When you see a trending hashtag like “#governmentshutdown” on Twitter, you fear the worst. Because you’re right to fear the worst. Suddenly everyone feels obligated to chip in with a thought or joke about the shutdown, and it doesn’t always work. It rarely works. It only worked these nine times.
Kidding. but here are nine tweets by funny gays and gay allies. Follow ’em if you haven’t. Watch for some NSFW language too.
Can we have a Congressional standoff that results in a suspension of scholarly essays about Miley Cyrus?
— Dave Holmes (@DaveHolmes) October 1, 2013
Can the Republicans and Democrats at least agree that GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN is an excellent title for a Bob Seger album? — Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 1, 2013
PORTRAYALS OF GOVERNMENT [Most Idealistic –> Most Cynical] The West Wing > Parks & Rec > House of Cards > Veep > reality— Aaron Fullerton (@AaronFullerton) October 1, 2013
I drank POM during the shutdown and it literally helped so fucking much — Carey O’Donnell (@ecareyo) October 1, 2013
Hey America, have you tried taking the cartridge out and blowing on it a bit? You’re welcome! #ShutDown — Brendan Maclean (@macleanbrendan) October 1, 2013
THE GOVERNMENT CAN’T #shutdown A NEW EP OF ‘BROOKLYN NINE-NINE’ TONIGHT AT 8:30 ON FOX!— gabe liedman (@gabeliedman) October 1, 2013
I’m old enough to remember when Government Shutdown opened for Minor Threat in ’81.
— rachel lichtman (@DJRotaryRachel) October 1, 2013