As Hurricane Sandy approaches the Eastern U.S., weather conditions are deteriorating and the Internet is exploding.
One of the first Sandy-related posts I saw this morning, and one of the funniest ones, by far, comes from a TV report in Washington, D.C., where a shirtless man wearing a horse mask is jogging down the street.
So many friends posted it and shared it, and of course it made its way to Gawker and the like, in video and GIF form.
Another popular breed of posts are photos of crazy weather conditions. The problem here is that so many of these striking images have actually turned out to be fake. Some are real photos from earlier months/years, and some are doctored images that don’t depict reality.
They were being spread all over Facebook and Twitter this morning, but by the afternoon, there were posts across the Web distinguishing the real ones from the fakes.
Twitter has also been a source of #Sandy comedy. A coworker shared #MittStormTips with me (there is also another Twitter account just like this one that has a few more followers). Politics aside, it’s pretty funny.
It’s interesting to me to see the ways people are wasting time as this storms makes its way closer to land. There’s a wealth of information, as there should be, but there’s also plenty of comedy on the matter.