The 16 Best Government Shutdown Pickup Lines, Courtesy Of Twitter

09/30/2013 06:32 pm ET | Updated Oct 01, 2013

With a government shutdown looming, and thousands of federal employees facing forced (unpaid) time off work, it's hard to have a sense of humor. Luckily, Twitter is here to inject a bit of laughter into an otherwise unfunny situation with #shutdownpickuplines.

Here are 16 of our favorite government shutdown pickup lines -- who knew there were so many jokes to be made with the word "furlough"?

Related on HuffPost:

Closed in Washington, D.C. during a shutdown