|Today's little sinkhole in front of Mar A Lago.|
Of course, the sinkhole formed in front of Mar-A-Lago, Donald Trump's ritzy resort and "winter White House," so that made the whole thing a lot of fun.
It's the ultimate metaphor for what many of us see as a sinking ship, amid the, how shall we say, hiccups in the Trump presidency.
When the Palm Beach Post tweeted out the story of the Mar-A-Lago sinkhole, with a "Breaking News" headline, somebody responded via Twitter: "Breaking: God Sends Really Obvious Sign."
Another wag on Twitter, Elizabeth Schwartz said, "Surely, this is somewhere in revelations."
Somebody named John Maguire imagined on Twitter Trump's reaction to the sinkhole this way: "But it is a beautiful sinkhole. The best sinkhole in history. A model sinkhole for all future sinkholes."
Several people brought up that bizarre photo from over the weekend in which President Trump was seen holding a glowing orb with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Journalist Jonathan Chait said, "This is because of the orb, isn't it?"
Another observed: "The sinkhole formed right after the orb was touched."
Somebody out there want to write a great science fiction plot about this?
Quite a few other people suggested the sinkhole is the swamp draining.
Don't we wish.