Street artist Banksy — whose graffiti still adorns several New Orleans buildings after his 2008 visit — has installed a new "kids' ride" at the Brighton Pier in the United Kingdom. Banksy, whose visit five years ago coincided with the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, is known for his social commentary and this is just the latest example.
The "ride", modeled after those coin-operated rides you frequently find outside supermarkets, depicts a dolphin caught in a fishing net and jumping over a leaky BP barrel of oil. If the video above is any indication, the ride is a hit with children.
The ride doesn't necessarily coincide with any particular BP oil spill anniversary (the Deepwater Horizon exploded April 20 and the blown-out Macondo well was capped July 15), but with BP in the news again for all the wrong reasons, it's a helpful reminded of the destruction BP wrought on the Gulf Coast.
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