It's interesting that, as with airplane crashes, this was not the result of a single error, but a coincidental concatenation of multiple errors, of different sorts, by many individuals. In a way, that's reassuring.
I know, you probably don't run Debian, (unless you're midendian?), and don't care about this. But you might be amused by:
the translation into lolcats;
xkcd's take on the rumpus.