Thursday, March 06, 2008

It sounded like... ?

As you may have heard, there was a small explosion early this morning in Times Square. Yes, a bomb went off.

While some witnesses, including one in the article I linked to above, said it sounded like a bomb, there were many others on TV today who had a variety of descriptions for the sound. I'll spare you the descriptions, but all of those interviewed this morning had interesting ways of describing it. It got to the point of my talking back to the TV, saying things like, "oh, come on!!!"

A tornado hits a house, and the survivors say, "it sounded like a bomb going off!"

A car crashes into a truck, and... "it sounded like a bomb going off!"

A big tree falls over in heavy winds, and... "it sounded like a bomb going off!"

An actual bomb goes off, and what's the one thing I didn't hear this morning? Of course... that it sounded like a bomb going off. :)

Come on, people. Am I really asking that much?


Dantallion said...

That's really funny. Is it because describing it as a bomb would have just been too boring?

d. chedwick bryant said...

Today Dennis knocked a jbig ar of vitamins off the kitchen table and when the jar hit the floor it sounded like a bomb going off.

not really.

It has been a rough week-- but I'm expecting a fancy schmancy chocolate delivery so things should be fab when that arrives.

d. chedwick bryant said...

oh I messed up my first comment. need chocolate--that's the problem.

Michael Vernon said...

It reminds me of people in some parts of the south claiming the tornado sounded "just like a train." And these people have never even been close to railroad tracks. :-)