Thanks to facebook, I soon found out that she was fine, and that the earthquake wasn’t nearly as bad as our ever faithful media had made it out to be. As usual, they opted for sensationalism over journalistic integrity, and severely over-dramatized the entire thing. It was definitely not worth the enormous fuss they made over it. Which brings me to the point of this blog post. People have already started to satirize our media’s ridiculous over-reaction to the earthquake, and a couple things I’ve seen cracked me up so bad, I just had to share them.
The first thing I started to see was last night, when facebook posts started popping up from a whole bunch of different friends claiming that the epicenter of the earthquake was in Washington DC along a little-known fault line called, “Bush’s Fault”. (For those of you who don’t get the reference, it’s from Obama’s endless claims that the trials that plague our country are all because of President Bush.) I didn’t laugh the first time I saw it because I still thought that there had been wide-spread destruction taking place, and I didn’t find it very funny to be poking fun of the tragedy. Once I found out that nothing serious had occurred, it became a lot more funny.
Today, one of my favorite blogs, Cake Wrecks, had an earthquake themed post, and it contained the following quote that really cracked me up.
“During the crisis, literally billions of unsuspecting East Coast citizens were mercilessly and violently wiggled for an agonizing duration of nearly 25 seconds.”Jen Yates, who writes the blog, has a hilarious sense of humor. You can read her entire post HERE.
Perhaps the funniest thing I’ve seen so far, was a picture from a website shared on facebook by my cousin. The website claimed to have a photo of the “Devastation from the East Coast earthquake”.
So as not to give away the joke until after you’ve finished reading, I’ve put the photo below, so scroll down when you’re ready.
Devastation From the East Coast Earthquake
I about died laughing. :D