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Happy birthday, Joe Biden! Let’s celebrate with his 10 most ridiculous quotes [SLIDESHOW]

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Taylor Bigler
Entertainment Editor

Vice President Joe Biden turned 71 on Nov. 20, 2013, so let’s commemorate his seven decades on this planet with his 10 most ridiculous quotes.

And there are so many to choose from. From whispering into the president’s ear, “This is a big fucking deal,” or the time he introduced his running mate as “Barack America,” Biden is here to provide the laugh-track to our lives.

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  • During an April, 2012 campaign stop, Biden caught himself while doing a Bidenism: "Back in '28 when it was built, they didn't realize that they effectivly created a dam through half of the Ever-gators - through half of the Everglades - cutting off the water supply that these wetlands depend upon."
  • "I guess what I'm trying to say without boring you too long at breakfast -- and you all look dull as hell, I might add," Biden said to a group of donors in April of this year. "The dullest audience I have ever spoken to. Just sitting there, staring at me. Pretend you like me!"
  • Joe Biden's parents had high hopes for their son -- just ask him. During a campaign event this past May, Biden said, "My mother believed and my father believed that if I wanted to be president of the United States, I could be, I could be vice president!"
  • Making an excellent first impression on his first official campaign stop as the Democratic 2008 VP candidate, Biden introduced Obama by saying, "A man I'm proud to call my friend. A man who will be the next president of the United States — Barack America!"
  • Biden made a big uh-oh when he told a state senator to stand up in 2008: "Stand up, Chuck, let 'em see ya." Sure, the quote itself isn't dumb, but Ohio Sen. Chuck Graham is in a wheelchair...
  • "I promise you, the president has a big stick. I promise you," Biden said on April 26, 2012, when referencing the Theodore Roosevelt quote, "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far."
  • Not even Joe Biden thinks Joe Biden would make a good VP. After he was picked for the ticket in 2008, he said, in defense of Hillary Clinton, "Hillary Clinton is as qualified, or more qualified, than I am to be vice president. Quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me.”
  • Biden said during a campaign stop in Ohio in Oct. 2008, "Look, John's [McCain's] last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the No. 1 job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S, jobs."
  • "I mean, you got the first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man," Biden said of Obama during the 2007 Democratic primary.
  • "You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking," then-Sen. Biden said to an Indian-American man in June 2006. The comment was a private remark, but was caught on camera by C-SPAN.

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