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'Night of the Comet' actually happening in 2013

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night_of_the_comet_pic_1.jpgRemember that sci-fi/horror/zombie-comedy/romance flick in 1984 known as Night of the Comet? You'll be pleased to know that all that awaits us in the year 2013.

Comet ISON, discovered by two amateurs in September, is 600 million miles away and closing on us very fast, according to Time magazine.

"The fact that ISON can already be seen means it may be reasonably large — perhaps a couple of miles across — which suggests that when it dips to less than a million miles (1.6 million km) above the Sun’s fires next November 28, it may be robust enough to avoid the breakup that often happens to smaller comets," Time says. "And if it does survive, ISON could go on to light up the night sky in the Northern Hemisphere for much of December, 2013 and on into January." 

No fear, though, because we all remember Catherine Mary Stewart survived the fallout of the comet's tail that turned everyone else into a pile of dust. Oh, except those that turned into zombies. To be honest, I don't remember how that happened. I do remember her boyfriend Larry being eaten by zombies. And that Larry was played by the great Michael Bowen (Tommy from Valley Girl.) All I can suggest is investing in a building lined with lead walls. 

The movie still gets a pretty good rating -- 85!! -- on Rotten Tomatoes. What does all this have to do with the ISON Comet? Perhaps you'll find the needed wisdom in this top 5 list.

TOP 5 LINES FROM NIGHT OF THE COMET:

5. "If bachlorette number one isn't out here in half a tick I'm gonna ice bachlorette number two, got it?"

4. "Have you ever been hit with Dots, Mel? Milk Duds? Those things hurt!"

3. "Daddy would have gotten us Uzis."

2. "Hey, I'm sorry if the end of the world makes me a little nervous."

1. "The burden of civilization is upon us ... Bitchin', isn't it?"

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