Earthquakes are a serious matter, but Twitter quickly devolved into the world's largest comedy club on the subject yesterday after vibrations hit Washington, D.C., and New York. West Coasters in particular were quick to poke fun at everyone on the receiving end of the shakes.
"Conan the Barbarian" remains the big film being talked about in the feed right now. Despite its poor performance in the theaters, Kurt Busiek has still found a reason to appreciate the movie. His feelings on the matter, Jhonen Vasquez on what I'm assuming to be the new "Hellraiser: Revelations" trailer and more made the favorite tweets of the morning list down below.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is the Twitter Report for August 24, 2011.
Earthquake pt. 1: @FrankTieri Hey West Coast-- we've got a Umami Burger and now we've got earthquakes. Now you've got nothin' on us, b-----s
-Frank Tieri, Writer ("Iron Man," "Wolverine")
Earthquake pt. 2: @simonpegg Thanks for all the updates. Shrug it off East Coasters or the Californians will be all like, 5.8? We don't even acknowledge lower than 6. :)
-Simon Pegg, Actor ("Star Trek," "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn")
Earthquake pt. 3: @RafaelKayanan #earthquake damage yesterday appears to have hit waistlines the hardest. Most of the stories end with "and then we ate ..."
-Rafael Kayanan, Artist ("Conan the Adventurer," "Amazing Spider-Man")
@KurtBusiek The best thing about the Conan movie is the way so many reviews are saying nice things about me. Huh? What do you mean, self-centered?
-Kurt Busiek, Writer ("Action Comics," "Astro City")
@edgarwright One million reward for Gadaffi: Dead Or Alive? Is it the same amount for Khadaffi and Quadaffi?
-Edgar Wright, Director ("Scott Pilgrim vs. The World," "Shaun of the Dead")
@JhonenV Has anyone else been having lingering nightmares from how scary that chubby new Pinhead is? I keep imagining him fatting on me.
-Jhonen Vasquez, Writer/Artist ("Johnny the Homicidal Maniac," "Invader Zim")
@mrmarkmillar Shocked at how good Timberlake was in Facebook movie, but he's unconvincing as sex-hungry guy in that Friends With Benefits trailer. Hmm...
-Mark Millar, Writer ("Kick-Ass," "Wanted")
-David Aja, Artist ("The Immortal Iron Fist," "Daredevil")
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