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I've got a sinking feeling about this hole thing: Funny stuff about the Ottawa sinkhole

“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.

The giant car-swallowing sinkhole on the eastbound Highway 174 at Jeanne D’Arc is causing massive traffic delays for Orleans commuters, and it’s spawned some amusing tweets, memes, jokes and even a song. _ (We’ll keep updating this blog post over the next few weeks - please send suggestions to feedback@ottawastart.com ) _ _ _

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One of the first out of the gate was @atomicnoggin , who created this using a photo from the Ottawa Fire Service:

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  The folks over at Majic Mornings put together this song called "Stuck in a hole":











 Some people seem to have developed a paranoia about sinkholes, like
 [
  @domcoballe
 ](http://twitter.com/domcoballe/statuses/243782470359711745)
 , who posted this photo with the caption
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  "Another devastating sinkhole (unconfirmed) in Ottawa."
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  ![](/legacy/01689.png)

 ](http://ottawastart.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/unconfirmed.png)
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  Carter Brown at Kiss 105.3 FM came up with this song parody:
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  Cub Carson and the folks at Bob FM came up with this song parody:
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  Making the best of a bad situation, via
  [
   @picamc
  ](http://twitter.com/picamc/status/243859245525766144/photo/1)
  :
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  [
   ![](/legacy/01690.jpg)

  ](http://ottawastart.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/canyon.jpg)



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  Steve Warne from Team 1200 is accepting entries for a
  [
   sinkhole photoshop contest
  ](http://tgornation.blogspot.ca/2012/09/photoshop-contest-sink-hole-sports.html)
  :
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  [
   ![](/legacy/01691.jpg)

  ](http://ottawastart.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/usain-bolt-sink-hole.jpg)



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  More Photoshop fun (seen on
  [
   Reddit
  ](http://www.reddit.com/r/ottawa/comments/znf93/spotted_on_the_174_%E0%B2%A0_%E0%B2%A0/)
  , but source unknown):
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  [
   ![](/legacy/01692.jpg)

  ](http://ottawastart.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sarlacc.jpg)



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  Here's one of those annoying Facebook card things:
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  ![](/legacy/01693.png)

 ](http://ottawastart.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/chicken.png)












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  Over on Twitter:
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    * 
   Someone's created a
   [
    @174sinkhole
   ](http://twitter.com/174sinkhole)
   account.  The sinkhole seems to be a bit lonely.

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   I've enjoyed
   [
    the o-dot's
   ](http://twitter.com/theodotblog)
   take on the situation, including
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    "Tim Horton's Drive Thru Planned For Orleans Sinkhole"
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   and
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    "Anne Geddes Arrives In Ottawa To Take Artsy Photos Of Babies In Sinkhole"
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   The o-dot also proposed yet another Ottawa festival to be called
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    "SinkholeFest"
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   , with
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    "bands to include Hole and Passion Pit". (
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   To which my brother
   [
    @mattgowerottawa
   ](http://twitter.com/MattGowerOttawa)
   responded:
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    "Pavement was scheduled to play Sinkholefest, but those plans fell through...")
    [
     ![](/legacy/01694.jpg)

    ](http://ottawastart.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/justforlaughs.jpg)
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   We asked OttawaStart followers to suggest a name for the sinkhole.  My favourite was
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    "Holeans"
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   , suggested by
   [
    @michelsavard01
   ](http://twitter.com/michelsavard01)
   .











  **
   There's a sinkhole web site:
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  [
   www.isthesinkholefixedyet.ca/
  ](http://www.isthesinkholefixedyet.ca/)









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  And finally,
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 as much as we laugh and complain about the sinkhole, it's probably worth keeping in mind that it's very, very lucky nobody was seriously injured.






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