Their mistake was messing with the writers of the Daily Show:
They made a mistake messing with the occupant of this desk:
(Images from NOVA's Judgment Day, I'm the desk's current occupant.)
Alas, their only mistake was living in the path of this monster:
Now's a good time to donate to your favorite aid organization. I happen to favor Oxfam. Watch Chris's coverage for updates on Sidr's path across the subcontinent.