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Friday, March 14, 2008

Oil Discovered in Saudi Arabia

On March 15, 1938 oil was discovered in Saudi Arabia, by the Aramco Company. Who is Aramco you ask? At the time, Aramco consisted of three big boys - Standard Oil, Texaco and Mobil. And they found the mother of all oil deposits in Saudi Arabia. Check out this newsreel from This Day in History and languish in the irony. The clip made in 1990 or 1991 - back when oil was around $20-$25 bucks a barrel.

Having encoded 50 plus episodes of the Beverly Hillbillies, and heard the theme song so many times i knew it backwards, it seemed impossible for my mind not to wonder how the reworked song would go?

Come and listen to a story 'bout a man named Ahmed, a poor bedouin barely kept his family fed... and then on day he was shooting at some Kurd, when up from the sand shot a bubbling... ??? Well, there's a million variations to explore over the weekend, or the next time you are filling up the tank. If time is not at a premium, search for Saudi Arabia. Or some laughs, check out Jed Clampett in Jed Strikes Oil, the episode where Jed learns his land is worth a fortune.