Sure, President Obama spoke for more than an hour during the 2013 State of the Union address about important issues like gun violence, manufacturing, job creation and education, to name a few. But on Twitter some were a little bit more preoccupied with what the vice president was doing — playing with his glasses.
Joe Biden, who was wearing glasses after scratching his eye with a contact lens, took his spectacles on and off more than a few times during the speech, causing the Internet to go on and off about, well, just that.
Biden, take off your glasses. Wait. Let down your hair. No: glasses on, hair back up. Let me just turn the lights off…
— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) February 13, 2013
Seems cruel of Biden to match lavender glasses and a tie with no promise of performing “Bennie and the Jets.” #SOTU
— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) February 13, 2013
Why don’t Joe Biden’s glasses not have a Twitter handle yet?
— The Fix (@TheFix) February 13, 2013
Of course it didn’t take long for the GIF-ninjas at Buzzfeed to whip this up:
Some even made fun of the rose-colored glasses and started a petition to get the Veep a more stylish pair of Warby Parkers.
— Rally (@rally) February 13, 2013
And in the new age of six-second video Vines, @TheDCVince made this:
Biden practicing serious faces behind Obama vine.co/v/bv009VOTEeL
— Vince Coglianese (@TheDCVince) February 13, 2013
And like any good viral joke, the night ended with Biden’s glasses getting a Twitter account of its own.
We hope your eye feels better, Joe. And if makes you feel any better, they’re making fun of Boehner’s boogers too.