When the government closes up shop, so do the shrimp inspectors, who keep the nation’s imported shellfish safe for consumption. Native American reservations expect to lose a significant swath of their operational budgets. A week into the federal budget showdown and government closure, and the impacts are being felt across the country in ways large and small. Some workers whose jobs are considered vital are, apparently, not so vital after all. But skateboarders seem to have discovered the one bright spot: the off-limits planes and angles of Washington’s monuments are now a skater’s paradise free-for-all.