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How to Get a Date During the Shutdown

Twitter turns to humor with #ShutdownPickupLines.

Washington on Monday morning.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

photo of Matt Vasilogambros
September 30, 2013

As congressional lawmakers negotiate a bill to fund federal operations, the government right now looks likely to shut down in the coming hours. But that doesn't mean there's isn't any room for a little humor in the meantime.

National Journal's Elahe Izadi started the Twitter hashtag #ShutdownPickUpLines, inspired by the late online publication TBD from 2011.

Here are some of the better tweets from this afternoon. Some may be a little crass for our readers:

 
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