Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thunderstorms


A freak Champenois lightning storm tonight had me mesmerized — I’ve never seen such copious or continuous lightning before. There must have been uninterrupted lightning for at least half an hour, maybe longer. I grew up on the West Coast of the United States, where they haven’t got such things. I was so entranced that I actually used my little pocket camera to take a video, which of course doesn’t come remotely close to doing justice to the real thing. Instead of using up bandwidth to inflict this masterpiece of cinema on you, I’m showing you a still from it instead. I understand that those of you who live in Kansas or some such location might find it commonplace. But I enjoyed watching the display.

Anyway, I can assure you that my video was not the most boring one in the world. The world’s most boring video was one that I took in Japan of saké fermenting in a vat. I could show you that one if you’d like.

1 comment:

Bacon!! said...

Yes, please show us the sake fermentation video. Once you've attached some slinky 70's funk music as a soundtrack, of course...