Thanks to the federal government shutdown, hundreds of thousands of federal employees are out of work today. But do you know what this federal government shutdown has that 1996 doesn’t have? Twitter. Clever unemployed (for the moment) Twitter users got #governmentshutdownpickuplines trending in the final hours before the government shut down, funneling their confusion, anger and fired-up energy into doing the only thing we can do when Congress is being ridiculous: be more ridiculous.
The rest of the government may be shut down, but I’m still available to check your wood. #governmentshutdownpickuplines
— Amber K (@SousLeRadar) October 1, 2013
The library of congress is closed, so can I check you out? #governmentshutdownpickuplines
— Julian Carroll ☀ (@Julian_Carroll) October 1, 2013
#governmentshutdownpickuplines never gonna give you up, never gonna shut you down
— liquid heelys (@i_am_the_chin) October 1, 2013
#governmentshutdownpickuplines I have a sleeping bag. Meet me in the Grand Canyon. No one will be there. You can scream as loud as you like.
— Jim David (@ComicJimDavid) October 1, 2013
Hey girl are you the deficit? Because i’m going to ignore you and when you get big blame it on Obama. #governmentshutdownpickuplines
— P. Brinkman (@_on_the_brink_) October 1, 2013
Girl I’ll be on to you faster than a politician leaving D.C. #governmentshutdownpickuplines
— Andrew Miller (@22_MillerA) September 30, 2013
Any of you gubment honeys can come my way, I’m private sector baybay #GovernmentShutdownpickuplines
— Freddie Freeloader (@WhatupDoH) September 30, 2013