“Sinkhole” has now surpassed “long line at Tim’s drive-thru” and “Hog’s Back Bridge was up” as Ottawa’s favourite late-for-work excuse. The latest city update from earlier today confirmed that the sinkhole has gained sentience and is demanding meals of taxis and snowplows.
Some people seem to have developed a paranoia about sinkholes, like @domcoballe, who posted this photo with the caption “Another devastating sinkhole (unconfirmed) in Ottawa.”
Carter Brown at Kiss 105.3 FM came up with this song parody:
Cub Carson and the folks at Bob FM came up with this song parody:
Making the best of a bad situation, via @picamc:
Steve Warne from Team 1200 is accepting entries for a sinkhole photoshop contest:
More Photoshop fun (seen on Reddit, but source unknown):
Here’s one of those annoying Facebook card things:
- Someone’s created a @174sinkhole account. The sinkhole seems to be a bit lonely.
- I’ve enjoyed the o-dot’s take on the situation, including “Tim Horton’s Drive Thru Planned For Orleans Sinkhole” and “Anne Geddes Arrives In Ottawa To Take Artsy Photos Of Babies In Sinkhole”.
- The o-dot also proposed yet another Ottawa festival to be called “SinkholeFest”, with “bands to include Hole and Passion Pit”. (To which my brother @mattgowerottawa responded: “Pavement was scheduled to play Sinkholefest, but those plans fell through…”)
- We asked OttawaStart followers to suggest a name for the sinkhole. My favourite was “Holeans”, suggested by @michelsavard01.