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Gmail down: The 10 funniest tweets

Gmail crashed briefly on Monday, but Twitter was going strong with wry humor about the outage. 

As Tweeted by Matthew Key's of Reuters, a Penguin reenacts Monday's Gmail outage.
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Gmail, along with Google Drive and Google Calendar, went dark briefly at about noon on Monday, and Twitter became quickly overrun with tips on alternative methods, speculations about the Mayan apocalypse, schadenfreude from Outlook users, and, most of all, wisecracks. Here are our 10 favorite tweets from the Great Gmail Outage of 2012:  

Matthew Keys¬†‚ÄŹ@TheMatthewKeys¬†Penguins¬†re-enact¬†Gmail's¬†outage¬†[see video above].

The Onion¬†‚ÄŹ@TheOnion:¬†[In Focus] Google Shuts Down¬†Gmail¬†To Show Its Immense Power¬†http://onion.com/UxyLs8¬†

Chris _ _ Richards¬†‚ÄŹ@Chris__Richards:¬†Gmail is down. Go have lunch with somebody you care about.

Stay Puft¬†‚ÄŹ@StayPuft:¬†There is no Gmail. Only¬†Zuul. [Editor's note, if you don't get this one, then you haven't seen Ghostbusters enough times.]

Indecision¬†‚ÄŹ@indecision:¬†Anyone else scared that if gmail continues being down, they'll have to actually speak to their coworkers?

Matt Yglesias¬†‚ÄŹ@mattyglesias:¬†Gmail outage is a great time to catch up on your LinkedIn messages.

Garrett Quinn¬†‚ÄŹ@GarrettQuinn:¬†Karl Rove is still insisting GMail is not down in Ohio.

Fake MTA @FakeMTA: The G train enjoyed a rare moment of working slightly better than Gmail.

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Downtown Josh Brown¬†‚ÄŹ@ReformedBroker¬†I lived with no heat or power in the dead of winter for 12 days. But I am heartbroken about your temporary gmail outage.

Comedy Central¬†‚ÄŹ@ComedyCentral:¬†We can tell Gmail is down because we just got a smoke signal from a Nigerian prince.

Google's email service is now back up for most people, but if you are still having trouble accessing it, try going going here: mail.google.com/mail/?labs=0 


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