There has been a heck of a lot of carping about the oil leak near Mexico, especially from Americans (which is a bit rich as it's not even in their gulf). It is obvious that most of this complaining is based on a knowledge base of absolute zero which, although considered acceptable for most US internal matters, is hardly the level of informed debate that is both enjoyed and expected in Europe and the English speaking bit of Canada, for example.
But help is at hand for our intellectually interesting friends living down the bottom bit of the good, old USA with the release of this video produced by the Australian media company, Speak Loud And Slowly Vids. It gives you all the details about the oil leak that you have clearance to know, delivered in a down to earth style by some bloke with an accent you can laugh at if the whole thing does turn out to be a little too complicated for you after all. Hopefully, after you have all watched it, we can then have a better informed and less hysterical debate on this minor incident, which, let's be honest, happened miles away from where anybody lives and not even on dry land. I'm sure we'll all be laughing about in a few years time.
A big thank you to Speak Loud And Slowly Vids' receptionist, Ellie, for slipping OCICBW.. a free copy in the post when the boss was out of the office. She's a good old broad.