Spare a thought for the lonely Killer Asteroid
Ten years ago it ruled supreme.
It killed the dinosaurs and it was, almost certainly, going to kill all of us – provided we waited around long enough...
But now, faced by unrelenting competitive pressure from the Global War on Terror, Global Warming and Excessive Global Toilet Paper Consumption, the poor old Killer Asteroid barely gets a mention these days.
As well as no longer being the scariest thing in our future, the killer asteroid is no longer even the scariest thing in our past. The grant money and the newspaper space is all in Climate Change these days. So, if your going to do research into past global cataclysms you’d better make fucking sure that there’s a Global Warming angle in it somewhere.
But Mr Global Killer Asteroid hasn’t gone away. He’ll be back and he’ll get us all, probably … if we wait around long enough.