Upon the realization that the Library of Congress is a part of the federal government, thousands of citizens lost their damn minds after reading this LA Times news article.
""Due to the temporary shutdown of the federal government, the Library of Congress is closed to the public and researchers beginning Oct. 1, 2013 until further notice," reads the Library of Congress website"".Taking to the sidewalks with anger, citizens found themselves in a quiet dystopia where reference questions could not be answered and no one answered the age old question, "Where is the federally cleaned bathroom?"
"But I really need the MARC record for Where the Wild Things Are," a librarian from Springfield, Arizona was heard shouting before resigning to his office to drink from his hidden stash.
"What's next, the Smithsonian closing down, too?" a person in line at Starbucks was heard asking. When informed that, yes, the Smithsonian is part of the federal government and would shut down as well, the person committed ritual suicide at the very thought and never received her grande mocha hazelnut frap with extra milk.
God speed, America, and let us hope this rash overgeneralization of American government shit storm does not last for long.