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14 Tweets That Shut Down Twitter

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

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

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.@TedCruz No Canadian has done more damage to America since @Nickelback

— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson)
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BREAKING: WASHINGTON, DC PHOTO #governmentshutdown

— Stay Puft (@StayPuft)
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Now is the time we need to be talking about a freemium model for government.

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

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

— Jordy Gleason (@JordyyGleason)
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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.

— Mandi Harris (@MandiHarris)
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Nothing good happens after midnight, including government shutdowns. Not Congress' finest hour.

— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake)
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Congress tonight --> http://t.co/bULDGZw3SC

— Joseph Weisenthal (@TheStalwart)
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HAS ANYONE JUST TRIED TURNING THE GOVERNMENT OFF THEN BACK ON AGAIN?

— christophr (@christophr)

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

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

— (@pr_st_n)

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

— Dick (@BallmerHun)

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?

— Bari Pearlman (@BariPearlman)

This otter wishes the government didn’t shut down:

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