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(Twitter)   Washington Post learns why you don't talk about a no-hitter until it's over. After reporting that no one was killed by lightning strikes in 2021 so far, the longest streak on record to start a year, just SIX HOURS later a NJ golfer yelled "ratfarts"   (twitter.com) divider line
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5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
Well that proves that theory, book it done. "Next, reports of a two day hiatus in mass shootings with more than five dead."
 
5 days ago  
Was 'He Who Shall Not Be Named' at Bedminster yesterday?


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5 days ago  
Adam Carolla's sounddrop guy played HS baseball with Tom Brady (yes, that one).  Brady was a senior and he a freshman or some such.  Not friends but they knew each other.

I think the story was at a state playoff game, their team's pitcher had a no-hitter through 4 or 5.  Everyone starts giving each other the eyeball, and leaves the guy alone.  He's got the no-no through 8.  Tom Brady, in the dugout, goes, "holy shiat!  Guys! I just realized Jimmy's got a no-hitter working!"

Bryan (the sounddrop guy):  "folks....this is no bullshiat.  The Very. Next. Pitch.  *crack*  Home Run.  We went on to lose the game.  Not only did he lose the no hitter, but we lost the farking game."

"THANKS, TOM BRADY!"
 
5 days ago  
So we need to stop with all the ransomware stories?
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
Are we sure it wasn't capicola?

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5 days ago  
It's a no-no.

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5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
Someone tell Zeus while we appreciate his efforts, the bastard that needs a lightning strike is golfing in Florida.
 
5 days ago  

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What just about everyone was thinking about (also Carl running away after the lightning strike)!
 
5 days ago  
Was it Trump? Too much to hope for, I guess.

Was he on a Trump golf-course? Now that's more plausible.
 
5 days ago  
My brother was at a soccer camp at Clemson and they were on the field in "Death Valley", where you couldn't see the coming weather over the stands.  Everybody's hair suddenly rose into the air and somebody yelled "HIT THE DECK" and blue sky lightning struck the stadium in advance of a pitch black front that they didn't see coming.
 
5 days ago  

brantgoose: Was it Trump? Too much to hope for, I guess.


You beat me to it. 

There is no god!
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
Man. On Tuesday I was down in south jersey for my golf league. T-storms were around but it looked like it would miss us.

For the first 3 holes there was lightning about 5 miles away to the north. It was a little dicey and more than once we were saying how dumb we were while holding our clubs.
 
5 days ago  

rickythepenguin: Adam Carolla's sounddrop guy played HS baseball with Tom Brady (yes, that one).  Brady was a senior and he a freshman or some such.  Not friends but they knew each other.

I think the story was at a state playoff game, their team's pitcher had a no-hitter through 4 or 5.  Everyone starts giving each other the eyeball, and leaves the guy alone.  He's got the no-no through 8.  Tom Brady, in the dugout, goes, "holy shiat!  Guys! I just realized Jimmy's got a no-hitter working!"

Bryan (the sounddrop guy):  "folks....this is no bullshiat.  The Very. Next. Pitch.  *crack*  Home Run.  We went on to lose the game.  Not only did he lose the no hitter, but we lost the farking game."

"THANKS, TOM BRADY!"


Just FYI, former HS Baseball coach here.  We're playing 7 innings.  The only time we played 9 was when the score was tied.  We eventually lost on a passed ball.
 
5 days ago  

Halfabee64: My brother was at a soccer camp at Clemson and they were on the field in "Death Valley", where you couldn't see the coming weather over the stands.  Everybody's hair suddenly rose into the air and somebody yelled "HIT THE DECK" and blue sky lightning struck the stadium in advance of a pitch black front that they didn't see coming.


Closest I've seen (and thankfully we were out of town) was a bolt hit one of the back corners of our garage, when I was around 10. Current traveled through the whole house (frying every electronic plugged in along the way including the entire kitchen) and shot out the opposite corner at the front of the house, blowing out about 2 feet of brick. We came home, saw that, then walked inside (cause we had no idea what happened) and you could smell the electricity in the air. Talked to the neighbor afterward and he was taking a shower when it hit and said it blew him out of the shower. Insurance guy came by, said "Yep, this is 100% a lightning strike" in about 5 minutes, and wrote a big check to essentially replace everything. Dad said that's the quickest and easiest he's ever had to deal with insurance for anything.

I've seen strikes hit from a mile or two out in the country, but the damage it did to the house was freaky. We got lucky nothing caught fire.
 
5 days ago  

IwasKloot: Man. On Tuesday I was down in south jersey for my golf league. T-storms were around but it looked like it would miss us.

For the first 3 holes there was lightning about 5 miles away to the north. It was a little dicey and more than once we were saying how dumb we were while holding our clubs.


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someone had to.
/decided not to take the "holding our clubs" fruit
 
5 days ago  
Live in South Jersey. Was walking my dog about a week and a half ago, and lightning struck no more than 30 feet away. What was weird was that even that close, it still took a half second for the BOOM to hit me. First thing you hear is a *crackle*.

My poor doggo didn't know how to hide, so he just got really low to the ground.
 
5 days ago  
A friend of mine has been struck by lightening, twice, years apart.
 
5 days ago  

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Leaving happy

/never gets old
 
5 days ago  

Odd Bird: IwasKloot: Man. On Tuesday I was down in south jersey for my golf league. T-storms were around but it looked like it would miss us.

For the first 3 holes there was lightning about 5 miles away to the north. It was a little dicey and more than once we were saying how dumb we were while holding our clubs.

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someone had to.
/decided not to take the "holding our clubs" fruit


I thought you were taking a shot at the Dave Matthews Band for a sec there.
 
5 days ago  

brantgoose: Was it Trump? Too much to hope for, I guess.


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5 days ago  
"No one in my house has won a hundred million dollars yet this year."  [waits]  "I SAID, NO ONE IN MY HOUSE HAS WON A HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS YET THIS YEAR!!!"

Also, what did you expect, publishing that story in the middle of summer thunderstorm season?
 
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I Ate Shergar: brantgoose: Was it Trump? Too much to hope for, I guess.

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Badmoodman: Was 'He Who Shall Not Be Named' at Bedminster yesterday?


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Apparently, South Jersey goes as high as an old man's pants.
 
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SPAULDING...!!
 
5 days ago  
Missed getting struck by a few seconds while getting out of my car in a storm. Closed the car door, walked 3 steps and saw lightning dancing on the hood of mine and my dad's car. Blew fuse in the house.
 
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stuhayes2010: A friend of mine has been struck by lightening, twice, years apart.


Michael Jackson was struck by lightening.
 
5 days ago  
Hi guys! Looks like a pretty hot table. When's the last time someone rolled a "seven?"
 
5 days ago  
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Sergeant Angle: rickythepenguin: Adam Carolla's sounddrop guy played HS baseball with Tom Brady (yes, that one).  Brady was a senior and he a freshman or some such.  Not friends but they knew each other.

I think the story was at a state playoff game, their team's pitcher had a no-hitter through 4 or 5.  Everyone starts giving each other the eyeball, and leaves the guy alone.  He's got the no-no through 8.  Tom Brady, in the dugout, goes, "holy shiat!  Guys! I just realized Jimmy's got a no-hitter working!"

Bryan (the sounddrop guy):  "folks....this is no bullshiat.  The Very. Next. Pitch.  *crack*  Home Run.  We went on to lose the game.  Not only did he lose the no hitter, but we lost the farking game."

"THANKS, TOM BRADY!"

Just FYI, former HS Baseball coach here.  We're playing 7 innings.  The only time we played 9 was when the score was tied.  We eventually lost on a passed ball.


You can both be right in this case. If they were still playing in the 8th, it could have been a scoreless tie.
 
5 days ago  
I'm going to go out in the back yard and bellow out RATFARTS simply because that sound like fun.
 
4 days ago  

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One dead golfer.

Well, it's a start.
 
4 days ago  
Don't tempt fate. Luck's a lady, Fate's a biatch.
 
4 days ago  
Closest to me was during a tropical storm in South TX, was at a red light andightning hit the wooden utility pole next to my car. Bright flash, crackle sound, and my whole left side of me felt tingly and odd. I looked up and the top of the pole was on fire and black. I went home, that was years ago and my left arm still feels tingly sometimes.
 
4 days ago  
https://arizonadailyindependent.com/2​0​15/07/02/lighting-strike-kills-woman-i​n-mogollon-rim-area/

my wife's best friend was on this trip.  the "story behind the story" was, it was a "singles' hike", like a dating thing, 15 or so folks.  they had two alpha males that, whether just to be alphas and show off, or who knows, both tried to take over the group.  one was more experienced with the area, the other not.  the plan was they had to be at a certain point by a certain time of day to set up camp.  the other guy got them lost, the groups then split up as the storm rolled in.  my pal chose the more experienced guy's group.  he told them to avoid trees, the other group chose to shelter under a tree.

she said the strikes were getting closer and closer, their hair was standing up and the "air even smelled funny" (ozone).  they heard this insane thunderstrike and then screams.  they were 50 or so yards apart and ran over and the lady was convulsing, another guy unconscious.  I think she said the girl died on scene - i don't remember.  they picked up the other guy and carried him and miraculously found a forest service road.  they were so remote they had no cell phone service.  they managed to find a camp site with an empty truck.  they broke the truck's windows and.....by means I don't recall, started it, and drove blindly and found a fire watch station or some such.  that guy was able to call for help.

Helos / trucks got called in, rescued everybody, took them to a local hospital for observation.  That night wife and i are going to bed, 9-10PM, and my wife's phone rings.  here's what i Hear:  "Hey sue, what's -  OMG are you OK?  OK, ok.  it's ok.  what happened?  where are you?  *30 second pause* OH MY GOD!  WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU?"

wife picked up the phone and hears Sue crying uncontrollably.  in the pause, Sue says, "i'm in the hospital, we had a lightning strike, I'm ok but i just need to talk to someone."

she said the group still loosely keeps in touch.  i asked her if they still were in touch with the guy who led the group on the "wrong" (or unlucky) group and she said no.  "I don't.......blame him but....he clearly didn't know what to do but people followed him.  and, who knows, what if the lightning had just, you know, gone the other way and hit us?  it's obviously very, very said, but, no, I don't blame anybody.  But he kinda left the group on his own and as far as I know, no one's in touch with him."
 
4 days ago  

stuhayes2010: A friend of mine has been struck by lightening, twice, years apart.


How light is he now?
 
4 days ago  
I had a strike hit the parking lot below my apartment balcony in sandy utah in 1999

It wasn't a storm though- it was ash and smoke from a nearby forest fire that completely covered everything.

I'd never seen dry weather lightning and it was striking all over.

This particular strike below me took out my sony video camera. The tape sort of survived right up until the flash.

Same year the tornado went through town tore the roof off the delta center and rained mysterious gigantic cubes of roof insulation material around, which was also bizarre. weather.
 
4 days ago  

IwasKloot: Man. On Tuesday I was down in south jersey for my golf league. T-storms were around but it looked like it would miss us.

For the first 3 holes there was lightning about 5 miles away to the north. It was a little dicey and more than once we were saying how dumb we were while holding our clubs.


Guy I play with occasionally was 75 yards away from where this happened, saw the whole thing. A bunch of guys from my old club went to Burlington CC, so I know a bunch of people over there, but not this guy. I've played in a club vs club match there several times.
 
4 days ago  
Lightning killed my uncle and 3 others in a golf shelter in Slippery Rock, PA in 1965. 10 others in the shelter survived.
 
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