State of Union: Twitter Buzzes About Joe Biden’s Glasses and Eye

Feb 12, 2013 11:55pm
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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.

Of course it didn’t take long for the GIF-ninjas at Buzzfeed to whip this up:

 State of Union: Twitter Buzzes About Joe Bidens Glasses and Eye

Some even made fun of the rose-colored glasses and started a petition to get the Veep a more stylish pair of Warby Parkers.

And in the new age of six-second video Vines, @TheDCVince made this:

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.

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