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2012-10-12 12:55:23 PM  

mr lawson: Cyclometh: Run along now, the adults Kids are having fun.


No...this is how KIDS think and act. Not adults


Welcome to Fark.
 
2012-10-12 12:56:02 PM  
Biden really needs to drive it around DC blasting Maiden's Run to the Hills.

/I know it isn't part of the onion article, but he could also use a wopped-out IROC-Z, wifebeater and chains combo
 
2012-10-12 12:56:05 PM  
Outstanding Idea. If he can't accept it, one of the charities should be able to arrange that he at least drives it (with pictures, of course), which would raise it's auction value.
 
2012-10-12 12:56:54 PM  
Uh, forget about that Beltway Bomb name for the car...

Hey, there's the doorbell. I'll be right back.
 
2012-10-12 12:56:55 PM  

RichieLaw: I need a name for Joe Biden's trans am.


Pussy Magnet
 
2012-10-12 12:57:06 PM  
My wife just pointed out that it's quite possible the White House has people who read Fark. I wonder if Joe has heard about this already? :D
 
2012-10-12 12:57:45 PM  

html_007: RichieLaw: I need a name for Joe Biden's trans am.

The Bird.


Boom. I love this.

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: RichieLaw: I need a name for Joe Biden's trans am.

I always liked McMurtry's name for a horse. "The Hell biatch".. Wouldn't work here. Since I sobered up and realized Joe is from Delaware how about...

Delaware Paunch
The Sinator
Beltway Bomb


Also these. Internet. Make a decision!
 
2012-10-12 12:57:56 PM  

RichieLaw: I need a name for Joe Biden's trans am.


In honor of Alex Karras I suggest Mongo.
 
2012-10-12 12:58:28 PM  
zomg, the Sinator. This, it must be so.
 
2012-10-12 12:58:56 PM  
I almost think it should be a girl's name. Like "Darla" or something.

Serious Note: Make sure we don't pick a name of his dead family....
 
2012-10-12 12:59:04 PM  

RichieLaw: I need a name for Joe Biden's trans am.


The Celtic Wonder


/Celtic is Biden's secret service name
 
2012-10-12 12:59:14 PM  

RichieLaw: I need a name for Joe Biden's trans am.


Sheila
 
2012-10-12 12:59:31 PM  

Cyclometh: My wife just pointed out that it's quite possible the White House has people who read Fark. I wonder if Joe has heard about this already? :D


Once Richie has the page up and working, I'll see about sending the info to the WH somehow. There are various links and all on the whitehouse.gov site, one of them's gotta work!
 
2012-10-12 12:59:46 PM  

html_007: RichieLaw: I need a name for Joe Biden's trans am.

The Bird.


Better yet...Big Bird?
 
2012-10-12 12:59:49 PM  
I vote for The Bird.

/Sweet Jesus I love Fark.
 
2012-10-12 01:00:02 PM  

Cyclometh: zomg, the Sinator. This, it must be so.


Yeah, I concur. The Sinator.
 
2012-10-12 01:00:26 PM  
Once it goes live, I'm going to put it on reddit too. I imagine it'll get some attention there. I don't think raising $25K will be too hard to do.
 
2012-10-12 01:00:46 PM  

JusticeandIndependence: RichieLaw: I need a name for Joe Biden's trans am.

The Celtic Wonder


/Celtic is Biden's secret service name


combine them:

The Sinator Celtic

/alliteration and all
 
2012-10-12 01:00:47 PM  

JusticeandIndependence: RichieLaw: I need a name for Joe Biden's trans am.

The Celtic Wonder


/Celtic is Biden's secret service name


Ahahaha! I like this!
 
2012-10-12 01:01:49 PM  

html_007: RichieLaw: I need a name for Joe Biden's trans am.

The Bird Malarkey.


FTFY
 
2012-10-12 01:01:50 PM  
Call it "Rhythm Method".

You know, Catholic and what not.
 
2012-10-12 01:01:51 PM  

RichieLaw: I need a name for Joe Biden's trans am.


Love Ma-chine (with a hard ch like Cheech)...
 
2012-10-12 01:02:11 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


I think this got lost. Anyone in the area where that car is that can go look at it?

Link
 
2012-10-12 01:02:18 PM  

mr lawson: JusticeandIndependence: RichieLaw: I need a name for Joe Biden's trans am.

The Celtic Wonder


/Celtic is Biden's secret service name

combine them:

The Sinator Celtic

/alliteration and all


That's fantastic!
 
2012-10-12 01:02:56 PM  
OK, let's talk a few logistical issues:

1. Where will we be buying the vehicle?
2. How will it be delivered? I suggest something like an Iraq vet driving it to DC.
3. What's the timeframe? I recommend 30 days.
4. What will be done with overage? I'd bet we'll get some extra (maybe ao lot if it really takes off). We should be ready to commit extra funds in equal measure to the four charities in cash.
5. Add more here. We'll have to be ready to handle questions, etc.
 
2012-10-12 01:02:59 PM  
Updated Pitch:

Joe Biden loved his Trans Am. As soon as it reached about 40 degrees, in Scranton, PA. Ole Joe would pull the cover off of his beloved beauty and spend hours detailing her immaculate curves. He'd often be overheard murmuring her name,"INSERTNAMEHERE" in sweet tones, totally opposite of his gruff demeanor. Senator Biden, and now Vice President Biden, was always known for his fiery and passionate speech. But when he looked at NAME, he'd hitch up his jorts, rip off of his shirt sleeves and chug some Ice House. It was love.

Then came the Great Recession. Biden tried to maintain his Trans AM through 2009, but with the soaring gas prices and the Republican's pressure to destroy everything that was General Motors, he was unable to do so. He sold it to a young man about to go to war in Iraq. There were tears in his eyes when he gave NAME away. But he knew she would be in a better place.

Unfortunately, not everything on the internet is true, no matter what the internet tries to tell you. Over the past four years one of the internet's favorite political meme's is of "Uncle Joe Biden." It started with an Onion article (http://www.theonion.com/articles/shirtless-biden-washes-trans-am-in-w hite-house-dri,2718/) which poked fun at the Vice President because of his blue collar mannerisms and forthright speech when discussing...well...anything.

Joe Biden has made a career about speaking what he means, regardless if it is in his best political interest or if it is the "politically correct" thing to say. Because of this he endures jokes regarding his "gaffes" and verbal miscues and America (and some of the rest of the world) laugh and chuckle about this homer Vice President of ours.

All the while, Joe Biden has calmly and quietly been an incredible Vice President. He was one of the first politicians to publicly embrace gay marriage (http://articles.latimes.com/2012/may/06/nation/la-na-biden-gay-marria ge-20120507) and may have been personally responsible for President Obama coming out in favor of gay marriage and the subsequent change in the Democratic Party's platform.

In order to let Vice President Biden know just how much we appreciate them, while also making a very silly part of the internet come true (we are the internet after all); let's buy Uncle Joe a Trans Am like one that is featured in the Onion article linked to above. It's hilarious, it's awesome and gosh darnit, it's something that we can talk about in addition to the cat pictures and rage comics.

Now, if for some reason this awesome gift is too awesome and cannot be given to Vice President Biden, the internet will still purchase the car and auction it off.

All proceeds will be distributed to the Biden Breast Health Initiative, Doctors Without Borders, the Wounded Warrior Project and GLAAD.

Regardless if it is to Joe Biden or to charity, maybe Joe Biden will even wash it on the White House lawn.
 
2012-10-12 01:03:04 PM  
OMG YES
I vote for The Bird. Simple. Elegant.

"Vice President Gives 'The Bird' To Charities, Raises Eyebrows and Awareness"
 
2012-10-12 01:03:31 PM  

mr lawson: Cyclometh: Run along now, the adults Kids are having fun.


No...this is how KIDS think and act. Not adults


No, adults step up to the plate with actual greenbacks and shiat. Kids whine about the fun they have doing it.

Now, go back in the kitchen with the other kids and finish all your peas.
 
2012-10-12 01:03:47 PM  

html_007: The Bird.


I vote for this one.

/Alright, logging off now so I don't sleep through work tomorrow.
//Keep it going, you awesome people.
 
2012-10-12 01:03:59 PM  

Cyclometh: OK, let's talk a few logistical issues:

1. Where will we be buying the vehicle?
2. How will it be delivered? I suggest something like an Iraq vet driving it to DC.
3. What's the timeframe? I recommend 30 days.
4. What will be done with overage? I'd bet we'll get some extra (maybe ao lot if it really takes off). We should be ready to commit extra funds in equal measure to the four charities in cash.
5. Add more here. We'll have to be ready to handle questions, etc.


6. How is Biden going to be informed of this? I mean, it all gets lost if we buy it, commit it to a charity, but Joe doesn't even know about it.
 
2012-10-12 01:04:34 PM  
thelookingspoon.com

THIS image needs to be getting more traction than it is

/excellent PS job, too
 
2012-10-12 01:04:35 PM  

MFAWG: No, adults step up to the plate with actual greenbacks and shiat. Kids whine about the fun they have doing it.

Now, go back in the kitchen with the other kids and finish all your peas.


go back and re-read the entire thread.
Everybody is onboard now.
 
2012-10-12 01:04:52 PM  

RichieLaw: I need a name for Joe Biden's trans am.


Pussy Wagon
 
2012-10-12 01:04:59 PM  
Very nice, RichieLaw. Very nice indeed.
 
2012-10-12 01:05:03 PM  

RichieLaw: Updated Pitch:


Oh, and I love the pitch so far, by the way. :)
 
2012-10-12 01:05:13 PM  
The Sinator. Amazing.
 
2012-10-12 01:05:48 PM  

coeyagi: Cyclometh: OK, let's talk a few logistical issues:

1. Where will we be buying the vehicle?
2. How will it be delivered? I suggest something like an Iraq vet driving it to DC.
3. What's the timeframe? I recommend 30 days.
4. What will be done with overage? I'd bet we'll get some extra (maybe ao lot if it really takes off). We should be ready to commit extra funds in equal measure to the four charities in cash.
5. Add more here. We'll have to be ready to handle questions, etc.

6. How is Biden going to be informed of this? I mean, it all gets lost if we buy it, commit it to a charity, but Joe doesn't even know about it.


there was talk upthread of emailing the white house.
 
2012-10-12 01:05:59 PM  

coeyagi: Cyclometh: OK, let's talk a few logistical issues:

1. Where will we be buying the vehicle?
2. How will it be delivered? I suggest something like an Iraq vet driving it to DC.
3. What's the timeframe? I recommend 30 days.
4. What will be done with overage? I'd bet we'll get some extra (maybe ao lot if it really takes off). We should be ready to commit extra funds in equal measure to the four charities in cash.
5. Add more here. We'll have to be ready to handle questions, etc.

6. How is Biden going to be informed of this? I mean, it all gets lost if we buy it, commit it to a charity, but Joe doesn't even know about it.


Register a domain name, point it to the fund raising site. Then spread the word on Facebook / Twitter.
 
2012-10-12 01:06:31 PM  

coeyagi: Cyclometh: OK, let's talk a few logistical issues:

1. Where will we be buying the vehicle?
2. How will it be delivered? I suggest something like an Iraq vet driving it to DC.
3. What's the timeframe? I recommend 30 days.
4. What will be done with overage? I'd bet we'll get some extra (maybe ao lot if it really takes off). We should be ready to commit extra funds in equal measure to the four charities in cash.
5. Add more here. We'll have to be ready to handle questions, etc.

6. How is Biden going to be informed of this? I mean, it all gets lost if we buy it, commit it to a charity, but Joe doesn't even know about it.


Good question- it was mentioned upthread that we'll engage the White House. I suggest that once we have an idea of how well it will go (if we're going to hit the funding target) that we try to arrange a brief photo-op with the VP to "hand over the keys" and shake some hands, then take it and sell it for the charities.
 
2012-10-12 01:07:08 PM  
Delaware Destroyer would be nice, but George Thorogood would sue.
 
2012-10-12 01:07:50 PM  
"thesinator.com" is available. Just sayin'.
 
2012-10-12 01:08:12 PM  

Cyclometh: then take it and sell it for the charities.


when are the next debates? auction it off right before and in front of the press.
 
2012-10-12 01:08:42 PM  

Cyclometh: OK, let's talk a few logistical issues:

1. Where will we be buying the vehicle?
2. How will it be delivered? I suggest something like an Iraq vet driving it to DC.
3. What's the timeframe? I recommend 30 days.
4. What will be done with overage? I'd bet we'll get some extra (maybe a lot if it really takes off). We should be ready to commit extra funds in equal measure to the four charities in cash.
5. Add more here. We'll have to be ready to handle questions, etc.


1 and 2. I would plan on it being completely bought via the internet. Maybe have someone inspect the vehicle or pay for an actual assessment and then either having someone drive it to DC or have it shipped.
3. I have it on indiegogo as 46 or 45 days right now, whatever is the default.
4. Overage will be donated, pro rata, to the four charities listed.
5. Just set up an email account: j­o­e­bi­den­str­an­sam[nospam-﹫-backwards]liam­g*co­m
 
2012-10-12 01:09:01 PM  

Cyclometh: "thesinator.com" is available. Just sayin'.


www.givejoethebird.com
 
2012-10-12 01:09:46 PM  
Is there a link yet? The sooner we start spreading it, the better! Plus I feel the uncontrollable urge to give $5 to this right now.
 
2012-10-12 01:09:47 PM  
So anyone set up a place to give? I'm in for some $. Just need to know where.
 
2012-10-12 01:10:27 PM  

coeyagi: RichieLaw: I need a name for Joe Biden's trans am.

Mannix.

Merth Mobile

Muffy

Whitesnake

Dildox Dilden


Debbie. As in, "does Dallas"
 
2012-10-12 01:10:54 PM  

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


He is already living at the expense of We the People. Who knows? It might make a nice going away present.
 
2012-10-12 01:11:04 PM  

Fluorescent Testicle: ChrisDe: Oh, I get it. Not really hilarious though, and it'll never happen anyway.

Drew: This is a fantastic idea

Heh. :)


Oh snap!
 
2012-10-12 01:11:05 PM  
Richie, if you need any assistance, I'll help out as I can. My email is my handle at gmail (well, it forwards to my email address, anyway).

One thing that might be fun- I'm a voice actor and could do a dramatic reading of the pitch text for a YouTube video if someone wanted to help with the video editing side.
 
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