Plus: Tom Hanks gives facial hair advice ... and can the word "twerking" just die already?

By Cara Lynn Shultz
Updated October 04, 2013 07:30 PM
Credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty

Hey, did you know that all your Facebook friends are experts in public policy and healthcare? Didn’t it seem that way this week? Because everyone had a lot to say about the government shutting down. Sure, most of it wasn’t “actual and factual,” as TLC would have sung, but a lot of it was funny. And no one was as funny as George Takei, who reacted to the shutdown with quintessential Takeism.

Plus: Viral stunts that went viral, and more of the most important random things online.

U.S. Government Shuts Down
And George Takei had the best response.

Woman Quits Her Job Creating Viral Videos by Making a Video That Goes Viral
Hey, the government isn’t working, why should she?

Guy Claims to Live in Famous "Astor Place Cube" in Manhattan
It turned out to be fake, obviously. Also: The people who believed this was real probably quote Wikipedia a lot.

Rihanna Twerks a Lot in the Video for "Pour It Up"
If you did a shot every time someone mentioned Twerking, well you’d be dead from alcohol poisoning right now. Click through for the video – it’s pretty NSFW, unless you work in a strip club.

Tom Hanks Did a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything)
In which he dispensed valuable “mustache tips” like “Shave it off.” Brad, keep this in mind, k?