UPDATE: NYC Marathon cancelled as of this afternoon. Tweets still hella funny….
I live right by Manhattan in New Jersey. After a few scary nights in the dark my kids cried when our governor cancelled Halloween. Four days later, we got our power back. I know I'm lucky. Many suffered far worse and are still without lights, water, gas, food or — in the case of some people in high-rises — without the ability to get out. The damage from Hurricane Sandy is no joke. However, people blowing off steam on Twitter regarding the marathon that's set to run on Sunday despite the devastation? Well that can be pretty hilarious. Here are some of the best dumb marathon tweets, and yeah, I included one of my own:
I say the NYC Marathon should go on as planned, as long as the runners are required to pick up one tree branch each.
— Anthony DeVito (@AnthonyDeVito) October 30, 2012
If you win the New York Marathon, you get to take a hot shower and charge your phone.
— Alex Blagg (@alexblagg) November 2, 2012
I'd be better with the NYC Marathon if they put all the runners on giant gerbil wheels and let them power the city.
— ben schwartz (@benschwartzy) November 2, 2012
Don't judge a man's decision to hold a marathon until you've run 26 miles in his darkened, flooded, corpse-strewn streets.
— Matt Goldich (@MattGoldich) November 2, 2012
If they run the NYC Marathon without subway service, how are people going to cheat?
— steve liesman (@steveliesman) October 31, 2012
Can people running in the NYC marathon bring some things of mine across the bridge? I don't think I'll be able to get a cab.
— Julie Klausner (@julieklausner) November 1, 2012
I think Bloomberg green-lit the marathon because it felt weird to have so many New Yorkers approving of him. "I'll change that!" he cackled.
— Elliott Kalan (@ElliottKalan) November 2, 2012
Private to NYC Marathon runners: Those cups of bright yellow liquid NY'ers will hand you are not Gatorade.
— Susie Felber (@susiefelber) November 2, 2012
Image up top: 11/2/12 One of the workers trying to clear debris before the NYC marathon takes place on Sunday — several thousand
trees in Central Park were damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Mike Segar/Landov
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