Top 8 Leonid meteor shower conversation starters, 2010 edition
Are your friends watching the Leonid meteor shower? Does this prospect alarm and terrify you? Are you worried you might run out of conversation, after alluding repeatedly to Leonid the Magnificent, a contestant on the first season of America's Got Talent, thereby ending what could otherwise have been a beautiful evening?
Don't fear! I have culled the finest remarks, remarks that will make everyone around you feel impressed, then concerned! Here they are, by category:
Philosophical: Why is it that when we set up complicated equipment to stare at falling stars, it's "astronomy," and when I do the same, it's "paparazzi harassing Lindsay Lohan?"
Pop Culture reference: Usually, we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars. But with the Leonid meteor shower, that's no longer necessary!
Pick-Up Line: You, to meteorite: Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?
Pick-Up Line: You, to meteor: Earth? The food's not great, but the atmosphere's nice.
Ineffective Pick-Up Line: You, to meteorite: I bet your daddy was a star, because you are a ball of space debris!
Party Killer: I know that "catch a falling star" is an idiomatic expression, but doing that was what killed the dinosaurs.
Topical: Watch a meteor shower? Who do they think we are, the TSA?
Political: These were better during the Bush administration.
| November 17, 2010; 11:42 AM ET
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