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

Brace yourselves. Twitter jokes are coming.

1. Some spotted an opportunity for political satire.


Iain Duncan Smith MP

@IDS_MP

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

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2. Or for a dig at Macca.


Dai Lama

@WelshDalaiLama

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

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3. Or at southerners.


David O

@DRZO73

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

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4. Others exaggerated the storm’s severity for comic effect.


The Rising Sun Pub

@TheRiserBerko

UK storm. First pics from Devon #hurricane #BritishWeather #UKStorm2013

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Prad Patel

@praddles

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

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5.

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

— jamesy1962 (@Nick James)

Nick James

@jamesy1962

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

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6. There were the usual fake photos.

Unbelievable photo sent from @BBCNews helicopter of #ukstorm surge in London. Wow!

— hrtbps (@hrtbps)

hrtbps

@hrtbps

Unbelievable photo sent from @BBCNews helicopter of #ukstorm surge in London. Wow!

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

@misslaidlaw @bobsitch @hrtbps @BBCNews this is the view from my window. http://t.co/0ADnOXXjm9

— malcolmcoles (@malcolm coles)

malcolm coles

@malcolmcoles

@misslaidlaw @bobsitch @hrtbps @BBCNews this is the view from my window. http://t.co/0ADnOXXjm9

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

Here's how the storm will (probably) play out on Twitter tomorrow. #UKStorm

— WelshDalaiLama (@Dai Lama)

Dai Lama

@WelshDalaiLama

Here’s how the storm will (probably) play out on Twitter tomorrow. #UKStorm

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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

— WelshDalaiLama (@Dai Lama)

Dai Lama

@WelshDalaiLama

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

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11.

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

— ivantheseagull (@Ivan the Seagull)

Ivan the Seagull

@ivantheseagull

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

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12. Other people referenced popular culture.

Don't want to alarm anyone, but I've just seen this outside my window. #ukstorm

— Pundamentalism (@James Martin)

James Martin

@Pundamentalism

Don’t want to alarm anyone, but I’ve just seen this outside my window. #ukstorm

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13. (Extra special shout-out for the Sharknado gag).

It's getting rough up in Yorkshire. #UKStorm2013 http://t.co/lToL7DUK7G

— MrRileyEsquire (@Mr Riley)

Mr Riley

@MrRileyEsquire

It’s getting rough up in Yorkshire. #UKStorm2013 http://t.co/lToL7DUK7G

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

First photos of the catastrophic storm damage in London emerging.

— Grumples_ (@Grumples)

Grumples

@Grumples_

First photos of the catastrophic storm damage in London emerging.

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The terror has begun..... #ukstorm #GodSaveUs

— bethppineapple (@VERIFY PEWDIEPIE!!!)

VERIFY PEWDIEPIE!!!

@bethppineapple

The terror has begun….. #ukstorm #GodSaveUs

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It’s all kicking off. #ukstorm

— JamieDMJ (@Jamie Jones)

Jamie Jones

@JamieDMJ

It’s all kicking off. #ukstorm

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DAMN THIS WEATHER!!! WHY???!! *shakes fist at the wind* #ukstorm

— BiscuitAhoy (@Lisaaaargh!)

Lisaaaargh!

@BiscuitAhoy

DAMN THIS WEATHER!!! WHY???!! *shakes fist at the wind* #ukstorm

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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

— nicolepluckx (@Nicole)

Nicole

@nicolepluckx

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

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16. Apart from maybe this one.

I'm going to build a blanket fort in preparation for #stormageddon

— thisisamy_ (@Amy.)

Amy.

@thisisamy_

I’m going to build a blanket fort in preparation for #stormageddon

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Stay safe, people.

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