Politics

Biden's sunglasses get Twitter treatment

Jan. 21, 2013 at 12:21 PM ET

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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:

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.

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