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  1. Safe. Whew!

    Comment by Alan outback bacon czar — February 15, 2013 @ 4:34 pm

  2. Cultural ref

    Comment by DougM (Progophobe) — February 15, 2013 @ 4:54 pm

  3. New game, rock always smashes scissors!

    Comment by accipiter NW — February 15, 2013 @ 7:56 pm

  4. Actually they are saying ‘thanks 0bama’ in a part of Russia.

    Teh precedent would have wet his mom jeans if the asteroid got any closer.

    Comment by mech — February 15, 2013 @ 8:46 pm

  5. Dammit. Maybe next time. It might still be ok. According to St. Malachy, we’re about to run out of popes. If the new guy goes by the name of Peter, ya might want to make nice with your sweet and fluffy Lord.

    Comment by MikeG — February 15, 2013 @ 10:13 pm

  6. “Missed me by that much…”

    Comment by mojo — February 15, 2013 @ 11:25 pm

  7. Did anyone check to see if there was a string and a giant tooth attached to that meteor?

    Comment by Merovign — February 16, 2013 @ 12:53 am

  8. “I’m gonna make this desperate shot, missing your left ear by about two-and-a-half inches.”

    “Really? Isn’t that a little off for you?”

    “Not at all, ’cause it’s gonna hit you right between the eyes!

    - From an old “MAD” Magazine parody of “Dirty Harry”

    Comment by Thunderbottom — February 16, 2013 @ 5:50 am

  9. Photochop needed, for the fawning jock chewers’ fantasies: Mr. Manly, occupier-in-chief, riding the meteorite like Slim Pickens in Dr. Strangelove….

    Comment by Buzz — February 16, 2013 @ 7:00 am

  10. Bush made the rock come closer than expected, and Obama fought it off with his scissors.

    The SCOTUS will announce on Tuesday what they’re going to do with the mountain of evidence proving Obama is criminally fraudulent.

    Comment by JoeBandMemberâ„¢ — February 16, 2013 @ 7:57 am

  11. No No you’re suppose to be aiming at the Skeet not the —- oh oh tooo late.

    Comment by geezerette — February 16, 2013 @ 8:51 am

  12. Look up 1950 DA.

    About 800 years from now, people might have a problem to deal with.

    Comment by Kristophr — February 16, 2013 @ 4:53 pm

  13. Kristophr 150 DA “… between 0 and 0.33%). It has the highest Palermo rating with a value of 0.17 for a possible collision in the year 2880…”

    With those odds, I’d say it’s not too early to start planning.

    The National Geographic News is a bit more optomistic:

    “Using radar and optical measurements made over the past 51 years, researchers have calculated that there is up to a one-in-300 possibility that Asteroid 1950 DA will slam into Earth on March 16, 2880. Their work is published in the April 5 issue of Science.
    …. it is the highest Earth-impact potential ever assigned by scientists to an object in space, …”

    Comment by ZZMike — February 18, 2013 @ 9:55 pm

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