Top Earthquake tweets

Fun thing about being on Twitter all day is that when something happens you get hundreds of people rushing to make all of the jokes and the profound observations as soon as humanly possible.

And so it was with that earthquake that just hit the east coast.

Within five minutes we had:

  • 1,245 “hey, did everyone feel that earthquake?” tweets;
  • Many “we felt it [insert increasingly distant places from the coast]” tweets;
  • Countless “you guys are total wusses” tweets from the west coast;
  • Many un-tweeted but certainly thought “don’t bitch next time it dips below 60 degrees, Californians” sentiments;
  • A handful of remembrances of the 1989 World Series quake from old baseball writers; and
  • A friend of mine lamenting that the quake has “disrupted his trip to Chick-Fil-A”.
  • @eliotnelson: CABLE NEWS BOOKERS: I’m available to discuss the can of Diet Pepsi that shifted 2″ on my desk during the quake.
  • @allahpundit:  Have you seen the junk they normally show at this time of day? Anything is an improvement.
  • @BachmonstrosityCan someone please check to see if #RickPerry‘s hair is still standing?
  • @ariannahuff:  Has #Cantor‘s district been sucked into the earth? Is this a warning to all other #GOP Districts?
  • @ariannahuff: Clearly, this is a sign God wants more budget cuts and austerity. #kidding #butsomeonewillsaythat
  • @pareene: “I think Chris Christie just jumped into the race.”
  • @robdelaney: “Did anyone I have a crush on’s husband or boyfriend die in the earthquake? DM me.”
  • @ModeledBehavior: “More and more scientists are questioning whether that was a real quake. It is a theory that’s out there.”
  • @snowed_in: “Breaking: Carole King feels the earth move under her feet.”
  • @chashomans: “I guess I better get an intern working on a ‘Five Things You Didn’t Know About the Mayan Serpent God’ listicle.”
  • @MichaelSLinden: “US Geological Survey’s budget was cut by some $20 million this year. #justsaying”
  • @daveweigel: “DEVELOPING: Earthquake turns Gallup offices upside down. Obama now at 62% approval”
  • @ezraklein: “The Ocean’s 13 team is presumably stealing something pretty valuable right now.”
  • @jdickerson: “Everyone calm down. If this is an earthquake on the east coast we’re supposed to react ironically.”
  • @balycooley: “I don’t want to die at a freelance job, for god’s sake.”
  • @pattonoswalt: “Not to panic anyone in NYC, but a screaming John Cusack just drove by in a limo that was missing a door.”
  • @politicoroger: “We wouldn’t be having earthquakes like this if Hillary were president.”
  • @davidfrum: “DC public schools did not dismiss. The kids are tougher than Politico.”
  • @bradplumer: “A nuclear reactor near epicenter of VA earthquake is designed to withstand a 5.9-6.1 quake: We got 5.8”
  • @dylanmatt: “In retrospect, I resorted to cannibalism rather fast after the earthquake.”

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