On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart remarked that while America had its problems, at least God wasn’t hurling gigantic rocks at the country.
A huge meteorite exploded above Chelyabinsk last week with the force of 30 Hiroshima nuclear bombs, injuring 1,200 people and damaging thousands of buildings.
“On the bright side, it did provide Russians with a fleeting sense of warmth,” Stewart said.
Dash-cams installed on civilian cars — a new trend in the country — captured video of the meteorite. However, Stewart noted Russians seemed disturbingly calm when viewing a giant fireball streak across the sky.
“That’s more amazing than the footage itself,” he said. “The dude in the car is completely unimpressed by a ten ton death rock hurtling at Mach 50 towards his city, which I guess explains why ‘Armageddon’ was released in Russia as ‘Oil Driller Gets Very Good Job.’”
Russians have become fond of dash-cams because of the frequent scams and outbreaks of violence that have occurred.
“I think what we seem to be learning is Russians in the course of their everyday lives see so much crazy shit they have become unfazeable. For instance, they have long been accustomed to the fact that your average Russian car can easily be torn apart by your average Russian woman,” Stewart explained, showing a clip of a driver with a baseball bat confronting another driver with a hatchet.
“Russia is like a live-action Grand Theft Auto. Now, if there is a surprising part of this video, it is that those gentlemen arrived at some sort of agreement not to bat and hatchet each other to death.”