Pickup lines to panda cam rage: Twitter reacts to #Govtshutdown

4:10 PM, Oct 2, 2013   |    comments
Chief law enforcement ranger Ralph Jones advises visitors to Cabrillo National Monument that the park is closed on Tuesday in San Diego, Calif., on the first day of of the government shutdown. (Photo: John Gibbins, AP)
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WASHINGTON (CBS NEWS) -- From widespread outrage at the shutdown of the National Zoo's beloved panda cam to trending shutdown pickup lines, Twitter can't stop talking about the government shutdown.

Despite the real ramifications and high cost of the current government shutdown, here's a look at those taking to Twitter to find the humor in it.

Ten #ShutdownPickupLines courtesy TheStir.com:

"Did it hurt when you fell from heaven? I hope not because the GOP doesn't want us to have healthcare." @dangr

"Is that a rising debt limit, or are you just happy to see me?" @jladrae

"The library is closing, mind if I check you out instead?" @michot_y

"Do you not carry health insurance? Because you've got 'fine' written all over you."@Joshthomastn

"Hey girl, can I introduce you to my essential personnel?" @Geoff_Holtzman

"If I could rearrange the budget, I'd put you and me on the same line item." @DeliaCabe

"Baby, you've chained up my heart tighter than the Lincoln Memorial." @trace501

"We could do more than just strip legislation." @marinakoren

"Even before the shutdown over Obamacare, my love for you was always a pre-existing condition." @juanlozano70

"The only thing nonessential about you are those pants." @Jbean35


Last thing Blackberry needed, the last folks who actually use the device have just been furloughed today due to govt shutdown @chucktodd

Headed to bed. Tired of all the govt shutdown coverage. Tomorrow I will watch nothing but the panda cam because ... What? NOOOOOO!!! @mattapuzzo

that'll work RT @jbendery: Ted Cruz: It's not a govt shutdown, it's "a partial temporary suspension of non-essential government functions @ThePlumLineGS

Sorry, but I won't be tweeting/responding to replies during the government shutdown. Back as soon as possible. http://notice.USA.gov @MarsCuriosity

Sorry all, but during the govt shutdown we won't be tweeting or responding. Be back with more discoveries asap! http://notice.USA.gov @NASAKepler


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You can shut down the government, but you can't shut down my Twitter fe @pattonoswalt

I wish "shut down" was an acceptable way for us to deal with things. Call time to Phood before 6AM? Nope. I'm shut down this week. @daxshepard1

I guess the Republicans really do need to shut down the government. Because technically there's no way to shoot it @billmaher


The government shut down today? Really? I thought it had been shut down for years. I've been waiting a long time for it to open. @TheLewisBlack

I think it's odd that DC to Hawaii bookings out of Reagan Intl. just happen to explode around this govt. shutdown.  @joshgad

Don't think of it as a government shutdown. Think of it as a Newsroom finale. @jonlovett

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