Monday, August 16, 2010

Cigars in the news….

News stories about cigars are few and far between, yet we had one a few days ago and now another today.

Meet John Wright, the real Harry Stamper (there is the Armageddon reference for you Randy) of drilling.  According to THIS AP article, he has “has never missed his target over the years, successfully drilling 40 relief wells that were used to plug leaks around the world” and his task is to drill the relief well for BP.

While I won’t go into my personal beliefs about the Gulf Spill, what I appreciate is this guys confidence that he is going to do his part to rectify the situation.  I also love how he is going to celebrate….”with a cigar, a dinner party with his crew and a trip somewhere quiet to unwind with his wife.”

Roughneck jobs are not easy, and the article really does a great job giving some insight to the laymen of us. 

Here’s to you John Wright……Good Luck and the next cigar is on me if we ever meet.


  1. I know the presidents' chief scientific advisor, we were at MIT together. And, in a situation like this, you-you really don't wanna take the advice from a man who got a C minus in astrophysics.

  2. Considering his is the smartest man on the planet, you might want to listen to him


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