Saturday, June 27, 2009

Pipelines With Attitude

What a difference one "G" makes:

First, from the BBC:


Gazprom seals $2.5bn Nigeria deal

Russia's energy giant Gazprom has signed a $2.5bn (£1.53bn) deal with Nigeria's state operated NNPC, to invest in a new joint venture.

The new firm, to be called Nigaz, is set to build refineries, pipelines and gas power stations in Nigeria.


Okay, compare this new company with the 90s rap group NWA Wikipedia entry:

N.W.A (the initialism for: "Niggaz With Attitude")[1] was a Compton, California-based hip hop group widely considered one of the seminal acts of the gangsta rap sub-genre.


Suffice it to say that this will not go down as one of the better-chosen company names ever. However, in the gloomy world of petroleum energy this is about as much levity as one could hope to expect, so I will take it.

I found the first link via Talking Points Memo.

8 comments:

Dave said...

So do we call it the "black" pipeline or the "african african" pipeline"?

Don Snabulus said...

Well, the non sequitur was quick at least.

Pandabonium said...

Oddly enough, "Gazprom" is also the name of an annual dance sponsored by the Omsk Baked Beans company.

Don Snabulus said...

:) good one.

Arkonbey said...

Wow. It's like that Powergen Italia hoax come to life!


verification word: cidiest: when something is the most cidy it can be

Don Snabulus said...

or the Chevy Nova hoax.

Badger in a Mail Box said...

I have a pipe line screensaver on the inside of my mailbox. NOODLE NOODLE NOODLE! That is the sound it makes.

The Moody Minstrel said...

And considering racism is on the rise in Russia...