Thursday, January 06, 2005


Several weeks ago on "The West Wing":
[There are reports surfacing an asteroid might hit the Earth]

'[White House Aide] Charlie is wondering whether the asteroid "is gonna kill us like it killed the dinosaurs." Well, Charlie, I really don't think it's the same asteroid. Because that one, you know, crashed into the earth and everything. [Deputy Chief of Staff] Josh thinks that the asteroid will miss the earth entirely, but Charlie still wants to know what might happen:

"Likelihood is, it hits an ocean, starts a tsunami, and, you know, surf's up, in Illinois."


[President Jed Bartlett] is sitting in his bed with a map of the world spread out in his lap. Jed is explaining that 70 to 80% of the people on the west coast will be killed by the tsunami that would result if the asteroid were to hit the Pacific Ocean.'


Almost as creepy as the premiere episode of Lone Gunmen depicting a runaway jet almost crashing into the World Trade Center.

The episode aired in August, 2001.

I'm keeping one eye on the TV. Or maybe not...

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