I get a news feed on my iGoogle at work. Very distracting because I am very distractable. Today a story about a meteor blazing through the midwestern skies caught my eye. I love end of the world type stuff and though my friend Tony will probably disown me..... one of my favorite movies is Armageddon. The other movie, Deep Impact, that came out at the same time is also worth watching again whenever I run across it. Heck, I even liked 2012, as hokey and implausible as it was.
All of these movie special effects though couldn't prepare me for how chilling it is to see the real thing. That's a real fireball shooting over your head. Hello? That thing could kill somebody.
My favorite part of this video is how they circle the meteor in the replay. Yeah, we see it.
Somebody told me that the meteor in the first one was probably the size of a grain of sand. No wonder the Worldwide Meteor Detection Net didn't pick them up. If there is such a thing. I hope there is.
I also heard they are predicting another meteor shower to rain down upon us on April 21st. You'll have to excuse me now while I go stock my apocolypse bunker.