Federal shutdown: so, basically, all the cool stuff government does is closed

"Animal abuse and pet cruelty and neglect with a sad crying kitten cat looking at the viewer with a tear of despair as a concept of the need for humane treatment of living things," a stock photo by Shutterstock.

This NYT Graphic explains which agencies and which personnel at those agencies must stay home due to the bizarre shutdown of the federal government today.

97% of NASA, almost all Centers for Disease Control workers, National Parks employees, All of our national museums and the DC zoo, thousands of air safety and food safety personnel, all must stop doing the valuable work they do. Renewable energy researchers, Pesticide regulators, y'all stay home too.

Will drones keep flying? Will NSA keep spying? Will mothers who can't afford food for their kids and rely on WIC keep crying? You betcha.