6th earthquake in 4 days recorded in Oklahoma: 5 versions

4 December 2011

Via my Buddhist sense of humor:

The earth moves,
Plains dwellers rock and roll on their feet.
The ground gods laugh: ha!

In messages, from a young Oklahoman to her followers via Twitter:

Girl: Just made mean comments at gov. of oklahoma for causing earthquakes and told him he sucked, in person #heblowssohardtheearthshakes.

Governor’s office: demands apology, makes Girl’s school principal harangue her for an hour about social civility. Insists that the Governor did not cause earthquakes, and that it is probably impossible for a human to cause earthquakes, but as the Governor does not believe in science or evolution, he’s not ruling it out completely.

Girl: Saying that the governor is no good and is a blowhard is core protected speech. Besides, I had 61 followers before, now I have more than 9000, so tell that governor to keep blowing so hard.

Governor’s office: increasingly embarrassed it got so huffy about an 18-year-old’s tweets, or that it took seriously the charge that the Governor caused earthquakes.

The public: laughs at Governor.

Governor: apologizes to Girl. Makes public announcement that he did not cause earthquakes.

From poll-driven fearmongerers:

Joint public announcement from Saudi Arabia and abstinence-only sex educators:

Increased earthquake activity in Oklahoma will cause more women to have sex, just like learning how to drive or learning about sexually-transmitted diseases.

From the oh-so-scientific, oh-so-just-the-facts NY Times

SPARKS, Okla. (AP) — Another small earthquake has been reported in Oklahoma.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.2 magnitude quake struck just before 6 a.m. Sunday about 27 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. The Logan County Sheriff’s Office says no damage was reported.

On Saturday, a 2.4 magnitude tremor was recorded at about 7 a.m. about 50 miles northeast of Oklahoma City near Sparks.

Sunday’s earthquake is the sixth in the area since Thursday, when a 3.7 magnitude quake was recorded near Prague. Three more were recorded Friday.

A 5.6 magnitude quake, the strongest ever recorded in Oklahoma, shook the state Nov. 5. That quake damaged dozens of homes, buckled a highway and caused other damage.

Geologists say earthquakes with magnitudes of 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest felt by humans.


One Response to “6th earthquake in 4 days recorded in Oklahoma: 5 versions”

  1. JustMeMike Says:

    Thanks for this. It gave me my first good laughs of the day.

    6th version:

    I feel the earth move under my feet,
    The sky comes tumbling down…

    These words are from song writer Carole King who wrote these words 40 years ago and they became a #1 pop song hit in 1971 when we didn’t have personal computers, blogs, or twitter accounts.


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