Exploding Meteor Proves Far Less Dangerous Than One’s Fellow Drivers

Tim Bayer

Won Over By Reality

By Tim Bayer

Incoming’s no match for oncoming in Russia.

Incoming’s no match for oncoming in Russia.

Image here. Caption: Incoming’s no match for oncoming in Russia.

Tim BayerBRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—3/4/2013—Following my last post of the Ninja Cat, this post goes in a very different direction. The February 15, 2013 meteor that slammed into Russia was the largest to connect with Earth in more than a century. In 1908, an air burst of a meteoroid or comet fragment near Tunguska, Siberia, known as the Tunguska Event, also wrought havoc, but primarily with flora and fauna, as opposed to humans.

Fast forward a century and, today, when a there was a meteor air burst in Russia, multiple video recordings of the event result. And we’re talking multiple!

But wait a second: just why were there so many Russians with running video cameras, just ready to record this strike?

Bob Jackson sent me a link to a clip from Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” that provides some insight. As Stewart explains, road rage incidents, fights, accident fraud, and the overt actions of corrupt authorities are so prevalent throughout Russia that many citizens run their dash-cams 24/7 to document the mayhem and thus protect themselves from their fellow drivers!

(If you, yourselves, come across an entertaining link or video, I’d be interested in seeing it, and sharing it with my readers at Weekly Hubris. Please contact me at: Email: tim@safegdriver.com.)

Meanwhile, click the image below to enjoy this clip from “The Daily Show,” and be grateful that you don’t live and drive as well as experience flaming in-coming in Russia.


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About Tim Bayer

Tim Bayer, Webmaster, and Assistant Editor of Weekly Hubris, was born and brought up in Webster, New York. He attended St. Bonaventure University, earning a BS in Computer Science, and then worked in the hi-tech world. In 2002 he turned his creative energies to product development and video production with the release of his first independently produced products. When the demand for web site design (TBayer.com) and freelance writing increased, he once again switched skill sets . . . to writing and web work. An avid or, to be more accurate, rabid, disc golfer, he may often be found chasing plastic while in pursuit of the perfect round on a disc golf course, or designing and developing disc golf products for Demogrid.com. He says he tries to find the humor hidden in everyday experiences, because, “life is too important to be taken seriously.” (Author photo by Tim Bayer)
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