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Tuesday, June 21, 2005
All along the Watchtower?
Could it be a real photograph or a Photoshop-ed image lifted from a copy of The Watchtower? Check out the photo that ran on the cover of today's edition of the Oregonian and decide for yourself.
Let's see, there's both horizontal and vertical lightening, a blood red sunset, an epic rainbow and a crowd of indifferent onlookers (possibly all Christians killing time until the Rapture).
My vote goes for the later. The only thing the photo is missing is a few Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
But, on a somewhat more serious note, Sunday's night's lightening storm was pretty righteous. I was stuck at work and watched most of it from the window near my cubicle. Given the high winds and the freaky sunset it at least looked like the end of the world. Walking around on the park near my workplace while on break was a kick. I just wish I had brought along a camera. Even if the storm wasn't fueled by God's wraith it would have made for a few good photos.
My personal theory: bored pixies orchestrated the whole thing. Or it could have been a result of balmy temperatures and unusual southerly winds, circling around a Pacific low-pressure zone. Whatever.