Everyone in California was apparently on the toilet during a recent earthquake

Every day I'm rumblin'.

 

Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Published Feb 24, 2016   Updated May 27, 2021, 4:25 am CDT

Late Tuesday afternoon, a 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck California’s Central Valley—small by West Coast standards, but certainly big enough to make an impression. No damage was immediately reported.

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It’s in times of great upheaval that we must count our blessings, for not only were we safe, but we also weren’t on the toilet when the shit went down.

https://twitter.com/jay_is_dope_/status/702289663881379841

Oh, but @jay_is_dope, we needn’t wonder that. And @AlexaTillet, your hopes are noted—but they were always destined to be dashed. Because literally every person in California was taking a shit during the earthquake.

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Look, we can’t say for sure how many of these people were actually shitting during the great 4.8-er of February 2016. But honestly? I’d guess most of them. And as a side note: If you’re lying about taking a shit during an earthquake, I’m really disappointed in you. 

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Anyway, glad we’re all safe and able to tweet about this. Sure, shit is funny, but when it’s you caught with your pants down, you’ll realize…  

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Photo via Ray Bouknight/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Feb 24, 2016, 8:40 am CST