Quick: Who's wackier, Vice President Joe Biden or The Onion's depiction of Vice President Joe Biden? As regular readers of "America's Finest News Source" know, Biden has long been a figure of fun, but lately, in real life, Biden has started to resemble his Onion alter-ego. In terms of awkward appearances, bad jokes, and cringe-worthy moments, the real Joe Biden has become positively Onion-esque.
Below, in random order, are five lines from pieces published by The Onion and five other lines of copy from actual news stories about the vice president . As one Onion editor told The New York Times last year, "We have a backlog of Biden jokes." Biden, it seems, has a backlog of his own. Can you guess which are real and which are fake?
1. "US officials have revealed that Osama bin Laden's diaries contain the rather startling conclusion that he didn't think Vice President Joe Biden was worth bumping off."
2. "Biden, who purchased the white Pontiac in 1983, has made an annual tradition of taking time off each spring to wash and tune-up his vehicle."
3. "Joe Biden got the Cinco de Mayo celebration started a few days early with a small 'Dos de Mayo' gathering at the vice president's residence in D.C."