Decius: I hope this post looks silly in 24 hours.
The good news is that your post doesn't look silly.
Three attempts to pump mud and 16 tries to stuff solid material into a breached Gulf of Mexico oil well failed to stop the flow, top BP executives said Saturday, and engineers and executives with the oil giant have decided to "move on to the next option."
That's the bad news.
The next option is to inject lawyers and lobbyists into the breached blowout preventer until a compromise is reached with the oil well.
Top Kill, fail.