"Choke, Gag. Wheeze. Cough. You're right, you CAN hear the ocean."
-- Larry de Montegre of Huntersville
"It says BP is disconnected."
-- Bill McGloughloin, Charlotte
"It's the sound of incompetence."
-- Grant Campbell, Huntersville
"I hear the sound of Obama doing nothing."
-- Richard Bean, Charlotte
"All I hear is gushing."
-- from many readers
"I can hear the ocean. It says it wants its life back."
-- from several readers
Thank you for all your entries. As usual, feel free to discuss any of this in our "Comments" section. Just click the blue link below this post and add your observations or additional captions!
Here's a selection of some of the other lines we received:
"It's the theme song from the 'Beverly Hillbillies'!"
“BP’s version of the Droid!”
"I'm just listening to Muddy Waters."
"After wading here we'll all be Tarheels!"
“This is not a ‘Union’ made ‘Mobil’ phone. This is a ‘Standard’ ‘Shell’ game being played in order to ‘Exxon’erate BP.”
"I hear the ocean crying."
"All I can hear are lawyers yelling."
"Quiet, I am listening to the A'nnunizo commercial about Harold Johnson."
"It sounds like the ocean. It even looks like the ocean."
"Listen, it's 'America The Beautiful' by the BP Orchestra."
"All I hear is excuses from BP."
"It's a conked shell!"
"Only after all the fish have died will men learn that money cannot be eaten!"
"Cap and wade isn't working well!"
"Oil stocks are both rising and dropping!"
"I hear a roar of protest!"
"To see the world in a grain of sand. you have to remove a lot of grime!"
"The world is a canvas and it's been painted with oil!"
"It's the unmistakable cry of a BP stockholder!"
"I didn't realize the ocean could sound so crude!"
"It's just a BP ad."
"I can hear the Deepwater in here."
“I hear the faint sounds of electric cars.”
"It says 'It's Bush's fault!'"
"I’m on hold."