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8 Most Passive-Aggressive Government Shutdown Alerts

The federal government is posting a lot of messages to inform you that they won't be posting any more messages. Here are the most passive-aggressive shutdown alerts so far.

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By Jon Gabriel

Today, Americans awoke to the dystopian hellscape created by a government shutdown. Did we say shutdown? Okay, it's more of a temporary rollback of non-essential services. Nonetheless, the government wants to assure you that anarchy is sweeping the land.

3. We have no standards

"Conferences and other events scheduled during the shutdown are postponed or canceled." Great, and I already bought my tickets to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/TC 172/SC 1 Optics and Photonics/Fundamental Standards conference!

7. Every highway an autobahn

New game: Provoke National Highway Traffic Safety Administration bureaucrats to respond to you on Twitter! Does this mean speed limits won't be enforced for the next few days?

8. No government selfies?

Argh — even the White House's Instagram is out! How will I know if an intern had an especially elegant pumpkin spice cappuccino (the 1977 filter really brings out the orange).

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