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2012-10-12 02:02:30 PM
I'm in, up to $390!
 
2012-10-12 02:02:33 PM
What's the best subreddit to submit this to? I don't think /r/politics is a good one.
 
2012-10-12 02:02:34 PM

JusticeandIndependence: So what happens to my donation if I used PayPal?


RichieLaw can just transfer it over to the new account. No worries. Better that than the whole thing get caught up in Paypal's stranglehold - and ruin the whole fundraising event.
 
2012-10-12 02:02:52 PM

unchellmatt: coeyagi: Ok, 200 bucks in, 10 from me. Let's keep it rolling. FB and tweet the shiat out of this.

Done and done.

@JoeBiden.


#BuyJoeATransAm
?
 
2012-10-12 02:02:52 PM

RichieLaw: So. Pitch so far:

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 i ...


Good so far, but there needs to be a part that mentions the fact that Biden is aware of the Onion spoof, and even laughs at it, and himself often. That is a quality we need more in government.
 
2012-10-12 02:03:04 PM
Just put in 10 bucks. Will put in more next week on payday.

Pure win.
 
2012-10-12 02:03:20 PM
Oh yeah! That would be so cool! In fact I'll... oh, right. I don't have any spare cash. Maybe I... oh yeah, I already sold most of my stuff. What I should do is... you know, being homeless sucks.

But hey, go ahead and buy a really cool car for someone as a prank! I bet he would get a huge laugh out of it.

/shivers in the rain.
 
2012-10-12 02:03:41 PM

WalMartian: Duh...on second thought, vanity plate:

BIG BIRD


Or rather, get a life-sized Big Bird to sit in the passenger seat for photos.
 
2012-10-12 02:03:48 PM

un4gvn666: h0lmesdaddy: Vanity Plate: "This Big"

BIGFNDL


Solid. There should be some clause that the buyer has to choose from preselected vanity plates...
 
2012-10-12 02:03:57 PM

TaterTot_HotDish: SmellsLikePoo: Anyone want to clue-in a person who didn't catch the debate?

Link


o.onionstatic.com

Is it just me, or is that REALLY well shopped?
 
2012-10-12 02:04:10 PM

JusticeandIndependence: Phinn: He can drive it back to Pennsylvania when he needs to relocate in a couple of months.

Just can't bring yourself to have any fun can you?


My idea of fun doesn't involve sucking up to high-level criminals.

But that's me.

Enjoy fellating your favorite scumbag du jour, sweetie.
 
2012-10-12 02:04:32 PM

un4gvn666: RichieLaw, 4th paragraph from the bottom has a couple of grammatical errors:

In order to let Vice President Biden know just how much we appreciate them him, 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 the 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.

Just doing my part. :)


Also, from opening sentence: $25 million dollars
 
2012-10-12 02:04:56 PM
Awesome. Now shut up and take my money.
 
2012-10-12 02:04:56 PM
Bank info is now set up. Hopefully that will allow cards from other places....
 
2012-10-12 02:05:00 PM

dualplains: TaterTot_HotDish: SmellsLikePoo: Anyone want to clue-in a person who didn't catch the debate?

Link

[o.onionstatic.com image 600x400]

Is it just me, or is that REALLY well shopped?


yeah, except for the lack of neck.

Then again...if you're driving a Trans Am...the chances of you sans neck are pretty high.
 
2012-10-12 02:05:41 PM
Just donated $10. This will be so cool!
 
2012-10-12 02:05:47 PM

Phinn: JusticeandIndependence: Phinn: He can drive it back to Pennsylvania when he needs to relocate in a couple of months.

Just can't bring yourself to have any fun can you?

My idea of fun doesn't involve sucking up to high-level criminals.

But that's me.

Enjoy fellating your favorite scumbag du jour, sweetie.


ok thanks. Hope you miss when you try and kick that puppy later
 
2012-10-12 02:05:57 PM
$5, done.

Crack open the T-top and let the wind blow free through your plugs Joe!
 
2012-10-12 02:06:08 PM
I guess my donation put the total at $420.

Sweet.
 
2012-10-12 02:06:15 PM

urbangirl: un4gvn666: RichieLaw, 4th paragraph from the bottom has a couple of grammatical errors:

In order to let Vice President Biden know just how much we appreciate them him, 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 the 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.

Just doing my part. :)

Also, from opening sentence: $25 million dollars


Ooops, $25 thousand
You know what I means
 
2012-10-12 02:06:39 PM

urbangirl: un4gvn666: RichieLaw, 4th paragraph from the bottom has a couple of grammatical errors:

In order to let Vice President Biden know just how much we appreciate them him, 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 the 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.

Just doing my part. :)

Also, from opening sentence: $25 million dollars


Fixed!
 
2012-10-12 02:06:54 PM

coeyagi: Pure poetry, bro. And yes, my armchair lawyering tells me he won't be able to accept it. Charity all the way.


I haven't read the entire thread, so this may be covered, but I have seen this repeated a lot. There are statutory protocols for how gifts to U.S. officials are handled - we don't need to worry about it. Give it to him, if we want, and let him (and various gift-handling functionaries) figure out what to do. That way we don't have a committee arguing so much the entire idea gets derailed.
 
2012-10-12 02:08:40 PM

FinFangFark: #BuyJoeATransAm


DOH! I suck balls. Left out a tag. Oh well. I rarely, if ever, use Twitter.
 
2012-10-12 02:09:01 PM

NobleHam: Can we get the link for this thread changed to the donation page?


THIS. Mods?
 
2012-10-12 02:09:04 PM
Is it possible to lower the goal? A number of Trans Ams cheaper than 25k have been linked in this thread and the less money spent on the car, the more potential profit from auctioning it off after a Biden photo-op.
 
2012-10-12 02:09:13 PM
C'mon, where's that audio, I need it STAT!

(mainly so we can replace that "That F*cking Guy" animation)
 
2012-10-12 02:09:37 PM
o.onionstatic.com
 
2012-10-12 02:09:53 PM

NobleHam: Is it possible to lower the goal? A number of Trans Ams cheaper than 25k have been linked in this thread and the less money spent on the car, the more potential profit from auctioning it off after a Biden photo-op.


We are doing flexible funding. Regardless of the amount raised, we will use what we have to either purchase a Trans AM or just donate it to the stated charities in Vice President Biden's name.
 
2012-10-12 02:10:11 PM

Cyclometh: machoprogrammer: 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?

Go away. We're having fun, and no matter how much you try to piss in the pot, it won't work.

Shoo.


Stop having the type of fun he doesn't want you to have. Only he's allowed to prescribe the kind of fun we should have!
 
2012-10-12 02:10:14 PM

NobleHam: Is it possible to lower the goal? A number of Trans Ams cheaper than 25k have been linked in this thread and the less money spent on the car, the more potential profit from auctioning it off after a Biden photo-op.


That, and a friendly car shop that would be willing to put decals on at cost.
 
2012-10-12 02:10:16 PM

RichieLaw: urbangirl: un4gvn666: RichieLaw, 4th paragraph from the bottom has a couple of grammatical errors:

In order to let Vice President Biden know just how much we appreciate them him, 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 the 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.

Just doing my part. :)

Also, from opening sentence: $25 million dollars

Fixed!


Read my post above, Rich...it's important that we mention Joe's awareness of the spoof. It will also give context...
 
2012-10-12 02:10:26 PM

RichieLaw: 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!


Elephant Butthurt
 
2012-10-12 02:10:30 PM
Your image quality sucks. http://i.imgur.com/RtEFd.jpg is WAY cleaner.
 
2012-10-12 02:10:33 PM

NobleHam: Is it possible to lower the goal? A number of Trans Ams cheaper than 25k have been linked in this thread and the less money spent on the car, the more potential profit from auctioning it off after a Biden photo-op.


Actually, the more TransAm you buy (read: higher quality) the more likely it will sell for a large amount to some Democrat who loves Joe Biden and has tons of cash. Who knows? Maybe Joe Biden will buy it himself to show that he is charitable!
 
2012-10-12 02:10:49 PM

coeyagi: When do we get shut down as a thread? Like 3 or 4 days? Just need to consider lines of communication.


Typically about 48 hours, but as things move forward I'd recommend submitting new threads with updates, and have a link back to this thread as a bit of background. I've stickied this thread at the top for a little while, but I'm open to bumping this again tomorrow to get the weekend crowd a look.
 
One thing: this can get a lot of traction off-Fark if people put it on FB and/or teh Twittars. 
 
2012-10-12 02:11:20 PM

thrgd456: 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.


The far right neo-fascists have their own set of beer goggles that they use to distort reality to suit their delusions.
 
2012-10-12 02:11:22 PM
Something like this?

Link
 
2012-10-12 02:11:30 PM

Sliding Carp: coeyagi: Pure poetry, bro. And yes, my armchair lawyering tells me he won't be able to accept it. Charity all the way.

I haven't read the entire thread, so this may be covered, but I have seen this repeated a lot. There are statutory protocols for how gifts to U.S. officials are handled - we don't need to worry about it. Give it to him, if we want, and let him (and various gift-handling functionaries) figure out what to do. That way we don't have a committee arguing so much the entire idea gets derailed.


The point is, whether he can accept it or not, a Tran-Am can be procured, there can be a big silly ceremony with media where "he accepts it" or whatever, and all of us nerds can get a woody. It's for the LULZ.

I'm thinking that if this works, and the car is procured, that Biden could sign it or something and then it could be auctioned off for even more money. Or, that might not work, I dunno. Obviously it will all go to charity in the end. But we need to summon the Powers of Fark to make this happen so dammit get out yer credit cards farkers.
 
2012-10-12 02:11:39 PM

coeyagi: C'mon, where's that audio, I need it STAT!

(mainly so we can replace that "That F*cking Guy" animation)


Replaced it.
 
2012-10-12 02:11:45 PM
Tweeted "Help us give #JoeBiden the Bird http://www.indiegogo.com/BidensTransAm"
 
2012-10-12 02:12:47 PM
Or you could all chip in your money to help someone who needs it.

I guess its more fun for some farkers to suck a politicians cock. He doesn't give a shiat about you (red or blue, doesn't matter). Don't buy him anything.
 
2012-10-12 02:12:54 PM

Servocrowatian: Hack Patooey: Subby here. I think Kickstarter might be the way to go? I wonder what kind of gift laws this crosses?

Probably several, but you know, whatever.



JOE JOE JOE JOE JOE JOE JOE JOE


Here's one way to make this work:

Step 1 - Set up a SuperPAC called "Interwebs for Obama/Biden

Step 2- Collect for TransAm and hand the keys to Smokin' Joe

Step 3 - Party and laugh watching the GOP scramble to overturn Citizens United

Profit thus becomes Step 4
 
2012-10-12 02:13:03 PM
Oh look, another "Let's try to get Fark some media attention by doing something pointless" thread.

*yawn*
 
2012-10-12 02:13:05 PM

Walt_Jizzney: RichieLaw: urbangirl: un4gvn666: RichieLaw, 4th paragraph from the bottom has a couple of grammatical errors:

In order to let Vice President Biden know just how much we appreciate them him, 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 the 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.

Just doing my part. :)

Also, from opening sentence: $25 million dollars

Fixed!

Read my post above, Rich...it's important that we mention Joe's awareness of the spoof. It will also give context...


Do you have a link for that?
 
2012-10-12 02:13:42 PM

RichieLaw: We are doing flexible funding. Regardless of the amount raised, we will use what we have to either purchase a Trans AM or just donate it to the stated charities in Vice President Biden's name.


I say go for the actual TransAm. Make it a 1976 model with the 455ci Big Block. That's the last of the big block TransAm and likely to bring in more at auction.

Plus, if this thing blows up enough, maybe Joe Biden will take photos with it.
 
2012-10-12 02:13:58 PM

Ivo Shandor: KiTTeNs_on_AciD: just want life to imitate the onion.
Be careful what you wish for.

"...We must squander our nation's hard-won budget surplus on tax breaks for the wealthiest 15 percent. And, on the foreign front, we must find an enemy and defeat it."


Holy crap. I never saw that before. It's dated January 17, 2001. Either the onion had great prescience or the date is part of the joke. Anyone know?
 
2012-10-12 02:14:02 PM

sethen320: Or you could all chip in your money to help someone who needs it.

I guess its more fun for some farkers to suck a politicians cock. He doesn't give a shiat about you (red or blue, doesn't matter). Don't buy him anything.


ok thanks for your concern.
 
2012-10-12 02:14:03 PM
I kinda wished I had thought of this, although to be hones, I'm not sure this is the best use of $25k. If I were Biden, I would drive this one to a press conference and announce I'm auctioning it off for charity, and offer to first wash it in your driveway.

Of course, that would make him irretrievably popular with his base if he did it.
 
2012-10-12 02:14:08 PM
static1.shopify.com
 
2012-10-12 02:14:10 PM
marko99
We'll need an 8 track..


I have an Automatic Radio 8 Track I can donate. It's an under that dash model. I'll also throw in a couple of tapes.

Someone will have to come up with the wooden house speakers that are going to be put on the floor of the back seat.
 
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