A wistful look back at the things that really mattered Tuesday night

By Alex Heigl
Updated January 21, 2015 07:45 AM
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Credit: Carolyn Kaster/AP

Gosh, what were State of the Unions like back in the dark days pre-Twitter?

Lonely, probably.

There were many things that arguably the shrillest corner of the Internet fixated upon Tuesday night during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, and some clearly favorited talking points. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Early in the evening, the White House Twitter account had some fun, suggesting Obama was going to wear his tan suit, for which he was lambasted last year.

Sure enough,@ItsTheTanSuit quickly popped up.

TanSuitGate, however, was quickly revealed to be a hoax.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was mocked for a sarcastic Tweet about the address that contained a grammatical error.

Meanwhile, Rob Lowe reminisced about how SOTU addresses remind him of his time on The West Wing.

Wil Wheaton, however, focused on asking the hard questions.

The Fault in Our Stars author John Green called out John Boehner – as did many others – for his stone faced reactions throughout the speech.

Mars: The most bipartisan planet.

At least a few people were paying attention to the actual speech, though.

Obama joked that he had no more campaigns to run before dropping the following line: It quickly became one of the most talked-about quotes from the speech.

And in turning an eye to LGBTQ issues, Obama made history Tuesday night. (“Instagram” came up for the first time as well, but we don’t need to talk about that.)

At least one user had a follow-up gig in mind for Obama.

Looks like Obama made a powerful enemy Tuesday.

Highlights from the 2015 State of the Union Address