This is a shot of a tree that got all its bark zapped off in a lightning storm. Now it's just standing there all butt-ass naked. Will it survive? A quick Google search for "can a tree survive without bark?" proved inconclusive, and that's as far as my investigative reporting is going today. All this investigative journalism wears on a person, you know? "You're wearing a beer helmet." Right? It's been driving me to drink. And you know what? Now it's your job. Pick me up at four in time for happy hour.
Thanks to PYY, who tried to tell me it's actually the thunder that's the dangerous part.