August 6, 2008  ·  meta

Glossary: Drillhole

Remember Bob Murray, owner of Utah's Crandall Canyon coal mine? After years of denying global warming, threatening inspectors and lobbying against safety legislation, his mine became the scene of a disaster one year ago today that ultimately killed 9 people. The lasting image of his daily TV appearances, besides blaming the "evil mountain" and denying all personal responsibility, is of a blowhard repeatedly using the word "drillhole" and looking like a special ed student who was allowed to pick his own clothes and apparently plan his own meals. And so we christen the official term for any person exhibiting this special combination of malevolence and utter lack of class. Congratulations, drillhole.

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