Liar, Liar...

...Pants on fire, literally

November 27, 2006

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Liar, Liar...

3:15 PM -- BBC News reports on a man who can no longer utter the clichéd phrase, "I have a better chance having my pants struck by lightning..." or something like that:

  • A man whose house was struck by lightning jumped out of bed to find that his trousers had been hit too.

    The trousers were damaged along with electrical circuits which carried the lightning round the house on Princess Avenue in Plymouth, Devon.

No! Not the trousers! Anything but those! Well... actually not the argyle socks... Spare them too, if possible.

  • The lightning struck early on Sunday, hitting the roof of Joss Jones's house.

    Mr Jones said: "There was a bang and I was scrabbling round for clothes and picked up some trousers, but I couldn't put them on as they had been hit too."

Tragic, indeed.

On the bright side, Mr. Jones can now be the happy recipient of compliments such as "Those pants are smokin'" or "Those are some hot trousers!" or "Are you glad to see me? Or is that a bolt of lightning in your pocket?"

— Red Pants Panda, Light Reading

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