HomePersonal"An earth-shattering kaboom" "An earth-shattering kaboom" Jay Tea July 21, 2006 Personal 11 Comments About an hour ago, the building where I work was struck by lightning. The only casualties were the fire alarm panel and, as Dr. Leonard McCoy would say, “my wits.” My underwear barely escaped serious desecration. If Marvin (no, not that one, this one) asks where his “earth-shattering kaboom” ended up, I got an answer for him. And Now the Desperation Set In Stupid Computer Tricks Related Posts Last Call I Got One Foot On A Banana Peel, The Other In The Twilight Zone You Should Know I’ve Killed A Lot Of Old People In My Time, And I’m Not Above Doing It Again About The Author Jay Tea 11 Comments langtry July 21, 2006 Jay Tea: It sounds as if you are getting the storms we had in the Midwest over the last couple of days. I’m in Chicago and we got some really entertaining lightning shows and, as you may recall, St. Louis got some incredibly powerful T-storms this week. The scariest lightning of all is the sort where you no sooner see the flash than you hear the thunders. Those are the loudest and scariest of all, and better to be inside than outside when they happen upon you. Had you been out in the parking lot or in the shaggin’ wagon, I think you’d be going Commando right about now! SilverBubble July 21, 2006 Are you sure you didn’t get hit with an Uranium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator? smitty July 21, 2006 We’ve had some earth shaking T-storms here in S.E.Wisconsin the past two weeks. Last year lightning hit my neighbor’s pine tree, blowing chunks of wood out of the trunk and setting a small fire at the tree’s top. The fire department had to be called because we couldn’t reach the flames with garden hoses. astigafa July 21, 2006 The only casualties were the fire alarm panel and, as Dr. Leonard McCoy would say, “my wits.” I would have thought that you were invulnerable, practically speaking. cirby July 21, 2006 Lightning isn’t really “close” until you can feel it before it hits. d_Brit July 21, 2006 That was G-O-D trying to get a message through. TELL PAUL, TO DROP IT, ALREADY.;-) It’s like two children fighting, “Did so! Did not! DID SO! DID NOT! Mac Lorry July 21, 2006 Jay Tea, My underwear barely escaped serious desecration. I think that counts as a fart joke. Keep it up and Wizbang will be the number 2 blog on the web. Thanks. James Cloninger July 21, 2006 I wish a damned lightning bolt (LIGHTNING BOLT! LIGHTNING BOLT! LIGHTNING BOLT!) would strike Glenn Whatits’ server, so we STOP GIVING HIM THE UNDESERVED ATTENTION HE IS GETTING! Cindermutha July 21, 2006 Oh, that’s why we didn’t have our daily afternoon thunderstorm. You all had it. The Listkeeper July 22, 2006 A lightning strike is close when you’re working with power tools and the damned lightning comes up the ground connection and zaps ya. FWGMills July 24, 2006 Working at a radio station as the board operator I always used to get a kick out of listening to the weather guy during violent storms: “Please keep away from windows and electrical equipment.” Seeing as I’m surrounded by 4’x8′ windows and audio consoles and processing equipment, I think I’m screwed.