NYSE Shutdown Prompts Memes On Twitter That Shed Some Hilarious Light On This Confusing Situation — PHOTOS

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 06: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on July 6, 2015 in New York City. Following news that Greece has voted 'No' in a referendum on the country's bailout terms and continued volitility in the Chinese market, stocks were down in morning trading with the Dow off 70 points. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Stop the press! Or, you know, get them going! At 11:32 a.m. EST on Wednesday, the New York Stock Exchange temporarily halted all trades due to a "technical glitch". Incidentally, the shut down came hours after United Airlines grounded all flights, also due to the mysterious glitch. Oh, and the Wall Street Journal website went down around the same time, as well. Are the incidents related? Eh, who knows. The whole ordeal seemed to be under control by just after noon EST, but the meltdown won't be so easily forgotten, especially when we don't even know what caused it to begin with. While we may not know what happened just yet, there's one thing we do know: we can always count on the Internet to bring some much-needed levity to the situation. 

No sooner had the news broken about the NYSE than Internet commentators took to social media to share hilarious memes to lighten the mood, which was understandably tense. Some of the best memes ended up being pop culture-related, with every movie and musician under the sun being tied to the financial fiasco in really funny ways. It's hard to pick the best, so I won't. I'll share the wealth with you all and you can enjoy them equally. Fair is fair, after all.

Well, That's Concerning... 

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/kadhimshubber/statuses/618811302820118529]

This is not a face you'd want to see on the trading floor. Or, you know, on any floor. I'm scared — someone hold me!

Maybe We Should Look To The Cast Of Hackers

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/MrButterChicken/statuses/618815827010297856]

It's only been suggested, not proven, that the NYSE was actually hacked, and if that's the case, I think the suspects are likely pretty obvious.

Wait A Minute... 

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/BenLaneHW/statuses/618815738720071680]

Something tells me the suspect pool just widened yet again. 

You Should Have Known Better Than To Cross Terry Benedict

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/OrdioMongo/statuses/618813757733605376]

You might get one over on him now, but you'll pay the price down the line if you get caught! 

Send Up The Bat Signal

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/owillis/statuses/618813303972851713]

We need help over here!

Gotta Love A Simpsons Nod 

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/OpenOutcrier/statuses/618811062717034496]

Technical difficulties, indeed!

This Is Not The Time For Jokes! 

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/HeyRatty/statuses/618808531450503169]

Who am I kidding? It's Always Time For Jokes

Now, Let's Not Be Silly Here 

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/staypuft/statuses/618808119695544321]

How could something so cute and puffy cause so much trouble?

And Perhaps The Best Of All

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/mikethomsen/statuses/618831552852660224]

It's all Rihanna's fault, right? Right.

Image: Getty Images

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