Nope! Definitely not scary just to watch by itself, and for sure not terrifying when you know it has injured around 700 people, and it’s especially dull and I guess I’d say more soothing than anything when you read about how today is the day that the 150-foot-wide asteroid, 2012 DA14, is expected to fly past the earth. CNN talked to Don Yeomans, manager of the Near-Earth Object Program Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and he said that “no impact is possible,” and that it’s supposed to stay 17,100 miles from the Earth’s surface, but, haha, who knows! Who cares! Ugh, I’m so bored with all of this! (Via TheWeek.)

Comments (35)
  1. From what I’ve seen, this is just another day in the life of a Russian dashboard cam.

  2. The first two videos were very pretty, in an ‘Oh god we’re all going to die’ kind of way?

  3. I can’t believe those people kept driving! If I was suddenly witness to a bright light or saw it streaking toward a point in the direction I was headed, I would certainly slam on the brakes! I would be blinded by tears and the meteor flash and the knowledge that everything I loved was about to come to an end! Stop driving and reassess your lives, guys!!

  4. It’s crazy to think that if this were 25 years ago, the Russian government would probably already have launched a pointless campaign to convince the rest of the world that no such incident even occurred. And that if word of this did get out, half of the U.S. would be convinced it was an accident related to the testing of some new Soviet super-weapon.

  5. Fun Fact: Don’t give your anxiety-ridden child who like stars a science-y book about the universe. She will read that the sun will swallow the earth and the damage meteors hitting the earth could cause. And she will not sleep for weeks and be freaked out about it for her entire life.

    Seriously this is the stuff of my nightmares.

    • I had the same fears from going to Planetarium. The sun engulfing the earth was terrifying, especially when narrated with a deep booming, Jame Earl Jones-esque voice with visuals that span the ceiling of a giant room.

  6. Meteorite? More like MeteoWRONG.

  7. WE’RE ALL GONNA DIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Yawwwn this world is so boring and predictable. When is something exciting and terrifying going to happen?

  9. “Chill out, Kelly.”

    • Shut up, Neill! We do not need your calm, rational, sexy reassurances at a time like this when we are on the brink of global annihilation!!!

  10. So, is just driving around while shooting video from your phone a thing? Seems like it might be a thing in Russia.

  11. I cracked open some of that moon gin last night for a double gimlet. Because when you think the world could very easily end because of the terrifying asteroid, all you can do is drink feminist moon gin.

  12. “Right, so I know we totally didn’t see this meteorite crashing into Earth, but we still promise that the one that we do see and is coming closer to Earth than satellites is totally going to miss.” -Science.

  13. The good news is, Hollywood just greenlit Deep Impact 2.

  14. Nice to hear the Russian radio commercials sound similar in inflection and HYUCK HYUCK tone as our local car dealer commercials.

  15. How do you spell “ffffuuuuccckkkk!!!!” in Russian?

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