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Movie-A-Day #82: Deep Impact (1998).

March 23, 2011

On this day in 1989, a 300-meter wide asteroid came within 400,000 miles – a hair’s breadth, in astronomical terms – of hitting the Earth and seriously ruining everybody’s day. Ever since then apocalypse-minded nerds have recognized March 23 as Near Miss Day, celebrating our close call with mass extinction. Of the two dueling killer asteroid movies that came out in 1998,  “Deep Impact” was the more heartfelt and the more realistic, giving a glimpse of what might have been on that day 22 years ago.

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  1. tinaw permalink
    March 23, 2011 8:38 am

    Oh! And all this time I thought this movie was about the government regulating prostitution management.

    (Yeah I stole the joke)

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