Egypt: Reasons Mubarak is Late!

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Protests 2011.

Mubarak is expected to address the nation tonight – and the time of the expected speech just keeps moving back. Fed up of waiting, tweeps are killing time, and keeping us all entertained.

Here are a sample of tweets from #ReasonsMubarakIsLate:

@3arabawy: The hashtag #ReasonsMubarakIsLate is hilarious! :D

@SeifSalama: Downloading Skype. #ReasonsMubarakIsLate

@KABOBfest: You think it's easy packing gold bullion bars into vintage Louis Vuitton luggage? #ReasonsMubarakIsLate

@ntorki: #ReasonsMubarakIsLate waiting for the tourism visa for Dubai to be issued

@TheSherio: #ReasonsMubarakIsLate still emotionally traumatized that Tamer Hosni got beaten

@Heebzo: Calling ghonem to negotiate.. But he keeps cancelling the calls? #ReasonsMubarakIsLATE

@lucyhiggsUK: #ReasonsMubarakIsLate Lost his passport!!! #mubarak

@TheDizzAR: Surprised by State TV view of Tahrir! #ReasonsMubarakIsLate

@omargodeh: #ReasonsMubarakIsLate he's waiting for a Saudi visa

@PVVVenlo: The swiss bank is closed #ReasonsMubarakIsLate

@lehan: Because his staff, servants and pets wont mummify themselves #ReasonsMubarakIsLate

@Eyousry: He's checking the new hash-tag #ReasonsMubarakIsLate

@kmokhtar: Crying to Dr. Phil. #ReasonsMubarakIsLate

@Ned_MzH: Mubarak, like everyone else is glued to Al Jazeera #reasonsMubarakisLate #Egypt #jan25

@ThundarKitteh: Getting his hair done. #ReasonsMubarakIsLate

@Kawdess: #ReasonsMubarakIsLate making sure his phone's profile is set to Silent

@BrindisMom: He's waiting for his KFC meal #ReasonsMubarakIsLate

@khalawa69: Gamal broke curfew, he is punishing him #ReasonsMubarakIsLate

@dobror: Watching Seinfeld thinking “it is not a lie if you believe it” #ReasonsMubarakIsLate

@iDiplomacy: Police mistook him for a journalist and he's locked up in prison #reasonsmubarakislate

@LSal92: #ReasonsMubarakIsLate He's rounding up Abbas, King Abdullah & Saudi king for a sleep over at Obama's.

@ANaderGretly: #ReasonsMubarakIsLate He's also waiting for Mubarak's speech.

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Protests 2011.


  • […] on his delay and showcase that famous Egyptian sense of humor. Amira al Hussaini has another post over at Global Voices (I actually wrote mine for the site, thinking I was so clever, only to realize I’d duplicated […]

  • Anna

    how could he be late when the speech was recorded before? he trying to play his people? “You want me to go? yes,yes? NOOO… haha gotch ya!” seems to me like the games of a senile old man

  • […] toyed with a similar hashtag when ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's speech was delayed – […]

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