For real.

Actress Holly Robinson Peete also retweeted this tweet from the Communications Division of the Los Angeles Police Department after the earthquake that hit Los Angeles Monday morning.


She wasn’t alone. Twitter users swiftly responded to the LAPD tweet.

This Twitter user offers a snarky explanation:


And this one brings it all home with an exit suggestion:

Editor’s note: Post has been updated with additional tweets.


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And now: L.A. live-tweets 2.7 #aftershock

  • Informed&Concerned

    Will sfpelosi call to report fracking???

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      9 1 1.

      • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

        But, what is the number for 911?

        • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ


    • Evie1949

      I think she learned that lesson. She resorted to “I did not say that” so she’s going to keep her head down a bit.

  • John

    I applaud the LAPD for this tweet. Keep in mind. Alot of #TARDS live in So.Cal.

    • ceemack

      Oh, yeah. Like we’ve got a monopoly.

      • ButteryWench

        Come on, be honest, we have a disproportional share of them.

        • ceemack

          Well, in Sacramento, maybe.

  • CableNewsGuy

    Keep them lines clear for all the chicken nugget emergencies.

    • WhoMeToo

      Chickens don’t have nuggets…. (takes off plastic glove, snap!) O.o

      True story…
      When I lived in Belgium, they didn’t quite know how to translate “chicken nuggets” so their best guess was “nuts of chicken”… needless to say, my kids would not eat those… (ಠ_ಠ)

      • TheRealJackpineSavage

        Chickens don’t have “nuggets”, but Roosters do, otherwise there wouldn’t be any new chickens. :op

      • Jack Deth

        That’s right up there for the Chevy ad campaigns in Mexico for their new Novas in the later 1960s and early 70s.

        No one figured out why sales were tanking there until someone in a suit discovered that “No va” means “Don’t go”.

  • nickdqwk

    [email protected]
    [email protected]: Please do not call 911 to report the #earthquake. We are well aware of it.” 50% of us are stupid

    8:40 AM – 17 Mar 2014

    53% of you are stupid! FIFY #OBAMA2012 #SARC

  • sambar2

    You just know all those idiots are Obama voters.

  • John

    Its those damn Commies! #firststrike

  • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

    These would be the same people who call 911 to report that McDonald’s got their order wrong in the drive-through.

  • right_on

    Too bad such a small population in L.A. could understand that. They DID put one out in Spanish (and, all the other 20 languages they print on ballots) didn’t they? Heh…

  • Howard Roark

    What are the odds that the LA brain donors who would call 9-1-1 to report an earthquake would be smart enough to follow the LAPD twitter acct?

    • prado4587

      If someone donated their brain they probably wouldn’t be able to do much…

      • Howard Roark

        You mean other than vote for Democrats, apply for SNAP, operate an ObamaPhone, apply for ObamaCare and free school lunches, and procreate

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    I have a feeling this is what eventually happened at LAPD headquarters:

  • Macsen Overdrive

    This is Little Ms. Pelosi’s fault with her fracking alarmism.

  • CobraJet428

    Must be a cracker jack team of detectives TARP paid for @ $3m per/det.

  • Mike

    They needn’t have worried! Most Angelinos can’t find the “11” on their phones, anyway!

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Lex Luthor’s plan is making more and more sense every day.

  • Chevypowered

    No surprise from the “fracking causes earthquakes” state.

  • CLEmom

    Obama voters.

  • ceemack

    An earthquake is not a sure sign of the coming apocalypse.

    People calling 911 to report the earthquake, however, IS a sure sign of the coming apocalypse. An apocalypse of stupid. Stupocalypse?

  • j p✓ʳᵉᶠʳᶦᵉᵈ

    Hello 911? Can you have them do that again? I told my kids it was because they were being bad and they beed bad again.

  • Jay Stevens

    Better call the White House though. Obama may not have read about it in the newspapers.

  • NotaLemming

    Somebody call nine eleven!

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      And get a truther to explain that it was really Bush and Cheney (and Halliburton) who planned it, and that it wasn’t random. Fire can’t melt steel, but an oil derrick can cause an earthquake.

  • Super Marsupial

    How can we blame this on climate change?

    • Marvin Nelson

      Fracking, not climate change. Or, BUUUUSSSSSHHHHH!

      • in_awe

        Didn’t Pelosi’s daughter make just that statement last week about EQs being caused by fracking? Fruit – tree…

    • Jay Stevens

      “How can we blame this on climate change?”

      Let me try:
      Climate change, the new PC term for “global warming”, heats up the Earth’s surface. The heat soaks into the surface, heating up the subsurface layers unevenly. When it cools, the layers settle, creating earthquakes.

      The opposite happens in the winter during a prolonged cold snap.

      See? Simple. Always glad to help.

      • Super Marsupial

        In all reality all you have to do is shout climaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate chaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaange like a South Park character & that’s good enough for their mentality

  • VRWCmama

    How did we become a society of stupidity? I will keep my answer to myself as to not be censored.

  • fireandreamitchell

    First earthquake to wake me up in 20 years. Should I call 911 to tell them that?

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Better to call your mother, if you can.

  • Russ

    Lines must be kept open for calls from a Micky D’s parking lot to complain about the burger being cold.

  • sb36695

    Bless their hearts.

  • H50 ✓RAT

    Happens after every decent size quake. Folks call 911 to report it and overload the system and cause it to crash. Takes a while to get it back up, in the meantime, folks do without and suffer real consequences. Nothing funny about it.

    • Michelle ✓classified

      It isn’t funny at all.

      • H50 ✓RAT

        And then when 911 goes down, they start flooding the Stations and Command Center with calls complaining that 911 is down. The stupid has a domino effect.

        • Thale Taxurfeet

          “The stupid has a domino effect.”

          A statement worthy of a place in the Samuel Langhorne Clemens observations collection.

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Thank you, thank you very much.

        • Michelle ✓classified

          Well, we get this…most don’t.

          • H50 ✓RAT

            911 operator; 911, what is your emergency?
            Caller; There was a big freaking earthquake!!!!!
            911 operator; Are you injured sir? Do you need an ambulance?
            Caller; No, but it scared the fricking shat out of me and I got a bunch of broken shat. Are there going to be aftershocks?
            911 operator; Do you smell gas or have any downed power lines?
            Caller; No, Dont you farking listen, it scared me and I got a lot of broken shat.
            911 operator; Im sorry sir, this line is for reporting emergencies only and your broken stuff is not a emergency or police matter. If you are not reporting an emergency please do not use this line.
            Caller; I pay your farking salary, I’ll do what ever the ………
            Dial tone.

            Times 4 or 5 million, or until the system crashes.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            And always from the same neighborhoods which oddly enough, don’t at all resemble to ones I’ve lived in around Los Angeles, know what I mean?

          • nc ✓s & balances

            Careful, that’s how Paul Ryan got into trouble last week!

  • Evie1949

    They just wanted to be certain the earth moved all over LA, not just in the one location.

  • mickeyco

    Must be the same people who doctors’ offices have to warn “In case of emergency, hang up & call 911.)

    • Marvin Nelson

      The same people who need a “Warning: Hot Coffee Hot” on coffee cups.

      • Ruth

        Or the sunshade that says “Do Not Drive With Shade in Windshield”

  • DavidKramer

    You know, every time I read warning labels on toothpick boxes or stories like this…….I think yeah, the human race had a good run. Time to let the amoebas have a chance.

    • TheRealJackpineSavage

      my all time favorite warning label was on a new Husqvarna chainsaw.

      Warning! Do not stop chain with Hands or Genitals.

      Now, think about this, for that warning to be That specific, it means someone Actually Tried to do this. Yes, humanity is Doomed. :op

      • in_awe

        Take a look at beach balls – 2-3 panels taken up with legal warnings about how to properly use a beach ball and what not to use it for. Good lord! Yet, every one results from nitwit filing a suit somewhere…

  • wineplz

    Howled with laughter at this!

  • Jack Deth


    Distraught Caller: “Forget the Earthquake!… My wife’s zipper is stuck!!!”

  • Zorro

    Notice you only see warnings like that in Democrat populations?

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      That’s why they have those warning signs… #BillEngvall #JohnMichaelMontgomery #MusicTriviaTime Jawamax 8<{D}

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Anyone out there in the Twitterverse/Twitchyland affected by the #Quake? Let us know you’re okay… The only time one should call 911 is for accidents, injuries, fires, or the like…If you felt the rumbling, so did the #LAPD, #LAOEM, etc. If Power lines are down, call the Power Company; conversely, if there’s a gas leak/suspected gas leak, call the utility Co. providing it. Stay safe, La-La Land, and we’ll catch ya on the flip side. Jawamax 8<{D}

  • ardee2x

    OH, PA-LEEZE. 4.4? Baby-quakes. Not nearly as devistating as a multi-car pile up on one of the interchanges. And did you think really coming north was any safer?

  • Marvin Nelson

    Blew tea out of my nose when I read this. Only in LA/Hollyweird.

  • LegalizeShemp

    And why did LAPD have to Tweet that? Because idiots were calling in reporting an earthquake that’s why. What’s amazing is people mocking LAPD don’t realize that.

  • LegalizeShemp

    “What kind of moron calls in to report an earthquake?” Sincerely, The Woman who called 911 when McDonald’s ran out of Chicken McNuggets

  • Casca

    I can just hear a couple of Democratic senators asking ” Are the earthquakes from too many Mexicans moving to California ? Is it gonna flip over and fall in the sea from too many people ?”

  • Scooter Biggs

    The stupid don’t know they’re stupid.

  • Nahalban

    Ah California without you my eyes wouldn’t be filled with tears (either from shame or laughing it is hard to tell which.) the land of fruits and nuts just gets a little bit more embarrassing every day.

  • Oscar Mysterious

    In the war against the superstitions and illusions of today’s progressives, knowledge is your most potent weapon: