The writers for the Onion weren't kidding -- the vice president really digs the satirical newspaper and the awkward things they do to him.

In a recent interview with Yahoo News, Vice President Biden said he was flattered by all the attention given to him in the Onion.

"I saw the one with me washing the Trans Am automobile in the driveway, shirtless, with tattoos all over myself," the Veep said. "By the way, I have a Corvette, a '67 Corvette, not a Trans Am," he also revealed.

Biden, of course, is referring to the May 2009 Onion article, "Shirtless Biden Washes Trans Am In White House Driveway." The writers have also said that the Veep showed up to Inauguration with a ponytail, and that he was caught singing Pearl Jam's "Even Flow" during a security briefing, among other wacky scenarios.

"I think it's hilarious the stuff that I've seen about me," Biden said. "I guess you're not supposed to encourage it by laughing at yourself." He then tried to make it clear that the real Biden was much different than the Onion's version. "Most people refer to me, who know me, in the press, of being a little bit square and now I'm the philanderer," he said.