Compared to last week’s “shit show” of a presidential debate, tonight’s vice presidential debate was blissfully boring. There was one standout moment, though, and that was the fly on Mike Pence’s head.
That a fly briefly landed on Pence’s coif was not groundbreaking; what was jaw-dropping was that Pence had zero reaction to this bug landing on his hair. Like, not even a tiny flinch. Anyone with normal human reflexes would absentmindedly swat at the bug invading their space, but Pence was either completely unaware of the fly’s presence or ignored it with exquisite control for TWO ENTIRE MINUTES before the fly took off.
Naturally, the internet exploded with questions. Did the fly get caught in Pence’s hair gel? Is Pence a member of the undead and incapable of sensing things crawling on his body? Does the fly now have to be tested for Covid? Here’s what some people on Twitter had to say.
good night, everyone pic.twitter.com/FUY9nd59Kp
— Michael Gold (@migold) October 8, 2020
You have two minutes, uninterrupted. https://t.co/jN7waHrRBp
— Jim Swift (@JimSwiftDC) October 8, 2020
All hail Lord of the Flies!! pic.twitter.com/Ssl5aJmkcB
— FlyOnMikePence (@FlyOnMikePence3) October 8, 2020
The deep state planted a bug on @VP. The illegal spying is really out of control.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) October 8, 2020
the fly on mike pence's head in 2-14 days pic.twitter.com/rtWu5QhlpA
— julia reinstein 🚡 (@juliareinstein) October 8, 2020
— Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) October 8, 2020
THAT FLY ON PENCE’S HEAD IS THE GHOST OF RBG
— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) October 8, 2020
Buzz buzz? Buzzzzzzz
— The Fly On Mike Pence's Head (@pierrederecho) October 8, 2020
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— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) October 8, 2020
— Seinfeld Current Day (@Seinfeld2000) October 8, 2020
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 8, 2020
There are now multiple Twitter accounts that claim to be the fly.