Yesterday we wrote about NASA and the Science and Entertainment Exchange's assessment of disaster porn flick '2012' as the most unrealistic sci-fi film ever made. Panic and superstition surrounding the movie's Mayan calendar/apocalypse theory has spread like wildfire ever since. Now, there are dead birds falling from the sky -- 3,000 in Arkansas and several hundred in Louisiana (because the state really needed more proof that they are the prime target of Mother Nature's wrath).

If that weren't enough, there's also thousands of dead fish washing up on shore, floods in Australia, and the sad news of one of our favorite actor's death. There's definitely some weird mojo happening right now. In the midst of it all, Christian evangelist Kirk Cameron is the voice of reason. Mike Seaver, please save us all.

CNN's Anderson Cooper spoke with the born-again actor -- who is the star of the End Times series, 'Left Behind' -- about the meaning behind the bird phenomena. Cameron took a light-hearted approach to the conversation and pointed out that he wasn't sure why he was there: "Well, I first think that they ought to call a veterinarian, not me. You know, I'm not the religious conspiracy theorist go-to guy particularly. But I think it's really kind of silly to try to equate birds falling out of the sky with some kind of an end-times theory."
But where do these theories about the silly birds come from, Mikey? "That has more to do with pagan mythology [and not the apocalypse] -- the directions the birds flew told some of the followers of those legends that the gods were either pleased or displeased with them. I think people have a fascination with the religiously mysterious," Cameron said.

Further answers may be found in Cameron's new film, 'Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure,' which releases in March. The documentary follows Cameron as he retraces the footsteps of America's Founders from England to the US -- looking for clues to help him discover the "real treasure of America and get the ship righted again." Well, we're not hosting Nicolas Cage week here for nothing -- everyone knows the real national treasure is buried in those luscious locks.

And just because it felt appropriate ...

[via Movieline]