Old Man Yells At Cloud

This was taken at one of the 9/11 ceremonies. When I first saw this, I assumed it was photoshop but no, this is an actual picture.

On the one hand, it’s very easy to look at a picture like this and assume the worst. Joe’s yelling. Obama looks embarrassed to be near him. Jill appears to be glaring at whoever took the picture. That’s the out-of-contest interpretation and, if you dislike Biden, it’s a very attractive one. As is often the case with picture like this, the truth is probably more mundane.

I remember during the Kavanaugh hearings, there was a picture that circulated on twitter that people interpreted as showing that all the women sitting behind him were disgusted by his testimony. It later turned out that all the women in the picture (one of whom was Kavanaugh’s wife) had shown up specifically to support Kavanaugh and the photographer just happened to snap the picture at an emotional moment. However, people saw what they wanted to see.

I don’t like Biden so I look at this picture and I see a senile old man yelling inappropriately. The truth, though, is that I’m seeing what I want to see. Still, it would be nice to know the context of this picture. What is old Joe doing?

Author: Jedadiah Leland

Film watcher, music lover, pop culture junkie. And you want to be my latex salesman?

2 thoughts on “Old Man Yells At Cloud”

  1. I say it’s Old Joe just being the idiot that he is. The actuality of the photos meaning is irrelevant when you’re looking at an imbecile.


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