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Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Best of the Star Wars fiscal cliff


The important thing is Jabba creation. (AP Photo/20th Century Fox) (20th Century Fox - AP)

The Internet continues a week of excellence. Who would have thought that all those years I devoted to rewatching the Star Wars trilogy so often that I have it committed to memory would actually pay off? See, Mom, I didn’t need a social life! Now I can sit around on Twitter joking about the fiscal cliff using Star Wars references! This is the definition of hip!

Twitter, sensing the approach of the Fiscal Cliff, which President Obama addressed in a speech today, went nuts with the hashtag #StarWarsFiscalCliff.

Here are some of the highlights.

“That’s no moon. It’s a fiscal cliff.” -@obsoletedogma

“It’s a TARP” -@joshuademasi

“Darth Boehner: "I am altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further."-@jonahnro

“"One thing's for sure, we're all gonna be a lot thinner." -@VtexanA, -@joshgreenman, among others

“Spending cuts and sequesters are no match for a good tax increase at your side, kid.” -@jbouie

“I find your lack of faith in dynamic scoring disturbing.” -@MichaelSLinden

"You may take spending cuts to Eric Cantor after I have tax increases." "He's no good to me dead."-@catawbapolitics

”"Having trouble with your budget?' "No, no problem. Why?" -@catawbapolitics

“He’s holding a thermal debtonator!” -@jeliasof

“"The odds of an economy successfully surviving a fiscal cliff is approximately 3,720 to 1!" "Never tell me the odds!" -@hayesbrown

"You didn't build that." "I know." -@erickleefeld

“"Washington D.C. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy." -@morningmoneyben

“"This may smell bad, kid, but it'll keep you warm until I get the revenue up." -@bw_in_tx

“I felt a great disturbance in the budget, as if billions of dollars suddenly cried out in terror and disappeared” - @obsoletedogma

"You're not actually going INTO a fiscal cliff?" "They'd be crazy to follow us, wouldn't they?" -@leighmunsil

“Conservatives are easily startled, but they'll soon be back, and in greater numbers.” -@lachlan

And there are so many more where these came from.

Well done, Twitter.

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