State of the Union Address, through Tweets


Happy Wednesday, everyone! As you can see from the title, today’s post is a bit different from our usual historical and mystery-based themes, and is just for fun. No policies or partisanship here. We want to talk about the stuff that people really care about.

Preparing for the event:


After all, what State of the Union address is complete without a fog machine?

We viewers at home had some preparations to make as well. Bring on the drinking games and Bingo!

Here’s a drinking game that devised for the occasion:


For the rest of the rules, click here. I would add “veto,” “children,” and “community college.” posted this Bingo card:



Not sure how you win when everyone’s card is the same, but at least you won’t be falling asleep:


Although some appreciated the Supreme Court Justice’s approach:


Okay, so now we’re ready. Let the pageantry begin.


The President Makes an Entrance:





Face-Off: the Men Behind the Man

There were tons of tweets about Biden and Boehner.


You know, I can see it….

Boehner’s tan drew a lot of attention:




And what was that silver thing on Boehner’s desk? A couple of theories:



Biden got his share of tweets, too:






I’d missed Biden’s facial expression during Obama’s off-the-teleprompt zinger. Thank goodness for social media, LOL.



The Quaker Oats Guy, or Mad-Eye Moody?

Someone else caught the eye of the Twitterverse last night:





When generations collide: the astronaut on instagram

The President to astronaut Scott Kelly: “Good luck, and post pictures on instagram!”



Do they have wifi in space?

Wrapping it up:

There seemed to be a lot of standing ovations. Here’s one reporter’s tally at the end:


At least the Democrats got their aerobic workout for the night.

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems strange to see the President signing autographs after the address. To add to the weirdness, he signed a tie last night.


Maybe it will start a trend. But what’s next? Groupies throwing their underthings at the President to sign? *shudder*


If you skipped the State of the Union address altogether, here’s one guy’s strategy for catching up:


Hope he’s not part of this teacher’s class today. There may be a quiz:



Did you see the State of the Union address last night? Were any naps or drinking games involved? I’d love to hear from you!

Until next time,



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14 thoughts on “State of the Union Address, through Tweets”

  1. Julie GloverJulie Glover

    These tweets were hilarious! No, I didn’t watch (at a meeting). If I could find an edited version of the SOTU address with all the lengthy applause tracks removed, I might could watch the thing in ten minutes flat. As it is, I’m trying to decide how many hours I’m willing to devote to viewing all that political posturing with ideas that probably won’t go anywhere in gridlock Washington…

    And my favorite tweet was the comparison to Statler & Waldorf. Now that I think about it, those guys would have made great congressmen. They’d have my vote! LOL.

  2. August McLaughlinAugust McLaughlin

    Oh man. Drinking games? I knew I forgot something! I dug Obama’s speech and the poking around on Twitter afterwards. I had chills learning that this was the first time that “transgender” was stated (and positively, yay) in history. Woot!

    Fun post, lady! You’re brilliant.

  3. Vinnie HansenVinnie Hansen

    What a lot of work to make this compilation! I usually watch the State of the Union, but didn’t this time–had company.

  4. PatriciaPatricia

    Oh, that’s just silly. Good times for everyone.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

  5. Jill KemererJill Kemerer

    Oh my, Kathy!! That is hilarious!! I skipped the speech, so now I feel as if I got the main points–thanks!!

  6. Jenny HansenJenny Hansen

    33 standing ovations…geesh. Is it a political speech or a school play? Anywho, I don’t usually watch, I read the transcripts later. However, your way is better. 🙂

    Great post, Kathy!!


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