The city is essentially shutting down; federal workers were sent home at noon and the metro is stopping service from Friday evening until Monday morning as everyone braces for around 20” of snowfall.
Snowden, who is wanted by the US government and has been granted asylum by Russia for his disclosures about a controversial National Security Agency spying program, went straight for the snarky pun.
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) January 22, 2016
The deputy tech editor for Time Magazine also got in on the pun fun, and was a little miffed that Snowden stole his joke… we are pretty sure neither of them are the first to use it however.
What followed was a storm of virtual eyerolls, as would be expected.
Not everyone hates a witty pun however, as the joke was retweeted over 4,000 times and favorited over 6,000 times — with flurries of praise sprinkled in among the hundreds of replies.