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Laughing Joe Goes All The Way Back To 1904

"The Laughing Philosopher."

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The Laughing Joe meme goes all the way back to 1904.

In a poem by Palmer Cox in the June 15, 1904 edition of the Sydney Mail, "Laughing Joe" is a "great philosopher / Lived years and years ago; / And such a merry soul was he / They called him Laughing Joe."

This is the new version of Laughing Joe, inspired by Vice President Joe Biden's laugh-filled debate last night:

lol @ last night-- Laughing Joe Biden

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