Angelenos were understandably freaking out after this morning’s 4.7-magnitude earthquake. But perhaps no one was more shaken up than KTLA’s Chris Schauble:


Very glad they’re safe. And, well, since they’re safe, it means we can have some fun:

They really are. And audiences everywhere agree: The best thing to come out of all this? Schauble’s priceless “earthquake face”:

Not even Schauble himself can deny the awesomeness:

True story! And what makes this extra-awesome is Schauble’s enthusiastic embrace of The Face:

Chris Schauble Twitter profile

Love it!



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  • Fire and Adjust!

    Funny, for a second I thought I was watching Obama being asked a question about Putin, Benghazi, and the IRS……………..

    • SFCDeano

      Think I’ll change my screen name to ‘Caliber Fifty’.

      • Fire and Adjust!

        Anything other than “Bent Sabot” and I think you’ll be good

  • texastommy

    Looks just like the deer I hit in my old 55 Chevy.

    • southernlights

      Or when you shine that spotlight out over a bean field…..not that I ever took part in something unlawful….uh……someone told me. 😉

  • LegalizeShemp

    “Did you see his face, the brother had the Buckwheats!” Sincerely, Dan Rather

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      False-but-accurate. Courage.

      • LegalizeShemp

        True but accurate, Rather said on a CBS newscasts that “The Republicans got the Buckwheats today”. Look it up.

        • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          I meant, it sounded like something he WOULD say, as with the Bush National Guard documents and that silly sign-off he did for awhile. I wasn’t doubting you for a second. Maybe Larry or your brothers might, but not me. (Shoulda used “scare-quotes.”)

  • nc ✓s & balances

    Earthquake Virgin.

    • TugboatPhil

      OK. But I did see Angelinos freaking out over rain a couple of weeks ago.

      • nc ✓s & balances

        No lie. First rain after about six months, you really don’t want to be on those freeways. Now THAT’S scary!

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  • mickeyco

    Good guy. Laughs at himself; even uses it as his profile picture. Not one mention of racist issue.

  • Saito Sama

    Earth quake BS .. The brother and his co host were waiting for a moment like this and BAM just like Deer on national TV lol

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    As Candlestick Park was occurring, beginning, during, drove like a bat out of you know where…eastward folks east…and didn’t stop until got as far as San Bernadino…sooo you Can Keep that earthquake face…(just saying)

    • heyheythere

      What? English?

      • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

        I drove like a bat out of h3ll, from the earthquake that was occurring around candlestick park, and the roadways were cracking and caving and the earth was shaking and didn’t stop until I got as far as San Bernadino…

        • heyheythere

          That’s scary! Must be really freaky to be driving during an earthquake. Glad you’re OK!

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            Yes, it was very freaky…

  • FlatFoot

    Well, earthquakes are kind’a scary — and his reaction could’a been worse...?

  • Flax Seed

    Us natives don’t roll out of bed for anything less than a 6.0.

    • Wonder Pony

      It always cracks me up to hear the transplants going on and on all day about what is pretty much a belly rumble to us natives.

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    What is Gina McCarthy’s take on this face?

  • Lesser Son

    Where Will You Be When Diarrhea Strikes?

    • Jarhead83

    • right_on

      The, “I just ‘sharted’ look?” Ha!

      • Lesser Son

        Exactly, always observe rule #1: Never trust a fart.

    • unknown

      Diarraha is like a storm raging inside you

  • WhoDat

    Megan. Yum.

  • Kenneth Hutchings

    Some years ago, there was a newscaster on NBC-LA some years ago, Kent Shocknek, who was on the air when an aftershock to a major earthquake occurred. Here is his reaction:

    After that, he was known as Kent “After” Shocknek.

  • Guest

    Sorry – Double Post

  • praymorenow1

    4.6 is a pretty good shake in downtown LA, it was centered fairly close to the area where the media outlets are in Los Angeles.
    So, that probably did wake them up from the usual ‘best donut-taco stand’ in LA
    Chris is a good reporter, & he’ll laugh it off……He often makes funny faces on air.
    W/ those lights above them, don’t blame them both for ducking…..
    Glad it was only 4.6 and it seem little to no damage.
    If Sam Rubin can live thru the debacle of his Samuel Jackson, or was that Lawrence Fishburn, interview/smackdown……old Chris can get thru this w/ a chuckle.

    • ChuckieJCom

      Wait wait wait they have Donut-Tacos?

  • right_on

    I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time! Classic…surprise, declaration, and dive! Thanks for the levity! I really needed some. Heh…

  • SpaceRacer423

    any excuse to get under the desk with that co-anchor……

  • gridlock2

    To quote Comic Book Guy, “Oh, I’ve wasted my life”.

  • Elizabeth Fisher

    This anchorman does have a good sense of humor. He made that picture his Twitter profile picture. I love people that can laugh at themselves.

  • Suzyqpie

    One of the MSM will shortly link the earthquake to global warmingcooling or climate change.

    • Wonder Pony


      • Suzyqpie

        Good point. The same cabal that believes in global warming would believe fracking in ND caused an earthquake in CA.

  • Max

    No offense but that face dropped right off Willie Best

  • ardee2x

    OH My, what a guy. No-one will ever offer you a job in San Francisco…ever.

  • Ice Cold Troll


  • FeralFemale

    He looks like a spokesman for Oops, I Crapped my Pants.

  • Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Is he not a native Californian?

    I would have just sat there and looked around and waited.

    4.4? Eh. 😀

    • Vail Beach

      Did any of you clueless idiots stay with the video long enough to see the kind of steel-encased lighting and sound equipment that is hanging a few feet above these anchors’ heads?

      I’m sure you’d get a little bruise if your Sean Hannity collection tumbled off the golden niche and bounced off your head. But if you were being rained on by some heavy, hot lights, you’d make these people look like Navy Seals by comparison, you moronic wimps.

      • JR48

        Like she said, he’s not a native. Non-natives get up or get under things. Natives just sit there, and afterwards play ‘what’s the number on the Richter Scale’.

      • Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Awww. It’s adorable how hard you’re trying to be so angry and trollish!

        As a native Californian that little quake that scared these two is NOTHING compared to the 7.0 I experienced in ’89.

        So shut it, pansy.

    • JR48


    • ErikandKathy Muller

      For real!!

  • Greenie Beanie

    I’ve found this to be a useful lamp of liberty holding timeless truths for today’s course of human events:

  • LobsterBisque

    “One of these things is not like the other…”

  • ErikandKathy Muller

    Some of us are old enough to remember “E” ticket rides at Disneyland. A 4.7 is about a “C ” ticket

  • MindYourOwn

    Good looking guy.

    • LegalizeShemp

      Buckwheat’s grandson?

  • Mackie

    I highly agree, I lived threw the last 2 major quakes in the San Fernando Valley. 71′ and 94′ and I can’t imagine a look like that. This 4.4 quake was approx 12 miles from the KTLA Studios on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood.

    The quake was specifically located 1 mile West of the 405 Freeway near Mulholland Drive in Encino and was about 3 miles deep (very shallow) according to Caltech in Pasadena,Ca.

  • frozeninbemidji

    That’s correct Megan, it is St. Patri…AHHHHHHH OUT OF THE WAY WHITE LADY!!!

  • JDW

    I’ve been in that studio; there are a lot of heavy objects (lights, etc. — on safety chains) hanging above the anchor desk. Getting underneath was the right thing to do. The quake started to rumble, then built before subsiding. There was a second or two where I started to wonder if this was “the big one”