he New York Times' website went down Wednesday due to an internal server issue, the paper said, and with the world therefore completely devoid of all news, Twitter users had nothing else to do but make jokes about the incident.
Here, some of the best ones we came across:
How is the Huffington Post handling the NYT outage? Do they have contingency plans?— Juliet Lapidos (@julietlapidos) August 14, 2013
The NSA can still read the NYT— David A. Graham (@GrahamDavidA) August 14, 2013
In New York, A Broken Newspaper Website— Jeffrey Young (@JeffYoung) August 14, 2013
BREAKING: @nytimes Receives Pulitzer For Coverage Of 'Http/1.1 Service Unavailable' Story— The Onion (@TheOnion) August 14, 2013
.@nytimes Have you tried unplugging David Brooks, waiting 15 seconds, and plugging him back in?— delrayser (@delrayser) August 14, 2013
And now we know how Bezos is going to use his tech savvy to save the Washington Post.— Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias) August 14, 2013
WHO'S REACHED THEIR ARTICLE LIMIT NOW, http://t.co/aZZmjkCvlM????????— Nick Greene (@NickGreene) August 14, 2013
Due to an epistemology error, every single sentence and image in the Times was wrong. All the news has been retracted. We regret the error.— Alex Pareene (@pareene) August 14, 2013
http://t.co/dwrqaPPd5v is down! Luckily we printed it out for you last night. $2— Renda Morton (@rendamorton) August 14, 2013
10 Newspaper Websites To Read While The New York Times Is Down— Joseph Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) August 14, 2013
Either the New York Times website is down or their paywall just achieved sentience and is holding the IT staff hostage.— CC:Indecision (@indecision) August 14, 2013
Great plot from the NYT to revive print media.— Travis Waldron (@Travis_Waldron) August 14, 2013
Times website is down/ Chinese Internet is fine/ That used to be us #FriedmanHaikus— Logan Dobson (@LoganDobson) August 14, 2013
You guys, @nytimes is down and the Times is ON IT— Brian Fung (@b_fung) August 14, 2013
What, you thought Jeff Bezos was going to buy the Post and play defense?— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) August 14, 2013
This new NYT site is responsive and loads quickly, but the design is a bit spare for my tastes.— Scott Klein (@kleinmatic) August 14, 2013
These are our demands: If the @nytimes wants its site back online, it must write an editorial endorsing Janette Sadik-Khan for mayor.— Bike Lobby (@BicycleLobby) August 14, 2013
Rumors that Rupert Murdoch standing outside Times Building aiming Time/Space Disruptor at building NOT TRUE. Repeat, NOT TRUE— Michael Powell (@powellnyt) August 14, 2013
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