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IamSam
12-30-2009, 08:36 AM
Bruce Willis must be unavailable. (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091230/ap_on_sc/eu_russia_asteroid_encounter)

Sidewinder
12-30-2009, 08:41 AM
"oops, the missile went off course and landed in America. How unfortunate!"

jacknife737
12-30-2009, 12:20 PM
Putin will later claim that the asteroid was Chechen in origin and will promptly ordered an invasion of the separatist region

nieh
12-30-2009, 12:27 PM
If their efforts to prevent the asteroid from hitting us are anything like their efforts to avoid having it snow in Moscow (http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/russia/091228/moscow-snow), then we're all doomed.

Jebus
12-30-2009, 12:28 PM
Nobody believed Jor-El either...

Free?
12-30-2009, 12:43 PM
I can swear to God that translating Russian statements into English makes them sound comical, almost always.

IamSam
12-30-2009, 01:05 PM
If their efforts to prevent the asteroid from hitting us are anything like their efforts to avoid having it snow in Moscow (http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/russia/091228/moscow-snow), then we're all doomed.

Oh god. This has 'giant-crater-in-Nebraska' written all over it.

Not like anybody will miss Nebraska though...

wheelchairman
12-30-2009, 01:26 PM
I can swear to God that translating Russian statements into English makes them sound comical, almost always.

That'd be the mistake of the translator not doing his job then. They should be translating it to what its English equivalent is.

After the London metro bombings I was watching the news with a friend who could speak Russian (this was during Putin's speech) and we had switched between BBC and the Danish state's equivalent, it was amusing how the original Russian was far more brutal concerning terrorists than the Danish translation, which was more brutal than the English.

Either the Danes hate terrorists more than the English but not as much as the Russians, or one of the translations was closer to what Putin had actually said.