If you’re anywhere on the east coast – or anywhere on Twitter, like Liz was – your afternoon was likely interrupted by an EARTHQUAKE! Not only is it surprising for an earthquake to hit this side of the country, but one of such magnitude shook up (ha!) quite a few people that had never experienced the ground shake beneath them. In fact, this was the biggest earthquake felt on the east coast since 1895!
Of course, I am a native Californian and at just 1 year old, I experienced one of the biggest earthquakes in California in the past 50 or so years (no big deal). Because of this, I know for a fact that a 5.9 earthquake, although intimidating, won’t hurt anyone. That is why I feel perfectly fine relaying these hilarious earthquake jokes spread via social media this afternoon:
@variety977 Are Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries honeymooning on the East Coast? #bootyshakin #earthquake
@Supajoe This east coast earthquake is obviously divine retribution for Jersey Shore.
@Kombiz Earthquake made me spill my tea.. I’m available for interviews
@SecPress Looks like #Gadhafi unleashed his #earthquake machine as a last ditch effort to remain in power…
@TheTweetofGod There was just a 5.8 earthquake in Washington. Obama wanted it to be 3.4, but the Republicans wanted 5.8, so he compromised.
@LipneratLewis Wondering how long it will take for a west coast blogger to call us sissies
@daamoth Aren’t animals supposed to do pre-earthquake tricks like run around on their hind legs & smoke cigarettes? My dog did NOTHING.
@JudahWorldChamp Sorry for the earthquake NYC, I just did a couple of intense jumping jacks
@friedmanjon Earthquake jokes are so 2:30
@JDickerson Federal officials report that in wake of earthquake all jokes have been exhausted. Joke backup systems dangerously stretched
@PeterShankman We’re all ok… Now cue news networks to do sixteen non-stop hours of earthquake background.
And my personal favorite…
@JWPetersNYT First images coming in of DC earthquake devastation: