First Oil, Now Bombs: All Sorts Of Cool Stuff Washing Up On Alabama Beaches

Tyler Durden's picture

Nothing like a little explosive WW2 diversion washing up to take away the attention from the latest outpouring of tarball love courtesy of British Petroleum. WKRG reports that a bomb was found on Orange Beach in Alabama. "The device is
disk-shaped and about 3 feet wide and appears to weigh about 500 lbs.
It was found in the surfline. Crews have cordoned off about 30 yards of
beach with construction fence.
Authorities believe it might be an old World War
II shell of some sort.
"  Surely, this is one of the key upside catalysts sought for by all BP value investors.

From WKRG:

A scary day for beachgoers in Orange Beach after
an explosive device is found near Perdido Pass.

Lt. Steve Brown with Orange Beach Police tells News 5 that the device
appears to be an underwater bomb. It was found on the east side of the
Perdido Pass near the jetties. Orange Beach Police and Fire are on the

A bomb squad from NAS Pensacola is enroute to the scene. We hope to
have more information for News 5 at Noon.

h/t Kyle

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John McCloy's picture

  Perhaps it is a sign to attempt some sort of explosive device to seal the well.

seventree's picture

Yes, but with how many kilotons of yield?

Ragnarok's picture

Trying to set off both charges simultaneously as to fool the seismologists? Though I doubt an old mine/shell has quite the same energy signature as a low yield nuke.  Has anyone seen Clinton today?

russki standart's picture

the bomb is a false flagette, designed to convince us that BP did not royally f@ck up.

StychoKiller's picture

Perdido (Spanish) = Danger (English) -- who's making this tuff up anyway?!

Real Estate Geek's picture

That's "peligro."  (Perido = lost.)

GoinFawr's picture

Maybe it was a piece of the failed 'Junk Shot'?

MarketTruth's picture

We movie enthusiasts all know the Junk Shot is always Da Bomb.

4shzl's picture

One of the spare munitions left behind by North Korean ninja frogmen after they sabotaged Macondo.

Horatio Beanblower's picture

It's not a British bomb is it?


Talking about the British, here is a novel way to partially fund the UK's health service...


"A "big budget" pornographic film was shot in a London hospital when it hired out one of its wards to a film company.

The movie generated "substantial income" for the hospital, Conservative MP Penny Mordaunt said."



EscapeKey's picture

Well, at least that's one NHS case with a happy ending.

SWRichmond's picture

"You want happy ending?"

Gully Foyle's picture

Horatio Beanblower

Fuck! Brits get porn that pays for itself we get this

How city workers pulled off alleged scam

Bored and unsupervised, five highly paid electricians working for the city of San Francisco spent years allegedly stealing from taxpayers during a remarkable binge that investigators say involved sex parties with prostitutes, moonlighting on city time and fraudulent billing to pay for their suburban lifestyles.

They allegedly charged the city hundreds of thousands of dollars for personal purchases, including BMW tires, lease payments on a truck and even remodeling a home in Contra Costa County's tony Blackhawk subdivision. The men are accused of running a private contracting business on city time, collecting government paychecks while working on unauthorized jobs and billing the costs to taxpayers as well.

They also are accused of hiring prostitutes for sexual encounters at their remote worksite on the former Navy base in San Francisco Bay and stocking a private bedroom in their office suite with liquor, condoms, Viagra and pornographic DVDs.

They were known as the Hetch Hetchy Power Crew, an elite unit named for the reservoir in Yosemite National Park that supplies the city with hydroelectric power. Their difficult, sometimes dangerous job was to maintain the city's high-voltage electrical system, especially during emergencies.

Five members of the power crew were arrested last year after a whistle-blower complained that crew leader Donnie Alan Thomas, 46, was moonlighting on city time. The men, along with two women accused of creating fake invoices to further the scheme, are awaiting trial in San Francisco Superior Court on felony charges. All have pleaded not guilty.

Horatio Beanblower's picture

Living the dream, baby, living the dream.

Clayton Bigsby's picture

Can't wait to see what kind of shit they pull off when they finally take over health care

ShankyS's picture

Can I get within 65 feet of it to take a picture?

Commander Cody's picture

No.  30 yards is > 65 feet.

Dr. No's picture

Careful.  A reporter was detained in Texas city for taking a picture of the BP refinery for an upcoming story.  The photos were confiscated.

FranSix's picture

Wait.  Back the fuck up.  Back the fuck up I tells ya.

MsCreant's picture

Put the BAM! in Alabama!

caribbeanbarry's picture

Maybe BP can fine the WWII Nuke off the coast of Savannah & sell it to the Iranians...

nonclaim's picture

That was the sink cap from the bottom of the gulf... removing the water will make the clean up easier.

theopco's picture

then we can rinse all the soap off the bottom

Rider's picture

Planted evidence to spare BP and justify war against (insert you country of choice here).


Harry Bender's picture

Planted evidence to spare BP and justify war against VENUS.


Gully Foyle's picture

Harry Bender

I sewar one of those Military study groups, like the Operation Northwoods one, stated something along the lines of " If Aliens don't exist it is necessary to create them".

Just like turning Arabs into a threat.

Steaming_Wookie_Doo's picture

Anybody here wonder how a 500lb object can float to shore? It said it was 3 ft wide, but not length. If it "looks like it's approx 500 lbs" I'm assuming it's not shaped like a buoy.

SWRichmond's picture

Anybody here wonder how stupid it is to cordon off 30 yards of beach for 500 pounds of military grade HE?  The kill radius of a fucking hand grenade is about 4-5 meters.  Does anyone down there have any neurons firing at all?

AssFire's picture

I hope its not a "man made disaster" in the works...

Oh, its one of ours? oh thats ok then.

Gully Foyle's picture

Probably ties in with this

Military Patrols Beach in Panama City

Now citizens are reporting the presence of soldiers on Florida’s beaches. In the video below, several soldiers in combat fatigues were photographed driving vehicles on the beach in Panama City, Florida.

On May 4, up to 17,500 U.S. Army National Guard troops were mobilized by the Pentagon “to help various states with the oil spill,” according to the Associated Press. “Defense Secretary Robert Gates has granted requests to send troops of up to 6,000 by Louisiana, 3,000 by Alabama, 2,500 by Florida and 6,000 by Mississippi.”

The military pictured in the video do not appear to be engaged in clean-up activities. It appears their presence on a crowded beach during a holiday weekend has but one purpose — to acclimate citizens to the prospect of troops patrolling public spaces.

Florida has yet to experience oil washing up on beaches to the extent occurring in Louisiana and other Gulf of Mexico states.


And related to this

For BP, buck stops in Naples

Florida claims offices: Naples, Clearwater, Apalachicola, Crawfordville, Fort Walton Beach, Gulf Breeze, Key West, Marathon, Panama City, Pensacola, Port St. Joe, Santa Rosa Beach

Tucked away in a strip center called Patriot Square in Naples, sharing a building with Victoria's Nail & Spa, Mangrove Outfitters and others, is Southwest Florida's only BP Claims Center.

The lone identifying mark is a small white sign stuck in the grass out front. The office and sign aren't visible from U.S. 41. Three signs with information about hours and more are taped to the front door.

"We're not the easiest place to find," office manager Tom Wiley said.

MayIMommaDogFace2theBananaPatch's picture

"...people seeking claims are asked to remain at least 65 feet away from any employees or equipment at the claims center."

Arius's picture

wow....thats cool stuff....wish was there - i envy the people who find the stuff...we live in interesting times - as the chinese cursing goes...i am sure more will follow.  this is just the end of the beginning....

Gully Foyle's picture


We live in times where it is very hard to hide anything. Anyone can walk to a library to post whatever they choose on the internet.

I posted this but worth the read the article if you haven't

Gin, Television, and Social Surplus

I was recently reminded of some reading I did in college, way back in the last century, by a British historian arguing that the critical technology, for the early phase of the industrial revolution, was gin.

The transformation from rural to urban life was so sudden, and so wrenching, that the only thing society could do to manage was to drink itself into a stupor for a generation. The stories from that era are amazing-- there were gin pushcarts working their way through the streets of London.

And it wasn't until society woke up from that collective bender that we actually started to get the institutional structures that we associate with the industrial revolution today. Things like public libraries and museums, increasingly broad education for children, elected leaders--a lot of things we like--didn't happen until having all of those people together stopped seeming like a crisis and started seeming like an asset.

It wasn't until people started thinking of this as a vast civic surplus, one they could design for rather than just dissipate, that we started to get what we think of now as an industrial society.

Snidley Whipsnae's picture

'disc shaped'... could be a anti ship mine from way back. Could be a UFO...crew of little green men overcome by toxins from oil spill and crashed into the Gulf.

I've had some experience dropping anti ship mines from aircraft but none of them were disc shaped. just sayin

seventree's picture

Well I've never heard of a disk-shaped "shell" either...

And who decided that it "appears" to weigh about 500 pounds?

In any case, be very careful if it has "Jughead" stenciled on it.

MsCreant's picture

WWII anti-tank mines...OR


MarketTruth's picture

OH NO!!!  The terrorist group Al-Casadia from Mexico has reached the USA Gulf!!! Their leader Juan bin Ladeino is NOT to be messed with.

carbonmutant's picture

Sounds like some kind of shaped charge.

gookempucky's picture

Another sort of garbage washing up on Arizona shores-I mean state lines.

chindit13's picture

I was there last week and on just one beach I saw the remains of Jimmy Hoffa, D.B. Cooper, and Fred Noonan.

thesapein's picture

I didn't know WWII was fought in Alabama.