Thinking outside the box on the big challenges
The Government of Iceland last night announced Bruce Willis and a team of strapping young oil rig workers would be helicoptered into the heart of Eyjafjallajokull to place a cooling device it is hoped will “switch off” the volcano and prevent further travel disruptions.
The extraordinary measures were inspired by the US Environment Protection Agency, which has enlisted the help of Hollywood director James Cameron to deal with the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Which half of this story isn’t true? Ok, it’s the first bit, but the second half sounds delightfully out there.
According to the Associated Press:
Federal officials are hoping film director James Cameron can help them come up with ideas on how to stop the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The “Avatar” and “Titanic” director was among a group of scientists and other experts who met Tuesday with officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies for a brainstorming session on stopping the massive oil leak.
The Canadian-born Cameron is considered an expert on underwater filming and remote vehicle technologies.
It’s inspired. Why stop at James Cameron?
We could send Israel Folau to Israel. They guy can clearly negotiate and has displayed impressive open-mindedness when it comes to considering both sides of a conflict.
Russell Crowe could be dispatched to the Pakistani high country in the search for Osama bin Laden. “On my command, unleash Hell.”
Michael Douglas could do a public service campaign as Gordon Gekko to restore faith in Wall Street (Gekko might have no soul but at least he knew what he was doing).
What other major issues could we call in the big guns on?
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