Mubarak's statement shocked the thousands of protesters gathered in Tahrir Square, who had expected Mubarak to step down. By all accounts the mood turned from celebration to out-and-out frustration about midway through Mubarak's remarks.
More protests are expected in Cairo tomorrow, and many Egyptians have said they will remain in Tahrir Square until Mubarak resigns for good.
Meanwhile, on Twitter, frustration begat sarcasm.
Super Bowl halftime jokes, anyone? Some might also say Mubarak flubbed the words.
Even "Harry Potter" fans got in on the action.
I bet Mubarak was in Slytherin.
Many Twitter users don't understand why Mubarak isn't getting the message.
His nonresignation speech might have been more palatable if it had followed the heartwarming plot of a certain Academy Award-nominated film.
Mubarak's speech is less loathesome if you imagine him working with Geoffrey Rush for months to overcome stuttering.
Here's one of many colorful analogies floating around the Internet.
If Egypt was a party, Hosni Mubarak would be the scary random who's the last person left at 6am. After making a pass at your wife.
Aha! Maybe this explains everything.
I'm starting to think this Mubarak guy doesn't even read Twitter
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