June 16, 2008

Gratuitous Jo Harding Posting

Another wodge of big thunderstorms is on its way into the Dee Cee area this afternoon, prompting the NOAA folks to issue my favorite scary weather warning again:

Remember that lightning is a thunderstorms most underrated killer. Postpone outdoor activities if thunderstorms are imminent. This is the best way to avoid being caught in a dangerous situation. Automobiles offer good protection from lightning... although moving indoors is best. Even inside... lighting can kill by coming through the phone lines... plumbing and electric lines. Therefore do not use computers... telephones or other hand held appliances during a storm.

Yeek! This reminder prompts me think that a pretty good action-adventure could be made out the whole killer-lightning scenario. Call it Flash, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Helen Hunt:


Jackson: Whoa! There are too many mutha-effin volts in that bolt!


Hunt: Yes, but at least there are no cows this time.

Posted by Robert at June 16, 2008 02:40 PM | TrackBack

Heh! But, having gone through a rather violent thunderstorm just two nights ago, I would rather be viewing it from the inside of my home than out in some field cooking hot dogs.

I'm not sure why most people don't get this.

Posted by: Babs at June 16, 2008 03:12 PM