At 12:01am EDT, the Federal Government of the United States finished the series finale of AMC’s Breaking Bad, and, unsure of what to do with itself, decided to shut down indefinitely. The central government of the world’s foremost superpower was forced to postpone its viewing of the highly-anticipated television event, as it had a “thing to go to” Sunday night. But as soon as it had finished the no-holds-barred nail-biting final episode late Monday night, it announced that it would need some time to recover. “I just don’t know what to do with my life now that it’s over,” decried the legislative branch. “Without ‘B Bad’ to look forward to every week,” sniffed the judicial branch, “what’s the point?” President Obama could not be reached for comment, but could be heard whimpering the lyrics to “Baby Blue” from the Oval Office. When asked how long it would need to deal with the emotional stress of not seeing its favorite characters return to its TV set every week, the global standard for a functional democracy stated, “I don’t know. Maybe when Walking Dead comes back I’ll think about getting out of bed.” This is the first time the US Government has shut down since the finale of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1996, and may have as much of an impact on the economy as the recession caused by the end of The Wire in 2008.