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Pretend I know nothing about the government shutdown.

Posted by Hilary Sargent  October 1, 2013 09:05 AM

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The last time we dealt with a government shutdown was 17 years ago, when Home Improvement was up there in the TV ratings and things were just beginning to heat up between Monica and Bill. Government shutdowns are a little like cicadas. They only come around every so often. And we need to be reminded of just how horrifying they are when they make an appearance.

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Hilary Sargent is the founder of ChartGirl.com, where she makes charts to describe complicated news stories. Her site was recently called one of the 50 Best Websites of 2013 by More »

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