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Friday, March 11, 2011

San Francisco Tsunami: The Wait Brings Out the Best in Humanity

Posted on Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 9:40 AM

The view might be boring, but the comments are a riot.
  • The view might be boring, but the comments are a riot.

People -- they always show their best sides when disaster strikes.

This morning we wandered over to SFGate, which has a live cam set up near Ocean Beach. It's a Ustream production, so (in addition to having its own tsunami of advertisements) it also has comments.

Just past 9 a.m. a user called lolumadbro9000 showed his (or her) sensitive side:

if you get hit by the tsunami, it's your own fault for being a cheap as's motherfuc'ker and not buying a house higher up.

We find this hysterical for two reasons, the first being that anyone, anywhere on the planet would think there's such a thing as a cheap house in San Francisco.

Second, it's madbro's creative use of the apostrophe. It appears in the word "ass" (or, to be accurate, "as's.") Maybe he's not a ass man -- er, as's man. (Sorry.) Second, it appears in motherfuc'ker.

Hmmm. Two dirty words, two apostrophes. Maybe it's the coming thing.

As 9 a.m. came and went, the tsunami was not the coming thing -- at least via the webcam, and viewers became impatient. dopeboifr3esh asked:

"when this shit gon' pop awff?"

Staying on the subject of poop, errolbeats wrote:

"hopefully the tsunami doesnt hit me while im shitting"

With nothing fun to look at, the gang began to speculate that the whole thing was a hoax.

Here's our friend madbro again:

"ITS A CONSPIRACY"

(This time madbro left out a necessary apostrophe.)

We bet madbro doesn't believe the moon landings were real either.

UPDATE: Via helpful Twitter follower @joqatana we learn that the apostrophes are probably a motherfu'cking gambit to avoid the fu'cking censorship bots over at SF Gate. We are proud to say we have no such fucking problems at SF Weekly.

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