Now that it's over, here are some of the top ways the internet reacted to the government shutdown.
1. Government shutdown? Are you sure?
2. Things got bad real quick
3. But this kid was sad
4. So was this guy
5. But not this commuting sloth bear
6. Mount Rushmore was closed
7. Furloughed presidents
8. No peeking
9. Nothing to see here!
10. But at least the Canadian side was open
11. Things got out of control at the National Mall
12. A celebrity is born
13. Keep on mowing, brother
14. Ron Swanson was happy
Even by day 7.
15. Quite pleased, in fact
Another Swanson meme.
16. Forget Ron Swanson. What would Vanilla Ice do?
17. But on day 15, things got out of control
18. The queen of England had an idea
19. Obi-Wan knows what we're dealing with
20. So does the Scarecrow
21. The Grand Canyon was closed
22. They barricaded the memorials!
23. But the World War II veterans didn't care
24. Breaching the barricades
25. The Simpsons react
26. They closed the moon? Thanks, Obama!
27. Behold. The truckers will rise!
28. Watch out, Congress!
29. Nicholas Cage sees an opportunity
30. Government shutdown, 'Lord of the Rings' style
31. Thanks, Congress!
32. Welcome back, everybody!