We at UncleNomics aren’t here to talk about politics. So, when we bring up the Joe Biden memes that started floating around the internets, once he and Obama were transitioning out of the White House, please understand that the only thing we’re referring to is how funny they are. Because they are hilarious. And the practical jokes people imagine him playing, as the Trump team moves into the White House, are kind of what we imagine uncles everywhere playing on their nieces and nephews.
Here are nine times “Uncle” Joe Biden was every uncle, playing a practical joke:
Classic uncle joke, right there. And isn’t Obama’s face every niece or nephew’s eye roll reaction? It’s perfect.
Practical joker uncles are the best, aren’t they? That is, until they’re playing the jokes on you and you’re the one suffering.
Uncles are the absolute best at treading the line between funny and embarrassingly awful.
Dear, dear Uncle Joe. You pretty much always want to push things just that little bit further.
Uncles who aren’t blood-related are usually the friends who have an especially close relationship with your parents. They will do literally anything for your entire family.
The more people an uncle can recruit to get in on the joke, the more effective he can make it, right?
Oh, Uncle Joe. Always taking the practical jokes so very seriously. Are you that uncle, or do you have an uncle like that?
Uncles who are laying the smackdown, via practical joke, are a force to be reckoned with. When you’ve been the butt of one of your uncle’s practical jokes, there is never a question in your mind of who it was. He has a signature style.
More than almost anything, uncles are famous for their jokes. Whether they’re practical or whether they’re verbal, it seems like most uncles truly revel in making their families laugh. And thank goodness for that, because we all need to laugh more. It’s good for the soul.