You know what's funny? Callous disregard for human life rooted in the unabating thirst for profit. What's funnier than that? A nuclear holocaust! At least that's what Entergy ("It's like 'energy,' but with a 'T'!") CEO Wayne Leonard seems to think, after he appropriated large sections of The Hangover into his Powerpoint presentation. Oh man all those people living around the Indian Point nuclear plant are gonna be so "HUNGOVER" when their shoddy evacuation plan falls through after the plant melts down from all those Nuclear Regulatory Commission safety exemptions.
The Post reports that Leonard, whose company owns and operates the Indian Point plant, began his 111-slide presentation with the quote "By the way, we're all gonna die." Leonard explained that his favorite movie (besides, we assume, The Last Temptation of Christ and most of the Cronenberg oeuvre) was applicable because "it's a comedy of how one thing leads to another when you lose control of what's taking place." But he's not talking safety, he's talking dividends! "Everything seems to be going well. Then you look at the stock price and all of a sudden you've woken up with a hangover when the stock market closes that day."
Forget that "Entergy's earnings have broken records 10 of the past 11 years," Leonard can't sleep, let alone watch, any of the Tyler Perry movies that presumably keep stacking up on his nightstand knowing that his stock is low. Entergy's flack is quoted as saying "no one has died as a result of a nuclear accident. Not at Japan, not Russia, not Three Mile Island." HAHA Entergy will be here all week people! Two radiation pill minimum!