Last night while I was just getting comfy on the couch and loading up episode three of season 1 of Breaking Bad (Not a typo—hard to keep up!), I received a Twitter alert on my phone from someone named @shoumo who took part in our recent Six-Word Festival on Twitter asking: “@sixwords How about a #sixword commentary on the looming #shutdown?” Good idea. So we got the ball rolling and the #shutdown Sixes came flying even faster then you—and @jillybean52371—can say: I’d like a paid vacation too.”
All the while, NYC mayoral candidate Bill De Blasio unwittingly got into the Six mix with his half-dozen well chosen words to his opponent Joe Lh0ta regarding his attempts to distance himself from the mess in Washington: “You can’t be a Republican bystander.”
And now back to Breaking Bad.