The 5.9 East Coast earthquake on August 23, 2011 prompted plenty of jokes from West Coast citizens who viewed the earthquake as a non-event. Here are a few of the funniest social networking posts we ran across:
Funny East Coast Earthquake Jokes
Images of earthquake devastation in washington, DC linked to this image:
@BenWise: There is now officially nothing special about LA.
@mileskah: (in an attempt to spur spending, the supposed cause of the current economic problems) If we don’t go back to buying things soon, the earthquakes win.
@katespencer: Dear sassy California people: Now might be a good time to remind you that you freak out WHEN IT RAINS
@mattzaller: It’s obviously just a slight shift of the North American continental shelf. Of… the end of times.
@bazecraze: Weird. I don’t remember being *this* bad at Jenga.
@ApocalypseHow: Holy Crap – something moved in Washington DC?!?!?!
@lizzwinstead: Worst. Rapture. Ever.
@TheTweetOfGod: There was just a 5.8 earthquake in Washington. Obama wanted it to be a 3.4, but the Republicans wanted a 5.8, so he compromised.
@friedmanjon: Earthquake jokes are so 2:30.
@robhuebel: East Coast earthquake OR… Arby’s guerrilla marketing campaign for its new “Ball-bustin’ Shakes”?
@robdelaney: Devastated to fine out that my Uncle Jeremy, who lived near the quake’s epicenter, was found alive and unharmed (he’s a rapist).
@RealGilbert: New Report… East Coast suffers an Earthquake. Japan is laughing its ass off.
@AaronKaro: “Earthquake shmearthquake” – from everyone in LA
@pattonoswalt: Not to panic anyone in NYC, but a screaming John Cusack just drove by in a limo that was missing a door.
@JudahWorldChamp: Sorry for the earthquake NYC, I just did a couple of intense jumping jacks.
@mikescollins: Ugh!!!! I thought we were gonna die so I started running around the office naked!!! Is anyone hiring?
@pareene: I think Chris Christie just jumped into the race…
@unknown: Sorry about the earthquake. Mexican food last night…
@Supajoe: This east coast earthquake is obviously divine retribution for Jersey Shore
@Jose313: Mother Nature is pissed at congress .. so it had to shake things up
@Bronk: F!, its only like half an hour and I had already finished its 15 day supply of emergency food aid
@RuwaydaMustafah: you know its dependence on Twitter, when you tweet “Earthquake OMG” instead of looking out the door.
@ChuckWendig: After the earthquake, I threw a chair in my front window and stole my TV. Mistakes were made.
@TheFakeCNN: Republicans and Democrats have accused each other of the earthquake.
@The_Analyst: So let’s evaluate NYC earthquake evacuation logic: MINOR quake, so everyone stand on crowded streets between big buildings with nowhere to run.
@unsilent: nice to know that cell phones in DC will be immediately overwhelmed in the event of an actual emergency.
@OldHossRadbourn: Oh no, the most self-important part of the planet was just struck by an earthquake.
@unsilent: I’m not advocating insurance fraud, but now would be a good time to give your old TV a little nudge.
@BreakingNews: Sorry you spilled your chai latte. Text 90999 to donate $1 to the victims of the U.S. East Coast earthquake.
@NickSaglimbeni: Today, the East Coast has officially lost its right to tease Californians who can’t drive in the rain.
@RealGilbert: The East Coast had an Earthquake. Hopefully Sting will do a charity concert.
@levarburton: Dear East Coast quake survivors welcome to our world… Love, The West Coast.
@bytemonkey: If the East Coast starts having more earthquakes, it’d only be fairplay that the West Coast starts getting some serious hurricane action.