Hilarious Twitter’s Newest Meme: Earthquake “Destruction” Photos
Homes and offices were rocked on Tuesday as an 5.9 Earthquake knocked over chairs, spilled coffees, and rattled Americans. Brian Ries rounds up the most shocking—er, not so much-damage photos from Twitter.
Once America’s East Coast office drones recovered from the surprise of today’s quake, they quickly moved on to another pursuit:
mocking it on Twitter and Facebook. One popular response? Posting so-called earthquake destruction photos, showing travesties ranging from spilled coffee to a single toppled lawn chair. The Daily Beast rounds up the most amusing photos and quotes.
Lawn Chairs Get Grassed
"Thanks to all of you for your kind words of support," jmckinley
wrote on his posterous blog, "as we look to recover from the devastation of today's quake!"
Update: Despite surging today across social media, jmckinley originally published this photo after a magnitude 3.6 earthquake near Baltimore on July 16, 2010.
It's Still Alive! The Earthquake Instagram Filter Game Over
"Destruction wrought on my apartment," tweets @jfiefld. "Have you no shame, earthquake?" Destruction at the Office Freshly Squeezed 2-Minute Major
"This is what happened to our bobble head @JohnCarlson74 during the earthquake,"
@ashleeeysloan tweets. "Sorry buddy :("[ via]
Where's My FEMA Check?
My earthquake damage: one drawer of files is now open that wasn't before,"
@cgryp tweets. "Where's my FEMA check?"
Post-it Note Shakes A Venti Quake
@Chevbird tweets, "Damages from Boston's horrific earthquake." It could have been any of them.