The great Union Station flood of 2012 (and its ensuing memes)
Friday’s Union Station flood disaster stalled Yonge-University-Spadina trains between Osgoode and Bloor stations for about 10 hours. It also lent itself a little too well to meme creation. Writes the Sun’s Ian Robertson:
As news spread of what TTC spokesman Jessica Martin on Saturday called the site’s worst recent flooding, photo funsters posted altered pictures on Twitter that seemed to show Ford surrounded by sharks.
One prankster inserted the famous Jaws movie poster showing a giant shark attacking a swimmer. Another computer whiz inserted Titanic stars Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio wading through water seemingly inside Union’s TTC concourse.
There’s a clear lesson in this: when life gives you lemons, make retweetable funnies.