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A roundup of Union Station flood funnies

Posted by Derek Flack / June 1, 2012

Union Station flood sharks memeUnion Station flood funnies have, well, flooded the Internet in the wake of today's shutdown of Toronto's busiest transit hub. Man, do we ever love to get excited about weather-related mishaps. Getting the most traction so far is the image above, which is actually a pretty darn nifty Photoshop job that fooled a few people (trust me, check Twitter).

Joining the shark and Jaws-themed memes are a glut of Rob Ford images, Titanic jokes, as well as some random one-off stuff. Given that this story can only have so much more life left in it, we thought we'd roundup some of the better ones that we've seen today. As is always the case with this sort of thing, giving credit where it is due poses a challenge. The links affiliated with each photo refer to how we came across them, but we'd be happy to alter the credits to reflect who it is that created the image in the first place.

As of 9:00 p.m., TTC crews are still working to restore service to the Yonge University Spadina line between Bloor and Osgoode stations. There's no word yet on what the damage to Union and surrounding areas is going to cost. On that note, some funny photos! Lead image discovered via Reddit and Zach Bussey.

And, not to forget, we'd love to post more. So please bring others to our attention via the comments, tweet them our way or add them to the blogTO Flickr pool.

Update (10:20 p.m.)

For more flood funnies, check out Torontoflood.com. The one with a mopey-looking Keanu Reeves is priceless.

Update (11:20 p.m.)

Full subway service has resumed (kudos to TTC crews). Perhaps more importantly, we've added some more funnies.

PHOTOS

Union Station Flood memeVia Meg Button

Union Station Flood memeVia Spacing

Union Station Flood memeVia Christos Tsirbas

Union Station Flood Meme TitanicVia @brandenz

Union Station Flood memeVia @kkryski

Union Station Flood memeVia Dennis Marciniak

Union Station Flood memevia Dennis Marciniak

Union Station Flood memevia Dennis Marciniak

Union Station Flood memevia Meg Button

Union Station Flood memeVia Sharilyn Johnson

Union Station Flood memeJaws theme #2

Union Station Flood MemeVia Ian Murchison

Union Station Flood Meme DeliveranceOne from me (@derekflack)

Union Station Flood MemeAnd the requisite Waterworld reference...

Union Station MemeMichael Phelps in the house (via Torontoflood.com)

Union Station MemeVia Torontoflood.com

Union Station FloodVia Torontoflood.com

Union Station Flood Meme"You swim so wild / You swim so free"

Union Station Flood MemeWhere's Ice Cube when you need him?

Union Station Flood MemeVia Cool Kids from the comments below

201261-perfect-storm.jpgAlmost as convincing as Wahlberg's acting in the film (via Lolapony from the comments below)

201261-rafting.jpgSolid shop-job here by Corey Pierce

201261-t-shirt.jpgThese would actually sell (via Peter Kirkpatrick)

Discussion

49 Comments

Jack and Rose... / June 1, 2012 at 09:37 pm
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Actually, I created the Titanic one!

https://twitter.com/brandenz/status/208630592777093120/photo/1
Derek replying to a comment from Jack and Rose... / June 1, 2012 at 09:40 pm
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Updated!
Iqn / June 1, 2012 at 10:14 pm
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Subways subways subways https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/ianmurchison/status/208681175496134657
stinky inky / June 1, 2012 at 10:22 pm
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Wow! The 99% have a lot of time on their hands.

It's ironic that the tools they used to create these "funnies" were all paid for using consumer loans. And, you wonder why the rich get richer and the poor, poorer.
Valentina / June 1, 2012 at 10:32 pm
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Instead of frowning and complaining about it, you guys made it hilariously entertaining to read about. Thanks BlogTO.
cultureshot / June 1, 2012 at 10:33 pm
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Props to the nerd who made it into BioShock!
Derek replying to a comment from Iqn / June 1, 2012 at 10:34 pm
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Added!
Brwar / June 1, 2012 at 10:48 pm
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Rob Ford with his duckie!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2245245307833&;set=a.2245245267832.62670.1749176639&;type=1&ref=nf
CAC / June 1, 2012 at 10:56 pm
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Puddles, puddles puddles

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10100216559761021&;set=a.856743508701.2364504.172001133&;type=1&theater
Syncros / June 1, 2012 at 11:34 pm
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Submarines, Submarines, Submarines.
Brie / June 1, 2012 at 11:46 pm
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Please credit A.J.Bellamy for the Rob Ford canonball pic.
Sol Chrom / June 2, 2012 at 12:05 am
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Chuck Heston?
Brwar / June 2, 2012 at 12:08 am
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HAHahaha - Raffi arrives

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4z1rpwyL41rxyam1o1_500.jpg
Derek replying to a comment from Brie / June 2, 2012 at 12:48 am
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Got a link we can set up?
W. K. Lis / June 2, 2012 at 08:11 am
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Excellent! Unfortunately, I had a 4 hour power blackout in my area of town, so couldn't join in.
Shawn / June 2, 2012 at 09:03 am
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If this flood happened during the Miller years, and somebody photoshopped his fat ass into the picture, you wouldn't show the pictures and the creator of the picture would be villified as a right-wing idiot.

Lolapony / June 2, 2012 at 09:11 am
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Don't forget this one! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151004278564595&;set=a.166792754594.147896.512339594&;type=1&theater
PR / June 2, 2012 at 09:18 am
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All we need now is a picture of salmon, swimming upstream on a staircase "waterfall".
Cool Kids / June 2, 2012 at 09:31 am
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My friend and I made this one!

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/2751/25322031412389838521639.jpg
Peter / June 2, 2012 at 10:06 am
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If you made it out alive you're going to want the commemorative t-shirt! http://t.co/7sdDfclD
James / June 2, 2012 at 11:17 am
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These are great, real funny!
Jigglysaint / June 2, 2012 at 12:01 pm
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Looks like they will need to call upon the Sea Ponies to get them out of this mess.
Sandra / June 2, 2012 at 12:26 pm
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Is this got anything to do with the massive digs outside of Union Station?
Lauren / June 2, 2012 at 01:18 pm
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Presented without comment... ;) http://yfrog.com/od8bocsj
W. K. Lis / June 2, 2012 at 01:34 pm
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All we need now is Layton as Noah, leading animals into the station two by two.
D / June 2, 2012 at 03:31 pm
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Really? A tshirt? Lame.
Welshgrrl replying to a comment from Shawn / June 2, 2012 at 03:54 pm
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Develop a sense of humour ... you'll live longer ...
Bwrar / June 2, 2012 at 08:28 pm
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This Free Willy one is so much better IMO!
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4yrbqurOa1rxyam1o1_500.jpg

(I didn't make it)

And this one with the boat
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4ypnuuKvg1rxyam1o1_500.jpg
Douglas Johnson / June 2, 2012 at 08:33 pm
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Rob "Moses" Ford: https://twitpic.com/9rxt7u
Bwrar / June 2, 2012 at 08:33 pm
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Ariel!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150872622500897&;l=86fdffb5ba
Rod Ford / June 2, 2012 at 08:52 pm
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I can't stop worrying how The Real Jerk survived this tsunami. blogTO, any update?
Brandon Douglas / June 3, 2012 at 05:36 pm
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Please remove the image of the gun pointing at people. It is very inappropriate.
Tyler / June 3, 2012 at 05:54 pm
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Here's one of me doing my best to "Ride The Rocket!"
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150987748771967&;set=a.10150987748646967.475259.506411966&;type=3&theater
C / June 3, 2012 at 09:02 pm
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Love the "I survived..." t-shirt!
Jeff / June 4, 2012 at 10:10 am
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Favourites are the white water rafting one and the kool aid one.

I agree with other poster that the gun one should be removed especially after the events this weekend.
Jorge / June 4, 2012 at 10:57 am
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I can't stop laughing.
Fig / June 4, 2012 at 01:48 pm
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Priceless - simply priceless. Good job all!
kook / June 5, 2012 at 09:29 am
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epic!
Em-dash / June 5, 2012 at 03:47 pm
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You missed Spacing's spoof buttons that are for sale online: http://spacingstore.ca/collections/buttons/products/i-survived-union-station
Helen replying to a comment from Shawn / June 12, 2012 at 03:06 pm
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Right on!
Helen replying to a comment from Welshgrrl / June 12, 2012 at 03:13 pm
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How would you like your face to be in those same pictures rather than Rob Ford - I'm talking about the one that's almost completely naked. Still think it's funny?
Majento / June 15, 2012 at 07:34 pm
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i got this old fake meme, and had to drag Roy Scheider into it
https://plus.google.com/116564746836220811723/posts/Dg5j75jRnjJ
RITA WILSON / July 1, 2012 at 10:53 pm
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i THOUGHT THIS WAS HILARIOUS. THE THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH A COMPUTER THESE DAYS. LOVE YOU BOB
Bongzilla / December 19, 2012 at 08:20 am
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It would be immense if it wasn't fake, imagine popping Christmas shopping and seeing sharks at the bottom of the escalator!
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