Thursday, January 21, 2010

Meteorite Falls in Virginia

The Baltimore Sun reports on the dramatic meteorite strike that happened in Virginia.

A Washington DC television station is reporting an apparent meteorite fall in Lorton, Va. The space rock, which has been taken to the Smithsonian Institution, crashed through the roof of a dentist's office at around 5:45 p.m. on Monday, narrowly missing patients and staff.

The story on the Web site of WUSA9 in Washington says the mango-sized meteorite crashed through the roof and acoustical tiles of the Williamsburg Square Family Practice office in Lorton. Dr. Frank Ciampi told the station the crash was so loud he thought bookshelves had toppled.

This is not something to joke about. For one thing, this took place just a stone's throw from the White House. For another, have you noticed that these "incidents" seem to occur most often in gun-friendly states? We recently talked about the Arizona meteorite problem.

What's your opinion? Do you think it's right for supposedly responsible men to continue acting like this is not a serious problem? What's it gonna take?

Please leave a comment.

7 comments:

  1. Clearly we should ban dentist offices.

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  2. I'll say one thing for you, Mikeb: when you pick up on a theme, you hammer it to utter exhaustion. This meteorite thing was mildly amusing once or twice, but . . . are you ever going to get bored with it?

    I'm not sure you pushed your silly preoccupation with the Adkisson "manifesto" this hard.

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  3. It is funny...until one comes ripping through your roof that is...but then it is still funny if it wasn't your roof.

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  4. "I'll say one thing for you, Mikeb: when you pick up on a theme, you hammer it to utter exhaustion. This meteorite thing was mildly amusing once or twice, but . . . are you ever going to get bored with it?"

    This is coming from a guy whose idea of a joke is to have his gravatar show another commenter's dog in the crosshairs of w scope. Yeah, I'll be relying on somebody like that to be the arbiter of humor or good taste.

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  5. Really, Democommie? You think my avatar is more tasteless than my jokes about Ted "5 Months Sober!" Kennedy?

    Man--I have some work to do.

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  6. At the risk of offending Laci, I thought Zorro's avatar and his jokes are funny.

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