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Russian Rocket Hits Wyoming

CowboyNeal posted more than 7 years ago | from the slightly-off-course dept.

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Harmonious Botch wrote in with a CNN story that opens: "A spent Russian booster rocket re-entered the atmosphere Thursday over Colorado and Wyoming, the North American Aerospace Defense Command said. NORAD spokesman Sean Kelly said the agency was trying to confirm a report that a piece of the rocket may have hit the ground near Riverton, Wyoming, at about 6 a.m. Kelly said military personnel had not yet reached the scene. No damage was reported and the debris was not believed to be hazardous, NORAD said. Eyewitnesses reported seeing flaming objects in the sky at the time the rocket was re-entering, Kelly said."

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In Soviet Russia... (5, Funny)

PurifyYourMind (776223) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468462)

Wyoming hits rocket!

Piece of Alien Space Ship Hits New Jersey (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17469480)

Russian space junk hitting cow land is nothing. A real piece of alien SUV technology hit New Jersey. Did anyone notice that right off it was said not be part of a plane ? The pictures I have seen seems to look like some type of superalloy and my crude calc of the density puts it near materials used in jet engines. Anyone else do the math ? Things about 2.5" long 1" diameter and weighs 13oz.

Take us to DEFCON 1 . . . (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17468464)

. . . get the President on the horn.

Re:Take us to DEFCON 1 . . . (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17468790)

. . . get the President on the horn.

President pubes is always on the horn...

hmmm... (5, Funny)

User 956 (568564) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468466)

No damage was reported and the debris was not believed to be hazardous, NORAD said. Eyewitnesses reported seeing flaming objects in the sky at the time the rocket was re-entering, Kelly said.

Are they sure it wasn't just a weather balloon, or maybe some swamp gas?

Re:hmmm... (5, Funny)

RealityMogul (663835) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468872)

REPEAT: The large chunks of flaming debris are NOT hazardous - feel free to run outside and try to catch them.

Most misleading headline ever? (4, Interesting)

RexHowland (71795) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468468)

For what the story is...

The headline sort of makes you think of a Cold-War Russian rocket attack.

At least, it made me think that. -- And I'd already heard about the story.

How is it misleading? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17468506)

The title is: "Russian Rocket Hits Wyoming". Now let us see if it is in any way misleading.

"Russian": The rocket is Russian. Nothing misleading here.

"Rocket": The object in question is indeed the remains of a rocket. Nothing misleading here.

"Hits": The rocket did indeed crash into the ground in Wyoming. It "hit" Wyoming, if you will. Nothing misleading here.

"Wyoming": The location of the rocket crash was Wyoming. Nothing misleading here.

I'm not sure how you justify your claim of the title being misleading. Every word in the sentence is correct and factual. The sentence as a whole is also completely correct.

Re:How is it misleading? (4, Informative)

RexHowland (71795) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468596)

I think the key word is "hits," as opposed to "falls in," or "lands in."

If you shoot an arrow, and the arrow "hits" the apple, you worry that something might have happened to the apple.

If you shoot an arrow, and it "lands in" the forest... -- You're probably not too concerned for the forest.

Maybe I'm just a stickler. -- I think it could be easily misunderstood, though.

Re:How is it misleading? (5, Funny)

megrims (839585) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468950)

I don't know.
What if the arrow "lands in" your eye, for example?

It's probably justified to be concerned for the state of an apple that an arrow lands in. Changing the victim to a forest is misleading.

Of course the differing connotations of the two terms make it all a big mess anyway. Landing in terms of missiles gives a different impression than it would with a bullet or a loosed arrow.

Re:How is it misleading? (0)

Gentlewhisper (759800) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469250)

What if the arrow "lands in" your eye, for example?


The arrow does not "land in" your eye unless your eye has a 10 course landing strip. It does however strike you in your eyes.

Re:How is it misleading? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17469266)

I think it could be easily misunderstood, though.

As with all MSM headlines, that was the editors' deliberate intent. It wasn't "false" and it wasn't "misleading", but many people will read it the wrong way and CLICK (they hope!) on the advertisements.

Writing MSM "news" headlines for sites like slashdot is a careful process of misleading _just enough_ to make things sound worse than they really are, getting people to BUY, all without getting into too much trouble. On Internet "news" sites, BUY of course means "click on the ads".

There's nothing more to it than that.

Re:How is it misleading? (5, Insightful)

MyLongNickName (822545) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468626)

"Anonymous coward will not stop molesting badgers"

Since the Anonymous coward never molested badgers in the first place, the above headline is correct. Simply because something is technically correct does not mean it is misleading. You might want to look at the difference between "mislead" and "lie" in the dictionary. Kind of reminds me of the RNC fund raising letter where "Bush cuts deficit 40% in two years". Factually correct, but does not mention that Bush caused the deficit in the first place.

Re:How is it misleading? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17468836)

Since the Anonymous coward never molested badgers in the first place

Speak for yourself there, buddy. I'm proud of my family traditions.

Re:How is it misleading? (0, Redundant)

Unlucke (1026008) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468720)

I think what RexHowland was referring to was "Rocket Hits," which to me sounds more like a planned destination rather then, what I assume to be, a mechanical failure of somekind (I basically skimmed throught the article) Optimists would most likely read "Crashes" instead of "Hits" ("Russian Rocket Crashes in Wyoming - Mechanical Failure Brings Rocket to Earth") Pessimists would probably read "Rocket" as "Missle" ("Russian Missle Hits Wyoming - Retaliation for Bush's Low IQ") That's just my take on the post. It's all about how you read the article, not what's typed.

Re:How is it misleading? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17468880)

That's not the case at all. "Hit" is commonly referred to completely unplanned collissions.

Take the phrase, "As we drove by the golf course, a golfball hit my windshield." Clearly, the driver of the car did not plan the collission, nor did the golfer who hit the ball into the windshield. The incident was much akin to what happened in Wyoming: a projectile impacted (ie. hit) it. The use of the word "hit" in no way suggests that it was an intentional or planned event.

Re:How is it misleading? (0, Redundant)

uhlume (597871) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469040)

The use of the word "hits" strongly implies targetting -- in this sense, the use of the word in the article headline is highly misleading/sensationalistic. I don't doubt the sensationalism was intended for humorous effect rather than to actively mislead Slashdot readers, however.

Re:How is it misleading? (1)

Jonnty (910561) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469312)

Something doesn't necessarily have to be factually incorrect to be misleading. For instance, a company may show pictures which suggest they are comparing their product and a similar one from a competitor, but then in the small print somewhere state that the one that you think is the competitor's product is actually a substandard copy. This is factually correct, but it misleads those who are not vigilant enough. While this title is factually accurate, 'rocket' actually suggests a whole rocket, and 'hits' reinforces the image that a whole rocket has hit part of Wyoming. A less misleading title would be something like 'Spent Russian Rocket Booster Falls Into Wyoming' or something more succinct to that effect.

Re:How is it misleading? (1)

binarybum (468664) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469376)

i don't think you have any idea what misleading means.

   

Re:Most misleading headline ever? (1)

Salvance (1014001) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468524)

Yeah, talk about sensationalizing ... got my attention. Even so, 20 years ago this probably would have started WWIII, or at least fueled speculation of a WWIII by the talking heads.

Putin and Bush's spats aside, I guess this means we're still on somewhat friendly terms with the Russians. Sure, space watchers saw it coming, but I bet there'd be a far greater degree of skepticism regarding Russian debris then than there is now.

Re:Most misleading headline ever? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17468716)

I guess this means we're still on somewhat friendly terms with the Russians.

Yeah 20 years it wouldve been 'World War three! Everybody hide! Canned food and shotguns!

now its

'Those crazy Russians! Theyre so wacky arent they?, Lol!'..

Re:Most misleading headline ever? (-1, Flamebait)

0racle (667029) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468562)

Misleading? Only for those that jump to conclusions. The headline is completely accurate, a Russian Rocket hit Wyoming. That you or others read more into it without checking first doesn't change the accuracy of the headline.

Re:Most misleading headline ever? (1)

Atomic6 (1011895) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469194)

The accuracy of the title does not change the fact that it is sensationalist. And I'm sure everyone began reading the article immediately after reading the title.

Re:Most misleading headline ever? (5, Funny)

Harmonious Botch (921977) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468662)

Sorry.

Right... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17468478)

I'm sure those red commies are now peeing themselves from laughter going "Har har, we put rocket on amerikana soil for once"

anyway, any idea what would have happened if it actually caused damage?

Re:Right... (4, Interesting)

megaditto (982598) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468576)

anyway, any idea what would have happened if it actually caused damage?

If what happened to Canada is any indication, then nothing at all [wikipedia.org]

I for one (1)

SonnyJimATC (939056) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468488)

Wondering where Kent Brockman lives, anywhere near here? (Very tenous, I know)

Sensationalist title or what!? (5, Insightful)

syousef (465911) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468496)

Come on. Try Russian space debris hits...not rocket. It hasn't been (part of) a rocket in some time...

Oh wait, that'd actually be good journalism. Can't have that.

Re:Sensationalist title or what!? (5, Insightful)

uber_geek9 (879433) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468564)

Exactly. Sensationalism pisses me off like nothing else. You can call the story whatever you like -- it's not going to make it a bigger deal just because you make it sound scarier.

But hey, it's only Slashdot. CNN's title was "NORAD looking for Russian rocket in Wyoming".

Re:Sensationalist title or what!? (4, Funny)

bky1701 (979071) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468678)

CNN's title was "NORAD looking for Russian rocket in Wyoming".
That title just makes me think NORAD is in bad need of a road map.

Re:Sensationalist title or what!? (1)

muindaur (925372) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468848)

The problem is they would still get lost because they held the map upside down and didn't realize it.

Re:Sensationalist title or what!? (1)

DilbertLand (863654) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468940)

Yep, sensationalism pisses me off too. It looks like some of the posters are starting to pick up nasty habits from the digg.com people.

Re:Sensationalist title or what!? (1)

PeelBoy (34769) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469072)

Not that I disagree, but if it didn't work so god damn well they wouldn't do it.

Re:Sensationalist title or what!? (1)

Joebert (946227) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469272)

But hey, it's only Slashdot. CNN's title was "NORAD looking for Russian rocket in Wyoming".

Wait, so the reason we can't find any WMD is because they've been hiding them right under our nose ?
Brilliant !
I wouldn't have thought to look in Wyoming either.

Re:Sensationalist title or what!? (1)

Anne_Nonymous (313852) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469574)

>> Sensationalism pisses me off like nothing else.

Uber_geek9 Enraged, Vows Bloody Vengeance on Headline Writers!!!

Re:Sensationalist title or what!? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17468704)

"A spent Russian booster rocket re-entered the atmosphere Thursday over Colorado and Wyoming, the North American Aerospace Defense Command said. NORAD spokesman Sean Kelly said the agency was trying to confirm a report that a piece of the rocket may have hit the ground near Riverton, Wyoming, at about 6 a.m."

Uhh? What sensationalism?

How about you actually try to read the freaking article first before you start making assumptions about it without even seeing the article at all. Oh, wait, that would be too difficult for such a smart guy like yourself.

So, when ARE you going to stop? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17468828)

I've heard that YOU, Anonymous Coward, have been molesting badgers...

Re:Sensationalist title or what!? (1)

syousef (465911) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469156)

A rocket booster is not a whole rocket. A spent rocket booster is not a missle aimed at the US for the purpose of blowing things up.

Dupe! (4, Funny)

naoursla (99850) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468530)

This is just a cover for the UFO story posted on slashdot the other day.

Re:Dupe! (1)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468806)

This is just a cover for the UFO story posted on slashdot the other day.

Or, it could be the other way around... (cue scarry music)
     

Re:Dupe! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17469560)

Nah. The O'Hare UFO was actually the Blue Origin vehicle...this is a cover for something else...

Poor Aim (5, Funny)

edwardpickman (965122) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468534)

Today President Bush responded to the space attack by launching a counter attack on Boswanna. The Boswannan space program being seen as a threat to national security. He's also considering attacking the Moon for the unprovoked attack by Martian meteors on Antarctica thousands of years ago.

Re:Poor Aim (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17468566)

Umm, are you misspelling "Botswana" or really, really misspelling "Russia"?

Bullshit! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17468582)

Neither Boswanna or the Moon has any oil. And at least one of those places doesn't even really exist!

Love,
George
POTUS

Re:Bullshit! (2, Insightful)

PeelBoy (34769) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469124)

Wish I didn't already respond to this article because I still have mod points. The GP was kind of funny just because I can laugh at that kind of thing but the whole bush went to war because of oil thing is obviously (to anybody who has half a clue?) bull shit.. Let me know when the extra oil starts rolling in I'm looking forward to the day because then atleast we could fucking say we got SOMETHING out of the deal.. Don't you think?!

Re:Bullshit! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17469470)

Here's a hint: when you lose a war, you don't get the spoils. Bush lost in Iraq, hence he doesn't get the oil.

Don't kid yourself for an instant about the many reasons and potential rewards (and if you do, you're a fool for thinking so simplistically about the reasons for going to war and spending $350 billion dollars); we're talking a stronger American presence in the Middle East, military bases and a launching point against neighboring countries that may prove troublesome, proceeds from exclusive contracts with Iraqi oil companies and the government, a belief that the war machine would pump up the American economy, the delusion that democracy would spread through the Muslim world and bring peace to a tumultuous region, intimidation of countries that might resist US policy, the maintenance of the US military and its funding in a period of post-Cold War decline, and the power that consolidates in the executive during a time of war that can be used to control huge parts of the country (how many times have you heard "You don't question the president during a time of war" on topics totally unrelated to the actual war?).

Yeah, talk about half a clue. I'm glad to see you're tuned into the nuances of government. Any critical thinking beyond the most simple and limited of steps seems beyond the reach of most Americans.

Re:Bullshit! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17469648)

Lost what war? Last time I checked Sadam's dead and Iraq's now a democracy. If that's a defeat then I guess the US has lost a lot of wars.

Re:Poor Aim (2, Funny)

complete loony (663508) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469432)

... President Bush also sited secret evidence that conclusively proves the existence of Boswanna's dihydrogen monoxide enrichment program, though the country still claims these facilities are only used for humanitarian purposes ...

Red Dawn (1)

Greventls (624360) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468542)

I thought Reagan ended the cold war? Who is joining me in the wilderness to fight the Red Army? We obviously can't call ourselves the Wolverines though.

Re:Red Dawn (1)

PeelBoy (34769) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469188)

I'm not joining you unless we have a cool name. Otherwise what's the point?

Video from Denver news station (5, Informative)

theinfobox (188897) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468546)

Here is video taken by a local news crew this morning: ABC 7 [thedenverchannel.com] Note: They use an embedded Windows Media Player.

Re:Video from Denver news station (4, Funny)

PeelBoy (34769) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469200)

My god how did they get the rocket to use that piece of junk media player?

Re:Video from Denver news station (3, Informative)

bgeerdes (59912) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469490)

There is better footage at the local Fox station [myfoxcolorado.com] .

In other news Wyoming high schoolers unite.. (4, Funny)

Bamafan77 (565893) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468548)

Wyoming High School students unite to fend off Russian invasion. Fortunately, Hollywood has taught us exactly how to deal with such things.

Re:In other news Wyoming high schoolers unite.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17468616)

Wolverines!

Re:In other news Wyoming high schoolers unite.. (1)

mattthateeguy (850214) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469484)

Hey! I am from Wyoming High School! (no joke)

Saw video on the news (3, Informative)

Iphtashu Fitz (263795) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468550)

Somebody got some really good video footage of this thing breaking up in the atmosphere. It was a series of streaks of fire against a dark sky. Probably just a matter of time before it starts showing up on youtube, etc.

Re:Saw video on the news (1)

ScentCone (795499) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468866)

Somebody got some really good video footage of this thing breaking up in the atmosphere

It was a TV news helicopter crew, actually. They were already up in the air, and had camera gear. The footage is quite cool.

Increased Space Traffic + Debris = First Strike (0, Redundant)

Random Q. Hacker (137687) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468552)

With Russia's increase in commercial space traffic, they now have excellent cover to leave nukes disquised as debris in a decaying orbit. With very subtle changes in orbit they can cause the "debris" to come down in the middle of any major US city. We won't realize it until it is too late.

Re:Increased Space Traffic + Debris = First Strike (1)

megaditto (982598) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468668)

Newsflash: They don't have to hide nukes from us. Even with a clear 40 min launch warning, it would still be too late!

Re:Increased Space Traffic + Debris = First Strike (0, Troll)

SnakeStu (60546) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469162)

Hmm, I don't know about that. We saw some pretty effective city evacuation with Katrina. With a 40 minute warning, we could save, oh, I don't know, maybe tens, even dozens of people...

(And, of course, it wouldn't be too late at all for a retaliatory strike from mobile platforms.)

Re:Increased Space Traffic + Debris = First Strike (1)

drgonzo59 (747139) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469180)

They probably already did this, the sats with nuclear devices in orbit are very effective for the EMP effect when detonated. Dropping them down will probably not be too hard...

Re:Increased Space Traffic + Debris = First Strike (1)

dbIII (701233) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469252)

You need a reason to do expensive things and then keep expensive secrets. Why would they bother?

"...No damage was reported..." (4, Funny)

NoseBag (243097) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468554)

"...No damage was reported..."

Well, duh! It's Wyoming, fer christsake.

Re:"...No damage was reported..." (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17469118)

The city I live in has a larger population than Wyoming.

Re:"...No damage was reported..." (4, Funny)

edwardpickman (965122) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469232)

What do you mean, there was substantial damage. 10 sq ft of grass was destroyed and several jackrabbits were frightened by the debris. A legal team is organizing a class action suit on the rabbits' behalf.

Home on the Range (5, Funny)

MillionthMonkey (240664) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468556)

Oh give me a home
Where the buffalo roam
And the deer and the antelope play

Where seldom is heard
a discouraging word
and the skies are not full of spent Russian booster rockets

Re:Home on the Range (1)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468776)

Shorter version:

Oh give me a home
Where the buffalo roam
And the {crunch!}
     

Re:Home on the Range (1)

Chris Mattern (191822) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468902)

'Mid the yuccas an' the thistles
I'll watch the guided missiles
While the ol' FBI watches me (yee-hoo!)...

Chris Mattern

Re:Home on the Range (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17469084)

Didn't you hear? They paved over the range and outsourced jobs to the deer and the antelope. But, you know, if you're looking for somewhere without discouraging words, I got this great place. It's called Oceania...

P.S. The rocket's probably some delayed-retaliation scheme from the Cold War. Just a test, the next one'll have a warhead.

Re:Home on the Range (1)

TheoMurpse (729043) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469638)

I just wanted to let you know that this was the funniest thing I've read on Slashdot in a while. I kept reading and reading on, wondering where the funny lyrics were, and then the final line bashed my head in. Nice job.

More info (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17468558)

From Spaceweather.com

Something from space disintegrated over Denver, Colorado, this morning around 6:20 am MST (1320 UT). Witnesses describe it as "brilliant, slow, twinkling, sparkly and full of rainbow colors." It was not a meteor. The fireball was the decaying body of a Soyuz U rocket that launched the French COROT space telescope on Dec. 27th. The re-entry caused no damage on the ground--just a beautiful display in the sky.

Re:More info (5, Funny)

Voice of Meson (892271) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468968)

Witnesses describe it as "brilliant, slow, twinkling, sparkly and full of rainbow colors."
It was a Gay Pride parade?

Re:More info (1)

doubleu606 (764072) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469204)

well, Riverton is where the Brokeback Mountain boys used to retreat to!

Missles heading for New York (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17468560)

Film at 11....

Umm... link to video? (4, Informative)

lpangelrob (714473) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468568)

Link [google.com] . This story could use a visual. Clearly, as opposed to what the poster of the video would like us to think, it is not a UFO.

Just remember, everyone... (4, Funny)

dubdays (410710) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468684)

...duck and cover.

Re:Just remember, everyone... (2, Informative)

dubdays (410710) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469400)

Here's a link [wikipedia.org] for those of you who may not get it. I should have included it originally. Sorry.

Mmmmmmmm rockets. (1)

edflyerssn007 (897318) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468700)

I just got finished reading the article about how Bush was about to start opening everyone's mail, and then news of a Russian rocket hitting Wyoming. I'm like great, now there's an emergency and Bush is gonna start opening our mail.

It's like the cold war, except they actually hit us.

I know its not an attack, but it would be kinda ironic.

-Ed

The Truth: One less Ori Ship... (1)

sjs132 (631745) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468782)

Thanks Colonel Mitchell! Keep up the good work!

Re:The Truth: One less Ori Ship... (1)

Dachannien (617929) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469010)

In Soviet Russia, the Ori hallow you!

/. is so slow on this story... (0, Troll)

FunWithHeadlines (644929) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468786)

...I already made fun of it hours ago. Pretty sad when a stupid little joke site beats the news site. On the other hand, had this been an actual attack, I wouldn't have made fun of it, and /. still wouldn't have posted the story as the editors would have been heading for the hills.

Follow-up (1)

FunWithHeadlines (644929) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468822)

And yes, before anyone who visits my site today says so, it was a slow news day, I myself didn't care all that much for my jokes today, but as Groucho said in Animal Crackers, 'Not all the jokes can be good ones. You've got to expect that once in a while.' Hit the archives for better material.

Video showed on Fox News earlier (3, Informative)

TheConfusedOne (442158) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468804)

Space Junk: Norad identifies Denver light as body of Russian rocket re-entering the atmosphere

View [foxnews.com]

Re:Video showed on Fox News earlier (3, Funny)

Sporkinum (655143) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469120)

DEVO

She was walking all alone
Down the street in the alley
Her name was sally
She never saw it
When she was hit by space junk
In new york miami beach
Heavy metal fell in cuba
Angola saudi arabia
On xmas eve said norad
A soviet sputnik hit africa
India venezuela (in texas
Kansas)
Its falling fast peru too
It keeps coming
And now Im mad about space junk
Im all burned out about space junk
Oooh walk & talk about space junk
It smashed my babys head
And now my sallys dead

red dawn (2, Funny)

minus_273 (174041) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468874)

oh no! now only Patrick Swayze can save us like in that 80s documentary!

Dead Like Me (3, Funny)

tekrat (242117) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468894)

I hope Ellen Muth wasn't in the area..
(For reference, her character (George) was killed by a piece of debris from the de-orbiting of Mir)...

A better subject line... (3, Funny)

dghcasp (459766) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468914)

BREAKING NEWS:

Extremely slow Soviet ICBM hits US one month after launch and over ten years after breakup of the Soviet Union.

Film at 11

I'm thinkin Ebay! (1)

ILuvRamen (1026668) | more than 7 years ago | (#17468932)

If I lived around the impact zone, I'd be thinkin Ebay :-D If I remember correctly, people tried to sell off parts the last time something like that landed in the US but a lot got poisoned and stuff cuz it was hazardous

Russian Rocket Hits Wyoming! (0, Redundant)

SQLz (564901) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469036)

Bush lanuches back!! Its global war!

Re: Russian Rocket Hits Wyoming! (1)

plopez (54068) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469642)

Invades Canada!

Putin called a news conference (5, Funny)

JeanBaptiste (537955) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469214)

My fellow Russians, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Wyoming forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.

Re:Putin called a news conference (2, Insightful)

Skidmarq (5462) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469392)

Left your mic on did you? Nice reference! ;)

Rocket Seen 6:14am over Billings (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17469276)

2 of my coworkers and I saw the rocket burning before it began splitting up at Billings Logan International Airport in Montana. It split into 3 pieces south of us before going out of sight. It sure was pretty cool to see-- about 1/4 the size of the full moon that was out.-- JB, Billings, MT

missle defense system? (2, Funny)

mabu (178417) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469348)

So much for any notion of a warning system for missiles eh?

Hmm, what about in NJ (0, Offtopic)

sideswipe76 (689578) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469510)

recently a large chunk of metallic rock [wnbc.com] crashed into a house in NJ and embedded itself into the wall. Coincidence? I think not.

fucking russians, can't they do anything right ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17469602)

a once in a decade chance to take out the US president (moron in chief, sorry) and they *MISS*...

Nuke 'em (0, Flamebait)

lelitsch (31136) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469616)

Damn commies.

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Russian Rocket Hits Wyoming (2, Funny)

Amiga Trombone (592952) | more than 7 years ago | (#17469668)

Wyoming?

How did they know?
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