There's something funnily serious about hypertension and something eerily serious about oil spills.
You see, apparently, Big Oil couldn't care care two smidgens whether there is an accident waiting to happen in their off-shore drilling rigs or if there is wildlife and communities along the shores of their reservoirs.
We have learned by watching American television that there is a blame game going on and that neither party wants to admit guilt. Deplorable!
Reporters inform us that there is a simple safety device, as required in Brazil and Norway, that if installed, would prevent such tragic consequences for those in the receiving end of the slick. Not so. Strong lobbying did the trick and, voilà, the slick is advancing towards the shore as we write.
Meanwhile, in northern shores others campaign for more drilling to go on, with one-liners like: "Drill, baby, drill!" Sounds pornographic.
If that shouldn't add to your stress, what will? There is only so much your heart can take.