There was an earthquake in the United States and NOT in California today. A magnitude 5.9 quake hit the Washington DC area and the Twitterverse pretty much exploded.
Being born and raised on the east coast and now living on the west coast, I expected more from my friends in the east. How appropriate; it apparently takes an earthquake to shake up New Yorkers, Bostonians and the like. I’m seriously considering calling my mom and saying “Oh my God Mom! Are you OK? I heard about the disaster!” like she does to me every time she sees something on the news about Southern California.
But with any ridiculous overreaction comes humor. Here are the funniest earthquake reactions I’ve seen on Twitter today:
That was no earthquake, kids. That was God himself shaking his head at the Will and Jada news
SORRY EAST COAST! DRUNK HULK JUST FIND OUT THEY GO FINISH SEX AND CITY TRILOGY!
Today would have been a bad day to have laser eye surgery. #earthquake
Damn… images of the earthquake in DC… bit.ly/pNevem
(Seriously, click the link)
These hilarious quake tweets ought to be called “laughter shocks!”
This guy in the cafe and I agree that we liked the earthquake when it first started. But now it’s like, the wrong people are into it.
My favorite part was when we stopped working for a few minutes to talk about the earthquake. #nostalgia
I just felt a tremor in the Force. No wait, that was an earthquake.
Got any others? Please leave them in the comments. Let’s forever remember this day as the day the East Coast lost its edge.