14 Tweets That Shut Down Twitter

Twitter went crazy in the hours before the government shutdown. Here’s what you missed. posted on

1. The threat of a government shutdown really brought out the best of Twitter:

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Obamacare begins tomorrow, and you know what that means! Wait, actually, no, you probably don't know what that means.

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Now is the time we need to be talking about a freemium model for government.

9.

FUN FACT: When the government shuts down, all laws are suspended. Use Google Maps to plan your looting route. #sponsoredtweet

10.

The government might shut down?????? Does that mean weed and speeding and underage drinking and robbery and all that fun stuff will be legal

11.

I'm a hypochondriac with a love/fear relationship with space, so it's comforting to know there won't be flu or asteroid monitoring.

12.

Nothing good happens after midnight, including government shutdowns. Not Congress' finest hour.

14.

HAS ANYONE JUST TRIED TURNING THE GOVERNMENT OFF THEN BACK ON AGAIN?

Others turned to different means to cope with the fast-approaching shutdown:

drinking game: drink one bottle of vodka for every government shutdown

Gov't shutdown drinking game... Take a shot every time the democrats blame the republicans and vice-versa.

But when times are tough, it’s important to remember the simpler things:

Like why tweet about the potential government shut down when you can just tweet about otters?

This otter wishes the government didn’t shut down:

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