Joe Biden 'zombie eye,' glasses go viral in State of the Union


A shot of Vice President Joe Biden’s glasses -- and bloody eye -- on Monday, Feb. 12, 2013, post-contact accident.


Jessica Kourkounis

Joe Biden's bringing sexy back to the bespectacled.

And ... bloodshot "zombie eyes?"

The vice president's rimless glasses, artfully dangled and appearing at times to match Biden's lilac-colored ties, went viral on Twitter and other social networks during tonight's State of the Union address.

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"Joe Biden wears glasses? How did I not know this?" The Fix tweeted.

"Seems cruel of Biden to match lavender glasses and a tie with no promise of performing 'Bennie and the Jets,'" wrote Twitter user Louis Virtel.

His bloodshot left eye, which some took to calling a "zombie eye," also freaked out more than a few viewers.

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"Sweet Baby Moses, Joe Biden's eye is terrifying," tweeted Jonathan Waldrop.

"What's up with Joe Biden's eye? I can't focus on the speech with Joe sitting back there looking like he's missing an eyeball," wrote John from CT.

Turns out, Biden scratched his left eye with a contact lens earlier this week, The Huffington Post reported.

Here's a popular gif of Biden's "tinted glasses."

The Veep also made the popular new Vine app, which poked fun at his fidgeting.

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