3 items from 2014
Early this morning, a 4.4 magnitude earthquake rocked Los Angeles, California and approximately two seconds later the joke began on social media. Originating near Westwood, the quake lasted for approximately ten seconds. Which is more than enough time to reach safety and immediately begin tweeting. Fun fact! Scientists believe 'The Big One' will shake continuously for over two minutes. #1 - Reminder, the police cannot apprehend an earthquake. Please do not call 911 to report the #earthquake. We are well aware of it. Lines need to be kept open for emergencies pic.twitter.com/joEwpfgPnC — Lapd Communications (@911Lapd) March 17, 2014 #2 - Unless you think the earthquake is holding your dad for ransom obviously. Actual txt from my dad: "did U here about. The Earth quake at La Aniz felt it Harris is at VietNam" Is this a ransom note?? — Aziz Ansari (@azizansari) March 17, 2014 #3 - Of course this happened on the best day of the year for an earthquake. »
- Donna Dickens
Given the cable TV industry’s notorious reputation for poor customer service, from indifferent phone operators to Mia installers, it’s no surprise that Comcast’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable caused an instant consumer backlash. Members of the media were particularly virulent, especially as many journalists can’t cut the cord — they need HBO they can hatewatch “Newsroom” in real time.
The New Yorker was quick to jump into the fray, with Andy Borowitz posting a blog item in the style of a cable company’s typically-unhelpful Faq on its website. Inquiries in the Faq included:
Q: Will there be any adverse impact on customer service?
A: A technician will be at your home between the hours of eight and never.
Tweets were even snarkier, with journalists and comedians vying to outdo each other’s snark.
- Pat Saperstein and Alex Stedman
Football — it is a game. And one that many people watch. Gay people, allegedly, are some of these people. The More You Know.
Now that Seattle and Denver are headed to the Super Bowl on February 2, it’s probably time to learn something real about this sport. To help usher you (and me) into comprehensive football awareness, here are 10 tweets from gays who commented on yesterday’s big games. Or just said something about the games. Or seemed to know what football was.
— Richard Lawson (@rilaws) January 20, 2014
Jim Harbaugh looks like the reverse of that Far Side cartoon where the lady's dog is in her butt. »
- Louis Virtel
3 items from 2014
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