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

The 16 Best Government Shutdown Pickup Lines, Courtesy Of Twitter

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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"?

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