Hooters Girls to Help Boobs at BP Clean Up Gulf Oil Disaster
Of all the varied methods being suggested to clean up oil floating in the Gulf of Mexico, the one that may turn a few heads comes courtesy of Hooters girls.
The waitresses who are usually eyed for their physical endowments instead of their mental ingenuity will be donating their used pantyhose to the clean up effort. The hose will be filled with human hair and act as a natural absorbing device to help remove some of the sludge that is encroaching upon the sensitive wetlands all along the Gulf Coast.
Frankly, as cockamamie as this sounds, any idea that removes the oil is a good one, and Hooters plans to collect at least 100,000 pairs of hose. This is very green. The hose is made of synthetics, which would normally be tossed into a landfill where it would break down over decades and possibly release toxins into the soil. Instead, the hose will be used to remove the far more toxic oil and will then be treated as hazardous waste.
The pantyhose that are collected will be shipped to environmental agencies and non-profit organizations Indigo Oceanic and Matter of Trust, which will then be used to create a boom. The booms are then grouped together and sent out into the Gulf to absorb and block the oil from reaching the coast. All of Hooters 380 domestic locations are collecting the pantyhose for a 4 week period to create 15 miles of booms.
"Who would have thought our Hooters Girls' pantyhose would have a use other than making the girls' legs look great," stated Mike McNeil, Vice President of Marketing, Hooters of America. "The Hooters Girls' friendly service has just become environmental friendly as well."
Hooters supports the use of natural fibers as a non-toxic, renewable resource to aid in the oil spill clean up efforts.
"Matter of Trust would like to thank Hooters for its support and generosity to the Gulf Spill Clean Up Program," stated Lisa Gautier, President of Matter of Trust. "We are so grateful to all the Hooters Girls and for the 100,000 pairs of pantyhose which will be stuffed with hair, fur & fleece to make "booms" that are donated to protect the harbors and marshlands."
While noble, this initiative brings up another idea. Could the Hooters girls also use other discarded garments to corral the oil slick? Perhaps ones made of satin or silk that have two bowl-shaped collection areas. Hey, any cockamamie idea might work.