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2012-10-13 02:39:39 AM  
Holy crap, I'm in for the sake of amusement.
 
2012-10-13 02:41:38 AM  

Juc: You guys are dumbasses for giving this guy money for the trans-am.

It's funny and all but be's going to either keep the car or the cash.

individual donations to an individual can't exceed 2.5k and even if you started a PAC 5k is the limit.
You'd need to break it into 8 2.5k donations from different individuals, and you can't do that with a car.

plus since he's using indiegogo's flexible funding, even if he doesn't reach the goal he still gets the cash.


Know how I know you didn't RTFA or RTFT?
 
2012-10-13 02:42:05 AM  

Juc: words


Given he's raised a large portion of the goal in half a day, I'm sure he'll accrue the rest in the forty or so days left on the timer. I think we can be fairly certain that trans-am is getting bought. The important question, however, is will Uncle Joe wash it?
 
2012-10-13 02:42:49 AM  

Soulindiablo: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-857348

Hope it doesn't get pulled right away.


What I liked was the tone of the comments on CNN: "hey, it's for a good cause and it's funny." Go to yahoo and you'll burn in the acid of their comments....
 
2012-10-13 02:44:13 AM  

Aquapope: Go to yahoo and you'll burn in the acid of their comments....


Trans-am envy is never a pretty sight.
 
2012-10-13 02:46:14 AM  

Juc: You guys are dumbasses for giving this guy money for the trans-am.

It's funny and all but be's going to either keep the car or the cash.

individual donations to an individual can't exceed 2.5k and even if you started a PAC 5k is the limit.
You'd need to break it into 8 2.5k donations from different individuals, and you can't do that with a car.

plus since he's using indiegogo's flexible funding, even if he doesn't reach the goal he still gets the cash.


That would make sense if this were a political contribution. Since it's not, none of that silliness applies. Yes, it's a flexible funding campaign and if we don't meet the targets the amount raised will be divided between the four charities and we'll get a toy Trans-Am for the VP. I trust RichieLaw, especially because with this many eyes on things (hell, Drew endorsed this earlier in this very thread), I feel fine about it.

But you should only donate if you feel comfortable doing so. If you don't, please consider a direct donation to one or all four of the charities in question. :)

Thanks!
 
2012-10-13 02:55:38 AM  
Thought if check out how this thread went to end the day. It's quite wonderful. Well done.

And don't sweat the haters. They just hating.
 
2012-10-13 03:01:42 AM  

steamingpile: deserves to be drug through the streets

I want to bust somebody's chops for this grammar stupidity, but it's late....
 
2012-10-13 03:02:52 AM  
I wasted 3/4 of a day at work following the thread. I "wasted" most of my night annoying my friends at the bar and on Facebook with this. I made a video to celebrate this.

This day was totally not wasted.

Thank you, Fark and its brethren, the Farkers.
 
2012-10-13 03:08:59 AM  

coeyagi: I wasted 3/4 of a day at work following the thread. I "wasted" most of my night annoying my friends at the bar and on Facebook with this. I made a video to celebrate this.

This day was totally not wasted.

Thank you, Fark and its brethren, the Farkers.



You're the one who just commented on my Facebook, right?
 
2012-10-13 03:14:16 AM  
Just watched the youtube video and voice over. Effing. Fantastic!

It is now up on the site.
 
2012-10-13 03:17:02 AM  

andino: coeyagi: I wasted 3/4 of a day at work following the thread. I "wasted" most of my night annoying my friends at the bar and on Facebook with this. I made a video to celebrate this.

This day was totally not wasted.

Thank you, Fark and its brethren, the Farkers.


You're the one who just commented on my Facebook, right?


Possibly. Did we share overseas adventures, bwana?
 
2012-10-13 03:17:37 AM  
Looks like this thread is winding down. I guess everyone in America is going to sleep. Anyway, thank you very much, hillbillypharmacist, for the TF!!
 
2012-10-13 03:19:52 AM  
Sweeeeeeeet video. Well done, guys.
 
2012-10-13 03:20:12 AM  

coeyagi: I wasted 3/4 of a day at work following the thread. I "wasted" most of my night annoying my friends at the bar and on Facebook with this. I made a video to celebrate this.

This day was totally not wasted.

Thank you, Fark and its brethren, the Farkers.


Epic job on the video, mate. :)
 
2012-10-13 03:20:21 AM  

coeyagi: andino: coeyagi: I wasted 3/4 of a day at work following the thread. I "wasted" most of my night annoying my friends at the bar and on Facebook with this. I made a video to celebrate this.

This day was totally not wasted.

Thank you, Fark and its brethren, the Farkers.


You're the one who just commented on my Facebook, right?

Possibly. Did we share overseas adventures, bwana?



Ndyio!
 
2012-10-13 03:20:47 AM  

andino: Looks like this thread is winding down. I guess everyone in America is going to sleep. Anyway, thank you very much, hillbillypharmacist, for the TF!!


It'll pick back up and there will be more to come, I'm sure. :)
 
2012-10-13 03:21:04 AM  
I think we should get the internet to buy Biden a Trans Am
i208.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-13 03:23:04 AM  
Wait. I mean, ndiyo.

It's been too long. I've forgotten pretty much everything.
 
2012-10-13 03:23:42 AM  
#351 funder.

Now accepting perks.
 
2012-10-13 03:24:48 AM  

andino: Wait. I mean, ndiyo.

It's been too long. I've forgotten pretty much everything.


Hamna shida, rafiki. Nilikuelewa.

Usiku mwema!
 
2012-10-13 03:28:39 AM  

coeyagi: andino: Wait. I mean, ndiyo.

It's been too long. I've forgotten pretty much everything.

Hamna shida, rafiki. Nilikuelewa.

Usiku mwema!



Um........poa!

Just kidding. Good night to you too. And great job on this.
 
2012-10-13 03:35:07 AM  
It would be extra awesome if the indiegogo page had a link to this thread in it so it makes it clear where this all started.
 
Either way, you Farkers made my day. Great video and voice-over!
 
2012-10-13 03:52:53 AM  
day 1 summary:

Awesome. Just awesome. We have raised close to one fifth of our total goal in about 12 hours. Everyone that has contributed should feel immensely proud. I expect a lull over the weekend but will discuss hitting social and print media hard on Monday. If you have contacts in any type of media please forward them the indiegogo page and youtube video. We will be preparing a press release for Monday to go out to local and national media. I know some people who have media relations experience have volunteered their time. If still available, please submit a draft press release to me (joebidenstransam at the gmail) no later than 8 p.m.on Sunday.

Again, thank you to everyone in this thread. You have either contributed your time, support or money to this cause. We literally could not do this without you.


Boobs.
 
2012-10-13 03:54:53 AM  

RichieLaw: day 1 summary:

Awesome. Just awesome. We have raised close to one fifth of our total goal in about 12 hours. Everyone that has contributed should feel immensely proud. I expect a lull over the weekend but will discuss hitting social and print media hard on Monday. If you have contacts in any type of media please forward them the indiegogo page and youtube video. We will be preparing a press release for Monday to go out to local and national media. I know some people who have media relations experience have volunteered their time. If still available, please submit a draft press release to me (joebidenstransam at the gmail) no later than 8 p.m.on Sunday.

Again, thank you to everyone in this thread. You have either contributed your time, support or money to this cause. We literally could not do this without you.


Boobs.


I have never been more proud to be a Farker, and it was you and Hoobey Doobey that did it. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
 
2012-10-13 03:57:22 AM  
This one's only 11,000
view.admission.net 
Because because we still need Joe to actually wash it before it gets auctioned off.
 
2012-10-13 03:58:21 AM  

RichieLaw: day 1 summary:

Awesome. Just awesome. We have raised close to one fifth of our total goal in about 12 hours. Everyone that has contributed should feel immensely proud. I expect a lull over the weekend but will discuss hitting social and print media hard on Monday. If you have contacts in any type of media please forward them the indiegogo page and youtube video. We will be preparing a press release for Monday to go out to local and national media. I know some people who have media relations experience have volunteered their time. If still available, please submit a draft press release to me (joebidenstransam at the gmail) no later than 8 p.m.on Sunday.

Again, thank you to everyone in this thread. You have either contributed your time, support or money to this cause. We literally could not do this without you.


Boobs.


Thanks for spear heading this. It has been a good fun thus far, but the best is yet to come if when all these Farkers come through.
 
2012-10-13 04:20:36 AM  

Charities that will benefit:

Biden Breast Health Initiative

Doctors Without Borders

the Wounded Warrior Project

and GLAAD


Media sites that have mentioned Uncle Joe's sweet, sweet ride:
Yahoo.com
Gothamist.com
Jalopnik.com


PERTINENT LINKS:

Video

GiveJoeTheBird.com

on Facebook

on Twitter
@GiveJoeTheBird
and @JoeBidensTransA


TOTAL THUS FAR: $4,604


CREDITS:
Subby: Hack Patooey

Campaign site master: RichieLaw

Video editor: coeyagi

Voice on video: Cyclometh
 
2012-10-13 04:35:44 AM  
you all make me proud to be an American.
 
2012-10-13 04:56:30 AM  

JusticeandIndependence: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Bontesla: I_Love_Cheesecake: Bontesla: rjucksch: "Kim Kardashian Live" just tweeted the story, shait is officially on!

No way. Seriously?

That's not THE Kim Kardashian, merely a fan. However, it will sure to be re-tweeted by other KK fans, and so on...

I notice that both Katy Perry and Bieber fans on Twitter are picking up the story, too.

It's all good.

So, TMZ in 5...4...3...2...

Good lord. Next thing you know we'll have Wolf Blitzer scrolling through a hologram of this Fark thread.

That would be magical


God, been following since it began (with a break for sleeping) My poor little phone, lol. Just checked the total thusfar and its up to 4600 now. Good job folks!

/think i'm gonna have to give up on the thread though. Holy crap....
 
2012-10-13 05:20:09 AM  

rv4-farker: "...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?


I assure you the date is authentic (I read the article when it was first published, pre-9/11), and the Onion did have great prescience.
 
2012-10-13 05:21:29 AM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Cpl.D: YoungSwedishBlonde: I think I'm done for the night but I will definitely be back tomorrow with more donations. Seeing the incredible anal devastation that this is bringing the teabaggers and Fark Independents is giving me the biggest hard on for hitting that "contribute" button.

My hypothesis was correct!

Mine too.



It's cute when trolls quote their own alts
 
2012-10-13 05:52:58 AM  
LOO...we're at over 4600 right now, hot damn.
 
2012-10-13 06:50:01 AM  

Bontesla: Cyclometh: When we go over two grand that'll be another big milestone.

I'd love to see a celeb match the donation. Has anyone tweeted Kal Penn?


I've hit George Takei and Anne Rice's facebook pages up with it, plus a few left leaning pages that came up in my feed
 
2012-10-13 07:28:54 AM  

UncleStumpy: Twenty thousand could feed a lot of people. This is why I hate you people


And i had you farkied as "sensible"...

/Facepalm

read the damn thread
 
2012-10-13 07:33:47 AM  

dopekitty74: UncleStumpy: Twenty thousand could feed a lot of people. This is why I hate you people

And i had you farkied as "sensible"...

/Facepalm

Or the damn link, sheesh as if a bunch of Farkers would enthusiastically throw money at anything but charity or beer

Or tequila
Or boobies
Or lolcats

Ok help me here
read the damn thread

 
2012-10-13 07:37:56 AM  

dopekitty74: Bontesla: Cyclometh: When we go over two grand that'll be another big milestone.

I'd love to see a celeb match the donation. Has anyone tweeted Kal Penn?

I've hit George Takei and Anne Rice's facebook pages up with it, plus a few left leaning pages that came up in my feed


Yeah, I dropped it on Takei's page earlier, figured he'd appreciate the GLAAD tie in. But the more people we can get to mention it to him, the more likely he will notice it.
 
2012-10-13 07:48:42 AM  
Put me down for a fiver!
 
2012-10-13 07:59:46 AM  
Well, I'm back. Did I miss anything?
 
2012-10-13 08:34:17 AM  

kimwim: Well, I'm back. Did I miss anything?


You missed the post and comments on Hannity's forum being largely measured, rational, and in good taste. I've never been to them before but it's nice to see.
 
2012-10-13 08:44:21 AM  
(yawn)

What's going on in this thr----oh lawd.

Good job. $4600 on a Friday afternoon/noon when the interwebs is usually slow, that's impressive...damn impressive.

The big question is, do we ask Drew to bump this thread up each day, and keep it going, or do we create a new thread on Monday, and begin the promoting again? Whoever said Monday could be a big day is right. If we keep some steam on this thing, and Monday we send out a funny, yet poignant press release...we could hit 10k by week's end.

/Wasn't one of the major two that started, but jumped on when this greened, and never regretted it.
//found the toy car to send to Uncle Joe and pushed for the hashtag #GiveJoeTheBird
///love seeing so many negative nancies coming in to show some love
 
2012-10-13 09:00:09 AM  

Kit Fister: FitzShivering: Kit Fister: FinFangFark: Kit Fister: extroverted_suicide: Kit Fister: Cyclometh: $2855... this is amazing.

The sad thing about this is that people on here will do threads like this to buy Biden a TA, but will they give to Cancer, AIDS, or any other charity? No. But yes, of course, Biden needs a TA.

Maybe when this one wraps up, we can do another one to buy you some farking eyes and a working brain.

Yeah, I deserve that. I posted before I read because I was being a jackass. I'm sorry. :(

darn, and I was gonna whip this one out for you.

LoL, nice. Yeah, this thread didn't deserve my being an asshole, so I do deeply apologize. I shouldn't troll anything that's positive.

FTFY.

Fair enough. So, aside from giving my last few bucks to the donation link, anything else I can do?


Pimp that shiat to anyone/any site/board/blog etc... you think would be receptive
 
2012-10-13 09:07:36 AM  
Just woke up, and saw the video was ready. Thats awesome!
 
2012-10-13 09:10:11 AM  

Balchinian: JusticeandIndependence: Balchinian: Oh look, another "Let's try to get Fark some media attention by doing something pointless" thread.

*yawn*

You're like the hippest of the hip hipsters.

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And you are like the sheepest of the sheep sheeple.

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I am going to sheer the fark out of you.
 
2012-10-13 09:18:04 AM  
ok, I just noticed the pack of Winstons, and I lost it.

pbs.twimg.com
 
2012-10-13 09:18:17 AM  

FinFangFark: (yawn)

What's going on in this thr----oh lawd.

Good job. $4600 on a Friday afternoon/noon when the interwebs is usually slow, that's impressive...damn impressive.

The big question is, do we ask Drew to bump this thread up each day, and keep it going, or do we create a new thread on Monday, and begin the promoting again? Whoever said Monday could be a big day is right. If we keep some steam on this thing, and Monday we send out a funny, yet poignant press release...we could hit 10k by week's end.

/Wasn't one of the major two that started, but jumped on when this greened, and never regretted it.
//found the toy car to send to Uncle Joe and pushed for the hashtag #GiveJoeTheBird
///love seeing so many negative nancies coming in to show some love


I say bump it and keep it intact.

Of course newcomers won't read the start of it and we'll have to explain the "joke". Newcomers wouldn't get it in a shorter thread, either.

/Reading is hard
 
2012-10-13 09:29:46 AM  
This is beautiful.
 
2012-10-13 09:57:33 AM  
I think a new thread on monday will be easier on the servers and those of us on mobile.

Just link at the Boobies to the thread here.
 
2012-10-13 10:04:43 AM  
SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY

In continuing with our Big Push For Biden's Biatchin Trans Am, I would like to coordinate some "Charity Twitter Bombs."

Like the Army Air Core over Germany, Drew in a sorority house and Joe Biden at the VP debate, we will use the power of Fark to inundate specific twitter feeds with tweets about #givejoethebird. This will happen in 1 hour increments. We will designate our targets based upon their media reach. For the first day we should concentrate on actual members of the media, as well as sympathetic Democrat celebrities. All tweets should attempt to be funny. They won't all be...this is the internet...but refrain from swears, attacks on the target and only make fun of the RomneyCampaign while referencing #givejoethebird.

Again, the purpose of this is to make certain personalities aware of our project so please do not be rude. I am limiting the Bombs to one hour so as not to otherwise inconvenience people.

My list of potential targets:

Arianna Huffington
Rachel Maddow
Chris Matthews
George Clooney
Tom Hanks
John Stewart
Colbert

Now, if the list is agreed upon we will set up times of engagement. I am also open to other suggestions.

On Monday we will do the same thing while targeting smaller media personalities and local newspapers. This will hopefully coincide nicely with our press release.

Cheers! Let's break $6,000 today.
 
2012-10-13 10:06:15 AM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: I think a new thread on monday will be easier on the servers and those of us on mobile.

Just link at the Boobies to the thread here.


Agreed. UNFREAKABLE if it is cool I will submit a new thread on Monday with a forward to go in the Boobies explaining where we are at and summing up the first thread.
 
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