So, it happened. The government shut down. Although many government-run sites are now down for the count, it's a good thing we still have the non-government-owned Twitter to help us all cope.
Sometimes, a situation is so goddamn ludicrous, that all you can do it make jokes. And jokes, oh jokes there are a plenty. Check out what Twitter's saying about the shutdown:
You're not going to believe this but everyone's uncle is giving away the solution to the government shut down on Facebook for free!!!
— Damien Fahey (@DamienFahey) October 1, 2013
Obama says he plans to seek advice from the New York Giants, who have been shut down for over a month.
— Fake SportsCenter (@FakeSportsCentr) October 1, 2013
So now that the government is shut down, is Aaron Hernandez a free agent again?
— Shooter McGavin (@ShooterMcGavin_) October 1, 2013
Da real reason da gov shut down pic.twitter.com/DbmvnBxB6x
— Ghetto Raver (@Ghetto_Raver) October 1, 2013
— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) October 1, 2013
"America" was not shut down correctly. Would you like to restart "America" with more healthcare and not so many guns? (Recommended)
— Piers Gibbon (@PiersGibbon) October 1, 2013
Can the Republicans and Democrats at least agree that GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN is an excellent title for a Bob Seger album?
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 1, 2013
I'm on vacation in Washington, D.C. this week and everything is closed. #firstworldproblems
— First World Problems (@firstworldme) October 1, 2013
Well the national parks might be closed but I have a Mt. Olympus for your Grand Canyon right here baby. #shutdownpickuplines
— Danny Hendrix (@DanRHendrix) October 1, 2013
America, I'm sure you'll be happy to know the North Korean government is running as smoothly as ever.
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) October 1, 2013
There's no government. Embrace anarchy. Punch a vet. Eat a bald eagle. THIS IS FREEDOM!!!
— Guy Endore-Kaiser (@GuyEndoreKaiser) October 1, 2013
It's no surprise that this year's top Halloween costume will be Slutty Government Shutdown.
— Brad Williams (@funnybrad) October 1, 2013
No one looks more surprised about this government shutdown than Nancy Pelosi's face.
— Jenny Johnson (@JennyJohnsonHi5) October 1, 2013
97% of NASA is shut down. I think it would sum up humanity nicely if our first response to alien contact was an out-of-office reply.
— Dave Turner (@mrdaveturner) October 1, 2013
The library is closing, mind if I check you out instead? #ShutdownPickupLines
— Eric Dalton (@edalton93) October 1, 2013
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