Holy Shit! Kevin Costner Is Awesome!

May 22nd, 2010 // 7 Comments

In absolutely the most bizarre news I’ve heard ever, Kevin Costner is helping to clean up the BP oil spill off the Gulf of Mexico.  But not by donating cash or taking some pictures.  Homeboy helped develop a machine to clean up the oil!

Seriously!  He bought new centrifugal oil separators from the government to  privatize the technology, investing $24 million of his own money.

BP has approved six of the machines for testing and should be in the water ASAP.  Costner was inspired by the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989 for the purpose of cleaning up future oil spills.

While the separation technology for these machines already existed, Costner and his brother, a scientist, with help from his business partner, worked personally to improve it’s speed and efficiency.

Costner has long been an environmentalist and avid fisherman.

And you thought Kevin was sitting around cashing his Waterworld checks and whipping golf balls at Russell Crowe‘s pictures.  Nope, just saving the world.  One oil spill at a time.

Alright, I’ve given Kevin his props, so now I have to make fun of him.  Here he is looking like your dad at karaoke, playing with his Modern West Band in Madrid back on February 20th.  Nice haircut, Kev!  And just for shiggles, the Waterworld trailer is after the jump!


By Nicole Steadman
  1. Melinda

    Way to go Kevin! I just was talking to my husband about CINC while watching the news yesterday morning and by the end of the day, it was on the news! KUDOS! to my fav actor who really is a nice guy and an involved humanitarian, and besides, I love his long movies:)

  2. meemo

    He irks me otherwise, but go Kevin Costner for being awesome for the earth. Love it.

  3. TL

    Use its not it’s in this usage.
    It’s is ONLY used for a short version of it is. It is not the possessive of it.
    Learn to write and use punctuation, please. You gain credibility.
    Now feel free to make a snarky comment, Just make it a well-crafted one.

  4. Leo

    At 1 million gallons per day, it would would only take a little over 350,000 YEARS to clean up the oil spill…..Good Idea? Maybe not….

  5. Leo

    At 1 million gallons per day, it would would only take a little over 350,000 YEARS to clean up the oil spill…..Good Idea? Maybe not….

  6. Leo

    At 1 million gallons per day, it would would only take a little over 350,000 YEARS to clean up the oil spill…..Good Idea? Maybe not….

  7. scodal

    kevin costner is the man! i saw pictures of his design, i just hope it can clean enough of that water. how long is this oil going to dump? doesn’t it ever run out?

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