15 Best Star Wars' Fiscal Cliff Tweets
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- A day after Disney CEO Bob Iger, newly-crowned patriarch of the Star Wars franchise, sounded the alarm on the forthcoming U.S. fiscal cliff, Twitter users are blowing off steam with a new hashtag that's equal parts nerd and market geek:
The hashtag -- reminiscent of #FedValentines -- is among the top trends on Twitter as of Friday afternoon.
Here are a few of our favorite tweets bringing levity to an otherwise mundane "Fiscal Cliff Friday." If you'd like to see the full stream of #StarWarsFiscalCliff tweets, you can find them here.Did we miss something? Share your favorite tweets in the comments below:
Pelosi: "Why, you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf herder!" Boehner: "Who's scruffy-looking?" #StarWarsFiscalCliff— Rob Holmes (@RobTheStreet) November 9, 2012
I felt a great disturbance in the budget, as if billions of dollars suddenly cried out in terror and disappeared #StarWarsFiscalCliff— Matt O'Brien (@ObsoleteDogma) November 9, 2012
Jar Jar Biden "You'sa work in the defense industry and voted Obama? Me'sa think you'sa is screwed." #StarWarsFiscalCliff— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) November 9, 2012
"Oh, I'm afraid the automatic spending cuts will be quite operational when your Senate friends arrive." #StarWarsFiscalCliff— Rob Holmes (@RobTheStreet) November 9, 2012
"Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating a fiscal cliff is approximately 3,720 to 1!" "Never tell me the odds!" #StarWarsFiscalCliff— Mark Adomanis (@MarkAdomanis) November 9, 2012
That's no moon. It's a fiscal cliff. #StarWarsFiscalCliff— Matt O'Brien (@ObsoleteDogma) November 9, 2012
You are part of the Tea Party Alliance and a job creator!Tax her away!#StarWarsFiscalCliff— Old Iron-Ass (@OldIronAss) November 9, 2012
"Uh, everything's under control. Situation normal. Had a slight debt malfunction, but everything's perfectly all right" #starwarsfiscalcliff— Dr. Michael Bitzer (@CatawbaPolitics) November 9, 2012
"YOU WERE THE CHOSEN ONE!! YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO BRING BALANCE TO THE BUDGET!!" #StarWarsFiscalCliff— Robert Kessler (@thebobkessler) November 9, 2012
"I'm Ben Bernanke, I'm here to rescue you." #StarWarsFiscalCliff— Chris Fonnesbeck (@fonnesbeck) November 9, 2012
"Never tell me the deficit!" #StarWarsFiscalCliff— Christian Heiens (@ChristianHeiens) November 9, 2012
So Lonestar, now you see that debt will always triumph, because surpluses are dumb #spaceballsfiscalcliff #starwarsfiscalcliff— Ross Tucker (@RossTucker) November 9, 2012
"It's a TARP!" #StarWarsFiscalCliff— Emile Husson (@emile_husson) November 9, 2012
Conservatives are easily startled, but they'll soon be back, and in greater numbers. #StarWarsFiscalCliff— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) November 9, 2012
Congress, you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious. #starwarsfiscalcliff— Nick Maassen (@NMaass26) November 9, 2012
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