The Funniest Tweets About Hurricane Irene

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We admit we’re a little spooked by Hurricane Irene, which has already started to hit Manhattan.

A lot of people are making light of it on Twitter; the humour is a welcome distraction.

We found the funniest 140 character commentary on Hurricane Irene to help you ride out the storm.

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