When Detroit Mayor Dave Bing delivered his State of the City address Wednesday night, his self-congratulatory lines were greeted with tepid applause. His jokes, including one off-script asie directed at Oakland County Executive L Brooks Patterson, even drew out some light laughter from the crowd.
But the response was a lot less congenial -- and way funnier -- on Twitter.
Those following along with the speech, whether watching at home or in person at the Detroit School of Arts (we salute you, dexterous smart phone Tweeters) shared commentary and quips, as well as heartfelt frustration with the real state of the city.
If you missed Bing's address, you can read the draft released by the mayor's press office ahead of the speech. For the more entertaining take, however, look below for the best Tweets from the 2013 Detroit State of the City.
It's not a speech about Detroit's comeback without it.
There's always next year to make a change.
First things first.
A good reminder as Kwame Kilpatrick's trial wraps up.
Ignorance is bliss.
The general sentiment on Twitter, with a punch.
Yet he never comes over..
Sorry! (Not sorry.)
Not without a better halftime show.
He said all the important stuff while you were sleeping.
Just don't look behind the curtain.
Oof. That's a good one (and it hurts).
We feel like getting a little crazy right now.
Only time will tell...
That sounds irresponsible.
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