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Posted at 2:56 PM ET, 02/10/2011

Mubarak is late for address, Twitter wonders what's up with #ReasonsMubarakIsLate

By Katie Rogers
"Angry Birds is super-addicting, guys," and other reasons why the Egyptian president is running late are running rampant on Twitter. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

Amazing, isn't it, that the same technology used to foment a revolution can be used for impish mocking in the same breath?

#ReasonsMubarakIsLate started trending on Twitter on Thursday afternoon, soon after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak failed to show for a slated 1:30 p.m. Eastern time announcement. Reports are circulating that he will step down after more than two weeks of protests and anti-government demonstrations. Read Melissa Bell's latest updates here.

Update: Well, look who finally showed up. Addressing the public at around 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, Mubarak declared that he would not accept "any foreign intervention or dictates regardless of their sources and regardless of their excuses and alibis."

Why was Mubarak running late?

Some hilarious answers:

He's finally gotten to level 6 of Angry Birds #ReasonsMubarakIsLateless than a minute ago via web

Because its never too late to start flossing #ReasonsMubarakisLateless than a minute ago via web

#reasonsmubarakislate karaoke is too much fun.less than a minute ago via web

#ReasonsMubarakIsLate He's finishing off his CV for the next job. He's stuck on 'examples of customer service'less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Send in your own theory by using #reasonsmubarakislate on Twitter. Watch the conversation unfold here:

By Katie Rogers  | February 10, 2011; 2:56 PM ET
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