Okay, so I don’t fully trust this book I’m reading called Final Exits. It’s about death and all the different ways to get it to happen. I’ve already found one error in it about Fatty Arbuckle. (Virginia Rappe was NOT murdered, she died possibly from a botched abortion.) But anyway, under the topic of meteors, it quotes, “Currently, NASA and other agencies are making plans to protect the United States from the inevitable large meteor impact scheduled to hit in 2029.”
Excuse me, but EXCUSE ME??? What meteor?? Here I was, laughing off the whole Mayan 2012 thing, and now this? I mean, I know there was only supposed to be two popes left to go before the end of the world, but come on!
I seem to remember vaguely some kerfuffle a couple of months ago about some scientists calculating that a big meteor was going to hit us in a few years, but I forgot which year. Was it 2029? But I also recall after that report that some other scientists said that those scientists were wrong, or that maybe they were the same scientists and meant something else. Anyway the whole mess was retracted, or explained away. Or something. I hate my brain when it’s sloppy like this. My brain is really pissing me off these days.
So, do any Dopers remember something about this? Or has anyone heard about this meteor that’s supposed to hit us in 2029? I’ll be sixty-seven. Well anyway, that’s older than my Dad got. That’s something, I guess.