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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:


Sarah Kendzior

@sarahkendzior

BREAKING: The United States of America

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2.

Conan O’Brien

@ConanOBrien

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

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3.

rob delaney

@robdelaney

Obamacare gave this white boy feethands. RT @HHSGov: Learn more at http://t.co/Uphd5FGr0A.

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4.

Andrew Kaczynski

@BuzzFeedAndrew

When the government shuts down RTs become endorsements.

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5.

Aaron Edwards

@aaronmedwards

Ctrl+Alt+Govt

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6.

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

— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson)

RainnWilson

@rainnwilson

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

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7.

BREAKING: WASHINGTON, DC PHOTO #governmentshutdown

— Stay Puft (@StayPuft)

Stay Puft

@StayPuft

BREAKING: WASHINGTON, DC PHOTO #governmentshutdown

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8.

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

— FakeJeffJarvis (@ProfJeffJarvis)

FakeJeffJarvis

@ProfJeffJarvis

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

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9.

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

— daveweigel (@daveweigel)

daveweigel

@daveweigel

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

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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

— Jordy Gleason (@JordyyGleason)

Jordy Gleason

@JordyyGleason

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

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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.

— Mandi Harris (@MandiHarris)

Mandi Harris

@MandiHarris

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.

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12.

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

— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake)

Jeff Flake

@JeffFlake

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

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13.

Congress tonight --> http://t.co/bULDGZw3SC

— Joseph Weisenthal (@TheStalwart)

Joseph Weisenthal

@TheStalwart

Congress tonight —> http://t.co/bULDGZw3SC

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14.

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

— christophr (@christophr)

christophr

@christophr

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

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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)

@pr_st_n

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

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

— Dick (@BallmerHun)

Dick

@BallmerHun

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

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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)

Bari Pearlman

@BariPearlman

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

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This otter wishes the government didn’t shut down:

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