We're beginning to see a pattern evolving when it comes to large corporations and epic fails. First there was the Evergiven, or what the internet dubbed No Fs Ever Given, that one huge ship that got stuck in the Suez Canal some months ago, and memesters took the opportunity to poke fun at it.

Well, we have a similar situation now, except it's a bit sadder. There was a huge gas leak in the Gulf of Mexico with a subsequent fire that is an ecological catastrophe on its own, but the sight is ten times worse as it looks like a gate to hell.

Memesters have been busy with it, though, hence the pattern mentioned above. Bored Panda has collected some of the internet's finest and best memes and put them into a neat curated list.

Have a go through it below, and why not vote and comment on the submissions you enjoyed the most!

#1

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rootScythe Report

Colin L
Community Member
11 months ago

How about some folk's prediction of disaster for 2021: that Trump will somehow overturn the election and be reinstated into office (I'm looking at you My Pillow guy...).

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DanPriceSeattle Report

BetweenTheCracks
Community Member
11 months ago

Compared to the inertia inherent in "This is how we've always done it"-- never underestimate that mindset. Also, those who are profiting from how things are are heavily invested in keeping them that way.

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#3

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marroneist Report

Scagsy
Community Member
11 months ago

It's obvious. If you knew anything about firefighting you would know this. That guy is dampening the water so that it doesn't catch fire. It's not rocket science. Go watch Backdraft or something.

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#4

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NickKendellMHH Report

ベンジーBenji
Community Member
11 months ago

Seems legit

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dragonsnpoets Report

Nyneva Kyte
Community Member
11 months ago

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/exxon-mobils-messaging-shifted-blame-for-warming-to-consumers/

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So, the Gulf of Mexico has recently undergone an ecological disaster—a massive gas leak, which subsequently led to a fire, occurred at the Pemex’s flagship Ku Maloob Zaap oil development just up from the southern rim of the Gulf of Mexico.

The spill has since then been dubbed the Eye of Fire because of how the fire developed on the surface of the water. It took the authorities around 5 hours to extinguish the fire. Pemex noted that it will launch an investigation as to the causes of the leak and fire, and have since then shut off the valve to avoid any further problems.

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PaulyPeligroso Report

Auntriarch
Community Member
11 months ago

Call Nana!

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#7

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rkbarney Report

FrancesCat
Community Member
11 months ago

The world has gone mad!

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#8

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JuanSaaa Report

ベンジーBenji
Community Member
11 months ago

Aw lil Ralph Boat <3

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#9

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benwassertweet Report

denzoren
Community Member
11 months ago

Those Evergreen bastards Lol

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#10

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waltshaub Report

rspanther
Community Member
11 months ago

Don't forget some members of congress.

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This led to huge backlash as conservationists, politicians, and pretty much everyone else who cares about our planet slammed the company for its failure to ensure catastrophes such as this are avoided. And it’s not the first time this has happened with the most recent incident being an explosion that occurred on a pipeline passing through the village of Tlauhuelilpan, Hidalgo, killing at least 137 people back in 2019.

But the biggest reaction it got was from internet memesters who took the opportunity to take the now-viral Eye Of Fire video and footage and captioned it appropriately.

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ThomasMcVicar1 Report

Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
11 months ago

I'll take Cthulhu over Donald tRump, merci beaucoup.

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#12

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INVESTMENTSHULK Report

Daniel (ShadowDrakken)
Community Member
11 months ago

"¿Por qué no los dos?"

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#13

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Blanked__Space Report

BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
Community Member
11 months ago

He has to be extremely disappointed. I know I am.

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#14

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_akaCJ Report

Lucifer Takashi
Community Member
11 months ago

Or a Pacific Rim baddie

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#15

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u/MikaKaoru Report

Eirik Johnsbråten
Community Member
11 months ago

I can halp!

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While many of the memes were focused on the fire itself, with the most popular one referencing Godzilla, others pointed out just how hard that one boat was trying in extinguishing the fire.

Yet others pointed out the ‘we’ language used in the statement issued, how it’s us who now need to deal with it, despite it being the company at fault solely.

Regardless, these memes have been going wild with a number of news media outlets picking them up and sharing similar lists, with some gaining over 100,000 likes and views on social platforms such as Imgur and Reddit.

#16

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besf0rt Report

Scagsy
Community Member
11 months ago

Apparently it was caused by a diver taking a cigarette break too close to the pipe.

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#17

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TeacherTapp Report

denzoren
Community Member
11 months ago

He's working, he's got the spirit.

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#18

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FWTFsHappening Report

BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
Community Member
11 months ago

That poor little boat is getting memed a ton

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#19

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Jewinning Report

BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
Community Member
11 months ago

No it's not

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#20

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chthomas Report

Commander Rex
Community Member
11 months ago

He’s a lil confused, but he’s got the spirit

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#21

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Laxing Report

Monty Glue
Community Member
11 months ago

Oh my God! They killed Kenny, you bastards!

#22

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WiLCOPE4 Report

rspanther
Community Member
11 months ago

Might just as well.

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#23

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menganita79 Report

Muff_Fluff
Community Member
11 months ago

Can I get some people to help me with my problems too?

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#24

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DavosCryptos Report

Salma Hernández
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

This is literally Mexico president. And if someone complains he will tantrum and said his enemies did it.

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#25

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EretnaBeyi Report

Heather Menard
Community Member
11 months ago

Pour salt on it

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#26

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HerdULiek Report

#27

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Mulwelimuofhe Report

Onion rings like to make your breath smelly
Community Member
11 months ago

it really is.

#28

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MeAloneInMyMind Report

#29

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TimmyTheHuh Report

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#30

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scottr85 Report

Bella, Your Kitty-Loving Queen
Community Member
11 months ago

But it’s not fine. I feel sorry for all the poor fishies that have died because of our shameful actions 😔