|Twitter Buzzes About Biden's Glasses|
|Joanna Stern||Feb 12, 2013, 11:55 PM|
Image credit: Pool/ABC News
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.