Admittedly, it’s hard to really focus on work this morning, you know, following such a devastating Sharknado last night.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you obviously avoided Twitter and the SyFy channel yesterday.
In what was probably the lowest moment in American entertainment history, the made-for-TV movie “Sharknado” aired last night.
You only had to watch it for like 1.5 seconds to know it was an event that would immediately bring the Twitterverse to its knees.
The premise: water spouts over the Pacific Ocean suck up man-eating sharks and the ensuing sharknadoes make their way over land where downtown Los Angeles, the Hollywood Hills and anything in the storms’ paths are destroyed by high winds and deadly sharks.
Makes sense, right?
Well, the acting was atrocious, the special effects were worse, the cinematography was minor-league level at best. Pretty much anything and everything you would expect from a made-for-TV movie called “Sharknado” airing on the SyFy channel on a Thursday night.
But the movie delivered big-time — on Twitter.
20 yrs from now kids will ask “was there EVER a time when everybody laughed as one” & we can smile & tell them about the #sharknado of 2013.
— Jessie Jessup (@JessieJessup) July 12, 2013
Always operate a chainsaw safely when exiting a #Sharknado. We have a First Aid app just in case.
— Red Cross Oklahoma (@redcrossokc) July 12, 2013
If there isn’t a channel showing #Sharknado on a loop until the end of time, we have failed as a society…
— Eric Stangel (@EricStangel) July 12, 2013
Last time my TL was 100% dominated by one subject, we’d just killed Bin Ladin. Just as proud to be an American tonight. #Sharknado
— Jon Lee (@therealjonlee) July 12, 2013
Apparently you can disrupt a sharknado by strapping a smoke alarm and road flare to a camping tank of propane
— Rob Hedrick (@DCRobTV) July 12, 2013
More Sharknado sequels: 1. WHALESTORM 2. SQUIRRICANE 3. HIPPODEMIC 4. ARMADILLOGEDDON — Kelkulus (@kelkulus) July 12, 2013
— Dave Schrader (@dcschrader) July 12, 2013
Tomorrow, GOP will introduce Sharknado Prevention and Preparedness Act of 2013, which repeals Obamacare and restricts reproductive health.
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) July 12, 2013
This Sharknado movie seems a bit insensitive to those people who have lost their lives to flying sharks.
— Kelkulus (@kelkulus) July 12, 2013
My stepdad was eaten by a shark in my living room so this hits close to home for me. #sharknado
— Steve Amiri (@SteveAmiri) July 12, 2013
— ScreenCrush (@ScreenCrushNews) July 12, 2013