It didn’t take long for Friday’s Chelyabinsk meteor explosion to turn into a meme. Russians pounced on the opportunity, and jokes about the event began appearing on the Internet nearly as soon as the news broke this morning. Of course, there’s nothing funny about an exploding meteor injuring more than 1,000 people. Still, one has to admire the Russian sense of humor.
Never fear, Putin is here.
The caption below reads, “The inhabitants of the meteorite wached the approach of the Chelyabinsk in horror.”
The caption, roughly translated, reads, “Chelyabinsk before and after the meteor strike.”
Today’s weather report for Chelyabinsk: