Petroleum (from Greek: petra: “rock” + oleum: “oil”)
Petroleum, oil’s real name, has been around forever. It was used in olden days for lamps and asphalt for roads. Yes, road construction has been around for thousands of years. Road workers are part of a rich heritage of leaning against shovels and talking smack about sports stars. Back then it was about Spiculus, Nero’s favorite gladiator, and how overrated he was because Nero always gave him the ‘thumbs up’. Now, Carpophorus, he was a gladiator’s gladiator able to slice, dice, and pierce seemingly in his sleep. But it wasn’t until internal combustion became a ‘thing’ that oil was something to fight wars over. Countless souls have met The Maker because leaders can’t find a way to chill and figure out a way to play nice. Well, OK, we need oil to heat homes, power cars and fuel lawn mowers. But do we need it to make My Marta’s 100% petroleum flip flops? The answer is, simply, ‘no‘. It doesn’t look like MM wore these very often. The petroleum used to make these flops could just as easily been used to make useful, peaceful products such as petroleum jelly, bicycle tires, galoshes, and silly string.
These flip flops (or flips), (or flops) are stacked upon this week’s earlier purges awaiting ‘reassignment.
At one time, the whole Earth spoke the same language. It so happened that as they moved out of the east, they came upon a plain in the land of Shinar and settled down.
They said to one another, “Come, let’s make bricks and fire them well.” They used brick for stone and tar for mortar.
Then they said, “Come, let’s build ourselves a city and a tower that reaches Heaven. Let’s make ourselves famous so we won’t be scattered here and there across the Earth.”