Last night, Argo won the Oscar for Best Picture. There was a lot of competition in a strong year for cinema, so many people had wildly divergent guesses as to which film would win, and many threw up their hands saying it was impossible to predict. But Argo‘s victory was predicted, nearly five years ago, in the surprisingly good Tropic Thunder.
On February 15, 2013, a meteorite slammed through the atmosphere and nearly destroyed a good portion of Russia.
An asteroid much larger than that passed close to Earth the next day.
In case you’re unfamiliar, here are the differences between the most frequently used terms for large hunks of rock hurtling through space, as explained by the talking dinosaur pals of Dinosaur Comics.
Aside from teaching us that every car in Russia apparently has a camera mounted on it (and that Russians are apparently nonchalant about the signs from Revelation, probably due to the Soviet regime’s practice of banning religion), we learned another very important lesson from this event: NASA is preparing to kill us all. Continue reading