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(Barack Obama)   So that "be the first to know with a text message to your phone" was a fundraising / email list-building stunt after all   (barackobama.com) divider line 400
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2008-08-23 03:35:54 AM
Can we make this Hillary's fault somehow? Please??
 
2008-08-23 03:40:42 AM
*sigh* According to several officials, the text message announcement would be distributed Saturday morning, a few hours before a scheduled rally at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Ill., where the Democratic ticket would appear for the first time.

Try to show some patience guys.
 
2008-08-23 03:42:05 AM
img1.fark.net

What the hell else did you think it was, whatdoyoumeanthistoolbarinstallsmalwaremitter?
 
2008-08-23 03:43:15 AM
BKITU: whatdoyoumeanthistoolbarinstallsmalwaremitter

I went full retard trying to read that
 
2008-08-23 03:43:33 AM
SMSGate!!!
 
2008-08-23 03:56:55 AM
Being Famous Sucks: I went full retard trying to read that

If the joke fails... well, that's on me. Lack of sleep + abundance of beer = jokes that sometimes make sense only in my head.

Because the same type of person who didn't realize that a promotion requiring your email and cell phone number might be the kind of person who gets lured in by "zOMG FREE TOOLBAR!!1!11!" offers....

Never mind. I really need sleep.
 
2008-08-23 03:58:16 AM
I have to admit, it's kind of a shiatty move on Obama's part. My mother was really looking forward to the text message and she was pretty bummed when I had the news before her.
 
2008-08-23 04:01:13 AM
BKITU: If the joke fails... well, that's on me. Lack of sleep + abundance of beer = jokes that sometimes make sense only in my head.

Because the same type of person who didn't realize that a promotion requiring your email and cell phone number might be the kind of person who gets lured in by "zOMG FREE TOOLBAR!!1!11!" offers....


Please enter the following for your FREE download:

Name:
Email Address:
Phone Number:
Social Security Number:
Credit Card Number:
Card Verification Number [what's this?]:
ZIP Code:
Mother's Maiden Name:
Name of favorite pet:
 
2008-08-23 04:02:28 AM
BKITU: "zOMG FREE TOOLBAR!!1!11!" offers....

Never mind. I really need sleep.


it's good. don't flagellate yourself over my snark. it just takes a few tries to get it. it's actually quite clever. I just wanted an excuse to say "full retard"
 
2008-08-23 04:04:03 AM
they were saying earlier today that it would take several hours for all the messages to go out and that they were doing it by timezones.
 
2008-08-23 04:12:21 AM
log_jammin: they were saying earlier today that it would take several hours for all the messages to go out and that they were doing it by timezones.

I'm in Hawai'i and it'll be all over the airwaves by the time anyone wakes up here.
 
2008-08-23 04:12:46 AM
I just got my text.

Hah.
 
2008-08-23 04:14:19 AM
What I don't understand is why they didn't just do this yesterday (Friday) morning, after telling the media the announcement would come today. It's the only way they reasonably could have expected to be the ones breaking the news.
 
2008-08-23 04:15:50 AM
Being Famous Sucks: it's good. don't flagellate yourself over my snark.

Like I need an excuse for self-flagellation....


it just takes a few tries to get it. it's actually quite clever.

Thanks!


I just wanted an excuse to say "full retard"

i139.photobucket.com

"I'M NOT FULL! I'M STILL HUNGRY, MOM!"


/I'm a dick, sometimes.
//But I crack me up, and that's what really matters.
 
2008-08-23 04:19:37 AM
Truthiness: What I don't understand is why they didn't just do this yesterday (Friday) morning, after telling the media the announcement would come today. It's the only way they reasonably could have expected to be the ones breaking the news.

Agreed, they should've dropped that bomb at about 4:30, 5pm or so. Make the Friday night news cycle and dominate up until the convention.
 
2008-08-23 04:20:23 AM
I read in one of the stories (I think it was on msnbc) that the Biden announcement was leaked by an inside source.

The campaign probably had to abandon the whole plan once it was leaked, otherwise they'd look pretty stupid.

10:00 am
Obama Campaign: Obama Picks Biden for VP Candidate!
Press: Well DUUUUUUUUH! We started reporting this about 1:00 last night!

So I doubt it was a scam, just blown out of the water because some loser couldn't keep his/her mouth shut.
 
2008-08-23 04:22:03 AM
shidekigonomo: I'm in Hawai'i and it'll be all over the airwaves by the time anyone wakes up here.

I'm in kansas and I still haven't got mine
 
2008-08-23 04:26:25 AM
Suckerz.

/Obama pwned you all
//You like it though so it's okay
 
2008-08-23 04:29:11 AM
Occam's Chainsaw: Agreed, they should've dropped that bomb at about 4:30, 5pm or so. Make the Friday night news cycle and dominate up until the convention.

I say they should have done it yesterday evening. It would have been a whole day of Biden talk today.
 
2008-08-23 04:29:50 AM
Because... ya know... I'm a master campaign strategist and all.
 
2008-08-23 04:32:43 AM
sarcastrophe: Because... ya know... I'm a master campaign strategist and all.

Toaster Oven at least gave a helpful *DING!* when the VP choice was announced, so everybody knew. Didn't even require an email address, either.
 
2008-08-23 04:34:26 AM
BKITU: "I'M NOT FULL! I'M STILL HUNGRY, MOM!"

And that, children, is how Being Famous Sucks gained his first class ticket to hell.
/lol'd heartily
 
2008-08-23 04:37:27 AM
sarcastrophe: I say they should have done it yesterday evening. It would have been a whole day of Biden talk today.

What, Thursday night? Why not. I think they wanted a full 24 hours of "LOL, JOHN MCCAIN CAN'T COUNT HIS HOUSES!"

/So we both got bumped to the big leagues, and just in time for the conventions. This should be entertaining.
//Local Doomsayers #354: One apocalypse away from "I told you so"
 
2008-08-23 04:42:29 AM
Occam's Chainsaw: What, Thursday night? Why not. I think they wanted a full 24 hours of "LOL, JOHN MCCAIN CAN'T COUNT HIS HOUSES!"

/So we both got bumped to the big leagues, and just in time for the conventions. This should be entertaining.
//Local Doomsayers #354: One apocalypse away from "I told you so"


Congrats! Did you get an anony too? Someone loves us doomsayers! Probably because they know we speak the truth about the coming destruction of the world.... which should be any day now.
 
2008-08-23 04:53:55 AM
I get that they want to avoid the negative press that may come from waking people up at 3 in the morning, but at the same time, if you're enthusiastic enough about the campaign to sign up for this thing, my guess is you probably wouldn't mind being woken by this news.
 
2008-08-23 04:55:53 AM
shidekigonomo: I get that they want to avoid the negative press that may come from waking people up at 3 in the morning, but at the same time, if you're enthusiastic enough about the campaign to sign up for this thing, my guess is you probably wouldn't mind being woken by this news.

Some people have to work on Saturday morning.
 
2008-08-23 04:58:24 AM
sarcastrophe: Congrats! Did you get an anony too? Someone loves us doomsayers! Probably because they know we speak the truth about the coming destruction of the world.... which should be any day now.

Ayup, was also anonymous. I understand why people do the anon thing, but I'd still like to give a great big "thank you" to... well, whoever.

Anyways, back on topic: I had the distinct pleasure of being the first person to tell someone what the Dem ticket was going to be. Sometimes being up at ridiculous hours of the night pays off.
 
2008-08-23 05:05:36 AM
Ooh, scratch that, just got my text

SPOILER ALERT!!!

In a surprise move contradicting recent developments, Michael Phelps has been chosen as Obama's VP choice, not for his swimming prowess, but for his apparent Stephanie Rice-bagging ability.
 
2008-08-23 05:07:38 AM
shidekigonomo: Ooh, scratch that, just got my text

SPOILER ALERT!!!

In a surprise move contradicting recent developments, Michael Phelps has been chosen as Obama's VP choice, not for his swimming prowess, but for his apparent Stephanie Rice-bagging ability.


That's BS. I'm Obama's VP nomination choice.
 
2008-08-23 05:21:49 AM
Oh boy, two whole threads about how horrible a text message was!
 
2008-08-23 05:23:43 AM
finally got it
 
2008-08-23 05:32:29 AM
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2008-08-23 05:39:17 AM
Chaos on the floor of the Democratic Convention Floor in Denver as netroot support for Fark user Sarcastrophe reaches a fever pitch.
 
2008-08-23 05:41:05 AM
shidekigonomo: Chaos on the floor of the Democratic Convention Floor in Denver as netroot support for Fark user Sarcastrophe reaches a fever pitch.

I live like 20 mins from the Pepsi Center/Mile High Stadium. That's probably why he picked me.... for my low carbon footprint for getting there and stuff.
 
2008-08-23 06:53:54 AM
Glad to see politics are still serious bidness in retardland, er America

i242.photobucket.com

What next? John McCain anally rapes a monkey on a podcast? Sweet.
 
2008-08-23 07:01:16 AM
Being Famous Sucks: BKITU: "I'M NOT FULL! I'M STILL HUNGRY, MOM!"

And that, children, is how Being Famous Sucks gained his first class ticket to hell.
/lol'd heartily


I'll be right there with ya. That was farking hilarious.
 
2008-08-23 07:05:57 AM
Sarcastrophe

That picture sir is one of the reasons you're on my favorites list.
Laughed harder at that than the Full Retard image.

/Agnostic, not going to hell, in fact not quite sure where this plane is going - can I have a scotch please?
 
2008-08-23 07:06:37 AM
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
 
2008-08-23 07:09:40 AM
So this is the change that so many people are getting all worked up about? Nothing much to see here.
 
2008-08-23 07:10:58 AM
Wow! Two gasbags that love the sound of their own voices.

At least Obama can cinch that critical swing state of...Delaware. Hahahahahahahaha
 
2008-08-23 07:13:00 AM
mouell: Wow! Two gasbags that love the sound of their own voices.

At least Obama can cinch that critical swing state of...Delaware. Hahahahahahahaha


Say something nice about your candidate.
 
2008-08-23 07:16:51 AM
My GF got her text hours before mine. I wish they had released it friday afternoon to everyone at the same time...

/still prefer a candidate who can google & text
/Obama&Biden 08
 
2008-08-23 07:18:35 AM
in the modern era its next to imposable to keep this kind of thing under wraps. The news was more or less out when the secrete service showed up at Biden's house last night.

/works for the media and lives in Springfield IL
//our news room got calls before the 10 news last night from a print house that was called to have a rush order for Obama/Biden stickers for the speech today.
///way too many people in town and my cell phone is not working at all today keeps saying all circuits are busy.
 
2008-08-23 07:19:43 AM
HawaiiE: /still prefer a candidate who can google & text


Wow, Barack's thumbs must be really sore right now.
 
2008-08-23 07:20:54 AM
"Be sure to drink your Ovaltine."
 
2008-08-23 07:21:16 AM
At least we can relax now that Obama has picked this boat anchor.
 
2008-08-23 07:21:25 AM
Meh, it was a plan that got farked up by a leak to the media. Media doing its job.
 
2008-08-23 07:22:45 AM
I didn't see any coverage except for Foxes but they kept going to "Live outside Joe Bidens House" (Which was essentially a pitch black screen with a light in the damn distance) from I think the beginning of Hannity. I was both amused and ticked off when Red Eye was not shown at 3am so I could see "Live Outside Joe Bidens House" at 3am (While already posting about it on Fark). Why they chose to rerun that crap I don't know. I want my hot chick fix for the day :(
 
2008-08-23 07:23:23 AM
Well it's not like he commited adultery or something.
 
2008-08-23 07:23:45 AM
HawaiiE: /still prefer a candidate who can google & text
/Obama&Biden 08


You really think Obama is personally sending those text messages? Do you think Darth Vader really called you the day after Thanksgiving for your wakeup call to go shopping at Target, too?
 
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