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2012-10-13 10:09:37 AM  

digitalrain: Slartibartfaster: Dougie AXP: Link to the audio:

hehehe that was all kinds of awesome, carefully crafted, beautifully designed, elegantly delivered

It's awesome, but it would be a whole 'nother level of EPIC awesome if we could get George
Takei to re-voice it.


I did hit up his facebook page with a link

/Oh myyyyy
 
2012-10-13 10:16:18 AM  

digitalrain: I just posted about this on George Takei's FB page. I know he probably won't see it, but maybe
some of his gazillion followers will.


GMTA

^5!
 
2012-10-13 10:32:50 AM  
Add George Takei to that previous list.
 
2012-10-13 10:36:43 AM  

RichieLaw: 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.


GMTA. I just submitted a thread for the weekend, mods, can we get that greened?
 
2012-10-13 10:36:44 AM  

FinFangFark: Oh and mods...all mighty and powerful mods...please keep bumping this thread...to the stars!


Yeah, really. I had to go to page 2 to find it this morning!

/slackers
 
2012-10-13 10:54:46 AM  
It's been awhile since I've had this much fun reading a thread. This is hilarious. Thanks to all!

/Posted to Facebook and tweeted it. Lets keep this rolling.
 
2012-10-13 10:59:12 AM  
I apologize for being insulting earlier. You guys did great, and the thread is a hoot. Legendary.
 
2012-10-13 11:00:53 AM  
Don't have the bandwidth to listen to the whole video, but totally in agreement about cyclometh's voice :)
 
2012-10-13 11:01:32 AM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: digitalrain: rjucksch: BraveNewCheneyWorld: Because people who are suddenly motivated to donate to charity because it's mildly amusing in a round about way are the people who get it? Yeah, great that you're finally doing something, but if it's because this amuses you, you're really the one missing the point

You should start a charity to raise awareness for people tragically stranded atop high horses.

Methinks he's sitting backwards on that horse, with the pommel stuck up 'is arse...

Probably the best post to illustrate how stunningly deficient in every way you people are. thanks! at the same time that you're attempting to insult me, by claiming I have a pommel stuck in my ass, you're most likely revealing your true feelings on gay marriage. Otherwise you wouldn't use such a remark as an insult after all..


Wow...the leaps in so-called logic that you make. My reference to you having a pommel stuck
up your ass had squat to do with my views on homosexuality, gay marriage or anything related
to it (though for the record, I happen to be adamantly PRO gay marriage).

My reference of a pommel in your ass was merely an illustration of what an uptight, sanctimonious
prig you seem to be.

Do you HONESTLY think that folks are donating their hard earned money to this cause because
either:

a) they truly think that end goal is to buy Joe Biden are car
b) they think it is funny and a good way to stick it to the priggish Republicans (hurr hurr derp)

In case you missed it, oh Obtuse One, the plan is to auction off the car and donate the proceeds
to several worthy charities. In the event that we don't raise the funds needed, then whatever IS
donated goes to those same charities.

If folks want to donate to a good cause AND can get a little chuckle out of it at the same time,
who are you to gainsay them?

I really hope you don't have such a massive hate-on for this merely because of differences in
political beliefs.

There are Democrats, Independents, and Republicans (like myself) alike who are getting behind
this simply because, in the end, some very worthy charities are going to be helped by it.

That and making an internet meme a reality.

So get over yourself. You do what you want with your money and let the rest of us do what we
want with ours.
 
2012-10-13 11:12:12 AM  
Hey guys

Ive set up an off site forum for those of us involved in making this happen. Email me and ill send you the link to it. No need to fill the forum up with coordination messages...
 
2012-10-13 11:25:51 AM  
The video is pure Awesome Sauce!!!!

/trying to bring awesome sauce back
 
2012-10-13 11:36:19 AM  

RichieLaw: 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.


Add Betty White to that list.

SteamingPile didn't mean to be helpful but his mention of her made me think of it.
 
2012-10-13 11:42:58 AM  
Oh hell, in for $50.
 
2012-10-13 11:45:37 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.


As soon as i finish reading the thread, you will be getting some BIE. Please pass along to Hack Patooey, cyclometh and coyagie(sp?)
 
2012-10-13 11:47:25 AM  

Meanniss: RichieLaw: 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.

Add Betty White to that list.

SteamingPile didn't mean to be helpful but his mention of her made me think of it.


Don't forget Wil Wheaton!
 
2012-10-13 11:58:26 AM  
Stephen King seems like someone who might enjoy this kind of hijinx.
 
2012-10-13 12:06:04 PM  

PocketfullaSass: Stephen King seems like someone who might enjoy this kind of hijinx.


Only if we give Biden Christine.
 
2012-10-13 12:19:11 PM  
Watching my Horns vs OU...so I'll be in and out today.

Good job inching to $5k
 
2012-10-13 12:20:56 PM  

dopekitty74: 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.

As soon as i finish reading the thread, you will be getting some BIE. Please pass along to Hack Patooey, cyclometh and coyagie(sp?)


Sent :)
 
2012-10-13 12:23:29 PM  
Roughly 24 hours and nearly 20% already. Dayum.
 
2012-10-13 12:32:28 PM  

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: $4,860


CREDITS:
Subby: Hack Patooey

Campaign site master: RichieLaw

Video editor: coeyagi

Voice on video: Cyclometh
 
2012-10-13 12:50:00 PM  
I'm in for five.
 
2012-10-13 12:51:43 PM  

dopekitty74: dopekitty74: 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.

As soon as i finish reading the thread, you will be getting some BIE. Please pass along to Hack Patooey, cyclometh and coyagie(sp?)

Sent :)


You know, even some of us lesser contributors like a BIE from time to time. How about a little sumpin sumpin for a rhino?
 
2012-10-13 12:56:48 PM  

theewhiterhino: dopekitty74: dopekitty74: 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.

As soon as i finish reading the thread, you will be getting some BIE. Please pass along to Hack Patooey, cyclometh and coyagie(sp?)

Sent :)

You know, even some of us lesser contributors like a BIE from time to time. How about a little sumpin sumpin for a rhino?



This could be a great perk!
 
2012-10-13 01:08:36 PM  

RichieLaw: 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.


I'll be at Pride-ATL on Sunday but I'll carry a sign for the cause.
 
2012-10-13 01:11:07 PM  

RichieLaw: 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.


YOU MISSED CONAN!
 
2012-10-13 01:15:23 PM  
$4,865 @1:12PM East.
 
2012-10-13 01:16:44 PM  
Now mentioned on: http://forums.randi.org/showthread.php?p=8688460

The James Randi Educational Foundation forum.
 
2012-10-13 01:18:02 PM  
Addicting Info picked it up - attributes it to Farkers: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/10/13/give-joe-the-bird/
 
2012-10-13 01:19:04 PM  
Posted an update in the new thread. Goes live at 3:30p.m. eastern.

Quick stats: Also, the indiegogo site has seen almost 40,000 views and over 20,000 visitors. In 24 hours. Keep it up!
 
2012-10-13 01:22:37 PM  
Wow good job guys. The video & audio are awesome.
 
Boe
2012-10-13 01:23:59 PM  
$45 away from $5k

Nice job guys!
 
2012-10-13 01:26:02 PM  
Link

link to new thread
 
2012-10-13 01:42:10 PM  
Was the badge thing worked out? I would love to get my first badge off this article.

Also, just curious but has anyone been able to actually contact Joe, yanno to see if we can actually make the meme real? Cuz that would be major awesomeness!
 
2012-10-13 01:54:17 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: Link

link to new thread


Bummer! It's TF only and I just spent my $5 allotment on Joe's TA
 
2012-10-13 01:58:36 PM  

theewhiterhino: CapeFearCadaver: Link

link to new thread

Bummer! It's TF only and I just spent my $5 allotment on Joe's TA


It's been greened for the Politics tab... link will work soon!
 
2012-10-13 01:58:54 PM  

theewhiterhino: CapeFearCadaver: Link

link to new thread

Bummer! It's TF only and I just spent my $5 allotment on Joe's TA


It's green, just not live yet. :)
 
2012-10-13 01:59:50 PM  
Also, as I said on the not yet live thread- if anyone needs to contact me my email is my handle at gmail, which forwards to my usual email account. So that's the best way to get ahold of me. I think my ultrafark email works too. :)
 
2012-10-13 02:08:01 PM  

theewhiterhino: dopekitty74: dopekitty74: 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.

As soon as i finish reading the thread, you will be getting some BIE. Please pass along to Hack Patooey, cyclometh and coyagie(sp?)

Sent :)

You know, even some of us lesser contributors like a BIE from time to time. How about a little sumpin sumpin for a rhino?


My phone's being a coont and won't let me into my photos :( i had to go digging thru emails to keep my promise tht i made before knowing my phone was being stupid.

That being said, if RichieLaw feels like forwarding to you, he's welcome to.

/always happy to improve morale
 
2012-10-13 02:12:36 PM  

dopekitty74: theewhiterhino: dopekitty74: dopekitty74: 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.

As soon as i finish reading the thread, you will be getting some BIE. Please pass along to Hack Patooey, cyclometh and coyagie(sp?)

Sent :)

You know, even some of us lesser contributors like a BIE from time to time. How about a little sumpin sumpin for a rhino?

My phone's being a coont and won't let me into my photos :( i had to go digging thru emails to keep my promise tht i made before knowing my phone was being stupid.

That being said, if RichieLaw feels like forwarding to you, he's welcome to.

/always happy to improve morale


foiled by technology yet again. But it's the thought that counts. Who am I kidding, morale. is. slipping...
 
2012-10-13 02:12:40 PM  

dopekitty74: always happy to improve morale


Well, I certainly look forward to my morale being improved, although this thread has been a huge part of doing that already! :)
 
2012-10-13 02:22:51 PM  
Moar press! Link
 
2012-10-13 02:25:21 PM  

Cyclometh: Moar press! Link


excellent that they mentioned the charity aspect in conclusion.
 
2012-10-13 02:54:45 PM  

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

blahblahblahblah


Um, your profile says you are Canadian. Why the whining?

/ Just donated $35
// To send it over $5k!
 
2012-10-13 03:00:04 PM  

IronTom: I apologize for being insulting earlier. You guys did great, and the thread is a hoot. Legendary.


No worries, man. This has quickly transcended all our political views into hilarity-cum-charity goodness. It has honestly made me feel great to be part of something so organic and awesome and hope everyone else feels that way too.
 
2012-10-13 03:00:40 PM  
Woo hoo!

www.solehope.com
 
2012-10-13 03:16:22 PM  

beenjammin: 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.


He has a Twitter page too.
 
2012-10-13 03:17:07 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Woo hoo!

[www.solehope.com image 300x300]


WOOT!!!!
 
2012-10-13 03:33:59 PM  
Dear Mr. RichieLaw:
I think a link to this thread on the donation site, down there with the links to the charities, would be appropriate. Something like "The discussion thread that started it all". That would give FARK more exposure, and maybe more hits, and maybe more TF subscriptions for Drew's beer fund. Also, the links to the charities should have captions so the viewer doesn't have to look at the URL to see where they go.

You and Coeyagi and Cyclometh and Hack Patooey are the quintessence of awesome and should get TF for life. You guys should be known collectively as "The Prophets of Fark", or "Seal Team Fark" or "Fark Jedi" or "Masters of the Farkiverse" or some such.

I'm going to have to get a Twitter account now, just so I can twitter bomb Portia De Rossi (gay), Christina Applegate (breast cancer), Sanjay Gupta (doctors) and Tammy Duckworth (wounded warriors)...
 
2012-10-13 03:40:37 PM  
choo: [choosepp.net image 500x365]

BAC @ 0.196. ZZZZZZZ,

Comments, criticisms and go screw myselfs welcome!


THAT IS F**KAWESOME
 
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