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Vice President Joe Biden arrives at St. John's Church on Monday wearing a pair of shades that has tickled Twitter fans.
When eagle-eyed Internet pundits spotted Joe Biden emerging from his car Monday morning in a pair of aviator sunglasses, they did exactly what you'd expect them to do: They pounced.
Behold, the making of a meme:
Silk Scarf, Sunglasses, Church - Biden is a dude.— Deborah Belcourt (@debbelcourt) January 21, 2013
Joe Biden and his sunglasses. Classic Big Joe. ❤— Torie Abramson (@toriehajdu) January 21, 2013
Biden in the sunglasses looks like he's part of the cast of Red.— anibundel (@anibundel) January 21, 2013
The vice president has made waves with his shades before. In November, a photo of him running across the street during a campaign event became a popular online image. And in October, he stopped by a Dunkin' Donuts sporting the aviators, prompting comparisons to characters from "Top Gun."
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Vice President Joe Biden runs across the street from a campaign stop to meet students outside two schools on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, in Muscatine, Iowa.