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Thunder is Coming… April 10, 2008

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Blogging.

Yes, bad weather is looming, but the thunder I’m looking forward to is strictly man-made.


You have probably seen a fireworks show before. However, if you live in the US and haven’t been to “Thunder,” you’ve basically seen a grown-up version of what your neighborhood association might do for the 4th of July.

From the official site description:

After more than a decade, the show remains the largest annual pyrotechnic display in North America. Seen by millions worldwide via a July 4th rebroadcast on the Armed Forces Network to more than 150 countries, it is the state’s pride. A Discovery Channel documentary on fireworks shows says it best, “Thunder is the Grand-daddy of them all!”.

The pic above shows both barges, which launch mirror-image shows on either side of the 2nd Street bridge across the Ohio river. Because of this (and the natural amphitheater the banks create), even the biggest crowds (upwards of 800,000 people) can have fabulous seating for an amazing show.

Oh, and this year will add a bonus: The countdown and ignition of show will be assisted by some “offsite” folks.


1. Allison - April 10, 2008

Is it wrong that I’m more concerned about how the weather will affect the broadcasting of The Office tonight than I am about the possibility of a tornado or other such destruction?

2. Tim - April 10, 2008

It’s not wrong, but just remember that Michael would be the first one out of the building in an emergency. None of that “women and children first” business. After all, child labor laws mean no children work there, and the EEOC would freak out if he didn’t treat women as equals. Therefore, he goes out first. 😀 – Tim

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