by Kevin Allman
First we had Steven Seagal: Lawman kicking Gretna ass and taking Terrytown names in Jeff Parish. Now Kevin Costner and his "scientist brother Dan" (shouldn't everyone have a "scientist brother Dan"?) are coming to Plaquemines Parish to help save the Gulf. Not kidding. Actually, this is pretty cool:
Costner, star of "Waterworld" and "Field of Dreams," will be in the area on Thursday with his scientist brother Dan, where he will be demonstrating a type of water-oil separation device, said Billy Nungesser, president of Plaquemines Parish in southern Louisiana.
"Sometimes it takes a star to come in with their money and time to make a difference," Nungesser told reporters at Venice's Cypress Cove marina, at a press conference on the ongoing oil spill held by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.
The Costner brothers founded the Costner Industries Nevada Corporation (CINC), and have in the past promoted an oil-water filtration system designed by Dan Costner to recycle oil, according to records of the US Environmental Protection Agency.
You can make your own Waterworld jokes. If it works, we'll just call him Kevin "Dances With Boom" Costner.