Wow. I'm pretty sure he can come up with ideas, not for the oil spill, but for a new possibly highest grossing movie again.

I've officially lost all hope in humanity. "All the scientists and engineers we have? Yeah, F-them. We need the guy who directed furngully in space to fix this." Here's an idea: How about we just start cramming BP engineers and executives into the hole until it's sealed? They obviously aren't good for anything else.
It does give me some satisfaction to know that I (and everyone else for that matter) am now, by BP's standards, officially qualified to handle the response planning to ecological disasters.

this is great science

You laugh about the Michael Bay thing but the Russians have nuked oil spills like this 5 times before and have succeeded 4 of those times. Maybe calling Mr. Bay wouldn't be so bad this time?

See for yourself!:
http://video.godlikeproductions.com/video/Nuclear_Blast_To_Stop_Oil_Leak_In_Gulf_-_Its_Worked_Before

oil spill, I'm happy for you, and I'm gonna let you finish

but "Avatar" and "Titanic" are the two highest-grossing films of all time.

This article would be much funnier if Spielberg was involved (DINOSAURS AAAAAAAAAAARRRGHHHHHH RAWRRRRRR BLARGH puff puff *thud*)

I like how the ads on this page say "BP Spill Blame Obama?"

Ummm... Yay, we're saved?

What's next, another bailout bill to taxpayers to pay for Cameron's consulting fees?

@7 @8, that was really funny.

We could try dropping a titanic ship on the hole.

Just not an oil tanker.

How about looking up some of what James Cameron has done before spouting nonsense? James Cameron is regarded as an expert in the field of underwater robotics and submersibles. He has logged thousands of hours underwater in the deep seas. Him being asked as part of a team to "brainstorm" ideas has nothing to do with the fact he is a director. If anyone can help with information about working in the deep ocean, he has as much experience as any other expert in that field.

@3 Closet Nerd, LOL LOL LOL

I think we need a bigger ShamWow.

@19 WTF This is Geekologie. We're not here for smart or rational comments. Penis.

omg straight out of southpark, how retarded can ppl become.

are you fucking kidding... this is directly out of a South Park episode. Christ, people are dumb.

@ 21! LOL!

oh..sorry then.
Cock, Cock, Jism, Grandma Cock!

James Cameron has logged over 3000 hours underwater and has viscously studied everything about it in the past 20 years. This is what he was doing between filming Titanic and Avatar.

I can understand this with all the time he's spent so much time underwater. However I'm sure that every single f**king magazine and paper that publishes this story will throw in Avatar and Titanic. People are going to read the headline and think that is a stupid idea without reading the bit about his past experience with underwater tech.

Cameron also made The Abyss, which is a great underwater movie.

So the guys spends 3000 hours in the ocean so he is an expert. That is VERY low on the scale of most divers. Hell I have a real job and logged almost that much between the release of Titanic and the release of Avatar. He is under water filming, what the hell does that have to do with knowing anything about the pressures of the leak, composition of ocean floors or anything related? Maybe he should send a camera to record to footage of trying to fix the leak because that is where his expertease lays. You know I eat at Bobby Flay's place a lot but that doesnt make me a great chef. I used to support this adminstration but they just look more stupid as time passes. If you are calling Cameron because his experience under water, we are screwed because simply being underwater doesnt mean you know JACK about an oil well and the details around it. Crap my kid went swimming in our pool the other day and we stayed at a holiday in on our last vacation, you want me to see if I can run her over there to help?

No good will come of this... Cameron would be useless tackling an oil spill... He can't just take it to a room covered in green paper and CGI the fuck out of it until its fixed.... Like he did for Avatar..

Shouldnt they ask Camerons ex wife?

The movie they should be mentioning is Abyss, not Avatar. When making that movie James Cameron was involved in several inventions that are still used in diving. The face masks that allow people to talk on radio while diving did not exist before that movie.

Another Geek Fact. The software that was written to do the pseudopod effects in Abyss was later sold commercially - it became what we all (especially Daisy) know and love as "Photoshop."

Sometimes it takes people with a different perspective to come up with creative new solutions. All the regular "experts" have been working on the spill without much luck. Why not give some Sci-Fi Nerds a shot at it?

- bob

Sounds like they're putting on a dog-and-pony show to keep the public distracted

"The Canadian-born Cameron is considered an expert on underwater filming and remote vehicle technologies. "Avatar" and "Titanic" are the two highest-grossing films of all time."

Second sentence just doesn't belong. I suck at words and I notice it!

@33 ps was not written for the movie, it was used.

and making a movie does not make u an expert on oil wells even if some inventions from the movie are still used. How has that anything to do with closing a freaking well.

This is a great hilarious situation that the Govt is consulting the Film makers instead of the Navy Officers who can give better advice on the kind of tools to use to stop this oil spill.

meh..

Why does "It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) by R.E.M." come to mind when I read this?

*Grabs tinfoil hat and starts dancing in the street!*

It's the end of the world as we know it... and I feel fine! WOOOOHOOOOOOO!

@34 I like dogs and ponys.

Cameron is an excellent choice to distract the American public from the fact that while the accident, which is exactly what it was, is BP and TransOcean's responsibility, this administration did absolutely nothing in the ensuing 40days to protect America's shores from the oil making landfall. Absolutely nothing.

THERE'S your *negligence* and the story which should be getting reported; 40 fvcking days of finger-pointing, excuses, and righteous indignation. I mean, "just words, just speeches."

I just wish BP would say "Yeah, we mucked this up, and we'll fix it NOW!"

Why can't things be that easy?

The funny thing is, they asked James Cameron *after* asking Kevin Costner.

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/kevin-costner-machine-bp-oil-clean/story?id=10689928

@41
A lot of people noticed, but it isn't getting press because Obama is Obama and he can't do anything wrong. I don't really care what the president should be blamed for and what he shouldn't, and I'm not a democrat or a republican, but I do know for a fact that if this would have played out when Bush was in office they would have freaking crucified him.

@40 here's a shiny new penny for you to play with

Of course BP or the Govt didn't contact James Cameron you fools! He contacted THEM. Read the article and interview with Cameron below, he makes a good point:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100603/en_nm/us_oil_spill_cameron

James Cameron could help finish oil spills forever. If he helped GreenGas.cc the new zero emission fuel get going, there would be no further need for oil drilling or oil spills or Oil wars ect. see www.GreenGas.cc

Planetresource.net has a Eco friendly solution to clean up the tragedy British Petroleum has created, please watch the video animation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60bdQQQ3iVw and pass this along to as many people as you know.

One person can still make a difference in this world, is that simple interactions have a rippling effect. Each time this gets pass along, the hope in cleaning our planet is passed on.

The people making critical and mocking comments about the possibility of James Cameron helping out with the Gulf Disaster are ignorant stooges. James Cameron has invented new technology for every film he has ever directed. He was known for his expertise and his technological inventions in undersea exploration long before he was known for his directorial career. He is today considered one of the foremost experts on undersea robotics, exploration and information-gathering in the world. He has shown his ability to tackle monumentally massive projects and bring them to hugely successful conclusions for decades. Who else do you think we should put on the project to stop this oil spill; the 'experts' at BP? How's that been workin' out for ya?

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