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2012-10-12 12:20:35 PM

Fluorescent Testicle: Want one of us to donate something to you as well?


Sure! Start here.

/much better use of 20K
 
2012-10-12 12:20:42 PM

mr lawson: Cyclometh: Sometimes you should do something because it's awesome or feels good, not because it's practical.

The Democratic platform right there.


Oh please...the Republicans got 2 good wars in for about the same reason.
 
2012-10-12 12:21:03 PM

Cyclometh: RichieLaw: Perk $5: Knowledge that you contributed to making an internet meme come true.

Perk $10: Joe Biden will slam a Coor's Lite in your honor while ripping the sleeves off of his button-down. (Need a description) - Was thinking of, "Not really, but if there is enough interest, maybe we can convince Uncle Joe to chug a beer in your honor. Pictures to be posted all over the internet, of course."

Any more?

Perk $50- your name inscribed on a cassette of Night Ranger to be included with the vehicle (limit 10).


Is this feasible?
 
2012-10-12 12:21:14 PM

coeyagi: So what you're saying is, the GOP is all adult-oriented.


bahahah...the GOP?...no...they are worse.
 
2012-10-12 12:21:26 PM

coeyagi: Hack Patooey: Found a white one

Holy shiat, that's the exact one. Seller is only asking like $13K. Alright Farkers, let's get it done. Who has the donation site set up and where? Let's discuss.


also white... $4K...
 
2012-10-12 12:21:58 PM

Nuclear Monk: Oh please...the Republicans got 2 good wars in for about the same reason.


agreed. AND your point is what?
 
2012-10-12 12:22:09 PM
www.automopedia.org
 
2012-10-12 12:22:12 PM

mr lawson: Fluorescent Testicle: Want one of us to donate something to you as well?

Sure! Start here.

/much better use of 20K


Good idea. How about we split it between 3 charities. The Biden Breast Health Initiative, Doctor's Without Borders and the Wounded Warrior Project?
 
2012-10-12 12:22:12 PM

coeyagi: NowhereMon: The oatmeal guy uses http://www.indiegogo.com/

And here is a listing for a minted out 1979 Trans Am: Link

It looks like we will need about $20k

So a Minnesota Farker gets to take a road trip to D.C. to drop that baby off at the White House. Cool gig.

//it really should be white though if we want the Onion article to come true


We can get it painted.

/Minnesota Farker
//epic Fark road trip?
 
2012-10-12 12:22:19 PM

RichieLaw: I have the amount for $25k. Enough to purchase the car, pay applicable taxes and then transport it wherever it needs to go.

Also. Short description has been updated:

Help us raise $25 thousand dollars to buy Joe Biden a gift from the American people as awesome as he is... a vintage Pontiac Trans Am.

Now, if for some reason this awesome gift is too awesome for pesky laws and other unknown political reasons and Uncle Joe has to remain Trans Am-less, the internet will still purchase the car and auction it off.

All proceeds will go to benefit the Biden Breast Health Initiative.


Richie, email me (EIP), we'll figure out how to coordinate this thing...
 
2012-10-12 12:22:20 PM
My question after the thread anf the article it referenced is: How does a 4.9L Turbo V8 only make 170HP? My lawnmower makes more hp/liter.
 
2012-10-12 12:22:34 PM
No one posted this yet?

cache.gawkerassets.com
 
2012-10-12 12:22:42 PM

machoprogrammer: BAMFinator: As part of the 1%, Biden can buy his own damn TransAm.

This. (In before the Fark Democrat brigade says "SO VOTE REPUBLICAN!").

How about donating that money to charity instead? Or even NASA?


How about:

A) We've already mentioned a charity at least 3 times (read the f*cking thread)
B) Biden is about the "poorest" of national politicians, from a modest background unlike Romney or Ryan
 
2012-10-12 12:22:49 PM
The goal would be to get the exact same type of trans am as in the Onion photo.
 
2012-10-12 12:23:48 PM
If Biden can't accept it, get his face painted on the hood and auction it for charity.
 
2012-10-12 12:23:52 PM
FYI, Biden doesn't drink...so perks involving him chugging a beer in someone's honor are probably a no-go. I love everything else about this, however.
 
2012-10-12 12:23:58 PM

RichieLaw: The goal would be to get the exact same type of trans am as in the Onion photo.


Someone already did.

Repost: Link
 
2012-10-12 12:24:02 PM

RichieLaw: See recent post. I was about 5 minutes ahead of you. :)


I know, but I couldn't be bothered quoting all the posts about it. :P
 
2012-10-12 12:24:09 PM
Is Biden registered somewhere like Pep Boys?

I would gladly spring for a Hurst T handle in snakeskin and chrome. Or underdash lights. Or something with 2000 watts.
 
2012-10-12 12:24:19 PM

coeyagi: machoprogrammer: BAMFinator: As part of the 1%, Biden can buy his own damn TransAm.

This. (In before the Fark Democrat brigade says "SO VOTE REPUBLICAN!").

How about donating that money to charity instead? Or even NASA?

How about:

A) We've already mentioned a charity at least 3 times (read the f*cking thread)
B) Biden is about the "poorest" of national politicians, from a modest background unlike Romney or Ryan


A. I am down with that (I started typing that earlier and a fire drill delayed finishing my post, excuse me).
B. He is still richer than you and I combined.
 
2012-10-12 12:24:39 PM

RichieLaw: Good idea. How about we split it between 3 charities. The Biden Breast Health Initiative, Doctor's Without Borders and the Wounded Warrior Project?


Now that is adult-like thinking. I like you.
 
2012-10-12 12:25:03 PM
I think we should get the internet to buy Biden a Trans Am
Subby
You want a bunch of poor people to buy a millionaire a classic sport car?
What a dumbass idea.
 
2012-10-12 12:25:13 PM

coeyagi: RichieLaw: The goal would be to get the exact same type of trans am as in the Onion photo.

Someone already did.

Repost: Link


Any farkers in that area that can go and look a this car and see if they'll work with us until we have the $?
 
2012-10-12 12:25:13 PM

Xai: holy hell i'm not even american and i'm in for $5. This is legendary.


Seconded.
 
2012-10-12 12:25:19 PM

RichieLaw: Cyclometh: RichieLaw: Perk $5: Knowledge that you contributed to making an internet meme come true.

Perk $10: Joe Biden will slam a Coor's Lite in your honor while ripping the sleeves off of his button-down. (Need a description) - Was thinking of, "Not really, but if there is enough interest, maybe we can convince Uncle Joe to chug a beer in your honor. Pictures to be posted all over the internet, of course."

Any more?

Perk $50- your name inscribed on a cassette of Night Ranger to be included with the vehicle (limit 10).

Is this feasible?


Well, maybe a CD. A cassette would be hard to find. And by "inscribed" I had in mind a label or something like that. I mean, this is all for fun anyway, the perks should reflect the silliness.
 
2012-10-12 12:25:44 PM
I love me some Joe Biden, but he can buy his own Trans Am. And hook it up to the back of a train for his trips home for all I care.
 
2012-10-12 12:25:48 PM

mr lawson: RichieLaw: Good idea. How about we split it between 3 charities. The Biden Breast Health Initiative, Doctor's Without Borders and the Wounded Warrior Project?

Now that is adult-like thinking. I like you.


Ha. Okay. Done.
 
2012-10-12 12:25:56 PM

Cyclometh: Fabric_Man: Hate to be a killjoy, but there's probably some law against giving a car to the VP.

Fark that. Let's do this thing. If someone else doesn't set it up by god I'll go over there and do it. But I assume subby is on it?


Besides, if there is a law against keeping it, knowing Joe he'll drive it off a cliff at 90 MPH, rolling out the door at the last second. With a beer in his hand.
 
2012-10-12 12:26:39 PM

RichieLaw: mr lawson: Fluorescent Testicle: Want one of us to donate something to you as well?

Sure! Start here.

/much better use of 20K

Good idea. How about we split it between 3 charities. The Biden Breast Health Initiative, Doctor's Without Borders and the Wounded Warrior Project?


I think that since this is about Joe Biden, the Biden Breast Health initiative is a good idea. It's a great cause and honors the VP.
 
2012-10-12 12:27:01 PM

machoprogrammer: coeyagi: machoprogrammer: BAMFinator: As part of the 1%, Biden can buy his own damn TransAm.

This. (In before the Fark Democrat brigade says "SO VOTE REPUBLICAN!").

How about donating that money to charity instead? Or even NASA?

How about:

A) We've already mentioned a charity at least 3 times (read the f*cking thread)
B) Biden is about the "poorest" of national politicians, from a modest background unlike Romney or Ryan

A. I am down with that (I started typing that earlier and a fire drill delayed finishing my post, excuse me).
B. He is still richer than you and I combined.


Link

You sure about that?

Maximum Net Worth: $190,993

Minimum Net Worth: $-1,260,972

Average Net Worth: $-534,990*
 
2012-10-12 12:27:04 PM

Cyclometh: RichieLaw: Cyclometh: RichieLaw: Perk $5: Knowledge that you contributed to making an internet meme come true.

Perk $10: Joe Biden will slam a Coor's Lite in your honor while ripping the sleeves off of his button-down. (Need a description) - Was thinking of, "Not really, but if there is enough interest, maybe we can convince Uncle Joe to chug a beer in your honor. Pictures to be posted all over the internet, of course."

Any more?

Perk $50- your name inscribed on a cassette of Night Ranger to be included with the vehicle (limit 10).

Is this feasible?

Well, maybe a CD. A cassette would be hard to find. And by "inscribed" I had in mind a label or something like that. I mean, this is all for fun anyway, the perks should reflect the silliness.


True. Maybe we could get a mix-tape/cassette of songs from the year the trans-am was made. Limit it to like 50?
 
2012-10-12 12:27:56 PM

ChrisDe: I love me some Joe Biden, but he can buy his own Trans Am. And hook it up to the back of a train for his trips home for all I care.


Another crackshot ace missing the point(s): The gesture, the hilarity and the charity.
 
2012-10-12 12:28:03 PM

BAMFinator: As part of the 1%, Biden can buy his own damn TransAm.


Biden was one the few senators (in 2008) who wasn't part of the 1%. 2012 numbers are here. The VP oddly enough is one of the least wealthy guys on Capitol Hill.
 
2012-10-12 12:28:32 PM
 
2012-10-12 12:29:17 PM
All in all I love this idea. The beer chugging thing might really work, since people have often been willing to make asses of themselves for charity.
 
2012-10-12 12:29:18 PM

RichieLaw: Cyclometh: RichieLaw: Cyclometh: RichieLaw: Perk $5: Knowledge that you contributed to making an internet meme come true.

Perk $10: Joe Biden will slam a Coor's Lite in your honor while ripping the sleeves off of his button-down. (Need a description) - Was thinking of, "Not really, but if there is enough interest, maybe we can convince Uncle Joe to chug a beer in your honor. Pictures to be posted all over the internet, of course."

Any more?

Perk $50- your name inscribed on a cassette of Night Ranger to be included with the vehicle (limit 10).

Is this feasible?

Well, maybe a CD. A cassette would be hard to find. And by "inscribed" I had in mind a label or something like that. I mean, this is all for fun anyway, the perks should reflect the silliness.

True. Maybe we could get a mix-tape/cassette of songs from the year the trans-am was made. Limit it to like 50?


Gotta be careful about copyright; I think we should only include purchased CDs, maybe a "greatest hits" collection of some of the artists of the time in line with the theme. The perk could be having your name included in a liner insert along with the CD?
 
2012-10-12 12:29:24 PM

ltdanman44: BAMFinator: As part of the 1%, Biden can buy his own damn TransAm.

Biden is one of the lowest net worth congress critters


Although he does have a decent salary right now.
 
2012-10-12 12:29:40 PM
If enough money is raised, you should find a wounded veteran whose dream was to drive a Trans Am, but can't anymore because of missing limbs and whatnot, then retrofit the car so that he or she is able to drive it. Then try to arrange it for Joe to personalize or present it in some way to that veteran.
 
2012-10-12 12:30:20 PM

RichieLaw: Good idea. How about we split it between 3 charities. The Biden Breast Health Initiative, Doctor's Without Borders and the Wounded Warrior Project?


If we're going for the multiple-charity route, perhaps make it four and add in a gay rights charity? I figure it's easier to split about $20k four ways than three, and it was Biden's comments that opened the flood gates there.

/Then again, I'm heavily biased, so.
 
2012-10-12 12:30:22 PM

coeyagi: machoprogrammer: coeyagi: machoprogrammer: BAMFinator: As part of the 1%, Biden can buy his own damn TransAm.

This. (In before the Fark Democrat brigade says "SO VOTE REPUBLICAN!").

How about donating that money to charity instead? Or even NASA?

How about:

A) We've already mentioned a charity at least 3 times (read the f*cking thread)
B) Biden is about the "poorest" of national politicians, from a modest background unlike Romney or Ryan

A. I am down with that (I started typing that earlier and a fire drill delayed finishing my post, excuse me).
B. He is still richer than you and I combined.

Link

You sure about that?

Maximum Net Worth: $190,993

Minimum Net Worth: $-1,260,972

Average Net Worth: $-534,990*


From your link, he pulls in over a quarter million a year (and has tax payers pay for most of his expenses). If he is in the red, too farking bad.
 
2012-10-12 12:32:01 PM
So, umm, hate to tell you, but conservatives saw it differently.

Biden came off as a wrinkled up blowhard with lots of contempt but no actual facts or results to back up his four years of doing nothing but posturing.

So, go ahead with the Trans-Am. Toodles.
 
2012-10-12 12:32:12 PM
Beautiful. Get this up and running and I'm in for at least a five.
 
2012-10-12 12:32:13 PM

coeyagi: You sure about that?

Maximum Net Worth: $190,993

Minimum Net Worth: $-1,260,972

Average Net Worth: $-534,990*




this link says he is worth $215,000. More than you and I combined, probably.
 
2012-10-12 12:32:38 PM

machoprogrammer: coeyagi: machoprogrammer: coeyagi: machoprogrammer: BAMFinator: As part of the 1%, Biden can buy his own damn TransAm.

This. (In before the Fark Democrat brigade says "SO VOTE REPUBLICAN!").

How about donating that money to charity instead? Or even NASA?

How about:

A) We've already mentioned a charity at least 3 times (read the f*cking thread)
B) Biden is about the "poorest" of national politicians, from a modest background unlike Romney or Ryan

A. I am down with that (I started typing that earlier and a fire drill delayed finishing my post, excuse me).
B. He is still richer than you and I combined.

Link

You sure about that?

Maximum Net Worth: $190,993

Minimum Net Worth: $-1,260,972

Average Net Worth: $-534,990*

From your link, he pulls in over a quarter million a year (and has tax payers pay for most of his expenses). If he is in the red, too farking bad.


True, but you're still wrong (and also wrong about who pays most of his expenses, just a typical Fox News talking point without knowing what his actual expenses are).
 
2012-10-12 12:33:19 PM

machoprogrammer: coeyagi: You sure about that?

Maximum Net Worth: $190,993

Minimum Net Worth: $-1,260,972

Average Net Worth: $-534,990*



this link says he is worth $215,000. More than you and I combined, probably.


Net worth != annual salary.
 
2012-10-12 12:33:47 PM

BAMFinator: As part of the 1%, Biden can buy his own damn TransAm.


Who the fark invited Debbie Downer?
 
2012-10-12 12:33:53 PM
Writing the pitch text now. I would be happy to take suggestions as this is the Internet's campaign. Not mine.
 
2012-10-12 12:33:59 PM

coeyagi: True, but you're still wrong (and also wrong about who pays most of his expenses, just a typical Fox News talking point without knowing what his actual expenses are).


You really think the president and VP (any VP or president, so settle down with the partisan talk) pay most of their own expenses?
 
2012-10-12 12:35:08 PM
Anyway, moving along.

If we could send things to people who donate, I'd suggest something like your very own Night Ranger's Greatest Hits collection at the $100 level.
 
2012-10-12 12:35:22 PM

Fluorescent Testicle: RichieLaw: Good idea. How about we split it between 3 charities. The Biden Breast Health Initiative, Doctor's Without Borders and the Wounded Warrior Project?

If we're going for the multiple-charity route, perhaps make it four and add in a gay rights charity? I figure it's easier to split about $20k four ways than three, and it was Biden's comments that opened the flood gates there.

/Then again, I'm heavily biased, so.


I actually like this as well. I'm afraid I do not know any really reputable gay charities. Are there any that work with adolescents?
 
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