Though the Internet has not universally declared a winner of the vice-presidential debate—unlike the way all of tweeting America agreed President Obama lost the presidential debate—one thing is clear in the aftermath: the only thing anyone cares about is Joe Biden and his crazy face. Sure, Paul Ryan had wild eyebrows and a baby named "Bean," but Biden's cackles, wide smiles, scoffs, and hands thrown in the air were the main show. Biden's performance was surprising, but also familiar, because everybody keeps comparing him to a familiar family friend: the weird uncle. (Ryan was less familiar—the "MBA," "a wonk who exercises.") But on the question of which weird uncle, the Internet is divided. And whether he was a good weird uncle or a bad weird uncle depends on your political point of view. Here are the best of the uncle comparisons so far:
Drunk Thanksgiving Uncle
Whether you view the drunk uncle's presence at your Thanksgiving table a blessing or a curse depends on your politics, and probably also on how much you hate your family. "The contrast in style between the two men was every bit as great as expected," National Journal's Ronald Brownstein writes. Ryan was the cool MBA, while "Biden was more the corner barkeeper, or the opinionated uncle at the Thanksgiving table: he interrupted, harrumphed, and rolled his eyes." Biden "fashioned himself into a blue-collar elder statesman who sometimes acts like your uncle after three glasses of Scotch," The Washington Post's Dan Zak said.