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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 [TotalFark]
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
 
2012-10-13 03:53:18 PM  

Aquapope: 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)...


I have thought about doing this but I wanted to make sure it is cool with everyone on the forums. Some people have some things in their profiles that they probably don't want broadcast to the world. I just got back to a computer so I am going to update the pitch to reflect that this started on Fark.
 
2012-10-13 04:21:43 PM  
i48.tinypic.com

I'm in for $10..it's Sammy Hagar's cake day! 

/Biden eats Z28s
 
2012-10-13 04:41:37 PM  
in for $5 worth of LULZ
 
2012-10-13 04:50:11 PM  
You know, I should have took up that offer to do "suggestions" in a furry costume over a web cam for donations back before I lost my apartment. With evidence like this, I could have made a fortune.

Sympathetic request for a cause? Internet: "meh".

Totally absurd meme gone out of control?

Internet:
soshable.com

Hell, after one day it has passed 5 grand.
 
2012-10-13 04:57:30 PM  

real_headhoncho: You know, I should have took up that offer to do "suggestions" in a furry costume over a web cam for donations back before I lost my apartment. With evidence like this, I could have made a fortune.

Sympathetic request for a cause? Internet: "meh".

Totally absurd meme gone out of control?

Internet:
[soshable.com image 500x313]

Hell, after one day it has passed 5 grand.


Well, in this case it's both!
 
2012-10-13 05:10:14 PM  

Cyclometh: 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. :)


same here....FFF at gmail if you need to email me.

Good to see it going strong and OVER $5000!
 
2012-10-13 05:17:40 PM  
New Thread is where you should be!

Link
 
2012-10-13 08:19:40 PM  

RichieLaw: 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.


I'm completely okay with this. I even have ideas for the wording of the b00bies in the thread.
 
2012-10-13 09:06:34 PM  
Spreading the word at Addicting Info: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/10/13/give-joe-the-bird/
 
2012-10-14 02:41:30 PM  
Well, you gotta do something to keep your mind off of Obama diving in all the polls, and Biden's clown act bombing big-time outside of commie-wannabe circles.

Who knew food stamps could be spent on a Trans Am anyway? Leave it to Obama.
 
2012-10-14 08:02:29 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: Well, you gotta do something to keep your mind off of Obama diving in all the polls, and Biden's clown act bombing big-time outside of commie-wannabe circles.

Who knew food stamps could be spent on a Trans Am anyway? Leave it to Obama.


Cry moar.
 
2012-10-15 10:07:01 AM  
I have to be part of this. In for at least a foldable Lincoln.
 
2012-10-15 12:12:22 PM  
I can't stand the guy and I'm still in. This is Internet epicness.
 
2012-10-15 07:07:01 PM  
Trans Am for Joe?
 
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