There’s a new way of clocking the government shutdown, and it even has its own hashtag.
It’s the #shutdownbeard.
10 days into the government shutdown, the shutdown beard has developed a dedicated following on Twitter from furloughed workers and their supporters.
It’s alternately been called the furlough beard and shaveless shutdown, and even earned a mention in The Washington Post as the “scourge of the furlough spouse.” But shutdown beard was the name that stuck.
In the beginning, the facial hair trend was rooted in a few simple jokes.
But as the days passed, what started as a casual act of solidarity among furloughed employees quickly sprouted into a reality.
Lately, well, things have turned scruffy around the edges.
Still, the #shutdownbeard bearers remain committed to their cause.
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