Disclaimer: This is not a political post. The first 2020 Presidential Debate occurred earlier this week, providing endless fodder for the news and social media. Aside from interruptions and petty arguments, the debate blessed us with a one-liner directed at YOUR city, Philadelphia. DT said, “bad things happen in Philly,” and within minutes, Philadelphians flooded the internet with the most Philly responses you have ever seen. There’s no sense in being defensive, we know what our city is and isn’t, but if ever you needed a laugh after what some referred to as the worst presidential debate of all time, allow me to provide a curated selection of tweets:
First, we bring in Gritty.
Trump: Bad things happen in Philly— Sarah Beloff (@sarahbeloff) September 30, 2020
Everyone from Philly: #Debate2020 pic.twitter.com/moM86lLPl7
bad things do happen in philly it’s called trying to switch lanes on Roosevelt blvd— jawn mulaney (@giavaunna) September 30, 2020
sorry bad things do happen in Philadelphia. Have you ever seen the Erin Express— Anna Orso (@anna_orso) September 30, 2020
And that brings us to sports, which we can safely assume was the inspiration for this now infamous line…
“Bad things happen in Philadelphia.”— Mac, but indoors (@SeanPatrickMac1) September 30, 2020
We know bro. We’re Philly fans.
There was this shot last year…
Bad things happen in Philadelphia pic.twitter.com/BbKd0NwSFR— Jeffrey Wuhl (@jeffreywuhl) September 30, 2020
The Phillies bullpen this year…
“Bad things happen in Philadelphia.”— #SignJT (@_Philly_Talk) September 30, 2020
So he knows about the bullpen, huh?
Can’t leave out the birds:
The only bad things that happen in philly is on Sundays when the eagles play— Ciro (@ciropeter10) September 30, 2020
SHOUT OUT PHILLY WHERE BAD THINGS HAPPEN LIKE PUNTING WITH 19 SECONDS LEFT IN OT— Evan Tonrey (@Evan_Tonrey) September 30, 2020
Bad things really do happen in Philly though 😭 pic.twitter.com/YGFoG4DPOG— zachary (@supimzacharyy) September 30, 2020
This isn’t going away anytime soon:
Can they fit Bad Things Happen In Philly on a mask?— Chuck (@EaglesWinItAll) September 30, 2020
But if you want to smile, check out the positive spin from Stephanie Farr and the Philadelphia Inquirer:
Good things happen in Philadelphia. https://t.co/MNdlzWO5kz— The Philadelphia Inquirer (@PhillyInquirer) September 30, 2020