The Best Of The Internet’s Reaction To The St. Jude Storm

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1. Some spotted an opportunity for political satire.

GOVERNMENT ADVICE: If your home is in the path of the storm, head to your second or third home for safety. #ukstorm

2. Or for a dig at Macca.

Apparently, storm "St Jude" will be upgraded to storm "Hey Jude" if it goes on and on for about 17 choruses. #ukstorm #stormageddon #StJude

3. Or at southerners.

All this #stormageddon hysteria is typical of Southern jessies. In Scotland we just call it 'autumn' and get on with it.

Just finished building this, just in time for #ukstorm. One place left. Must be an animal lover. Apply within.


Maybe we should send Bruce Willis and his chums into space, in humanity's last desperate attempt to prevent #stormageddon

6. There were the usual fake photos.

7. Which somehow never stop being funny, no matter how many times you see them.

8. Inevitably, one person won Twitter by taking the meta view and parodying everyone else.

9. A spoof Met Office warning (by @utterben) was nicked and reposted endlessly.

Ben Horsley / Via Twitter: @utterben

We’re looking at you, @TheLadBible, though loads of other people were guilty of it.

10. There was a lot of fun to be had with the concept of middle-class panic buying.

BREAKING NEWS: Reports of panic buying in Chelsea. Waitrose is out of swan liver paté & organic lavender-infused olive oil. Mayhem. #ukstorm


Just panic bought (nicked) three kit kats and a jar of marmalade. Two kit kats have already blown away. Fucking apocalypse. #ukstorm

12. Other people referenced popular culture.

14. Oh, and everyone basically made the same sarcastic joke. Thankfully it was a good one.

15. Finally, one person articulated the only sensible reaction to the storm.

Let's all go to the Winchester, have a nice cold pint and wait for all this to blow over #ukstorm #StJude

16. Apart from maybe this one.

Stay safe, people.

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