Joe Biden’s Doppelganger

As a native San Franciscan, I’m embarrassed that I didn’t spot the resemblance sooner.  Still, better late than never, and it’s a timely reminder before the upcoming debate.

Here’s Joe “the Hyena” Biden, laughing his head off during discussions about nuclear war, crippling national debt, and other light topics:

And here’s Laughing Sal, the famous puppet who greeted visitors at the Fun House that used to be part of San Francisco’s Playland at the Beach.  You can still see Sal at the Musee Mecanique in San Francisco.

Separated at birth, right? Or could it be that Laughing Sal and Joe were manufactured at the same wacky laugh factory?

Incidentally, if you’ve been having your doubts about whether the current White House occupants are organic life forms, don’t forget this video of Obama’s scarily robotic smile:

Barack Obama’s amazingly consistent smile from Eric Spiegelman on Vimeo.

I’m beginning to think we’ve been living through three and a half years of the Manchurian Candidate, only with androids, rather than brainwashed war vets cast in the starring roles.

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  • Charles Martel

    Biden’s smile reminds me of Milton Berle’s smile when he had done an especially naughty thing.
    The difference, of course, being that Berle knew he’d done a baaaad deed. Biden doesn’t have a shred of self-awareness.

  • shirleyelizabeth

    There were a couple times during the debate that my husband and I were both struck by a Ryan-Doofenshmirtz resemblance. I think it was when the camera caught his nose from a certain angle. And then we turned off the debate and streamed an episode of Phineas and Ferb.

  • Ymarsakar

    It is what is known as a “fake smile”, where the eye muscles aren’t engaged.