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Some See A Funny Side To A Shutdown

We can't dismiss the serious side of a potential shutdown of much of the federal government at midnight tonight. But there is some fun being had on Twitter.

Check the trending topic (fair warning, some are "adult-only"). A few examples:

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Even the more serious trending topic turns up lines such as these:

-- "I say we all don funny hats and glasses, go down to Times Square and "

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-- "Well, I'm going to kind of "

As for the professional comedians, that his "2011 Shutdown Resolution" is to "finally write that novel."

Have at it, folks. We bet you can do even better.

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Mark Memmott is NPR's supervising senior editor for Standards & Practices. In that role, he's a resource for NPR's journalists – helping them raise the right questions as they do their work and uphold the organization's standards.