The recent news of Sen. Mike Duffy being compensated $90,000 by Stephen Harper’s chief of staff Nigel Wright has sent the Twitter world into a frenzy of jokes, fury and brilliant hashtags.
Earlier today the beautiful, Barenaked Ladies-inspired tag #IfIhad90000 started picking up steam on Twitter.
Just for fun, what about #IfIHad90000 for today?— Kevin O'Donnell (@ODonnell_K) May 15, 2013
Later, the National Post’s tweet-heavy Andrew Coyne began spewing golden Duffy pick-up lines, leading many on the social media website to chip in with their own Dufftastic deliveries.
You compensate me. #duffypickuplines— Andrew Coyne (@acoyne) May 15, 2013
Check out some of the highlights in the slideshow below.
Leave us your own Duffy pick -up lines in the comments section.
You compensate me. #duffypickuplines
I'd take you home but I can't remember where it is. #duffypickuplines
"Say hello to my little friend... Actually, he's quite tall, name's Nigel, writes a mean cheque." #duffypickuplines #cdnpoli
You had me at $90,000. #duffypickuplines
"I said I'll call you tomorrow and I am a man of my word." #duffypickuplines #cdnpoli
Put your purse away, I'll cover the cheque. Kidding! Am I Wright, folks? #duffypickuplines
@acoyne Of course I'll respect you in the morning. No one else will respect either of us, but still #duffypickuplines
"Wanna meet Mr. Right?" #duffypickuplines
"Hey baby! Do you know a guy who will give you $90K for nothing? 'Cuz I do." #duffypickuplines
I'll show you white, hairless, and chubby #duffypickuplines
#duffypickuplines" Senator Duffy working for you"
"If this doesn't work out, you're going to reimburse me for this date, right?" #duffypickuplines
What's 90K between friends? #DuffyPickUpLines
#duffypickuplines "I'm Mr. Wright, or at least his friend, someone said you were looking for him?"
The Senator Duffy-Nigel Wright stuff is serious; that said, what I like most about Twitter is the # of clever folks: #duffypickuplines
RT @AeneasCampbell: If I got a nickel for everyone I’ve met who is as beautiful as you, I’d have $90,000. #duffypickuplines
I could spend the rest of my life in your red chamber. #duffypickuplines
Let's rearrange the Senate housing policy and put you and I together. #duffypickuplines
I want you to verb my noun - and by verb I mean "write" and by noun I mean "cheque" #duffypickuplines #cdnpoli
Hey baby, are you as trashy as my reputation? #duffypickuplines
"Here let me give you my number, and if anyone asks, here's my other number" #duffypickuplines
It's wrong, but it feels so Wright. #duffypickuplines
Will you be my sober second thought? #duffypickuplines
Can I have directions? ["To where?"] To your heart. And to Cavendish. #duffypickuplines
"Hi, can Nigel Wright buy you a drink on my behalf?" #duffypickuplines
Baby, if you were words on a page, you’d be what they call fine print. Confusing, confusing fine print. #duffypickuplines
"Do you come here often enough to satisfy permeant residency requirements?" #duffypickuplines
Not Steve Harper
#duffypickuplines Baby, you got the Wright stuff.
Next: Mike Duffy Inspires 'IfIHad90000' Tag
#IfIHad90000 I'd buy you a nice fur coat, just like Tom Flanagan's (because that's cruel) #cdnpoli
#ifihad90000 I'd buy an economic action plan ad. Jk, those cost millions... like twenty!
#ifihad90000 I'd buy you a blue vest, but not a real blue vest that's cruel. And I don't actually wear vests, my warm centrist persona does.
#ifIhad90000 I sure in hell wouldn't be giving it to Mike Duffy! #Cdnpoli
. #ifIhad90000 I'd fund a War of 1812 #cbc miniseries that was historically accurate - and to be proactive, one on WWI as well.
#ifihad90000 I'd buy a mediocre journalist and make him into a senator.
#IfIHad90000 I’d have one of Canada’s search & rescue helicopters pick me & my pals up to go fishing
#IfIHad90000 I'd buy an Economic Action Plan ad, But not a real Economic Action Plan ad because that's cruel
#IfIHad90000 I’d buy property in PEI and I would actually spend time there too
#IfIHad90000 I'd buy you less than 1/10 of one percent of an F-35, because those things are crazy expensive / Like a Picasso or a Garfunkel
#IfIHad90000 We wouldn't have to eat PEI Lobster / But we would eat PEI Lobster / Of course we would, we'd fly it in
#IfIHad90000 I'd buy you membership in the UN Convention to Combat Desertification / Haven't you always wanted a talkfest?
#IfIHad90000 I'd still eat at Hy's..lunch AND supper..what's Kraft Dinner?
I'd buy you a panda. Haven't you always wanted a panda? #IfIHad90000
#IfIHad90000 I'd buy Condy's looooooooove (as in Rice, ya'know!) #EhMacKay
Aside from poking fun at Duffy, I imagine the hashtag #IfIHad90000 will have a lot of people contemplating Dijon Ketchup & tree forts today
Perhaps I'm the only one who wonders why a 67-year old making a 6 figure salary is in such a precarious financial situation... #ifihad90000
#IfIhad90000 Well, I’d buy you a monkey, Haven’t you always wanted a monkey? #NamedDuffyOfCourse #TrueLyrics
#IfIHad90000 I'd buy a potato patch, (but not a real potato patch, that's cruel) ... #EhMacKey