Monday, July 4, 2011

Meteorological American News


GETTYSBURG, Pa. — A lightning strike at a camp of Civil War reenactors in Gettysburg, Pa., has sent five people to hospitals.

The Gettysburg Anniversary Committee says in a statement that during a severe thunderstorm at about 2:45 a.m. Sunday, lightning struck a tent pole in the Confederate artillery camp, resulting in moderate injuries to two people and minor injuries to three others.

The five were taken to Gettysburg Hospital. One is in stable condition. Two others in stable condition were treated and transferred to York Hospital. Two others were treated and released.

Reenactment officials say a tent-by-tent search of the site by staff and local fire departments turned up no other injuries. They say three small tents were damaged.

We have already issued our claims of irresponsibility.





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And to think that Randal Graves was merely hoping we'd throw some M80s.
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14 comments:

Another Kiwi said...

Damned elitist liberal weather

Substance McGravitas said...

The five were taken to Gettysburg Hospital. One is in stable condition. Two others in stable condition were treated and transferred to York Hospital. Two others were treated and released.

That is some weak zapping. Was God distracted?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Was God distracted?

Might have been some Grapefruit Beer. Maybe some music.

Hey look!!! Squirrel.
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Mendacious D said...

Was God distracted?

God started drinking early, it seems. Can't say I blame Him.

Aunt Snow said...

There were some fierce thunderstorms in London while we were there - apparently thunder and lightning is quite rare in the UK. A waiter working at a dockside restaurant along the Thames, where there is an incredible view of the city skyline, said that he watched as one skyscraper was struck by a bolt!

vacuumslayer said...

thunderstorm

I'm impressed! I wish I could be in two places at once! Smite the Confederacy some more, thunder!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

"He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword."

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

In related news, David Duke is considering running for president.

As a gooper, of course.
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mikey said...

Hey, no whining from you fucking re-enactor idiots.

Confederate Artillery? Really?

Kay then. Let's re-enact. Some of you fuckers get wounded, and lay in the field until you die of thirst or infection. Some of you other fuckers take a double cannister hit and die fast, in large, identifiable chunks. This is called merciful. Another group of you fuckers get captured, and taken to a prison camp where, if you're healthy and clever enough you'll be able to kill and eat enough rats to survive until you're released.

Hey! All this re-enacting is big fun, ain't it? Dorks.

vacuumslayer said...

"In related news, David Duke is considering running for president."

President of what? The Biggest Asshole on the Planet Club? Cuz I would totally vote for him.

ThePoliticalCat said...

Jezus, I can't remember when I laughed so hard!

Substance McGravitas is technically correct, but, hey, dammit, Substance, god isn't always being a mean fucking bitch!

vacuumslayer said...

Sometimes god gets tired and has to delegate. But do I get overtime? Nooooooo

Randal Graves said...

I hate when lightning strikes my pole.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

God started drinking early,

when you exist outside of time, it is never too early to start drinking.