Immediately after a spectacular meteor hit Western Russia late Thursday evening, injuring almost a thousand, it became clear this would dominate the news cycle.
So comedian Jake Fogelnest acted swiftly, exhibiting the grace under pressure that would make Hemingway proud. He promptly registered @RussiaMeteor to keep unfunny opportunists from using the account.
With a stop sign for the avatar, the account has tweeted only a single time:
Hello, this is @jakefogelnest. As a public service, I have registered this Twitter account to prevent another parody account.
As of this writing, only one of those, @RussianMeteor, actually functions (albeit barely) as a parody.
“Sorry guys, my bad,” it tweeted, with all the humor and originality the account could muster, to its 243 followers.
Photo via @RussianMeteor