Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Where's Bruce Willis When You Need Him?

Japanese animation showing what would happen if a giant meteor hit the Earth.

PS The Bruce Willis reference in the headline is a reference to his starring role saving the plant in the movie Armageddon.

22 comments:

Noorderling said...

He was in Amsterdam yesterday, bur fortunately not saving the world

Jimbo Jones said...

Jmping over a hedge in leicester square last I heard

Anonymous said...

As Mr. Blair said earlier today

Obviously the previous Conservative Government was responsible for this, years of under investment in Meteor detection services led to this incident and only the new labour radar manned by Mr. Prescott at the North Pole combined with the new ID cards will protect us from further such incidents.

Croydonian said...

The poor Japanese - as if they didn't already have to cope with the threat of Godzilla.

my favourite minister said...

You see! Lembit Opik was right all along.

JohnJo said...

Oi.

Anonymous said...

I saw this a couple of days ago. Eeek! croydonian - it's not just the Japanese who have to worry!
Will storing a torch, some candles, bottles of water and plasters help?
At least I don't have to worry about the pension.

jimthechimp said...

Jeez - what a horrible and terrifying concept for us as human brings to get our heads around - Lembit Opik MP actually being right for once.

Ed Vaizey said...

will it be accompanied by that nice music?

Pulsar said...

Last Friday night he had Dave to his right a lesbian to his left,"four poofs and a piano" in front of him plus a foul mouthed Woss to ask him questions-why on earth would a meteor bother him?

Fred said...

I thought I was having a bad day until I watched this!!!

call me Dave said...

Iain, Bruce Willis - the tough action hero - refused to fly after 9/11. He might not be the guy to save us!

Anonymous said...

It appears to turn into the Death Star at the end.

Cranmer said...

I suppose it's a bit extreme to call it divine judgement on this awful Labour government. Still, looking at Sodom, judgement can be a bit heavy handed...

Paul Burgin said...

I spotted the meteor resembling the Death Star near the beginning
Forget Bruce Willis, what about Sean Connery (see Meteor (1979))

DM Andy said...

A sufficiently big (iron based) asteroid would end up with Earth looking like the Death Star, look at Mimas and Phobos for other examples in the solar system.

Oddly a bigger asteroid would not leave a lasting mark as the Earth would be completely destroyed but then as most of the bits will be in more or less the same area gravity will pull them back together over the next few million years creating a new earth.

The nice thing for me is even if an impact like that happened and humanity is wiped out, life in some form would survive. Earth's already been through an impact large enough to destroy us, if that impact hadn't created the Moon, then we wouldn't be here.

The Remittance Man said...

Actually I've always fancied one of those viking burning ship burials and this one looks like it could be the grand daddy of them all. With a major fireworks display at no extra cost.

Since there will be bugger all I can do about it if it happens I guess the only thing any of us will be able to do is sit back and watch the show. My "Burt from Tremors" plan will be to find a good viewpoint, a case of champagne and a couple of beautiful blondes.

RM

ps What's the betting Greenpeace will blame it on Global Warming?

barbara worth said...

[Massive explosion]

John McClane (Bruce Willis): Is the building on fire?

Sergeant Al Powell: No, but it's gonna need a paint job and a sh*t load of screen doors.

(Die Hard, 1988)

Anonymous said...

I’ll concur with Remittance Man, so in the event I’ll be found at the Savoy Grill ploughing through a slap-up steak, followed by a generous douse of best Kentucky bourbon and then on to the CafĂ© Royal for the “Rakehell’s Revels”… failing that, and I can understand demand would probably be high under the circumstances (what with civil society on the point of collapse and all) then it’ll be a few bottles of Budvar and watching reruns of Leicester City vs. Middlesboro in the ’97 FA Cup final

Neil Craig said...

Its been 65 million years since we had one as big as this though there have been smaller, on the other hand the Mount Toba supervolcano 74,000 years ago probably brought the human race down to a few thousand.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/1999/supervolcanoes.shtml

Makes the Barnett formula look less worrying doesn't it?

David Chappell said...

DM Andy said:

"...most of the bits will be in more or less the same area gravity will pull them back together over the next few million years creating a new earth."

But what about the new heaven?

Anonymous said...

Oh that's nothing. My brother Phil once came home drunk and started cooking chips in the kitchen. The deep fat fryer caught set alight so he threw it in the garden and it set fire to the garden fence and next door's shed. Devastation. Meal ruined.