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?