RIP, Biden memes: How the VP awakened the internet’s most earnest humor


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Joe Biden is leaving office, and with him go the Biden memes.

The internet, predictably, is already mourning. Even President Obama acknowledged the end of an era as he presented Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom last week. “This … gives the internet one last chance to talk about our bromance,” he said. (It took that chance, heartily.)

From now till 2020, can we keep Joe Biden memes alive to make me not cry?

— Nadia Aboulhosn (@nadiaaboulhosn) January 14, 2017

It’s not difficult to guess why the internet will take this loss so hard. First, and perhaps most depressingly, there’s no clear replacement: policy aside, it’s nearly impossible to imagine vice president-elect Mike Pence eating ice cream, laughing or enjoying anything.

Therein lies Biden’s appeal as a public figure: he is a serious, veteran leader who also enjoys life. Eats a sh*t-ton of ice cream. Does not eat that ice cream delicately.

And that means he’s highly meme-able.

Biden became perfect foil for President Obama, a man so poised he often seems…

Sasha Harriet

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