Bringing you some of the funniest tweets about the Fenchurch death ray
London has been on fire for the last few days as news broke about the Walkie Scorchie, the angry 20 Fenchurch skyscraper that had unleashed a death ray onto the unwitting streets below.
First it was apparently blinding pedestrians, then it was allegedly melting luxury cars and now, thanks to some cracking reporting from City A.M., we also know that it seems to be causing carpets to spontaneously combust.
All in all, we have reacted to the news about the buildings taking over with typical British tongue-in-cheek humour, instead of genuine alarm which is why we thought we would bring you some amusing Twitter reactions about London’s most talked about building.
There have been those that now view all high-rise buildings with distressing alarm:
@MrNickClark@jimwaterson If the walkie-talkie can do that, what on earth will the ‘cheese grater’ do to us all?
— Anthony Hatter (@AntHatter) September 3, 2013
Ystdy the Walkie Scortchie, today the Mini Shard blinded me! #se1#conspiringmodernachitecturehttp://t.co/xtr1f7Fn0Lpic.twitter.com/VfVilZaXVV
— Tim Walker (@electricfoto) September 3, 2013
A very wide range of those that have tried to frame comic book and sci-fi series around it…
Supervillains watch out, inanimate objects stealing your press coverage: the Walkie Scorchie sets shop carpet alight: http://t.co/kdscWNJg2F
— Naomi Lane (@NcsLane) September 3, 2013
The anti godzilla weapon of choice! Walkie ‘Scorchie’ skyscraper melts Jaguar – Channel 4 News http://t.co/8O4zilkfXd
— Owen Van Spall (@Admiralowen) September 3, 2013
Of course, those who just couldn’t help themselves and had to point out the scientific folly of the whole affair.
Who knew a concave mirror could cause issues? Oh wait, any 5 year old… http://t.co/wkWKkqKOfO
— Blake Klein (@blakeklein) September 3, 2013
Did the architect never set fire to suff in the garden with a magnifying glass as a kid? http://t.co/Mthl7sTPSH
— Richard Liggins (@WinterMute16) September 3, 2013
Then those who deemed it necessary to look at the business ramification of Scorchie and are worrying that its beam will destroy independent retailers.
Tanning salons in London are going to lose business as people head to the City to sun themselves beneath the Walkie Scorchie instead.
— Gary (@GaryTomWilliams) September 3, 2013
Those that have decided to throw their hands up and panic!
Am within range of the walkie-scorchie death ray. Taking my life into my hands here.
— Londonographer (@Londonographer) September 3, 2013
And yes, those who just can’t help slipping yet another pun or two into what is already one of the most pun-tastic stories of the year.
At first I found this hard to believe but on reflection: http://t.co/JCUAucrYuY
— Chris Rogers (@Chris__Rogers) September 3, 2013
Thank you London! We hope you will keep the good humour coming to @LondonlovesBiz – especially seeing as the apocalypse is nigh.
You need to read:
Crash and burn! Walkie Scorchie sets carpet on fire and cracks tiles after frying Jaguar
The buildings are biting back! “Walkie Scorchie” accused of frying man’s Jaguar
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