If you are a human being with Internet access living in the year 2015, you probably know what Netflix is. Hey, maybe you even have a subscription to the service (statistically, you probably do). And, if you are a human being with Internet access and a Netflix subscription and/or Twitter account living in the year 2015, you probably have heard that, for a brief period on Tuesday evening, Netflix was, for all intents and purposes, down.
In other words, the world ended on Tuesday evening.
JK. But honestly, the situation was super dire, especially for people like me who much prefer to sit in bed marathoning Jane The Virgin episodes to actually going outside and having a social life. (Don't judge me. It's raining outside and I want to get my money's worth of my subscription!) Though, according to CNN Money, Netflix's outage only lasted about an hour, it was enough time for millions of users to absolutely freak the eff out on Twitter. Honestly, reading though the tweets, it sort of seems like people briefly lost their sanity, and it makes me worried about what could happen to these devoted subscribers if something like this happened again, and for longer. Would they be OK? Is their sanity still intact?
Though the answer to either question is still up in the air, I do have to say, reading through Twitter's reaction to this tragedy was eye-opening. Netflix can never go down again, if only for the sake of the following 59 people:
WON'T SOMEONE THINK OF THE FRIENDS EPISODES?!
A Simple But Frantic PSA
WON'T SOMEONE THINK OF PEOPLE'S STOMACHS?!
This Girl Who Just Discovered The Quickest Path To An Existential Crisis
Might I Suggest VHS Tapes?
Might I Suggest — No, Actually, That's A Pretty Good Backup
CONSPIRACY PT. TWO!
WON'T SOMEONE THINK OF AMERICA?!
You And Me Both, Girl
Honesty Is The Best Policy
I Hear Winnie The Pooh Coloring Books Are Making A Real Comeback
Another Simple But Frantic PSA, With Photographic Evidence
A Valid Question
Another Valid Question
Playing The World's Smallest Violin For Ya, Buddy
Truth Bomb, Redux
This Is The Only Time I've Ever Related To Al Bundy
Wow, This Is Actually Just Impressive Artwork
Proof Life Is Unfair
Proof Life Is Confusing
Proof Life Is An Unforgiving Beast
COME ON LIFE, BE COOL
A Frantic Call For Help, I Think
An Honest Reaction
Someone Needs A Hug
Someone Else Needs A Hug
This Is 2015, We Don't Know Any Other Way
I Am That Emoji And That Emoji Is Me
But Real Talk, Masters Of None Is Very Good And Everyone Should Watch It
Is There A Ned Flanders Screencap For Every Situation?
Another Another Valid Question
I Do Like This Suggestion
This Is How The Apocalypse Starts
Like... Is There No Other Way?
This Person Also Needs A Hug
Much Like Tragedy Strikes On Grey's Anatomy Every Five Seconds
That's A Word Only Acceptable To Use When Netflix Is Down
This Sounds Almost Prophetic
You And The Rest Of Us, Buddy
Sadly, It Is True
And Accurate Representation Of Us All*
At Least You Have The Day Off Tomorrow?
I DON'T EVEN KNOW ANYMORE?!?!?!
I DON'T EVEN KNOW ANYMORE EITHER?!?!?!
This Also Sounds Eerily Prophetic
I Still Refuse
Might I Suggest Old Projector Film Reels?
A Simple But Frantic Statement
Another Person That Needs A Hug
This Is The Only Acceptable Instance To "Sound The Alarm"
Books Should Always Get Attention Though, Let's Be Real
Asking The Important Questions
Right. So, I think it's safe to say, in order to preserve the world's sanity, Netflix can never go down again. Deal?