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2012-10-12 11:54:37 AM
19 votes:
As part of the 1%, Biden can buy his own damn TransAm.
2012-10-12 12:19:17 PM
9 votes:
I have the amount for $25k. Enough to purchase the car, pay applicable taxes and then transport it wherever it needs to go.

Also. Short description has been updated:

Help us raise $25 thousand dollars to buy Joe Biden a gift from the American people as awesome as he is... a vintage Pontiac Trans Am.

Now, if for some reason this awesome gift is too awesome for pesky laws and other unknown political reasons and Uncle Joe has to remain Trans Am-less, the internet will still purchase the car and auction it off.

All proceeds will go to benefit the Biden Breast Health Initiative.
2012-10-12 12:05:49 PM
9 votes:

physt: Could he event accept such a gift?


Probably not, but we could raise the funds, buy the car and then turn it over to a charity or something in his name. It'd still be a great thing to do.

Sometimes you should do something because it's awesome, not because it's practical.
2012-10-12 11:56:05 AM
9 votes:
Is there anyway we can demand a photo-op of him hand-washing it on the White House driving while wearing jorts and shirtless? If so, I'm in for five. Not gay, just want life to imitate the onion.
2012-10-12 03:35:03 PM
8 votes:
Nezort: Also Joe Biden is another typical politician who rarely makes any significant charitable contributions of his own accord and with his own money.

As a former Delawarean, fark YOU. Joe Biden doesn't make significant charitable contributions with his own money because the dude barely has any money at all. He's been a long-term Senator from Delaware, where damn-near every corporation and bank in the world is located, and his net worth is about $250k. Read that again: $250k. Dude lives in Wilmington, and took the train to DC in the morning for his senate gig. This is a guy that could easily be living the high life, underwritten by any one of thousands of deeply cash-laden corporations that agree with him, but that's not how he rolls.

I wish more people knew about the real Joe Biden. He's a stand-up motherfarker. Do not farking dismiss Joe farking Biden. He's been doing good work for the people for over 30 years, and he's not a rich man for it.
2012-10-13 03:02:52 AM
5 votes:
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.
2012-10-12 06:03:34 PM
5 votes:
Hell, I'm a Republican and I'm in for $10. I may disagree with some of the man's politics, but
he's a hell of a decent guy. And hey...how can you hate on a guy who loves his TransAm?
2012-10-12 04:56:39 PM
5 votes:
My official response to any current or future haters: I am so sorry you are offended by my charitable contribution to wounded combat veterans because I made it in Joe Biden's name. You can always negate my donation by sending $10 to the Taliban, and credit Dick Cheney.
2012-10-12 03:40:58 PM
5 votes:

stirfrybry: Good to see liberals focusing on important issues


Yeah, we're raising 25 thousand dollars plus for charity on a whim started less than four hours ago. If you can do better, man up and get on it, nancy.
2012-10-12 03:33:42 PM
5 votes:
And we are on Yahoo News.

Link
2012-10-12 12:09:41 PM
5 votes:

BAMFinator: As part of the 1%, Biden can buy his own damn TransAm.


Biden is one of the lowest net worth congress critters
2012-10-13 03:52:53 AM
4 votes:
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.
2012-10-12 04:42:42 PM
4 votes:

The One True TheDavid: Nobodyn0se: The One True TheDavid:

Kim, it would have never occurred to me to take up a collection for dental work on Fark if this really stupid and useless thread weren't already here.

Donating well over $1,500 to The Wounded Warriors, Doctors Without Borders, etc. is "stupid and useless"?

Can I quote you on that?

I was talking about buying Biden a Trans Am. Which is what the thread was set up for. Or is that too subtle for you?

As to collecting for "The Wounded Warriors, Doctors Without Borders, etc.," that's a very good idea. It's too bad it took y'all Farkers a thread proposing buying a Trans Am for Biden to make it happen.

Like I said, y'all could just add TheDavid's New Teeth to the charity list. Unfortunately it's not tax-deductible (yet), but then true charity does not necessarily equal a tax deduction.

How's this: on my Fark profile I'll link to a blog with photos of what generous Farkers' donations have enabled me to accomplish.

And I'll heartily and sincerely thank you individually, in public or in private, by name and/or username, as you specify.

What Would Biden Do?


Loosely translated: "Charity is good, BUT WHAT ABOUT MEEEE????!!?!?!?"

Taking that attitude on charity and donating to charities is sick. Troll or not: People who take that stance should be ashamed of themselves. Either donate or don't.
2012-10-12 02:31:47 PM
4 votes:

abhorrent1: While I find this kind of amusing, You people suck balls.
The rescue I work with has a Indiegogo campaing set up for a puppy that really needs help. And you'd rather give your money to buy this tool a car rather than help someone that really needs it. This dog will bring more joy in it's short life then this douche-nozzel could ever dream of. You're all a bunch of farking farks.


What makes you and other people like you in this thread think that these things are mutually exclusive? People willing to donate to the charities in this campaign also probably donate to other charities all the time. Fark has a long history of donating to good causes.
2012-10-12 12:53:34 PM
4 votes:

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 ...


I love it- feel free to take or leave any of my cobbled-together pitch text for additions.

As to the last question, let's get the car and have a wounded Iraq vet drive it to DC. Get some media attention and parlay that into a giant auction payoff to make for a serious amount of cash donated. :)
2012-10-12 12:47:32 PM
4 votes:
This is a fantastic idea
2012-10-12 12:39:23 PM
4 votes:

PallMall: subby, you're an absolute moron.

/that is all.


I gotta be honest- the awesomeness of the idea is only going to be made better by the awesomeness of pissing off so many right-wing trolls here on Fark.

Your tears are delicious, PallMall.
2012-10-12 12:36:08 PM
4 votes:
Stay on point here people. This gesture is not about who Joe Biden really is, it's about who we (the internet) want to believe he is. A Trans Am driving, beer chugging, bad ass that devours debate opponents and celebrates by having anal with his wife.
2012-10-12 12:22:49 PM
4 votes:
The goal would be to get the exact same type of trans am as in the Onion photo.
2012-10-12 12:22:12 PM
4 votes:

mr lawson: Fluorescent Testicle: Want one of us to donate something to you as well?

Sure! Start here.

/much better use of 20K


Good idea. How about we split it between 3 charities. The Biden Breast Health Initiative, Doctor's Without Borders and the Wounded Warrior Project?
2012-10-12 12:09:18 PM
4 votes:
We should find out what charities Joe supports (or his wife Jill) and set it up that way with a clear intent rather than trying to divert the car to the charity after the fact.
2012-10-12 12:04:29 PM
4 votes:

lordaction: Why? He would just laugh at you.


There's a difference between being laughed at and laughed with.
2012-10-12 11:58:42 AM
4 votes:
Hate to be a killjoy, but there's probably some law against giving a car to the VP.
Xai
2012-10-12 11:53:30 AM
4 votes:
holy hell i'm not even american and i'm in for $5. This is legendary.
2012-10-12 11:17:17 AM
4 votes:
The oatmeal guy uses http://www.indiegogo.com/

And here is a listing for a minted out 1979 Trans Am: Link

It looks like we will need about $20k
2012-10-13 12:39:56 AM
3 votes:
Updated video location: http://youtu.be/4GjAK-7A0Y8

Thanks for the great work, coeyagi. And thanks to all those upthread who gave me props. :)
2012-10-13 12:07:13 AM
3 votes:
choosepp.net

BAC @ 0.196. ZZZZZZZ,

Comments, criticisms and go screw myselfs welcome!
2012-10-12 11:54:02 PM
3 votes:

RichieLaw: coeyagi: coeyagi: Ok, boys and girls.

THE VIDEO IS DONE.

Link

I'd appreciate if a new youtube account was created and the video posted there. You can pull it down from Youtube, RichieLaw?

Why dont you create one and then email me the new link or post it here so I can upload it. I am away from a computer at the moment and am on my mobile. I can manage the youtube as well if you like. Just shoot me the pw and sn. Joebidenstransam at gmail.com


Check your Biden email account. New location for video:

Link
2012-10-12 11:21:23 PM
3 votes:
Update: received a very nice message from indiegogo congratulating us on our success over the past hours and offering to help in any way they can. They also suggested delineating what we will do with the monies should we not reach our goal. When I get home I will update the pitch stating that all monies in excess of the Trans Am purchase, expenses and delivery will be split amongst the 4 charities pro rata. Should we not receive enough money to buy a Trans Am, the monies will still be split amongst the charities pro rata.

If any of you have suggestions for anything other than this please let me know now.

Cheers guys! Almost at $5,000!!!11
2012-10-12 08:06:37 PM
3 votes:
What a brilliant idea.

A note on presidential gift-giving (I'll send you a message explaining this as well). I notice that your donation page states that federal ethics rules prohibit you from actually giving the Trans Am to Biden. That is actually not true. 5 CFR 2635.204(j) states as follows:

(j) Gifts to the President or Vice President. Because of considerations relating to the conduct of their offices, including those of protocol and etiquette, the President or the Vice President may accept any gift on his own behalf or on behalf of any family member, provided that such acceptance does not violate §2635.202(c) (1) or (2), 18 U.S.C. 201(b) or 201(c)(3), or the Constitution of the United States.

2635.202(c) (1) and (2) states that the President/VP cannot receive a gift in return for an official act or solicit/coerce the giving of a gift.

18 USC 201(b) and 201(c)(3) are anti-bribery rules, and also pertain to giving of gifts in return for favors.

The Constitution prohibits accepting foreign gifts without the approval of Congress.

Source 1: Congressional Research Service Report on Gifts to the President of the United States
Source 2: 5 CFR 2635.204

Now, actually getting him to accept the car is a different matter. Most gifts to the President or Vice-President are sent to the White House Gift Unit, where they are given to a charitable organization or non-governmental agency. Given that, you may wish to retain control over the final destination of the car itself, but nothing prevents you from presenting it as a gift to Biden himself.
2012-10-12 07:18:04 PM
3 votes:
A humble request- please try to ignore trolls. The more positive we can keep the tone in this thread the longer we can maintain this momentum.
2012-10-12 06:32:34 PM
3 votes:

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.


It's creative is what it is. Trying to find the downside to this is just plain old douchebaggery, my friend.
2012-10-12 06:12:24 PM
3 votes:
Anyone that has issues with this can certainly go to Charitywatch.org Link and find a respectable charity to give to in honor of Ryan or Romney or whoever you wish.
2012-10-12 05:26:04 PM
3 votes:
Here's another link to the audio:

Link
2012-10-12 05:13:20 PM
3 votes:
i222.photobucket.com

/My Facebook
2012-10-12 04:38:10 PM
3 votes:
another option on cars.com asking $11K

view.admission.net
2012-10-12 04:09:11 PM
3 votes:

GhostWing: Cyclometh: Audio:

Link

Rock-star caliber work, sir!

You, RichieLaw, and Fark have done the Internet proud this day !


Thank you!

Don't forget Hack Patooey (he's the subby and came up with the idea) and coeyagi, who's working on the video even as we speak. :)
2012-10-12 04:04:08 PM
3 votes:
This is clearly irritating the Fark's resident humor-deficient teahadists, what with the sad efforts to derail the fun with dead memes and failed attempts at wit.

Keep it up.
2012-10-12 03:48:58 PM
3 votes:

Leeds: Another option-

[memimage.cardomain.com image 575x431]


You're just so butthurt. It's amazing. A bunch of liberals grabbed their bootstraps and in under four hours went from a random thread posted to over 1200 dollars raised for charity, and on the way to more than 20 times that amount.

In those four hours all you've done is snivel.
2012-10-12 03:39:24 PM
3 votes:
Considering that a lot of people on reddit don't subscribe to r/politics on, there's also threads on other subreddits.

r/obama: Link

r/funny: Link

r/PoliticalHumor: Link

r/POLITIC: Link
2012-10-12 03:29:09 PM
3 votes:
For those that are truly dead inside:

IF WE ARE UNABLE TO MAKE THE ACTUAL TRANS AM HAPPEN, THE MONEY WILL GO TO CHARITY,

and we'll buy and ship Uncle Joe a toy Trans Am, will that satisfy the "Under $20" policy?
2012-10-12 03:11:50 PM
3 votes:
https://www.facebook.com/GiveJoeTheBird
2012-10-12 02:52:07 PM
3 votes:
Audio:

Link
2012-10-12 02:42:40 PM
3 votes:
I just contacted a buddy out in Cali who knows a few important people, and he is going to check to see if he has a way to communicate the Idea to Burt Reynolds people about Burt getting involved.
2012-10-12 01:42:54 PM
3 votes:
This is what Al Gore had in mind when he invented the Internet.
2012-10-12 01:37:17 PM
3 votes:

Cyclometh: 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.


Create a https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/ page to petition Biden to do the photo-op with the trans-am or something. Then from the donation link (and here), post a link to the petition to get signatures. That'd be how I would do it at least.
2012-10-12 01:24:04 PM
3 votes:
I just grabbed givejoethebird.com.... Will set it to redirect to the donation page once its all sorted...
2012-10-12 01:23:14 PM
3 votes:
Not to get too excited here folks, but wouldn't this be the first time something like this has been done before? Like. EVER?

Total internet strangers creating a hilarious charity from scratch and seeing it through in a blisteringly fast time frame?

What is that worth - to you?!?!
2012-10-12 01:16:17 PM
3 votes:

Carolus99: I'm loving this idea.

Would it be possible for us to go through Colbert SuperPac and get this protected as political speech? I'm sure the guys on Colbert's crew would love to do something like this, especially as Stephen has a real heart for charity.

Can you imagine: "Mr. Vice President, the citizens of the internet would like your blessing to donate this Trans-Am in your honor. They only ask that you pose with it holding an Icehouse Tallboy while shirtless."


As long as Colbert can somehow support it while spinning it against Joe (for the fake GOP punditry) or for Colbert himself, he'd do it, just because it's hilarious.
2012-10-12 01:03:04 PM
3 votes:
OMG YES
I vote for The Bird. Simple. Elegant.

"Vice President Gives 'The Bird' To Charities, Raises Eyebrows and Awareness"
2012-10-12 12:50:26 PM
3 votes:
Maybe Colbert's SuperPAC could answer some of the legal/donation questions. They've been quiet for a while now.
2012-10-12 12:48:29 PM
3 votes:
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 it on the White House lawn.

**Im wondering if we should just do this straight up for charity....I sincerely doubt he'll be able to accept it.
2012-10-12 12:35:56 PM
3 votes:

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.
2012-10-12 12:33:47 PM
3 votes:

BAMFinator: As part of the 1%, Biden can buy his own damn TransAm.


Who the fark invited Debbie Downer?
2012-10-12 12:29:40 PM
3 votes:
If enough money is raised, you should find a wounded veteran whose dream was to drive a Trans Am, but can't anymore because of missing limbs and whatnot, then retrofit the car so that he or she is able to drive it. Then try to arrange it for Joe to personalize or present it in some way to that veteran.
2012-10-12 12:28:03 PM
3 votes:

BAMFinator: As part of the 1%, Biden can buy his own damn TransAm.


Biden was one the few senators (in 2008) who wasn't part of the 1%. 2012 numbers are here. The VP oddly enough is one of the least wealthy guys on Capitol Hill.
2012-10-12 12:20:42 PM
3 votes:

mr lawson: Cyclometh: Sometimes you should do something because it's awesome or feels good, not because it's practical.

The Democratic platform right there.


Oh please...the Republicans got 2 good wars in for about the same reason.
2012-10-12 12:14:01 PM
3 votes:
Hm, how about this one, Richie:


All donors will have their names added to a card sent along with the vehicle to the Vice President?
2012-10-12 12:10:52 PM
3 votes:
Like a boss
2012-10-12 12:07:14 PM
3 votes:
Biden already owns a Corvette for heaven's sake...
2012-10-12 12:01:36 PM
3 votes:

KiTTeNs_on_AciD: just want life to imitate the onion.


Be careful what you wish for.

/also in for $5 on the Trans Am
2012-10-12 11:56:05 AM
3 votes:

NowhereMon: The oatmeal guy uses http://www.indiegogo.com/

And here is a listing for a minted out 1979 Trans Am: Link

It looks like we will need about $20k


So a Minnesota Farker gets to take a road trip to D.C. to drop that baby off at the White House. Cool gig.

//it really should be white though if we want the Onion article to come true
2012-10-12 09:41:11 AM
3 votes:
In for $5
2012-10-13 02:54:45 PM
2 votes:

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 03:35:07 AM
2 votes:
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 02:46:14 AM
2 votes:

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 02:22:58 AM
2 votes:

legalgus: If you contribute look in a mirror and say "a fool" and his money are soon parted. Carry on fools. I'd rather buy a bum a beer. Hey, maybe ya'll can offer the bum a beer.


You should fark right off. I know a bum, lived in a shelter in Lawrence KS. He taught himself chess from a book during the year he was in lockup, then lived on the streets and slept in shelters when it was cold. I bought him a few beer over the years and he taught me chess. He's graduated from the guy in a bed to being part of the staff of that shelter, which means guaranteed pay and a place to crash, and he is an all-around great guy. He let himself get plowed over with booze and drugs, but now he's pulling himself up by his very thin bootstraps, with some taxpayer help, and helping others as he does it.. He's now a contributing member of society, and helping other to be the same. I bought him a beer now and again (alcoholism wasn't his problem) and gave him a smoke once in a while, and watched him make a buck or two crushing fratboys who thought they knew how to play chess. He schooled 'em. So give a buck to a bum, then fark right off.
2012-10-13 02:07:36 AM
2 votes:
I know it's not easy but we'll do a lot better in this thread to ignore the trolls.
2012-10-13 01:34:14 AM
2 votes:

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: $4,479


CREDITS:
Subby: Hack Patooey

Campaign site master: RichieLaw

Video editor: coeyagi

Voice on video: Cyclometh
2012-10-13 01:18:27 AM
2 votes:
By the way- I'm usually quite snarky and can be a real jerk here on Fark- that's not who I really am in real life but I come here because I can hang around with other snarky jerks. Today, we've done something very cool and you've broken through my snarky jerk facade to expose the snarky jerk underneath.

In all seriousness, you're all awesome- thanks for making this happen!

/single manly tear
2012-10-13 12:57:59 AM
2 votes:

Aar1012: Dumb question. Did this start in Fark or did we just pick it up early?


Hack Patooey is the subby of this thread and deserves all the credit for the idea. RichieLaw set up the campaign site and has been doing the heavy lifting. The rest of us have been flacking and flogging. :)
2012-10-13 12:53:30 AM
2 votes:

beenjammin: http://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/11ehae/help_joe_biden_make_ i nternet_history_fund_the/


We have a couple reddit threads going. Some of them have enough momentum to be seen by most users over the weekend.

Threads on the Indiegogo link: Link

Threads on the Yahoo News Article: Link

The threads in the smaller subreddits like r/nottheonion, r/offbeat, r/obama, r/politicalhumor, and others have enough momentum to be visible for the next few days. Any thread in a default sub like politics or funny needs a lot more momentum to keep it visible.

Developing this over the weekend with things like the video and other ideas, then pushing that out on Monday would be the best way to garner more attention.
2012-10-13 12:49:26 AM
2 votes:

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.
2012-10-12 10:22:54 PM
2 votes:

Delay: andino: I just want to say that I love you Farkers. I mostly lurk on this site, but you've provided me with countless hours of entertainment, and for that I'm grateful.

That said, for me this really tops it off (I missed the Romero charity drive). So I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who contributed (I'm pleased with the causes they're donating to) and to everyone who is posting in this thread. Even the trolls/people who disagree with this.

/I threw in $100

Whoa dude, you don't need to go all Ryan on us here. Saying $5 is is good enough.



Well, for the first time in my life I have a REALLY good job, and a LOT of people have helped me along the way, so the least I can do is pay it forward a little. And like I said, I really like the charities they're donating to.

And thank you so much to the Farker who just gave me a month of TF!! (not sure if you want to remain anonymous or not)
2012-10-12 09:14:42 PM
2 votes:

RockofAges: Jesus guys, are you all drunk?


It's Fark, so... yes?
2012-10-12 08:57:05 PM
2 votes:

VivianVivisect: I got $5


My predictions: Before midnight tonight the donations will be over $4,000. Fark will have had more hits than Paul Ryan.
2012-10-12 08:49:12 PM
2 votes:
I Kelly Blue Booked this shiat. We can get him one for under $4K. If Romney were smart, he'd buy him one right now!
2012-10-12 08:42:50 PM
2 votes:

BAMFinator: As part of the 1%, Biden can buy his own damn TransAm.


Just for the record Biden is nowhere near the 1%. With a net worth between $59,000 and $366,000, and almost no outside income or investment income, he was consistently ranked as one of the least wealthy members of the Senate. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Biden
2012-10-12 08:25:03 PM
2 votes:

residentgeek: What in the world is wrong with you people?!

Strike that. How do I fix my head so I get how awesome this is?


Step 1) Read the original Onion article about Joe and his Trans Am.
Step 2) Imagine Joe Biden actually washing a white 1981 Pontiac Trans Am (Daytona 500 Pace Car Edition, with custom gold snowflake wheels), shirtless, on the White House grounds
Step 3) Know that you helped make that moment happen
Step 4) Know that you also helped out a number of good charities

If these steps don't work, then you're just never going to get it. Sorry. Some people love the (completely fake) legend of Chuck Norris. Some don't. Same thing with this.
2012-10-12 08:17:52 PM
2 votes:
The great thing is we can already declare victory, as $3300+ is plenty to buy a used one.
2012-10-12 07:45:22 PM
2 votes:
Come on, my fellow Republicans. Let go of your hate. This is a damn decent thing to be
a part of.

Even if you hate Uncle Joe with the fiery hate of a thousand suns, how can you hate on
a movement to donate to several worthy causes AND bring an internet meme to life?

It's at $3295 now - would LOVE to see it hit $3500 even before dinner is over.
2012-10-12 07:40:47 PM
2 votes:

RichieLaw: That way we can just go get it and bargain the price down.


Perhaps a used-car lot or dealer that would be willing to donate one in order to gain some serious publicity?
2012-10-12 07:29:27 PM
2 votes:

IronTechV1: RichieLaw: I thought I made it pretty evident that those perks weren't real...I honestly dont think a disclaimer is necessary at this point.... Right? People aren't that dumb.

Umm... You live on the same big blue spinning ball thingy i do? These human-creatures are of questionable moral, ethical, and intelligence capacities. For some reason, when they find a knife, they think it belongs in some well-meaning back.


Oh, bullshiat. The majority of people are of good moral and ethical character, immaterial of their intelligence. We just pay more attention to the very tiny percentage that are assholes.
2012-10-12 07:28:10 PM
2 votes:
Alright, it's official:

imageshack.us
2012-10-12 07:02:38 PM
2 votes:
see you all later guys....heading home. Can this get bounced to top of Main and Politics Tabs every 2 hrs if needed?
2012-10-12 06:49:53 PM
2 votes:

Charities that will benefit from the:

Biden Breast Health Initiative

Doctors Without Borders

the Wounded Warrior Project

and GLAAD


Media sites this has been mentioned on:
Yahoo.com
Gothamist
Jalopnik.com


PERTINENT LINKS:

GiveJoeTheBird.com

on Facebook

on Twitter
GiveJoeTheBird and
href="https://twitter.com/JoeBidensTransA">JoeBidensTransAm


TOTAL THUS FAR: $3,015
2012-10-12 06:49:48 PM
2 votes:

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.


another one who needs to RTFT.

How the FARK do you know how many hours, dollars and platelet donations I manage a year anyway?


Or, when you rack up 120+ hours a year for Habitat for Humanity, give generously to the American Cancer Society, Children's Home (time and cash there for me), Red Cross (cash and platelets 3X a month), March of Dimes, Easter Seals (time and money) and the other six or so humanitarian things I do every month, every week, all year for the last 25+ years, and provide PROOF, because I CAN, you can threadshiat with your drivel all you want, Until then STFU and GTFO. I'll give MY goddamn money to anything or anyone I want. If it doesn't meet YOUR tiny penis' needs, well too farkin bad.
2012-10-12 06:47:29 PM
2 votes:
So this is what success looks like... (first page of results)

i1273.photobucket.com
2012-10-12 06:12:01 PM
2 votes:
Favorite Twitter Parody Account so far here:

i.imgur.com

Link
2012-10-12 06:11:30 PM
2 votes:
2012-10-12 06:07:04 PM
2 votes:

Perez Hilton: The money raised goes to Doctors Without Borders?

Time to get serious here. I'll alert my contacts at Doctors Without Borders. Let's see if we can get Joe Biden to agree for a photo shoot with the Trans Am and the photo will be auctioned at the annual DWB fundraiser. The theme this year is "Transformation."

http://www.hmbreview.com/arts_and_entertainment/doctors-without-borde r s-fundraiser-starts-again/article_ea336636-13ee-11e2-8105-0019bb2963f4 .html


So cool!!

Has anyone sent links to Biden campaign staff?

He could host a Q & A on fark, similar to what Obama did on Reddit, hey this late in a tight election....
2012-10-12 06:06:58 PM
2 votes:
Did anyone tweet at Wil Wheaton? He may be able to use his powers for good instead of evil

/WHEATON!
2012-10-12 06:01:02 PM
2 votes:
The money raised goes to Doctors Without Borders?

Time to get serious here. I'll alert my contacts at Doctors Without Borders. Let's see if we can get Joe Biden to agree for a photo shoot with the Trans Am and the photo will be auctioned at the annual DWB fundraiser. The theme this year is "Transformation."

http://www.hmbreview.com/arts_and_entertainment/doctors-without-borde r s-fundraiser-starts-again/article_ea336636-13ee-11e2-8105-0019bb2963f4 .html
2012-10-12 05:58:56 PM
2 votes:

UncleStumpy: hate you


i798.photobucket.com
2012-10-12 05:57:47 PM
2 votes:
Here's some other similar-veined charity ideas for you lovely conservatives to start so that Fark will be Fox News' style Fair 'N' Balanced.

1) Purchase helicopter for Sarah Palin so she can improve her wolf shooting skills mid-air.
2) Buy Rush Limbaugh a 30' tall elephant PEZ dispenser filled with Oxycontin and Viagra.
3) Install a Jetsons' style elevator for each of Romney's mansions.
2012-10-12 05:57:29 PM
2 votes:
Any possibility of getting Biden to sign it before the auction? Has this already been suggested? I'd imagine you could get quite a bit more for the charities if he signed the hood (or allowed his signature to be imprinted), or above the door like a race car; something like that.
2012-10-12 05:49:59 PM
2 votes:

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


FTFY
2012-10-12 05:40:08 PM
2 votes:

I_Love_Cheesecake: HST's Dead Carcass: It's picked up a bit, but dying off again.

This needs a serious shot in the arm.

The problem, in terms of reaching out to the media, is that it's a Friday afternoon. We may just have to rely on social media until Monday morning.

In the meantime, we should contact the heck out of places like HuffPo, TMZ, Gawker, Wonkette, TPM, etc.


I was thinking the car shows... speedTV, Fast n' Loud, Jesse james, the American chopper guys...Pimp my Ride (Yo I herd you like Trans Ams, so we put a Trans Am in your Trans Am)... those shows are always looking for a project that 'has synergy' and exposes them to a wider audience... so they do a show where they take the old Trans Am bought for this and 'pimp' it out or paint it or whatever they do... they get to be a part of the charity thing, they get a tv show out of it... maybe some extra attention because of the VP/charity connection and the auction...
2012-10-12 05:39:56 PM
2 votes:
I've FB'd it to all of my local newsagencies on their pages.

And Cyclometh that audio is AWESOME!!!!! This is going to be greater than great!!!!
2012-10-12 05:37:16 PM
2 votes:
i911.photobucket.com
2012-10-12 05:25:40 PM
2 votes:
retweeted by reddit_democrats.
2012-10-12 05:24:00 PM
2 votes:
Now that I see that some conservatives really think we're giving Joe a Trans-Am, I'm in for $15.
2012-10-12 05:19:29 PM
2 votes:
Just got the call. I got a job. I can give $10 now and $10 to the campaign. This is a great day.
2012-10-12 05:10:42 PM
2 votes:
Just created @JoeBidensTransAm.
2012-10-12 04:56:37 PM
2 votes:
Facebook

Twitter (@GiveJoeTheBird)
2012-10-12 04:47:16 PM
2 votes:

HST's Dead Carcass: It's picked up a bit, but dying off again.

This needs a serious shot in the arm.


The problem, in terms of reaching out to the media, is that it's a Friday afternoon. We may just have to rely on social media until Monday morning.

In the meantime, we should contact the heck out of places like HuffPo, TMZ, Gawker, Wonkette, TPM, etc.
2012-10-12 04:36:17 PM
2 votes:
Just tweeted the Car Talk guys :)
2012-10-12 04:34:29 PM
2 votes:

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.
2012-10-12 04:33:38 PM
2 votes:
www.ridelust.com

Who I imagine the haters in this thread to be.
2012-10-12 04:30:53 PM
2 votes:
The One True TheDavid:

For fark's sake, just shut up already. Goddamn.
2012-10-12 04:26:25 PM
2 votes:

HST's Dead Carcass: I'm pretty sure Biden will get a kick out of this when he hears about it. He'll most likely graciously ask the money be sent directly to the Charities instead of buying a car to give him, the auction off, but in the end, no matter what, it's going for a good cause. You have my $5... and my axe... and my bow...


Meanwhile some poor schmoe trying to sell his Trans Am has to go hungry or miss his rent payment? Let's spread it all around. In the karmic sense of things, the greatest good we do today could be paying someone for a used car. Who knows?
2012-10-12 04:25:14 PM
2 votes:
I'm Republican and I think this is a hilarious idea. I don't understand why others find this so distasteful. Probably because it's a form of congratulations for Biden.
2012-10-12 04:21:05 PM
2 votes:
If we donate upwards of $100 can we assist with the car washing? I'll totally throw on a bikini for the cause.
2012-10-12 04:20:03 PM
2 votes:
2012-10-12 04:17:51 PM
2 votes:

tuxq: This whole thread is farking priceless. It speaks volumes in its imagery. The liberals are willing to waste money on a stupid cause, while the conservatives are going "wtf?"


And the liberals are the ones actually getting shiat done instead of standing around oozing butthurt.
2012-10-12 04:14:24 PM
2 votes:

kimwim: The One True TheDavid: Kim, it would have never occurred to me to take up a collection for dental work on Fark if this really stupid and useless thread weren't already here.


This isn't a personal charity case. Someone gave you a link. I suggest you thank them, and use it.


Dude's just here to hate. I doubt he has any teeth at all to worry about. Hate is caustic.
2012-10-12 04:07:42 PM
2 votes:
This thread is doing wonders to help me identify a vast variety of butthurt and fun-haters.
2012-10-12 04:02:09 PM
2 votes:
You know who is awesome?

YOU PEOPLE. You people are AWESOME.

/Except for you douchebag/haters
2012-10-12 03:56:30 PM
2 votes:

coeyagi: Ok, video is coming along a little bit, we got some good free background music. Only about 9 stills so far, need about another 20 or so. We'll get there.


you can easily find 20 images of biden eating icecream alone
2012-10-12 03:52:45 PM
2 votes:
I've sent a message to a friend who is in the webpage-side of her news station and is a supporter of Obama/Biden. Hoping she helps give some traction or passes it along to her peers.
2012-10-12 03:50:26 PM
2 votes:

NobleHam: As a side note, I think you should update the donate page to reflect the fact that the Trans Am won't be given to Joe. That was the initial idea, but I think it's pretty much unanimous now that it will be auctioned and given to charity regardless of the law. Ideally, Joe will pose with the Trans Am before it's auctioned though.


Right now, David Axelrod is down on his knees thanking Jebus and the Baby Moses in a Basket for the amazing gift that is the Internet.

They get Biden to pose with the car, talk about the charities the money will support, and segue to campaign talking points on the middle class.

PRICELESS.
2012-10-12 03:47:26 PM
2 votes:
Another option-

memimage.cardomain.com
2012-10-12 03:45:39 PM
2 votes:

tuxq: This whole thread is farking priceless. It speaks volumes in its imagery. The liberals are willing to waste money on a stupid cause have a sense of humour and are reaping a media win as a result, while the conservatives are going "wtf? don't realize they're getting their ass handed to them on social media"

farking. Priceless.

2012-10-12 03:43:40 PM
2 votes:

tuxq: This whole thread is farking priceless. It speaks volumes in its imagery. The liberals are willing to waste money on a stupid cause, while the conservatives are going "wtf?"

farking. Priceless.


But we're not "wasting money on a stupid cause". We're going to be giving a great donation to some great charities. Nobody's money got wasted today.
2012-10-12 03:41:31 PM
2 votes:

stirfrybry: Good to see liberals focusing on important issues


Yeah, like breast cancer, gay rights, veterans and health care?
2012-10-12 03:37:38 PM
2 votes:
www.choosepp.net
2012-10-12 03:34:55 PM
2 votes:

WTF Indeed: And we are on Yahoo News.

Link


Holy dogshiat. RichieLaw, I think you're on deck- they want an interview!
2012-10-12 03:34:24 PM
2 votes:

WTF Indeed: And we are on Yahoo News.

Link


shiat just got serious.
2012-10-12 03:30:40 PM
2 votes:

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Cyclometh: I'm willing to risk ten bucks on a venture like this. Hell, I've already gotten more than my money's worth just in laughter.

I haven't done a bit of real, actual work since this started. So I've got that going for me, which is nice.


cdn.publishme.se
2012-10-12 03:29:54 PM
2 votes:

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: I started a new color for people today. I call it, Hater Yellow. There are a lot of people in Hater Yellow now. Because some of you motherf*ckers are serious haters. Now everybody stop having fun.


www.damnyouautocorrect.com
What "serious hater" colors may look like.

/Luv this thread.
2012-10-12 03:16:11 PM
2 votes:

Leeds: Any chance we can cap it off at 1K and buy him a trans-am that's as shiatty as Biden is?

There's no need to get him one that very nice, folks.


It's for charity, hater. Joe's not going to be driving it to and from work or anything.
2012-10-12 03:12:29 PM
2 votes:
2012-10-12 03:12:08 PM
2 votes:

garkola: Why are you going to buy a millionaire a used car?


Maybe we should donate the money to a literacy campaign instead...
2012-10-12 03:07:14 PM
2 votes:
Being the beaurocratic desk jockey that I am, should we reorganize a few threads for comms?

Proposals:

Charity handlers
Media Promotion (reddit/colbert/wh/huffpo etc etc)
Trans An procurement squad (including titles/taxes etc)
Legal Team

Debbie Downers & Trolls (in their own thread)

Thoughts? Or are there some super-secret TF type threads looming behind the curtain that would be better?
2012-10-12 02:57:08 PM
2 votes:
Why all the anger? It's a fun idea. If you like Joe, there's no reason not to have some fun. If it bothers you so much, start your own donation page to buy Romney a f*cking personality or something.
2012-10-12 02:54:53 PM
2 votes:

PallMall: sex0r: Yes, let's contribute to buy a hack, millionaire politician, who gives less to charity than I do and who hasn't done an honest days work since he's been in any type of elected office, a TransAm.

Are you people farking retarded?

I don't like Biden, but since the proceeds are going to charity either way... it works.

That and a living example of the power of Fark is something to which credit is due. (and the Lulz)


There you go. Awesome. This is the way it should be. Forget last night for a second, forget the politics in general and go with it.

I salute you sir.
2012-10-12 02:53:05 PM
2 votes:

zedster: doyner: Bontesla: Mrs.Sharpier: USA Prime Credit Peggy: If the Onion gets wind, they'll want to help. No doubt.

I've tweeted them and their politics twitter account the links, more would help spread the word.

I'd also tweet Stephen Colbert.

And HuffPo...

need a good hashtag, how about #VPbiatchenTA or #Bidencarwash


I emailed The Rachel Maddow Show.
2012-10-12 02:44:33 PM
2 votes:

ferretman: Let me see if I understand this....the 99% wants to buy a 1%er a Trans-Am?


You're not really familiar with Joe, are you?
2012-10-12 02:43:35 PM
2 votes:
This is the car that he needs to get delivered to him. Seems like a perfect match

Link
2012-10-12 02:36:16 PM
2 votes:
I'm sorry, but you're trying to raise money to buy a car for a guy who gets paid $230,700/year, plus free health care and retirement benefits, and who has little to no actual responsibility for his job? Have you Farkers gone full blown retarded? Sounds like the money would be better spent getting all of you Joe Biden blow up dolls so you can make your fantasy of sucking his dick one step closer to reality.
2012-10-12 02:34:35 PM
2 votes:

abhorrent1: While I find this kind of amusing, You people suck balls.
The rescue I work with has a Indiegogo campaing set up for a puppy that really needs help. And you'd rather give your money to buy this tool a car rather than help someone that really needs it. This dog will bring more joy in it's short life then this douche-nozzel could ever dream of. You're all a bunch of farking farks.


Sounds fair, until you recall that ultimately: "All proceeds will be distributed to the Biden Breast Health Initiative, Doctors Without Borders, the Wounded Warrior Project and GLAAD."

But you did remind me that I'm overdue to donate to the local animal shelter, so I hope you find solace in that.
2012-10-12 02:33:51 PM
2 votes:

slayer199: I'm pretty sure Uncle Joe can afford it on his own.


Please. Read. The. Thread.
2012-10-12 02:30:11 PM
2 votes:
Sure it was a funny article, funny to joke about doing it... but actually doing it would be the quintessential example of what is wrong with far too many people in this country.
2012-10-12 02:29:38 PM
2 votes:

garkola: Why are you going to buy a millionaire a used car?


web.mit.edu
2012-10-12 02:19:32 PM
2 votes:
There is only One American to drive that car into Washington, and there is a short time to do it.

And he is a Democrat.

The bandit needs one more ride.

us.movember.com
2012-10-12 02:02:52 PM
2 votes:

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 02:01:25 PM
2 votes:

RichieLaw: Done. No longer using paypal. Sorry for any inconvenience!


No inconvenience to me - I'm only donating advice. Glad you pulled it from Paypal though. Even lame brained ideas like this shouldn't suffer the misery of Paypal's Terms of Service.
2012-10-12 02:00:12 PM
2 votes:

insertsnarkyusername: Why don't we just contribute money directly to those charities instead of buying a car he doesn't want and then auctioning it off?


Because then no one will care. Making it amusing makes more interest. Sometimes the best way to get to point B is not a straight line.
2012-10-12 01:59:19 PM
2 votes:

WTF_Are_You_Looking_At: I think we should get the internet to buy Biden a Trans Am
Subby
You want a bunch of poor people to buy a millionaire a classic sport car?
What a dumbass idea.


Whoosh. That's why this idea is brilliant. It shows our complete disregard for reality. But please send your $5 to Komen because apparently there are still eight or nine people in the US who are not yet "aware" of breast cancer.
2012-10-12 01:58:42 PM
2 votes:

insertsnarkyusername: Why don't we just contribute money directly to those charities instead of buying a car he doesn't want and then auctioning it off?


Because the whole point is to celebrate Biden's awesomeness in the debate last night in a hilarious yet positive manner.
2012-10-12 01:56:27 PM
2 votes:

insertsnarkyusername: Why don't we just contribute money directly to those charities instead of buying a car he doesn't want and then auctioning it off?


Because:

1. Awesomeness.
2. Fun.
3. If it works out well auctioning the car will produce more than the car was purchased for.
4. Any extra funds go straight to the charities.
5. Awesomeness and fun.

/did I mention fun?
2012-10-12 01:55:21 PM
2 votes:
I said before the debate "They should let Biden be Biden" and they did and it worked.

Yes Biden isn't prefect but people kind of like him because of that. They go "Yeah this guy cares, he might get over the top or say things without thinking through but that makes him real".
2012-10-12 01:54:02 PM
2 votes:
Why don't we just contribute money directly to those charities instead of buying a car he doesn't want and then auctioning it off?
2012-10-12 01:53:28 PM
2 votes:

RichieLaw: Link


I don't know if you saw it above but to get the message to Joe, an easy way might be to simultaneously start a petition at the White House to have him celebrate his defense of reality and the middle class by washing a Trans Am or something. If you hint at it well enough, if you buy a $25K trans-am, get Joe Biden to at least photo-op with it on the WH lawn, it'll be worth a lot more at auction. Maybe the petition can be to get Joe Biden to photo-op with the Trans Am and the winning auction bidder on the White House lawn?

Anyway:

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/ Link
2012-10-12 01:46:21 PM
2 votes:

RichieLaw: PayPal or Direct Credit Card?

Can you cash out the direct credit card after funding?


Don't use Paypal*. They'll lock up any account that sees a sudden influx of cash and it wouldn't be available for withdraw for anywhere from 21 days to 6 months or more. Not worth the headache.

If you're taking credit cards directly, you have to have a merchant account.

*If you have no other choice, then use Paypal until you can get something better set up.
2012-10-12 01:29:18 PM
2 votes:
CSB on: Gotta a cousin-in-law who is completely plugged in with tons of social media networks in D.C. That's his job, owner of an LLC that does social networking for businesses. You get this going, I can get it viral. CSB off.
2012-10-12 01:22:47 PM
2 votes:

dopekitty74: Wouldn't you have to get The Onion's permission to do shirts?


easier to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission
2012-10-12 01:22:43 PM
2 votes:
Last Version of the 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 how sweet his,"Bird" was, which was in complete opposite to his normally gruff demeanor. It also made certain Senate Foreign Relations Committee meetings very awkward.
Senator Biden, now Vice President Biden, was always known for his fiery and passionate speech and mannerisms. But when he looked at the Bird, he'd hitch up his jorts, rip off of his shirt sleeves and chug a sixer of 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 the Bird 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 01:20:33 PM
2 votes:

dameron: This vehicle must have a vanity plate.

I suggest:

1987 FTW
TAIL MAN
TALL BOY
MY TRAIN

among others that would never be approved.


Delaware Plates that say "Malarky" (limited by character limit)
2012-10-12 01:18:36 PM
2 votes:

Cyclometh: Suggestions for the pitch text:

Ladies and gentlemen of the Internet, Joe Biden is awesome. And frankly, it's a national disgrace that he doesn't have a sweet-ass ride to impress Congress, foreign dignitaries, and chicks with. We, the denizens of the Internet have decided to rectify this situation by giving Vice President Joe Biden a kickass Trans Am.

We're targeting $25,000 as the amount needed to find a 1979 to 1983 Trans Am in great condition, plus taxes, title, insurance and the necessary things to get it delivered to the Vice President in Washington, D.C.

Now, a serious note: We realize that the Vice President can't accept a gift like this. However, we expect that the action itself will be noteworthy and garner attention. After presenting the vehicle to the Vice President, we will sell it at auction and the proceeds will be donated to the following charities in equal measure. We sincerely hope that the attention this campaign gains will allow us to sell the vehicle for a better price than the fundraising target and get some great funds for some great charities, and have some fun along the way.

So, kick in a couple of bucks to buy Joe Biden a kickass ride, wontcha?


I like it.

/in in spirit, unemployed canadian hoping for a liberal government under justin trudeau
2012-10-12 01:14:02 PM
2 votes:

RichieLaw: I can post it as soon as we determine a name for the car. If everyone likes the pitch we just need that and to determine the length of the fundraising...


I'd say the consensus is looking like "The Bird". As much as I love "The Sinator", heh.
2012-10-12 01:11:07 PM
2 votes:

html_007: Cyclometh: "thesinator.com" is available. Just sayin'.

www.givejoethebird.com


I am starting to be swayed by The Bird, as long as the full force of Fark is behind the tongue-in-cheek message of The Bird as displayed in this URL, I'm all for it.
2012-10-12 12:53:50 PM
2 votes:

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


The Bird.
2012-10-12 12:27:56 PM
2 votes:

ChrisDe: I love me some Joe Biden, but he can buy his own Trans Am. And hook it up to the back of a train for his trips home for all I care.


Another crackshot ace missing the point(s): The gesture, the hilarity and the charity.
2012-10-12 12:25:19 PM
2 votes:

RichieLaw: Cyclometh: RichieLaw: Perk $5: Knowledge that you contributed to making an internet meme come true.

Perk $10: Joe Biden will slam a Coor's Lite in your honor while ripping the sleeves off of his button-down. (Need a description) - Was thinking of, "Not really, but if there is enough interest, maybe we can convince Uncle Joe to chug a beer in your honor. Pictures to be posted all over the internet, of course."

Any more?

Perk $50- your name inscribed on a cassette of Night Ranger to be included with the vehicle (limit 10).

Is this feasible?


Well, maybe a CD. A cassette would be hard to find. And by "inscribed" I had in mind a label or something like that. I mean, this is all for fun anyway, the perks should reflect the silliness.
2012-10-12 12:22:34 PM
2 votes:
No one posted this yet?

cache.gawkerassets.com
2012-10-12 12:18:26 PM
2 votes:

mr lawson: No...this is how KIDS think and act. Not adults


So should we state the Republican platform as "the freedom to do whatever you want, as long as it's something I approve of"? Unlike your example it's both relevant and true.
2012-10-12 12:15:45 PM
2 votes:

mr lawson: Cyclometh: Sometimes you should do something because it's awesome or feels good, not because it's practical.

The Democratic platform right there.


That's nice, go along and go deny some rights to people, we're too busy for your tri-color patriot eagle tears.
2012-10-12 12:14:10 PM
2 votes:

Hack Patooey: Found a white one


Holy shiat, that's the exact one. Seller is only asking like $13K. Alright Farkers, let's get it done. Who has the donation site set up and where? Let's discuss.
2012-10-12 12:13:37 PM
2 votes:

Pantubo: You'd let Biden drive a car?

Why would anyone let Vice President Bath Salts behind the wheel of a car?


thechive.files.wordpress.com
2012-10-12 12:10:54 PM
2 votes:
I'm in for $100 just because this is hilarious
2012-10-12 12:09:57 PM
2 votes:
it has to be the redneck camaro/trans am: at least three different colors, bondo in spots, duct tape on seats, colored cellophane tape for taillights, one of the doors won't open, mismatched rims and a tape deck with an Iron Maiden tape stuck in it on play.

He must also use some version of the phrase "i'm workin on fixin her up"
2012-10-12 12:09:39 PM
2 votes:
2012-10-12 12:08:38 PM
2 votes:

tricycleracer: BAMFinator: As part of the 1%, Biden can buy his own damn TransAm.


No reason to think Biden would keep it. I'd imagine the Vice Presidential TransAm would feature in a few good-natured photo-ops and then be auctioned off for charity.
2012-10-12 12:08:08 PM
2 votes:

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


Indiegogo, I'd say. I think RichieLaw has a site started. I've also created an account there but stopped working on a campaign once Richie posted he had one in play. This needs to happen one way or another, this idea is farking brilliant.
2012-10-12 12:06:13 PM
2 votes:

physt: Could he event accept such a gift?


Yes, and then auction it for charity immediately (after getting an actual shirtless photo like the Onion p-shopped one).

Seriously, this is all fun and games, but let's make this sh*t happen for realz.
2012-10-12 12:03:38 PM
2 votes:
@RichieLaw: How about something like:

The Internet wishes to express how awesome Joe Biden is. What better way to show this then to present him with a vintage Trans Am, and make one of the coolest internet memes come true.

support this cause, blah blah blah...
2012-10-12 12:02:08 PM
2 votes:
Hmm. Probably violates this kickstarter rule:

Prohibited uses:
No charity or cause funding.
Examples of prohibited use include raising money for the Red Cross, funding an awareness campaign, funding a scholarship, or promoting the donation of funds raised, or future profits, to a charity or cause.
2012-10-12 12:01:03 PM
2 votes:
So, I've tentatively started a indiegogo site for this. I need a short description. Thoughts?
2012-10-12 12:00:10 PM
2 votes:

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
2012-10-12 11:59:59 AM
2 votes:

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


Fark that. Let's do this thing. If someone else doesn't set it up by god I'll go over there and do it. But I assume subby is on it?
2012-10-12 11:59:02 AM
2 votes:
Subby here. I think Kickstarter might be the way to go? I wonder what kind of gift laws this crosses?
2012-10-12 11:59:02 AM
2 votes:

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


http://www.theonion.com/articles/shirtless-biden-washes-trans-am-in-w h ite-house-dri,2718/
2012-10-12 11:58:27 AM
2 votes:

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


The short version: Biden thrashed Ryan like a red-headed stepchild in a Dickens novel.
2012-10-12 11:58:05 AM
2 votes:
We'll need an 8 track...
2012-10-12 11:55:09 AM
2 votes:
I'd chip in ten. And some Creedence.
2012-10-12 11:54:41 AM
2 votes:
I got five on it. Better spent then on a TF.
2012-10-12 11:54:25 AM
2 votes:
LOL. I'm in. Just make sure there's a cooler of Busch and a lovingly-assembled set of car washing and detailing tools in the trunk.
2012-10-13 03:00:40 PM
1 votes:
Woo hoo!

www.solehope.com
2012-10-13 03:00:04 PM
1 votes:

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 02:22:51 PM
1 votes:
Moar press! Link
2012-10-13 01:26:02 PM
1 votes:
Link

link to new thread
2012-10-13 01:18:02 PM
1 votes:
Addicting Info picked it up - attributes it to Farkers: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/10/13/give-joe-the-bird/
2012-10-13 01:16:44 PM
1 votes:
Now mentioned on: http://forums.randi.org/showthread.php?p=8688460

The James Randi Educational Foundation forum.
2012-10-13 12:32:28 PM
1 votes:

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 11:42:58 AM
1 votes:
Oh hell, in for $50.
2012-10-13 10:59:12 AM
1 votes:
I apologize for being insulting earlier. You guys did great, and the thread is a hoot. Legendary.
2012-10-13 07:28:54 AM
1 votes:

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 03:57:22 AM
1 votes:
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 03:54:53 AM
1 votes:

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 03:23:42 AM
1 votes:
#351 funder.

Now accepting perks.
2012-10-13 03:21:04 AM
1 votes:
I think we should get the internet to buy Biden a Trans Am
i208.photobucket.com
2012-10-13 03:14:16 AM
1 votes:
Just watched the youtube video and voice over. Effing. Fantastic!

It is now up on the site.
2012-10-13 02:55:38 AM
1 votes:
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 02:42:49 AM
1 votes:

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 02:42:05 AM
1 votes:

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 02:41:38 AM
1 votes:

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 02:31:34 AM
1 votes:
Please simply ignore the trolls. If you want to infuriate them, they will be even more enraged by the silence in response to their posts.
2012-10-13 02:21:31 AM
1 votes:

Perez Hilton: VivianVivisect: I got $5

My predictions: Before midnight tonight the donations will be over $4,000. Fark will have had more hits than Paul Ryan.


Just added $5 to the kitty, and the total is now around $4700. I also think that somebody should scrounge up some old Cheap Trick and REO Speedwagon tapes for the tape deck
2012-10-13 02:11:22 AM
1 votes:
Oh man, I'm spent. Been trying to keep up with this thread all day between chores. This is awesome, I'm glad we did this.
2012-10-13 01:45:43 AM
1 votes:
I love this so much. Long time lurker. First time poster. You are all fantastic! Paid twice and will pay more as the drinks flow. I'm searching for a Time Bandits quote~
2012-10-13 01:42:36 AM
1 votes:
I've lurked here for years, with great enjoyment. But today was really special, had a wonderful time making a series of small donations in the names of a few friends. I just wanted to thank you all for the many lulz I've had following along since this morning.
2012-10-13 01:30:10 AM
1 votes:
{Intro - Dramatic Music}
I went to Yahoo.com and read the comments. I thought...I really thought I could help. But there was too much derp. I posted left, right, then back again. But the derp and the herp kept coming. I got off maybe 20 posts, and each one was a kill, but they never went down! They didn't stop! The brainless herpzombies clawed their way through any logic or compassion or the just plain humanity of givejoethebird.com I could shove in their way. I just couldn't stand it any more and ran like hell. I apologize, and I understand if you want to court marshal me for it. But there was nothing I could do - I was overwhelmed. I just hope this testament will help future people tasked with venturing into that unholy place. Tell my mother that I love her.

{Dramatic Climax Music}
{Gun in Mouth}
BANGGGGGG!
2012-10-13 01:26:51 AM
1 votes:

steamingpile: Hack Patooey: In for $5

Anyone who donates a nickle towards this shiat deserves to be drug through the streets naked behind the Trans Am while Betty White drives it to the farmers market.

Im amazed anyone can think of biden as anything besides the crotchy old fossil he came off as last night, he wasnt aggressive or pointing out policies he was acting like the boss who never listens but takes credit when things go right.

In short he was a douche and people who refuse to see that are farking retarded. Go read Foucalt, people need to see that can apply to either side not just right wing nut bags...........


i234.photobucket.com

Don't damage the thread.
2012-10-13 01:26:04 AM
1 votes:

steamingpile: Hack Patooey: In for $5

Anyone who donates a nickle towards this shiat deserves to be drug through the streets naked behind the Trans Am while Betty White drives it to the farmers market.

Im amazed anyone can think of biden as anything besides the crotchy old fossil he came off as last night, he wasnt aggressive or pointing out policies he was acting like the boss who never listens but takes credit when things go right.

In short he was a douche and people who refuse to see that are farking retarded. Go read Foucalt, people need to see that can apply to either side not just right wing nut bags...........


u mad, bro?
2012-10-13 01:23:51 AM
1 votes:

steamingpile: Hack Patooey: In for $5

Anyone who donates a nickle towards this shiat deserves to be drug through the streets naked behind the Trans Am while Betty White drives it to the farmers market.

Im amazed anyone can think of biden as anything besides the crotchy old fossil he came off as last night, he wasnt aggressive or pointing out policies he was acting like the boss who never listens but takes credit when things go right.

In short he was a douche and people who refuse to see that are farking retarded. Go read Foucalt, people need to see that can apply to either side not just right wing nut bags...........


I'm sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of how awesome we are.
2012-10-13 01:22:57 AM
1 votes:

steamingpile: Anyone who donates a nickle towards this shiat deserves to be drug through the streets naked behind the Trans Am while Betty White drives it to the farmers market.


Just to make sure we are clear. You are against donating to Biden Breast Health Initiative, Doctors Without Borders, the Wounded Warrior Project and GLAAD. Correct? Because that is where the money will eventually go to.
2012-10-13 01:22:00 AM
1 votes:
Has anyone looked this over yet? It's about gifts to the President, but I think we can safely assume it also applies to the VP.

Although the President, like all other federal officers and employees, is prohibited from receiving
personal gifts from foreign governments and foreign officials without the consent of Congress
(U.S. Const., art. I, §9, cl. 8), the President is generally free to accept unsolicited personal gifts
from the American public.
Most of the restrictions on federal officials accepting gifts from
"prohibited sources" (those doing business with, seeking action from, or regulated by one's
agency) are not applicable to the President of the United States (5 C.F.R. §2635.204(j)), although
the President may not solicit gifts from such sources. The President, in a similar manner as other
federal officials, may also receive unrestricted gifts from relatives and gifts that are given on the
basis of personal friendship. When personal gifts accepted by the President or his immediate
family exceed a certain amount, those gifts are required to be publicly disclosed in financial
disclosure reports filed annually by the President. 5 U.S.C. app., §§101(f)(1), 102(a)(2). The
President remains subject to the bribery and illegal gratuities law which prohibits the receipt of a
gift or of anything of value when that receipt, or the agreement to receive such thing of value, is
connected in some way to the performance (or nonperformance) of an official act.

I guess as long as we don't try to bribe Joe into preferential treatment of Farkers we should be golden.
2012-10-13 01:21:02 AM
1 votes:

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...
2012-10-13 01:19:35 AM
1 votes:
ooo, moar press:

Link
2012-10-13 01:14:59 AM
1 votes:
somebody posted it in Hannity's website
2012-10-13 12:58:03 AM
1 votes:

Aar1012: Dumb question. Did this start in Fark or did we just pick it up early?


This very thread was the genesis.
2012-10-13 12:49:33 AM
1 votes:
Oh this is just too great. I was sad Maddow didn't mention it tonight, maybe Monday.
2012-10-13 12:15:00 AM
1 votes:
I love Fark. Even though we're one big dysfunctional family, we still know how to get stuff done.

/off to donate now
2012-10-13 12:10:53 AM
1 votes:
I can't even say how amazing it is to watch this go from a random idea some dude threw out on a Friday morning to $5k raised and that fantastic f'ing video that will live in Internet infamy forever. 10/12 nevah forget!
2012-10-13 12:02:44 AM
1 votes:
Just a heads up... but those of you unfamiliar with web traffic... I'd expect visits/donations/etc to drop off over the weekend and pick up again around 8am Eastern on Monday.

Save some of your energy for Monday and don't get discouraged if you don't see massive action over the weekend (other than perhaps some news mentions as an aside). Apparently, folks prefer to hit the web hard and heavy from work rather than at their leisure (days off).

I can't stand Joe Biden, but I like the lulz and the charity aspect. It's the only reason I'm helping with this ridiculous idea in the first place. That and I've been around a few websites in my time.
2012-10-12 11:57:01 PM
1 votes:

Crude: I LOVE THIS THREAD!!

My Ignore list just swelled by about 120+...keep up the good work, you ignorant Farkers!! Keep posting, morons!


Yee Haw!! We gonna buy a Trans Am fer a piece a' shiat politician!! Look at how dumb we is!!


Did you hear that? That was the sound of the point flying right over your head.
2012-10-12 11:31:54 PM
1 votes:
Ok, boys and girls.

THE VIDEO IS DONE.

Link
2012-10-12 11:30:45 PM
1 votes:
Quick question:
How many of you added TONS of trolls or retards to your Ignore List today because of this thread? I added 21 (my Ignore List is really people Favorited in Grey4 with a tag like "Retarded" "Asshole" or "Troll")

What happened to Bush Sr.'s "Thousand Points Of Light"? Neocon 'baggers seem to have forgotten about that.

But I also added several Green3 Favorites with the tag "Awesome! Part of the givejoethebird.com crew". So that's cool. 

I've been watching this thread since it started. First, I was "That's funny!", then I was "Hey, some people seem like they want this to happen...", then I was "Holy crap, they're actually doing this", "Then I was "HOLY CRAP, this is getting picked up by news sources", now I'm "Well, this could actually work out for everybody involved and be a great thing!"

Keep the fire burning under this thing so that by Monday we have proven it's not just an Internet gag, but a real initiative. That way it will get more press, more donations, more TF subscriptions for Drew, and be more likely to get buy-in from the charities, The Onion, Biden and Obama, and whoever else sees the goodness and wants to be a part of it.

/$20
2012-10-12 11:22:55 PM
1 votes:

RichieLaw: Update: received a very nice message from indiegogo congratulating us on our success over the past hours and offering to help in any way they can. They also suggested delineating what we will do with the monies should we not reach our goal. When I get home I will update the pitch stating that all monies in excess of the Trans Am purchase, expenses and delivery will be split amongst the 4 charities pro rata. Should we not receive enough money to buy a Trans Am, the monies will still be split amongst the charities pro rata.

If any of you have suggestions for anything other than this please let me know now.

Cheers guys! Almost at $5,000!!!11


If we don't make the target, we'll also buy a toy Trans Am, appropriate music CDs and will still deliver the cards and other perks that actually had a "real" component.
2012-10-12 11:10:13 PM
1 votes:
I f-ing love The Onion...this kills me everytime:

Dressed in a slightly ripped Lynyrd Skynyrd T-shirt, Biden tapped the top of an Icehouse tallboy, cracked it open, and then informed the 20,000 people in attendance that while the economy is no longer hemorrhaging jobs as it was in 2008, nothing, "not even that little trip I took to Thailand in '92," could ever live up to the unforgettable months of June through August 1987, when "the skirts were short, the brews were cold, and you couldn't walk 2 feet without stepping into some grade-A tang."

o.onionstatic.com
2012-10-12 10:46:59 PM
1 votes:

Almost Everybody Poops: Delay: Hack Patooey: Cyclometh: Amazing.

Just got back, had to take a nap- this is incredible, though.

No kidding. Money doubled to over 4K while I was gone. Freaking amazing

Awesome job Hack, How do you think we can get the next 4K?

[cf.chucklesnetwork.agj.co image 405x405]


That's... horrifying. lol.
2012-10-12 10:46:43 PM
1 votes:
we have to include a Rush mixtape in that sweet ride
2012-10-12 10:44:35 PM
1 votes:

tony41454: Biden was a jerk. Acted like some crazed Uncle off his meds. Lost a lot of votes with his laughing and sneers (especially at inappropriate times) and his lies. This means he LOST the debate. Doesn't matter how you came across, if you lose votes, you lose!


You win the "not paying attention to anything going on here" award for the hour. Well done champ!
2012-10-12 10:40:28 PM
1 votes:

CptnSpldng: RichieLaw: USA Prime Credit Peggy: VTGremlin: RichieLaw: I like this. Perks updated.

The $50 seems to promise something you can't deliver. The other ones are fine, but that one may cause people to donate $50 just so they can biatch that you didn't keep up your end of it.

Maybe a disclaimer that all "Perks" are not to be taken seriously. Or somesuch.

Unless you include "$5000 perk: you get to drive the beast to meet the president!"

I thought I made it pretty evident that those perks weren't real...I honestly dont think a disclaimer is necessary at this point....

Right? People aren't that dumb.

Ritchie, I don't know if you are a lawyer or if you just play one on the internet, but I would err on the side of caution here. I haven't felt so engaged in something in quite some time - so much that I blew off work today just to keep following the thread - an I would feel so bad if any hubris on our part were to trip us up and make us look and feel foolish.
I say "our" and "we" when I haven't done jack shiat to make this happen. All the credit in the world to those of you who actually did something to make this happen.
Can I bring up a couple things that may not have been fully addressed so that they can be addressed before a problem arises? First, does the "Internet People for Purposes of Buying Joe Biden a Trans AM" have to register with the IRS in order to a) be recognized as a bona fide charitable organization and b)not have the donations of everyone be treated as income for tax purposes. Do we need a Board of Directors or a steering committee? Have we budgeted for the legitimate expenses associated with acquiring a car, getting it insured and repaired/detailed (if required)? I would imagine the car would have to initially insured under a business policy which can be fairly steep, although it would only have to be for half a year...
I'm not trying to piss in anyone's cornflakes. I'm just an old accountant who wants this all to go smooth.
EIP if you want to discu ...



Thanks for your message! I actually am an attorney. My understanding of the funds from indiegogo is that they are not taxable as income. I do not have to report anything to the IRS. If that changes then I would have to keep some of the money for tax purpose or establish a non-profit. The process to establish a non-profit is too complicated and long for a one-off endeavor in my eyes. If we did have to incorporate it would be as a single member LLC to streamline the corporate formalities. This would also limit the liability and exposure for any D&O claims.

All the money will be paid toward the stated goal. If there are expenses necessitated then they will also be paid out of the same pot. But with extreme oversight to ensure that the maximum contribution is made to these charities.
2012-10-12 10:27:50 PM
1 votes:
Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/GiveJoeTheBird

Twitter(s)
https://twitter.com/GiveJoeTheBird
https://twitter.com/TransAmBiden
2012-10-12 10:26:48 PM
1 votes:
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/joe-biden-fans-raising-money-buy- vp-trans-192630243.html

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/12/1143759/-Help-Give-Joe-The-B i rd

http://insidehoops.com/forum/showthread.php?t=278518

http://www.blast-o-rama.com/2012/10/12/vp-joe-biden-has-a-kick-ass-tr a ns-am-for-real-and-for-charity/

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/somebody-wants-you-to-help-b u y-a-trans-am-for-joe-biden/

http://jalopnik.com/5951351/some-people-on-the-internet-are-trying-to - buy-a-trans-am-for-joe-biden

http://gothamist.com/2012/10/12/biden_groupies_raising_money_to_buy.p h p

http://jerseycarcash.com/car/somebody-wants-you-to-help-buy-a-trans-a m -for-joe-biden/

http://forums.hannity.com/showthread.php?2432698-Everyone-can-laugh-a t -this-one-buying-Biden-a-Trans-Am

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum6/HTML/096859.html

http://politics.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=2814749816990 6 0
2012-10-12 10:06:37 PM
1 votes:
I just want to say that I love you Farkers. I mostly lurk on this site, but you've provided me with countless hours of entertainment, and for that I'm grateful.

That said, for me this really tops it off (I missed the Romero charity drive). So I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who contributed (I'm pleased with the causes they're donating to) and to everyone who is posting in this thread. Even the trolls/people who disagree with this.

/I threw in $100
2012-10-12 09:59:15 PM
1 votes:

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.
2012-10-12 09:48:34 PM
1 votes:

fearmongert: BraveNewCheneyWorld: Yeah, he did a decent job in the debate, right after Obama was rated as doing a poor job in the debate (personally, I think Obama won the debate because I care about what people say rather than how they say it).. and now you're passing out the collection basket to buy him a car? For what? What the hell is wrong with you people?

We're Farkers. And probably drunk.


cdn.twentytwowords.com
2012-10-12 09:42:40 PM
1 votes:

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Yeah, he did a decent job in the debate, right after Obama was rated as doing a poor job in the debate (personally, I think Obama won the debate because I care about what people say rather than how they say it).. and now you're passing out the collection basket to buy him a car? For what? What the hell is wrong with you people?


It really has nothing to to with the debate itself, just that it's a prime opportunity to make an Onion headline come true and send all the money to charity in the end.
2012-10-12 09:22:25 PM
1 votes:

GhostFish: I'm sure someone else has already pointed out what a waste this is.
Likewise, I'm sure someone else has pointed out that 20 grand would be better going to the campaign, or better yet a charity.

So I won't be a Debby Downer, and I'll resist the urge to say as much.


And I get to be the first to point out that it's all a plan to donate all proceeds to 4 different charities anyway. Thanks for not reading any of the pertinent information, and have a great day!
2012-10-12 09:00:30 PM
1 votes:

Ricardo Klement: Karma Curmudgeon: If the Republicans can't put aside the derp long enough to contribute to internet infamy, perhaps they can at least let us have the sticks up their asses so we can have a bonfire.

Hey! There're at least two of us who think this is great.


No, not you. You're cool. The other one too. ;-)
2012-10-12 08:56:48 PM
1 votes:

DingleberryMoose: residentgeek: What in the world is wrong with you people?!

Strike that. How do I fix my head so I get how awesome this is?

An Onion article became a joke became raising money for charity. Now donate, don't be chicken explicate.

mcwehrle: Beer through the nasal passages does not feel good.

There is something incredibly wrong with your sense of humor, as it somehow resembles mine.


Now I know what I'm spending a pittance of my very first paycheck as a teacher on!

/symbolism has power
2012-10-12 08:56:43 PM
1 votes:

Karma Curmudgeon: If the Republicans can't put aside the derp long enough to contribute to internet infamy, perhaps they can at least let us have the sticks up their asses so we can have a bonfire.


Hey! There're at least two of us who think this is great.
2012-10-12 08:52:12 PM
1 votes:
If the Republicans can't put aside the derp long enough to contribute to internet infamy, perhaps they can at least let us have the sticks up their asses so we can have a bonfire.
2012-10-12 08:43:05 PM
1 votes:
Donate money to a grown man who makes over six figures per year and has transportation provided to him as part of his job so he can buy a car? That actually explains a whole lot, actually.
2012-10-12 08:38:31 PM
1 votes:

xanadian: Oh, whoops, I got trolled. :/


You didn't get trolled, you got rolled. There's a difference.
2012-10-12 08:38:20 PM
1 votes:
Republican Party: Please just stop with the lies.

We apolitical humans are smarter than that.

Quit playing to the least educated among us, please.

Thank you.

*)
2012-10-12 08:33:55 PM
1 votes:

legalgus: If you contribute look in a mirror and say "a fool" and his money are soon parted. Carry on fools. I'd rather buy a bum a beer. Hey, maybe ya'll can offer the bum a beer.


Funny story. I buy beers for bums all the time. Downtown Ft. Lauderdale is rife with them, and they know the clubs are busy on weekend nights. You'd be amazed how many of them just want someone to talk to for 5 minutes over a beer.

But you probably don't care. I am guessing your soul is completely deformed.
2012-10-12 08:31:16 PM
1 votes:

mcwehrle: DingleberryMoose:
mcwehrle: Beer through the nasal passages does not feel good.

There is something incredibly wrong with your sense of humor, as it somehow resembles mine.

You get used to 'the looks' after a time, right?

;)

/and I seriously did snert beer. It caught me completely off guard. Well done!


Creepy.
2012-10-12 08:23:25 PM
1 votes:

SarahDiddle: I'm in. Biden needs a Trans Am.


No, Biden is entitled to a Trans Am.
Stick to the talking points.
2012-10-12 08:22:51 PM
1 votes:

special20: Mercutio74: extroverted_suicide: He went back and designed the Pontiac Aztek.

Liar! No one designed the Pontiac Aztek. It was created by accident when a custodian accidentally began to shred a concept drawing. Luckily it was rescued before all the paper was fed into the shredder.

/CSB: It was designed to have lovely tail fins originally

That Aztec had to be the ugliest car ever crapped out by Michigan. I looked like a capybara with wheels.
(what a capybara may look like)
[bunkstrutts.files.wordpress.com image 700x540]



WHOA a capybara is cute, how dare you compare it to the ugly hunk of junk that was the Aztec. You should feel bad.
2012-10-12 08:21:29 PM
1 votes:

scruffy1: TheCharmerUnderMe: FitzShivering: Cyclometh: lol, freeperville has a hold of it now. It's on!

Please, please, please, please let Hannity or Rush mention it.

That's a distinct possibility the way this is gaining steam...

Close


"The car will be rented to him for a period of time and then auctioned off for charities."


dafuq?
2012-10-12 08:18:29 PM
1 votes:

Cyclometh: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2944067/posts?utm_source=twi t terfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_term=wndcfpfreep

It's actually really tame for them.


that's because Biden isn't a Kenyan mooslum terrorist out to take away guns
2012-10-12 08:11:33 PM
1 votes:

Kit Fister: DingleberryMoose: mcwehrle: You get used to 'the looks' after a time, right?

Yeah. The kids I work with now don't get some of the cultural references, though. Bunch of cultural illiterates out there these days.

We need to work on fixing that.


Good luck. My kid's gonna understand every reference in this book if it kills me.

/yes, I have a copy
2012-10-12 08:02:00 PM
1 votes:

legalgus: If you contribute look in a mirror and say "a fool" and his money are soon parted. Carry on fools. I'd rather buy a bum a beer. Hey, maybe ya'll can offer the bum a beer.


Warning, all of you good souls who have chipped in 5 dollars, your 5 dollars might get stolen! We know this will crush you for the rest of your life, and is the difference between whether the world continues to spin! Instead, you should never take a chance on anything, especially if it appears completely legit, and you can pretty much figure out who the people involved are. Do no good deeds if there's a chance anything might ever go wrong! Instead, encourage people without homes to continue with their addictions to drugs and alcohol, this is the true and moral path!
2012-10-12 07:57:31 PM
1 votes:
OMG. This HAS to happen. I know he can't accept it as a gift, but if the Secret Service would let him take a spin around the White House parking lot or something like that, then let him sign the hood - just think of how much money that would raise at auction!

/tremendous fan of Joe's
//he knocked my socks off last night.
//if it hasn't reached the goal by Monday, this is the first thing I'll do with my paycheck
2012-10-12 07:57:22 PM
1 votes:

Mercutio74: Girion47: /In love with that car.

I think I saw a TLC show about that...

[static.neatorama.com image 500x284]


oh god, I watched that one. (I was drunk and the clicker was WAAAY over there!)

creepy doesn't even begin to cover that one....
2012-10-12 07:56:39 PM
1 votes:
5 minutes in last night and I wanted to give Joe a hug. This is just awesome.
2012-10-12 07:46:28 PM
1 votes:

kimwim: Girion47: Automatic is the AOL of the auto world.

I second this. Stick is the only way to go.


Except automatic is far more ubiquitous than AOL by a long shot. More like the Google of the auto world. It's getting more and more difficult to find manual transmission cars, especially since the newer automatics work much better and sometimes have controllers for changing gears manually but without a clutch.
2012-10-12 07:44:15 PM
1 votes:
Someone on Jalopnik pointed out that it would be even more epic if we could get Jill Biden to brush her hair using the rear-view mirror just once.
2012-10-12 07:42:38 PM
1 votes:
I grew up in a blue-collar family. One of the things I like about Joe is that he reminds me of some of the cooler old New England guys my father used to know. Big heart, human, sense of humor, level, scrappy, stands up for what he thinks is right. Getting some money to a charity in his name is pretty easy.
2012-10-12 07:41:01 PM
1 votes:
I'm back. A little more stoned than when I left.

How's it going?
2012-10-12 07:40:25 PM
1 votes:

nvmac: html_007: SO the big question here.... Should the TA be a manual or automatic?

OH, you've done it now. You've started the manual vs. automatic flame war.

/God help us all


Automatic is the AOL of the auto world.
2012-10-12 07:37:54 PM
1 votes:
In regards to the actual car, let's slow down a little on picking out the car until we have the money. That way we can just go get it and bargain the price down. That way we'll have more to contribute on top of any auction.

I definitely like what has been linked though. I just donmt want to get too far ahead of ourselves.

We've already made a difference. Even if we do not raise another cent I am so incredibly proud of all of you.
2012-10-12 07:35:20 PM
1 votes:

Mercutio74: mpirooz: We need a 2013 throwback Trans Am called the Biden Bird. Make it happen GM!

Make it yellow with the Children;s Television Workshop logo on it.


Black, with Big Bird instead of the chicken, err, phoenix, on the hood in bright yellow.
2012-10-12 07:34:28 PM
1 votes:

unchellmatt: The Yahoo news page has some of the most lulz worthy butthurt posts I've seen in the whole of today.


The commenters on YouTube, Yahoo, CNN HAVE to be paid shills. They are probably like the paid Twitter followers. You can actually buy one thousand Twitter followers for $14 per month. This apparently boosts your Twitter 'street cred' and adds to your 'celebrity' by making it appear you are loved by the masses. Your paltry $14 investment will even buy you phony ghost tweets from India telling everybody how awesome you are.

Or then again, it may be that really racist brother-in-law, co-worker, teahadist or ignorant cracker from southern shiatkickastan throwing their poop again because they are afraid and angry.
2012-10-12 07:34:10 PM
1 votes:

Twice Banned: Mercutio74: Twice Banned: Good for you. How does it feel to out do Biden in just a few hours?

Personally, pretty farking good. Especially when most of us realize this isn't about Biden specifically. It's not for his gain. It's not to make him look better.

It's a fun, grassroots, charity motivated thing that spontaneously erupted from the mind of a fellow farker. Today, instead of sorting derp into the "Troll" and "Disturbed Individual" bins... farkers who spend time on the politics tab did something small that makes the world a better place. Personally, it's stuff like today that makes me fall in love with Fark again... and I've been with the ol' gal for many years (I've got a fark member number lower than the cost of Uncle Joe's Trans Am). So whine all you want, sonny... the rest of us are going to bask in the feeling of doing something that damn near approaches performance art but helps people.

Cheers.


Some people are donating because it is a fun way to donate to charities they may like. Some people are participating because they like Biden. Either way, at least two of those are good charities by any definition, I know little of the Biden Breast Health Initiative and I don't really know what GLAAD does with money.

Fun fact: I donated my $300 tax refund Bush sent out years ago to Planned Parenthood in his name. Sometimes, trolling and doing something good can be actually go together. If you have such a hate-on for Biden, donate $10 to provide what you think will be a little embarrassment to him and help out some good causes. Or, maybe, just shut the fark up and let some people have some fun without being a prick for no good goddamn reason.
2012-10-12 07:31:52 PM
1 votes:

Sofa King Smart: Lando Lincoln: Interior shot of a 1981 TA Daytona Pace Car

[www.78ta.com image 850x637]

That's pretty farking sweet.

More pictures here

yup, that's definitely the car... 1981 Daytona 500 Pace Car (not the 1980 Indy pace car)...
here's one for sale in Virginia...

[www.dadsautos.com image 640x480]

Dad's Auto Sales
12916 Jefferson Ave.
Newport News, VA 23608
main: (757) 874-1800
cell: (757) 870-1190
toll free: (800) 847-2550


I like it...
2012-10-12 07:28:21 PM
1 votes:

wxboy: 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. :(

You might be the first person in the whole thread to admit this.


Maybe the first person in the history of the internet to do so.
2012-10-12 07:27:44 PM
1 votes:
Moar linkage:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/3-poll-of-the-day/64308165
2012-10-12 07:27:26 PM
1 votes:

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. :(


You might be the first person in the whole thread to admit this.
2012-10-12 07:27:01 PM
1 votes:

antidisestablishmentarianism: Saturn - Much like Toyota's Scion division was supposed to be the cheap car that was reliable, was ignored and fell victim to rebadging.


THIS

I honestly thought GM forgot it owned Saturn post-2000 because they never seemed to put any effort into the brand.

You want to know why GM had to get bailed out, it wasn't because of unions, it was because it was run by people who had no farking clue what they were doing.
2012-10-12 07:25:26 PM
1 votes:

theflatline: "NEWSFLASH"

I forwarded the link and a short email to a buddy of mine out in California. He is getting the info to Burt Reynolds wife and his PA to pass along to BURT.

The organizers of this shindig can email at the theflatline -at- gmail.com.

He says we have a very good response of hearing from Burts people.


If serious? Wow.
2012-10-12 07:24:19 PM
1 votes:
"NEWSFLASH"

I forwarded the link and a short email to a buddy of mine out in California. He is getting the info to Burt Reynolds wife and his PA to pass along to BURT.

The organizers of this shindig can email at the theflatline -at- gmail.com.

He says we have a very good response of hearing from Burts people.
2012-10-12 07:22:28 PM
1 votes:

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.
2012-10-12 07:22:04 PM
1 votes:

Cpl.D: Twice Banned: No it's even worse than that. I showed $5k previously, over that last ten years he averages $369 per year. He has never disputed the fact that he is cheap.

That's according to his tax records. Which denotes only the donations he claims. I don't think any of his work or treasure spent on his charitable foundation is claimed.

Thanks for playing.


As someone who donates a decent chunk every year, spends a decent amount of time doing charitable things for free, and does not put it on my taxes, I can say for certain that tax returns are not the be-all-end all for what someone does with their lives. Not every person who does things in this country has lowering their tax liability as their #1 concern.
2012-10-12 07:19:23 PM
1 votes:

IronTom: Mercutio74: IronTom: How appropriate. This administration caused Pontiac to close down with all their interference. Now the old guy can only get an old one of there are enough losers to send him money for being a dork.

Absolutely. It was the administration that sunk Pontiac. Not the fact that Pontiac cars were so disposable, at one point they came in a roll with perforations so that you could tear your next Sunfire off and have a clean edge.

I loved Pontiac. I loved Saturn also. I blame Obama and his little Biden guy that they are no longer in business. Nothing like the government taking over your business.


I blame male models for getting rid of the bell bottom. I loved bell bottoms.

/damn models and their skinny little chicken legs
//farking assassins, all of them
2012-10-12 07:18:09 PM
1 votes:

Tyee: A Trans Am should be for someone who can act a bit more presidential. Joe's more an AMC Gremlin kind of guy. Jacked up, a door that doesn't match the color of the rest of the car,... you know.


Are you saying Joe Biden should be driving the Mirthmobile?

/Party on, Barack
//Party on, Joe
2012-10-12 07:15:24 PM
1 votes:

Tyee: A Trans Am should be for someone who can act a bit more presidential. Joe's more an AMC Gremlin kind of guy. Jacked up, a door that doesn't match the color of the rest of the car,... you know.


oi48.tinypic.com
2012-10-12 07:15:05 PM
1 votes:

Stroop: So this is what success looks like... (first page of results)

[i1273.photobucket.com image 612x899]


BEHOLD, THE POWER OF FARK
2012-10-12 07:15:01 PM
1 votes:

mcwehrle: RichieLaw:

I thought I made it pretty evident that those perks weren't real...I honestly dont think a disclaimer is necessary at this point....

Right? People aren't that dumb.

Have you READ the Yahoo comments? :)


I figured they wouldn't be donating. If someone wants to sue me for not being able to touch Biden's jock then I welcome them to try. :)

Kumana Wanalaia: The fundraising website REALLY needs a line at the bottom saying "we have no affiliation with VP Biden or the Obama campaign"


Done.. Very good point. Thank you for bringing it up.
2012-10-12 07:13:48 PM
1 votes:

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?


Who is that country singer that does the commercial for wounded warriors? Tracey Adkins? Maybe someone who tweets should tweet him.
2012-10-12 07:10:28 PM
1 votes:

Twice Banned: Suggests that he's cheap. DO you have evidence to the contrary?


You know what's awesome? This Biden/TransAm thing is likely to knock the links you love to tout about Biden's charitable giving off Google's first page results.

It's already happening. Enjoy.

www.dailyhaiku.com
2012-10-12 07:10:26 PM
1 votes:
The fundraising website REALLY needs a line at the bottom saying "we have no affiliation with VP Biden or the Obama campaign"
2012-10-12 07:10:26 PM
1 votes:

RichieLaw:

I thought I made it pretty evident that those perks weren't real...I honestly dont think a disclaimer is necessary at this point....

Right? People aren't that dumb.


Have you READ the Yahoo comments? :)
2012-10-12 07:07:18 PM
1 votes:
Holy crap this is forty pounds of awesome sauce! Just googled "give joe the bird" and it's on Kos already.

Am completely broke right now, have been feeling guilty because Joe and Barry keep asking me for money and I haven't been able to give, but will find $5 for The Bird
2012-10-12 07:07:18 PM
1 votes:

Tyee: A Trans Am should be for someone who can act a bit more presidential. Joe's more an AMC Gremlin kind of guy. Jacked up, a door that doesn't match the color of the rest of the car,... you know.


Please. That man debated like a Trans Am last night. He IS that car.

It was like watching a drag race between a Trans Am and a PT Cruiser.
2012-10-12 07:00:14 PM
1 votes:

Twice Banned: Good for you. How does it feel to out do Biden in just a few hours?


Personally, pretty farking good. Especially when most of us realize this isn't about Biden specifically. It's not for his gain. It's not to make him look better.

It's a fun, grassroots, charity motivated thing that spontaneously erupted from the mind of a fellow farker. Today, instead of sorting derp into the "Troll" and "Disturbed Individual" bins... farkers who spend time on the politics tab did something small that makes the world a better place. Personally, it's stuff like today that makes me fall in love with Fark again... and I've been with the ol' gal for many years (I've got a fark member number lower than the cost of Uncle Joe's Trans Am). So whine all you want, sonny... the rest of us are going to bask in the feeling of doing something that damn near approaches performance art but helps people.
2012-10-12 06:58:04 PM
1 votes:
This thread has been good for two things:

1) the LULZ
2) 'ignore'ing all the humorless pricks and hurting butts who have nothing constructive or at least interesting to say.
2012-10-12 06:56:22 PM
1 votes:

Twice Banned: I showed $5k previously, over that last ten years he averages $369 per year.


You mean you were able to see his tax returns for the last ten years, and that has provided you with important insight into his character?

Interesting.
2012-10-12 06:55:46 PM
1 votes:

Charities that will benefit:

Biden Breast Health Initiative

Doctors Without Borders

the Wounded Warrior Project

and GLAAD


Media sites this has been mentioned on:
Yahoo.com
Gothamist
Jalopnik.com


PERTINENT LINKS:

GiveJoeTheBird.com

on Facebook

on Twitter
@GiveJoeTheBird
and @JoeBidensTransA


TOTAL THUS FAR: $3,025
2012-10-12 06:52:19 PM
1 votes:

Twice Banned: Humorless?! NO, I think it's absolutely hilarious that you raise money in the name of a man who won't donate his own money. The irony! It's Hilarious!.


Are you sure you're not butthurt? You really sound butthurt.

Were you all over these issues back in 2000 when it was revealed that Dick Cheney gave less than 1% of his income to charity over the course of a decade?
2012-10-12 06:52:09 PM
1 votes:

Kuroshin: Twice Banned: TaterTot_HotDish: Twice Banned: Perez Hilton: Twice Banned: It's a good thing you guys believe in charity, Biden doesn't.

See, another poster favorited with urine yellow 3.

Have you noticed the total for charity is already $3,000 in less than 12 hours? Of course you did and you hate it.

Biden is the one who will take offense. How will he answer when someone says "some people on the internet raised more money as a joke then you donated in one year. "

hmmm... a lifetime of service to the American people and his wife started a charity of her own?

Why am I even bothering it's not like you will listen to me, there is nothing I could say in any conceivable universe to change your mind, you hate Biden and you already have your mind made up.

Oh, and you are humorless.

Humorless?! NO, I think it's absolutely hilarious that you raise money in the name of a man who won't donate his own money. The irony! It's Hilarious!.

Hmm... Sounds like you don't understand irony. Or what it means to run your own charity. Or that some people don't deduct all of the charitable contributions they make in a year on their tax form. You aren't required to claim them, you know...

/never claim any charity I give
//our country is broke enough


Some religious folks don't claim it because it may be wrong (based on interpretation and particular faith). As far as Christianity goes:

"But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing." Matt 6:3
2012-10-12 06:52:05 PM
1 votes:
Wow, Fark is making a big media splash with this one. This is why I love this community. It's not political, it's just pure win.
2012-10-12 06:48:53 PM
1 votes:

Twice Banned: TaterTot_HotDish: Twice Banned: Perez Hilton: Twice Banned: It's a good thing you guys believe in charity, Biden doesn't.

See, another poster favorited with urine yellow 3.

Have you noticed the total for charity is already $3,000 in less than 12 hours? Of course you did and you hate it.

Biden is the one who will take offense. How will he answer when someone says "some people on the internet raised more money as a joke then you donated in one year. "

hmmm... a lifetime of service to the American people and his wife started a charity of her own?

Why am I even bothering it's not like you will listen to me, there is nothing I could say in any conceivable universe to change your mind, you hate Biden and you already have your mind made up.

Oh, and you are humorless.

Humorless?! NO, I think it's absolutely hilarious that you raise money in the name of a man who won't donate his own money. The irony! It's Hilarious!.


Hmm... Sounds like you don't understand irony. Or what it means to run your own charity. Or that some people don't deduct all of the charitable contributions they make in a year on their tax form. You aren't required to claim them, you know...

/never claim any charity I give
//our country is broke enough
2012-10-12 06:48:22 PM
1 votes:
Let's be honest for a moment here on Fark, not the way Paul Ryan - in his closing debate statement considers "honest" - let's be Joe Biden honest,. The total for charity is now $3,000. I can't hear what you are saying would you please repeat that?

upload.wikimedia.org 

Thank you.
2012-10-12 06:41:10 PM
1 votes:

Twice Banned: Biden is the one who will take offense. How will he answer when someone says "some people on the internet raised more money as a joke then you donated in one year. "


He'd probably say, "Which is a fraction of what I spent on mine and my wife's charitable foundation and then didn't claim as a tax deduction because I didn't want to be a greedy prick."
2012-10-12 06:39:52 PM
1 votes:

Twice Banned: dameron: Twice Banned: It's a good thing you guys believe in charity, Biden doesn't.

Maybe he should start a charity for cure butthurt.

I have no but hurt. I just think it's funny you guys have almost raised as much in a few hours as Biden donates in one year. With over $300k in income.


In aggregate, so do we. Heck, we're probably an aggregate millionaire. $3k is a pretty paltry sum for all of us. If anything, we're giving less of our collective wealth to these charities than Biden. We aren't that charitable either, it seems.
2012-10-12 06:37:11 PM
1 votes:
If Joe Biden has his picture taken with the Trans Am before its sold for charity I will devote my life for Biden 2016 if he runs. No joke.
Legendary thread is Legendary. This is up there with the balls stuck in the chair thread.
2012-10-12 06:35:17 PM
1 votes:

Twice Banned: [i.imgur.com image 850x689] 
Forbes

It's a good thing you guys believe in charity, Biden doesn't.


Yeah, he doesn't believe in it so much that he and his wife started one.
2012-10-12 06:31:38 PM
1 votes:
I think the butthurt posts here jealous of Biden's imminent Trans-am-ery are helping drive up donations.
2012-10-12 06:25:24 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-10-12 06:25:22 PM
1 votes:
farm9.staticflickr.com
2012-10-12 06:23:09 PM
1 votes:

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: If enough money is raised, you should find a wounded veteran whose dream was to drive a Trans Am, but can't anymore because of missing limbs and whatnot, then retrofit the car so that he or she is able to drive it. Then try to arrange it for Joe to personalize or present it in some way to that veteran.


O.M.G. this bisexual Republican Farkette loves you! That is an awesome idea.

Or the charity route - I'm in either way.
2012-10-12 06:22:39 PM
1 votes:
Some anonymous 1%-er just threw $100 on the pile. Thanks, Mitt, I knew you were out there...
2012-10-12 06:21:23 PM
1 votes:
RichieLaw... add some higher-end "Perks" amounts to the Indiegogo. Some folks just like to make sure everyone can see that they gave more than the Fark paupers. (ie Add a $25, $50, $100, $1000, etc).

No need to actually have a Perk, other than bragging rights that they donated so much.

Viral Marketing Lesson Two: If you wanna go big... go big.
2012-10-12 06:20:10 PM
1 votes:

orezona: This is definitely going to happen.

Over 10% in the first few hours? At that rate by this time next week the goal should be reached.

Awesome.


Hopefully it'll pick up some momentum and we also get a news bump on Monday. Certainly this is wonderful stuff for Stewart or Colbert. Colbert's a huge troops guy, so maybe he'll be interested.
2012-10-12 06:17:42 PM
1 votes:

eagles95: Did anyone tweet at Wil Wheaton? He may be able to use his powers for good instead of evil

/WHEATON!


I did.
2012-10-12 06:16:37 PM
1 votes:

Lando Lincoln: Interior shot of a 1981 TA Daytona Pace Car

[www.78ta.com image 850x637]

That's pretty farking sweet.

More pictures here


yup, that's definitely the car... 1981 Daytona 500 Pace Car (not the 1980 Indy pace car)...
here's one for sale in Virginia...

www.dadsautos.com

Dad's Auto Sales
12916 Jefferson Ave.
Newport News, VA 23608
main: (757) 874-1800
cell: (757) 870-1190
toll free: (800) 847-2550
2012-10-12 06:16:11 PM
1 votes:

GreatGlavinsGhost: PERTINENT LINKS:

GiveJoeTheBird.com

on Twitter

on Facebook


I've also been tweeting from @JoeBidensTransA (no M because Twitter is stupid and I missed it).
2012-10-12 06:16:07 PM
1 votes:
And I leave the office to come home, and log on to see we are nearly 3k...
memearchive.net
2012-10-12 06:15:56 PM
1 votes:
Wow. Ten bucks buys a LOT of tea bagger butthurt.

/Totally worth it.
2012-10-12 06:14:06 PM
1 votes:

Hack Patooey: I shouldnt have suggested this in the first place, I've gotten shiat done for work this afternoon.

/kidding
//this is awesome


You and me both - I'm going to have to come in tomorrow just so I can go on vacation next week but this grabbed me and I can't stop reading.

By the way, you're now favorited as "brains of the Trans Am"
2012-10-12 06:12:33 PM
1 votes:
img.photobucket.com
Sorry guys, been a long day at the office - been off the intertubes today and missed all of this. $10 contributed!
2012-10-12 06:12:30 PM
1 votes:
One other thing, then I'll try to stop spamming this thread. The mention for this being charity needs to be way up at the top, bold, embiggened font. Right now it's a single throwaway sentence all the way down at the bottom. No es bueno.
2012-10-12 06:10:08 PM
1 votes:
ok...sent a tweet to pretty much all of MSNBC and LOLGOP
2012-10-12 06:07:44 PM
1 votes:
Been Lurking for years, been watching this all day, Finally had a serious urge to post. Way to go subby! way to go Fark!

/$10 in 
//Pure Awesome
2012-10-12 06:05:23 PM
1 votes:

Bontesla: http://www.hmbreview.com/arts_and_entertainment/doctors-without-borde r s-fundraiser-starts-again/article_ea336636-13ee-11e2-8105-0019bb2963f4 .html


Sorry for the bad link, let me post it again. Link
2012-10-12 06:03:35 PM
1 votes:
This really is the best idea ever. We should buy some big ass woofers and rig it to blast "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake on a loop.
2012-10-12 06:02:22 PM
1 votes:

coeyagi: Cyclometh: stirfrybry: Good to see liberals focusing on important issues

Yeah, we're raising 25 thousand dollars plus for charity on a whim started less than four hours ago. If you can do better, man up and get on it, nancy.

Seriously, this. All started by a bunch of random farkers.

Speaking of.... why is givejoethebird.com not forwarding yet?


It works for me
2012-10-12 06:02:18 PM
1 votes:
We should get the Onion guys to host the fundraiser to auction the car off to charity. It'll get more money that way.
2012-10-12 06:02:10 PM
1 votes:

Perez Hilton: The money raised goes to Doctors Without Borders?

Time to get serious here. I'll alert my contacts at Doctors Without Borders. Let's see if we can get Joe Biden to agree for a photo shoot with the Trans Am and the photo will be auctioned at the annual DWB fundraiser. The theme this year is "Transformation."

http://www.hmbreview.com/arts_and_entertainment/doctors-without-borde r s-fundraiser-starts-again/article_ea336636-13ee-11e2-8105-0019bb2963f4 .html


See if they can guilt Burt Reynolds into participating.
2012-10-12 06:01:17 PM
1 votes:
Interior shot of a 1981 TA Daytona Pace Car

www.78ta.com

That's pretty farking sweet.

More pictures here
2012-10-12 05:57:25 PM
1 votes:
God, the insane teeth-gnashing this is causing from the teabaggers is f*cking AWESOME. And on top of that, they come off as charity-hating assholes to boot.

Just...so...perfect.

/for future reference, freepers, the correct face-saving reaction would have been "yeah, haha, f*ck you, but here's $5 for the charity"
//but watching you dig a giant hole of sh*t for yourselves is definitely more entertaining, so carry on
2012-10-12 05:56:24 PM
1 votes:
To the Farker who just may have accidentally donated to my Fark account instead of to the more worthy cause, I offer a most sincere and bewildered thanks. You are a golden god.
2012-10-12 05:55:19 PM
1 votes:

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


Damn man, I know there's a lot of comments. But you could at least read 4 or 5 of them. Or maybe the indiego page. Something...
2012-10-12 05:53:03 PM
1 votes:

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


Yup. Giving $20k to charities other than the food bank is a crime against humanity.

ಠ_ಠ

Charity is charity, Bub. Want to start a food fundraiser, go right ahead and post it to Fark.
2012-10-12 05:51:57 PM
1 votes:
Damn! Approaching three grand already!
2012-10-12 05:49:06 PM
1 votes:
I have to head out for a few hours in about 10 minutes. Thanks to everyone that made this idea happen. I'm still stunned that this got legs.
2012-10-12 05:47:34 PM
1 votes:

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


That's why the car is being auctioned off to Charity... read the thing. It isn't an actual gift to Bidden, silly.
2012-10-12 05:44:57 PM
1 votes:
This is going to totally screw up the market for used Trans Ams.
2012-10-12 05:44:03 PM
1 votes:
Apparently there are people who believe that the "Bird" is going to actually be given to Joe, this was never the case. It was always going to be auctioned to charity.

So, yes, all of the haters that are chiding this donation are actually chiding donating to the Biden Breast Health Initiative, Doctors Without Borders, the Wounded Warrior Project and GLAAD. Pat yourselves on the backs, chumps. You've earned it.

To the rest of us, happy Friday! It's one to remember!
2012-10-12 05:42:51 PM
1 votes:
It would be easy enough to have decals made for the car before auction:
upload.wikimedia.org
Put it on the rear quarter panel.
2012-10-12 05:42:27 PM
1 votes:

WTF Indeed: And we are on Yahoo News.

Link


Woo hoo my comment made the end of the article, time to get drunk in celebration
2012-10-12 05:40:53 PM
1 votes:
$2,500

10%!
 
2012-10-12 05:38:54 PM
1 votes:
Who has the Official Fark Badge Creator? We need one for this thread.
2012-10-12 05:37:30 PM
1 votes:
I love this so hard.

THANK YOU INTERNETS! THIS IS GREAT!
2012-10-12 05:37:13 PM
1 votes:

drjekel_mrhyde: Made it to Yahoo front page Link


Those people make the politics tab look downright civil, lmao
2012-10-12 05:36:48 PM
1 votes:

TaterTot_HotDish: holy sh*t this REALLY pisses off conservatives.

Maybe because they want a TransAm of their own...


They're jealous, and also this is the kind of thing that stirs up the left and makes for good news. They're not completely inept when it comes to shrewdness, it's actually one of their strong suits.
2012-10-12 05:35:59 PM
1 votes:

Carth: Politicians are banned from accepting gifts in certain circumstances. Someone might want to check if Biden could legally accept the transam before raising money to get him one.


Yes, he can accept this type of gift. Link (PDF)

It's not coming from a "prohibited source" and it's not being offered because of his official position.
2012-10-12 05:35:24 PM
1 votes:
Good lord, people, you've made my Friday. Time to leave work, grab a cold sixer of Icehouse, head to the casa, and donate. One of these charities means a lot to me.

I love y'all. Except the haters.
2012-10-12 05:34:20 PM
1 votes:
holy sh*t this REALLY pisses off conservatives.

Maybe because they want a TransAm of their own...
2012-10-12 05:28:30 PM
1 votes:
2012-10-12 05:27:17 PM
1 votes:
Got a followup email from Yahoo. Gave him some fark handles for those of us in the trenches of this, but gave props to EVERYONE in the thread for their ideas.

Also told him to re-check the text on the donation site since we un-typoed and clarified it a bunch.
2012-10-12 05:27:12 PM
1 votes:

Meanniss: Just got the call. I got a job. I can give $10 now and $10 to the campaign. This is a great day.


[spiffy tag]

Awesome!
2012-10-12 05:26:02 PM
1 votes:

The One True TheDavid: Masterstuff: The One True TheDavid: Derp

So sorry that you took my post personally that you would have to respond with woulds, coulds, personal attacks and what ifs. It wasn't addressed to you, so sorry for the misunderstanding. Best of luck in your fundraising endeavors!

http://www.fark.com/comments/7378216/79979113#c79979113

That sure seems like it was addressed to me. But then I'm weird.

So I'll accept your apology if you'll accept mine.

Deal? Good.

Ta-ta y'all.


Did you forget your keys when you were supposedly leaving? That is one of the main steps in trolling after all, so kudos!

At the same time, if there is a smidgen of truth in your posts, good luck with obtaining dental treatment. Seriously.
2012-10-12 05:25:33 PM
1 votes:

tdiddyafg: You guys are pucking idiots. Hopefully Biden will need that Trans Am when he is laid off in November


I'm going to donate a buck for every whiny biatch in this thread.
2012-10-12 05:25:22 PM
1 votes:

Cpl.D: DAMN LIBRULS!

I have an idea! Let's buy Paul Ryan a trapper keeper!

/snrk


I'm ok with that too. But let's stay on theme and buy him a little BMX with training wheels.
2012-10-12 05:23:44 PM
1 votes:
Good luck, everybody. I'm now off to the French embassy to hopefully cause an international incident.
2012-10-12 05:20:49 PM
1 votes:

Meanniss: Just got the call. I got a job. I can give $10 now and $10 to the campaign. This is a great day.


Congrats! It's always good news when somebody gets a job!
2012-10-12 05:18:33 PM
1 votes:

Paging what_now to fark thread 7378216. Your dreams can come true.


i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-12 05:17:41 PM
1 votes:
This lurker's in for $10. Keep up the good work.
2012-10-12 05:17:27 PM
1 votes:

machoprogrammer: sethen320: tuxq: This whole thread is farking priceless. It speaks volumes in its imagery. The liberals are willing to waste money on a stupid cause, while the conservatives are going "wtf?"

farking. Priceless.

Why do you assume everyone who is saying wtf is conservative? You do realize there are more than two teams, right?

This is Fark. Criticizing a Democrat or idea that benefits a Democrat automatically makes you a Republican and will elicit a "SO VOTE REPUBLICAN!" response. Apparently they cannot believe some people think for themselves, don't blindly vote for a party and do not think of politics as a sports team.


Because absolutely nobody who isn't a Republican refers to any group of people as "libs," especially in a derogatory fashion.

/it's all in the context
//
2012-10-12 05:12:48 PM
1 votes:

sethen320: tuxq: This whole thread is farking priceless. It speaks volumes in its imagery. The liberals are willing to waste money on a stupid cause, while the conservatives are going "wtf?"

farking. Priceless.

Why do you assume everyone who is saying wtf is conservative? You do realize there are more than two teams, right?


This is Fark. Criticizing a Democrat or idea that benefits a Democrat automatically makes you a Republican and will elicit a "SO VOTE REPUBLICAN!" response. Apparently they cannot believe some people think for themselves, don't blindly vote for a party and do not think of politics as a sports team.
2012-10-12 05:11:29 PM
1 votes:

GardenWeasel: If you want the "exact" model, then you are all picking the wrong car. Your price range just went WAY up.

[cache.gawkerassets.com image 500x333]

[www.78ta.com image 737x324]


Around $10000: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Pontiac-Trans-Am-Turbo-Pace-Car-Absolut ely-Awesome-1981-Turbo-Trans-Am-Pace-Car-Recaro-Edition-/280990279294? pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item416c53667e

Currently $1325: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Pontiac-Trans-Am-RARE-NASCAR-DAYTONA-50 0-PACE-CAR-SPECIAL-EDITION-1981-4-9L-301-V8-TURBO-FACTORY-/18099176760 8?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item2a23f33438
2012-10-12 05:11:20 PM
1 votes:

Cyclometh: Just created @JoeBidensTransAm.


Brilliant... And thank you for all of your work on this
2012-10-12 05:08:11 PM
1 votes:

GardenWeasel: If you want the "exact" model, then you are all picking the wrong car. Your price range just went WAY up.

[cache.gawkerassets.com image 500x333]

[www.78ta.com image 737x324]


Naw it's not that bad. Here's one for $12k.
2012-10-12 05:02:51 PM
1 votes:

Hack Patooey: SWMBO just sent me the Indiegogo link, with a "Have you seen this? This is pretty funny."


It's being submitted back to Fark, too.
2012-10-12 05:01:56 PM
1 votes:

I_Love_Cheesecake: Someone on Twitter just tweeted the story to GLAAD, which makes me wonder: do the other charities know what's going on with this fundraiser?


I tagged gladd, doctors with borders, and wounder warriors on one of my tweets. No twitter information for bbhi that I could find.
2012-10-12 05:01:35 PM
1 votes:
You can see why the conservatives on this page are so bent out of shape about this idea though: if this current administration is comes to be viewed as a pasty white shirtless guy washing a Trans-Am on his lawn, Obama might steal away some of their base.
2012-10-12 05:00:00 PM
1 votes:
Someone on Twitter just tweeted the story to GLAAD, which makes me wonder: do the other charities know what's going on with this fundraiser?
2012-10-12 04:59:10 PM
1 votes:
We've got the Automobiles editor for the New York Times on board now!

Link
2012-10-12 04:59:10 PM
1 votes:
Just got retweeted by James Cobb (automobile editor at NYTimes)
Link
2012-10-12 04:58:44 PM
1 votes:

extroverted_suicide: My official response to any current or future haters: I am so sorry you are offended by my charitable contribution to wounded combat veterans because I made it in Joe Biden's name. You can always negate my donation by sending $10 to the Taliban, and credit Dick Cheney.


This.
2012-10-12 04:58:39 PM
1 votes:
Twitter's taken off again too, not sure why. Someone with a lot of followers must have retweeted.
2012-10-12 04:57:27 PM
1 votes:

St_Francis_P: FlashHarry: Cottage Cheesecake: This may be the dumbest thing on Fark, ever. This used to be a really cool site, now it is nothing but Reddit Lite...nothing but homogenous groupthink, with barely a flicker of individual creativity anymore. It is sad, really.

This may be the dumbest thing on Fark, ever. This used to be a really cool site, now it is nothing but Reddit Lite...nothing but homogenous groupthink, with barely a flicker of individual creativity anymore. It is sad, really.

This may be the dumbest thing on Fark, ever. This used to be a really cool site, now it is nothing but Reddit Lite...nothing but homogenous groupthink, with barely a flicker of individual creativity anymore. It is sad, really.


This may be the dumbest thing on Fark, ever. This used to be a really cool site, now it is nothing but Reddit Lite...nothing but homogenous groupthink, with barely a flicker of individual creativity anymore. It is sa.... SURPRISE BUTTSECKS!!!
2012-10-12 04:57:06 PM
1 votes:
$2,000?!
lh3.googleusercontent.com
2012-10-12 04:56:51 PM
1 votes:
Poster on the first page said it best. This is the awesomest thing in the history of things.

I'll be donating.

/Canadian
//#teamBiden
2012-10-12 04:55:52 PM
1 votes:

FlashHarry: Cottage Cheesecake: This may be the dumbest thing on Fark, ever. This used to be a really cool site, now it is nothing but Reddit Lite...nothing but homogenous groupthink, with barely a flicker of individual creativity anymore. It is sad, really.

This may be the dumbest thing on Fark, ever. This used to be a really cool site, now it is nothing but Reddit Lite...nothing but homogenous groupthink, with barely a flicker of individual creativity anymore. It is sad, really.


This may be the dumbest thing on Fark, ever. This used to be a really cool site, now it is nothing but Reddit Lite...nothing but homogenous groupthink, with barely a flicker of individual creativity anymore. It is sad, really.
2012-10-12 04:55:28 PM
1 votes:
$2000+

Wow that is pretty darn cool
2012-10-12 04:52:53 PM
1 votes:
I sure hope we haven't settled the debate on which car to buy for Biden.

imageshack.us
2012-10-12 04:52:27 PM
1 votes:

ultraholland: Haven't read the thread but I'm assuming that leftover proceeds from the initial fundraising will also go to these charities??


It's all about the charities...helping charities. ALL OF DEM CHARITIES!
2012-10-12 04:51:48 PM
1 votes:

Cottage Cheesecake: This may be the dumbest thing on Fark, ever. This used to be a really cool site, now it is nothing but Reddit Lite...nothing but homogenous groupthink, with barely a flicker of individual creativity anymore. It is sad, really.


This may be the dumbest thing on Fark, ever. This used to be a really cool site, now it is nothing but Reddit Lite...nothing but homogenous groupthink, with barely a flicker of individual creativity anymore. It is sad, really.
2012-10-12 04:51:04 PM
1 votes:

ultraholland: Haven't read the thread but I'm assuming that leftover proceeds from the initial fundraising will also go to these charities??


Yes. As will any funds collected even if we don't hit the funding target.
2012-10-12 04:50:53 PM
1 votes:
JOE BIDEN IS A MILLIONAIRE BILLIONAIRE QUADRILLIONAIRE AND FURTHERMORE



/ERGO, STOP LIKING WHAT I DON'T LIKE
2012-10-12 04:49:52 PM
1 votes:
I've contacted TPM.
2012-10-12 04:48:45 PM
1 votes:

I_Love_Cheesecake: HST's Dead Carcass: It's picked up a bit, but dying off again.

This needs a serious shot in the arm.

The problem, in terms of reaching out to the media, is that it's a Friday afternoon. We may just have to rely on social media until Monday morning.

In the meantime, we should contact the heck out of places like HuffPo, TMZ, Gawker, Wonkette, TPM, etc.


Jezebel.
2012-10-12 04:48:12 PM
1 votes:
The right-wing butthurt at people raising money for charity is both epic and funny.
2012-10-12 04:47:47 PM
1 votes:

Cottage Cheesecake: This may be the dumbest thing on Fark, ever. This used to be a really cool site, now it is nothing but Reddit Lite...nothing but homogenous groupthink, with barely a flicker of individual creativity anymore. It is sad, really.


Hey, this thread was based on an individual's creative idea. Go be hipster somewhere else. Thanks!
2012-10-12 04:45:57 PM
1 votes:

CptnSpldng: FinFangFark: For those that are truly dead inside:

IF WE ARE UNABLE TO MAKE THE ACTUAL TRANS AM HAPPEN, THE MONEY WILL GO TO CHARITY,

and we'll buy and ship Uncle Joe a toy Trans Am, will that satisfy the "Under $20" policy?

+1 and the toy Trans Am has to be part of the deal.


Done.
2012-10-12 04:45:47 PM
1 votes:
This may be the dumbest thing on Fark, ever. This used to be a really cool site, now it is nothing but Reddit Lite...nothing but homogenous groupthink, with barely a flicker of individual creativity anymore. It is sad, really.
2012-10-12 04:45:19 PM
1 votes:

assjuice: Does every stupid meme have to become a real-life thing? If you think this is epic or random or whatever then go back to reddit and stay there.


Says the person with the handle "assjuice"
2012-10-12 04:44:45 PM
1 votes:

Sofa King Smart: another option on cars.com asking $11K

[view.admission.net image 640x480]


That looks pretty spot on. If we could get it for 11, add a grand for shipping and another grand for gold snowflake rims (necessity), we could wrap this thing up over the weekend.
2012-10-12 04:44:28 PM
1 votes:

extroverted_suicide: ultraholland: Mercutio74: 8 track or GTFO.

nah dawg, Joe deserves an upgrade.

Joe doesn't want an upgrade. It's how he rolls.


Joe Biden is the upgrade.
2012-10-12 04:44:11 PM
1 votes:

The One True TheDavid: Nobodyn0se: The One True TheDavid:

Kim, it would have never occurred to me to take up a collection for dental work on Fark if this really stupid and useless thread weren't already here.

Donating well over $1,500 to The Wounded Warriors, Doctors Without Borders, etc. is "stupid and useless"?

Can I quote you on that?

I was talking about buying Biden a Trans Am. Which is what the thread was set up for. Or is that too subtle for you?

As to collecting for "The Wounded Warriors, Doctors Without Borders, etc.," that's a very good idea. It's too bad it took y'all Farkers a thread proposing buying a Trans Am for Biden to make it happen.

Like I said, y'all could just add TheDavid's New Teeth to the charity list. Unfortunately it's not tax-deductible (yet), but then true charity does not necessarily equal a tax deduction.

How's this: on my Fark profile I'll link to a blog with photos of what generous Farkers' donations have enabled me to accomplish.

And I'll heartily and sincerely thank you individually, in public or in private, by name and/or username, as you specify.

What Would Biden Do?


Stop embarrassing yourself. Seriously. I f*cking hate feeling awkward for people.
2012-10-12 04:43:45 PM
1 votes:

HST's Dead Carcass: Ricardo Klement: The best thing in the world Romney can do is to donate $10,000 to this. He would totally steal this.

Seriously, that would be legendary!! Talk about dividing by zero. Peoples head would implode, not asplode. And that $10,000 would get more news coverage than the millions he's spent in advertising.

The only problem is it won't happen because of at least 1 charity involved: GLAAD. He couldn't risk his money going to that charity given his platform and religion.

But, totally one up every single person in America ever for Trolling.

Mr. Romney, we won't send your $10,000 to GLAAD if you donate it, we promise!


We sure wouldn't. Nope. Not at all.

/Would totally do this.
2012-10-12 04:43:41 PM
1 votes:
It's picked up a bit, but dying off again.

This needs a serious shot in the arm.

Someone contact Romney's people and tell them it would be the greatest Internet Troll Effort EVER if he donated. Make sure the caveat is, that given his platform, the money he donates will be split between the Doctors Without Borders and the Wounded Warrior Project charities.

Greatest Troll EVAR!!
2012-10-12 04:43:10 PM
1 votes:
The yahoo story has 410 comments and the majority are just beautiful. Amazing the amount of people calling lefties stupid and obviously didn't read the article or links provided.

Just plain Awesome!
2012-10-12 04:43:06 PM
1 votes:

FinFangFark: For those that are truly dead inside:

IF WE ARE UNABLE TO MAKE THE ACTUAL TRANS AM HAPPEN, THE MONEY WILL GO TO CHARITY,

and we'll buy and ship Uncle Joe a toy Trans Am, will that satisfy the "Under $20" policy?


+1 and the toy Trans Am has to be part of the deal.
2012-10-12 04:40:08 PM
1 votes:
Meanwhile on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue....

www.imcdb.org
2012-10-12 04:39:59 PM
1 votes:

Sofa King Smart: another option on cars.com asking $11K

[view.admission.net image 640x480]



If you want the one from The Onion, thats i!
2012-10-12 04:36:11 PM
1 votes:

Ricardo Klement: The best thing in the world Romney can do is to donate $10,000 to this. He would totally steal this.


Seriously, that would be legendary!! Talk about dividing by zero. Peoples head would implode, not asplode. And that $10,000 would get more news coverage than the millions he's spent in advertising.

The only problem is it won't happen because of at least 1 charity involved: GLAAD. He couldn't risk his money going to that charity given his platform and religion.

But, totally one up every single person in America ever for Trolling.

Mr. Romney, we won't send your $10,000 to GLAAD if you donate it, we promise!
2012-10-12 04:36:01 PM
1 votes:
I just got a third-party ping from the guy at Yahoo that wrote the article. I replied with generic "Yep, it was us", but with no details.. we'll see where it goes...
2012-10-12 04:34:24 PM
1 votes:
This is the most awesome thing I've seen on the Internet since we Rickrolled the Mets.

I LOVE YOU, INTERNET!!!

*dry-humps laptop*
2012-10-12 04:33:03 PM
1 votes:
This is just the sort of thing that could turn the "Biden Bounce" into the "Biden Bump and Grind".

This could seriously affect the outcome of the election. I hope RichieLaw remembers us when he gets his ambassadorship to Slovenia.
2012-10-12 04:30:32 PM
1 votes:

CptnSpldng: Meanwhile some poor schmoe trying to sell his Trans Am has to go hungry or miss his rent payment? Let's spread it all around. In the karmic sense of things, the greatest good we do today could be paying someone for a used car. Who knows?


Sure, sounds good to me. Help find the perfect car for Smokin' Joe. Look on Cars.com for Owner Sale (not dealer sale) and see what you find.
2012-10-12 04:27:51 PM
1 votes:

The Southern Dandy: Vanity plate:

BGFKNDL


How about:

MLARKEY
2012-10-12 04:26:05 PM
1 votes:

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: rjucksch: As can be expected, the comments on the Yahoo article are dripping with derp.

They're amazing. Yahoo must be where all the right-wing haters go to get their news.


My favorite was the one about Farkers being retarded for buying him a gas guzzler.

C'mon people...REALLY?

2.bp.blogspot.com
2012-10-12 04:26:01 PM
1 votes:
2012-10-12 04:25:51 PM
1 votes:

JusticeandIndependence: Glenford: Holy shiat, the comments in the Yahoo article make our resident trolls/doucehbags/haters look like farking geniuses.

Front page of Yahoo now


Just saw that... made my day 10x over!
2012-10-12 04:25:28 PM
1 votes:
Vanity plate:

BGFKNDL
2012-10-12 04:25:02 PM
1 votes:

rjucksch: As can be expected, the comments on the Yahoo article are dripping with derp.


They're amazing. Yahoo must be where all the right-wing haters go to get their news.
2012-10-12 04:24:45 PM
1 votes:

damianjames: The only things that idiot could do was shrug his shoulders and "huh..." a lot. Lost all respect for him.


Ryan? Yeah.
2012-10-12 04:21:07 PM
1 votes:

dameron: Also, the Yahoo news link is the 4th google result return if for "Joe Biden" if you limit your search to the last hour. Not bad my Farkers, not bad!


Waiting to see Biden's picture tweeted upon hearing the news.
2012-10-12 04:20:17 PM
1 votes:
Just hit Jalopnik

http://jalopnik.com/5951351/some-people-on-the-internet-are-trying-to - buy-a-trans-am-for-joe-biden
2012-10-12 04:20:10 PM
1 votes:
Also, the Yahoo news link is the 4th google result return if for "Joe Biden" if you limit your search to the last hour. Not bad my Farkers, not bad!
2012-10-12 04:20:01 PM
1 votes:

WTF Indeed: And we are on Yahoo News.

Link


"(Yahoo News has reached out to the campaign's creator, who has not been identified online, and will post an interview if one becomes available.)"

I'm assuming you're on top of this RichieLaw?
2012-10-12 04:19:28 PM
1 votes:

Glenford: Holy shiat, the comments in the Yahoo article make our resident trolls/doucehbags/haters look like farking geniuses.


That's because when they realize they're trying to shiat all over a genuine push for charity, most have the mental capacity to stop posting. At least those who don't feel the need to try to justify their douchebaggery stop.
2012-10-12 04:12:36 PM
1 votes:

The One True TheDavid: Kim, it would have never occurred to me to take up a collection for dental work on Fark if this really stupid and useless thread weren't already here.



This isn't a personal charity case. Someone gave you a link. I suggest you thank them, and use it.
2012-10-12 04:12:07 PM
1 votes:
All I want to say is damn, this makes me proud- PROUD, I say- to be a Farker.
2012-10-12 04:11:52 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-10-12 04:09:21 PM
1 votes:

themasterdebater: WTF_Are_You_Looking_At: I think we should get the internet to buy Biden a Trans Am
Subby
You want a bunch of poor people to buy a millionaire a classic sport car?
What a dumbass idea.

No kidding.... we all pay them indirectly through taxes (of all kinds, income tax, state taxes, etc..) and you can't even get a tax break on the donation... this thread is retarded. Why not donate free TF memberships while were at it!


Maybe it's just a fun way to make an internet meme come true and support worthy causes at the same time. Maybe that's why it's captured so many of our imaginations. Hater.
2012-10-12 04:07:42 PM
1 votes:
Just broke $1500!
2012-10-12 04:07:09 PM
1 votes:

tuxq: towatchoverme: tuxq: Also, as far as reading the link, I did -- maybe the link changed, but I don't see mention of charitable causes other than the last line. And from experience, because I too used to be a bleeding-heart type, without stating exactly what charity this is going towards, it's likely going to go to some college kids weed and munchies fund.

You sound jaded. Go have a cookie.

But, again, you didn't back up your claim at all. Just because you're rolling with the Fark bandwagon doesn't put you in the right.


Charities are upthread: biden breast cancer, wounded warriors, doctors without borders and GLAAD.
2012-10-12 04:06:44 PM
1 votes:

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: This is clearly irritating the Fark's resident humor-deficient teahadists, what with the sad efforts to derail the fun with dead memes and failed attempts at wit.

Keep it up.


Because they're haaaa-eeee-aaaaaa-eeeee-aaaaaaters. A bunch of angry little haters. B*tch-ass haters. This sh*t must drive them nuts. And they're gonna cry like little girls when that sh*t hits the goal.
2012-10-12 04:06:00 PM
1 votes:
So who is actually subby so we can all blame him or her if this goes pear-shaped?
2012-10-12 04:05:34 PM
1 votes:

Cyclometh: Audio:

Link


Rock-star caliber work, sir!

You, RichieLaw, and Fark have done the Internet proud this day !
2012-10-12 04:05:17 PM
1 votes:

kimwim: GhostWing: RichieLaw: Wait guys...you need to check out the comments from the Yahoo article. Seriously, go do it.

/::waiting and jumping from foot to foot::

Good Lord, there is some ultra-hater-class derp coming from those posers posters.

Did Free Republic open a headstart program there?

I've been trying to counter some of it, but it's like shoveling shiat against the tide.


Don't bother. It will actually help - They'll complain to the American Thinker, and it will boost the trnd.
2012-10-12 04:05:08 PM
1 votes:

tuxq: towatchoverme: tuxq: Also, as far as reading the link, I did -- maybe the link changed, but I don't see mention of charitable causes other than the last line. And from experience, because I too used to be a bleeding-heart type, without stating exactly what charity this is going towards, it's likely going to go to some college kids weed and munchies fund.

You sound jaded. Go have a cookie.

But, again, you didn't back up your claim at all. Just because you're rolling with the Fark bandwagon doesn't put you in the right.


This is becoming a social media win for Obama/Biden, and Conservatives don't have a clue what's happening to them, and all around them, right now, because you don't understand the medium.

Y'all are like cows in a twister.
2012-10-12 04:04:58 PM
1 votes:

tuxq: This whole thread is farking priceless. It speaks volumes in its imagery. The liberals are willing to waste money on a stupid cause, while the conservatives are going "wtf?"

farking. Priceless.


Why do you assume everyone who is saying wtf is conservative? You do realize there are more than two teams, right?
2012-10-12 04:04:52 PM
1 votes:

PallMall: SuperTran: what's the Twitter tag? #givejoethebird ?

/it should be

GiveJoeTheBird Twitter Account


Excellent. Release the hounds!
2012-10-12 04:04:42 PM
1 votes:
I hope we raise enough to buy him two, then he can have bumper stickers that say "My other car is also a sweet Trans Am".
2012-10-12 04:04:05 PM
1 votes:
This is going to make national news.
2012-10-12 04:03:53 PM
1 votes:

The One True TheDavid: JusticeandIndependence: The One True TheDavid:

I could use some donations too: I'm missing three teeth, including a couple front teeth, and could really use a bridge or maybe (preferrably) implants.

It's true that I'm not a (rich) celebrity or a (salaried) politician, but then again this dental work is a lot less expensive than a Trans Am. For that matter if you gave me any car I'd want to sell it and use the money for dental restoration.

My email address is in my profile.

TIA! 

P.S. Can't the VP afford to buy his own damn car? Maybe if y'all would rather help a well-to-do politician than an impoverished lone nut, perhaps you can at least make the donation of a Trans Am contingent on Biden paying for my dental work.


JusticeandIndependence: P.S.S.

"if for some reason this awesome gift is too awesome and cannot be given to Vice President Biden."
In that case, the campaign curators will auction the Trans AM and donate the sales to several charitable organizations, including the Biden Breast Health Initiative, Doctors Without Borders, the Wounded Warrior Project and GLAAD.

Good. But how is donating money to these worthy charitable organizations going to get me new front teeth?

If there was any charity out there that would pay for my dental work I wouldn't be panhandling on Fark.

Maybe somebody can show me how to set up my very own tax-deductible charity. Or maybe you can add Davy's New Teeth to the list of recipients.

All I want for Christmas is my new front teeth. (And one molar.)


Here ya go. Go find one that'll help you, instead of crying on fark about it.  They can't help you if they don't know you exist.
2012-10-12 04:03:35 PM
1 votes:
When the light has gone from the sky and the moon returns to it's vantage in the sky, many will rejoice with the knowledge that they helped make an Internet Meme come alive.
2012-10-12 04:03:33 PM
1 votes:
Why is lying from leftists ok but it's abhorrent from right wingers? Because you have the partisan dumbs? Ya, that's what I thought.
2012-10-12 04:03:29 PM
1 votes:
in for $5

/broke college student
2012-10-12 04:02:11 PM
1 votes:

GhostWing: RichieLaw: Wait guys...you need to check out the comments from the Yahoo article. Seriously, go do it.

/::waiting and jumping from foot to foot::

Good Lord, there is some ultra-hater-class derp coming from those posers posters.

Did Free Republic open a headstart program there?


I've been trying to counter some of it, but it's like shoveling shiat against the tide.
2012-10-12 04:01:17 PM
1 votes:
My ten is in.


This is a big farking deal.
2012-10-12 04:01:00 PM
1 votes:

SuperTran: what's the Twitter tag? #givejoethebird ?

/it should be


GiveJoeTheBird Twitter Account
2012-10-12 04:00:51 PM
1 votes:

RichieLaw: Sample edit:

Now, Uncle Joe won't be able to accept this gift. He has these pesky laws and regulations and political-y things to deal with. Take into consideration his epicly large personality and stunning chompers, he probably wouldn't be able to drive the Trans AM without causing a mass outpouring of Conservative Tears. That being said, the internet will still purchase the car and auction it off for charity.

Well, I think the dream end-goal is to "give" him the TransAm in a public photo-op, have him sign something and auction it off with the car for charity. The idea is to get Joe and the TransAm together, at least for a few minutes.

Absolutely. Think I should be more clear about that? I think it is kind of implicit....


It's up to you, this is sort of your thing. But if you give an interview to Yahoo (or anyone else as this thing grows), I'd make it clear then.
2012-10-12 03:58:13 PM
1 votes:

ArcadianRefugee: ManateeGag: PreMortem: Leeds: Good NEWS everybody.

We've found the perfect car for this a-hole:

[imageshack.us image 480x360]

// Enjoy it Joe


If you think Biden is an a-hole, your friends must be limited to house pets and/or plants.

he thinks Biden was too mean to his VP candidate, so now Biden is an asshole.

Because lying is OK, but calling someone out on their malarkey is bad form.


Oh how cute. You watched a debate last night and suddenly you think that decades of gaffes are all wiped clean and all that matters was last night's debate.

It must be nice to have such a simple(ton's) view of life.
2012-10-12 03:58:03 PM
1 votes:

coeyagi: Leeds: Good NEWS everybody.

We've found the perfect car for this a-hole:

[imageshack.us image 480x360]

// Enjoy it Joe

The hate here is incredible.

Seriously, go get f*cked, shiat is happening here and you're just slowing us down.

Seriously, Not Sure: lead, follow, or GET THE F*CK OUTTA da way.


Um...someone posting their opinion in the comments is slowing you down? I guess when you take the time to get butthurt and post about it then yes, it slows you down.

Next time save yourself some time: ignore people who may disagree with you, stop being a dickbag about it, and shut the fark up.
2012-10-12 03:57:29 PM
1 votes:

dan1101: He got rid of the Trans Am because of the expense right? I doubt he was making payments on it, it was probably taxes, insurance, registration, maintenance, tags, all that. Plus it sat in the garage under a cover and I had to make time to take it out. That's why I got rid of my Mustang.

Save your money folks.


For what? For $5 I couldn't get in to see a movie about it, much less have any affect on the political landscape. But together, our $5 can remind candidates that the internet has votes to be won for either party, we make a little dough for charity, and we get to indulge our sense of humor. win-farking-win
2012-10-12 03:56:55 PM
1 votes:

NobleHam: RichieLaw: NobleHam: RichieLaw: Headso: Awesome the amount of conservatroll butthurt in this thread, every one of their posts gives me a big smile.

NEWSFLASH: CONSERVATIVES HATE WOMEN, FOREIGNERS WITH MEDICAL NEEDS and VETERANS.

/more at 11.

As a side note, I think you should update the donate page to reflect the fact that the Trans Am won't be given to Joe. That was the initial idea, but I think it's pretty much unanimous now that it will be auctioned and given to charity regardless of the law. Ideally, Joe will pose with the Trans Am before it's auctioned though.

I thought of that, and that is the ultimate logical end point for all involved. But it isn't really "giving him a Trans AM" is it?

Sample edit:

Now, Uncle Joe won't be able to accept this gift. He has these pesky laws and regulations and political-y things to deal with. Take into consideration his epicly large personality and stunning chompers, he probably wouldn't be able to drive the Trans AM without causing a mass outpouring of Conservative Tears. That being said, the internet will still purchase the car and auction it off for charity.

Well, I think the dream end-goal is to "give" him the TransAm in a public photo-op, have him sign something and auction it off with the car for charity. The idea is to get Joe and the TransAm together, at least for a few minutes.


Yea, I'm not thinking that we drive up to the White House with the trans am, toss him the keys,and watch him drift down Penna Blvd. A photo op of him with the car, and then off to a charity auction or something, would rock.
2012-10-12 03:55:50 PM
1 votes:
2012-10-12 03:55:18 PM
1 votes:

RichieLaw: NobleHam: RichieLaw: Headso: Awesome the amount of conservatroll butthurt in this thread, every one of their posts gives me a big smile.

NEWSFLASH: CONSERVATIVES HATE WOMEN, FOREIGNERS WITH MEDICAL NEEDS and VETERANS.

/more at 11.

As a side note, I think you should update the donate page to reflect the fact that the Trans Am won't be given to Joe. That was the initial idea, but I think it's pretty much unanimous now that it will be auctioned and given to charity regardless of the law. Ideally, Joe will pose with the Trans Am before it's auctioned though.

I thought of that, and that is the ultimate logical end point for all involved. But it isn't really "giving him a Trans AM" is it?

Sample edit:

Now, Uncle Joe won't be able to accept this gift. He has these pesky laws and regulations and political-y things to deal with. Take into consideration his epicly large personality and stunning chompers, he probably wouldn't be able to drive the Trans AM without causing a mass outpouring of Conservative Tears. That being said, the internet will still purchase the car and auction it off for charity.


Well, I think the dream end-goal is to "give" him the TransAm in a public photo-op, have him sign something and auction it off with the car for charity. The idea is to get Joe and the TransAm together, at least for a few minutes.
2012-10-12 03:53:51 PM
1 votes:

RichieLaw: NobleHam: RichieLaw: Headso: Awesome the amount of conservatroll butthurt in this thread, every one of their posts gives me a big smile.

NEWSFLASH: CONSERVATIVES HATE WOMEN, FOREIGNERS WITH MEDICAL NEEDS and VETERANS.

/more at 11.

As a side note, I think you should update the donate page to reflect the fact that the Trans Am won't be given to Joe. That was the initial idea, but I think it's pretty much unanimous now that it will be auctioned and given to charity regardless of the law. Ideally, Joe will pose with the Trans Am before it's auctioned though.

I thought of that, and that is the ultimate logical end point for all involved. But it isn't really "giving him a Trans AM" is it?

Sample edit:

Now, Uncle Joe won't be able to accept this gift. He has these pesky laws and regulations and political-y things to deal with. Take into consideration his epicly large personality and stunning chompers, he probably wouldn't be able to drive the Trans AM without causing a mass outpouring of Conservative Tears. That being said, the internet will still purchase the car and auction it off for charity.


I like it....
2012-10-12 03:52:32 PM
1 votes:

NobleHam: RichieLaw: Headso: Awesome the amount of conservatroll butthurt in this thread, every one of their posts gives me a big smile.

NEWSFLASH: CONSERVATIVES HATE WOMEN, FOREIGNERS WITH MEDICAL NEEDS and VETERANS.

/more at 11.

As a side note, I think you should update the donate page to reflect the fact that the Trans Am won't be given to Joe. That was the initial idea, but I think it's pretty much unanimous now that it will be auctioned and given to charity regardless of the law. Ideally, Joe will pose with the Trans Am before it's auctioned though.


I thought of that, and that is the ultimate logical end point for all involved. But it isn't really "giving him a Trans AM" is it?

Sample edit:

Now, Uncle Joe won't be able to accept this gift. He has these pesky laws and regulations and political-y things to deal with. Take into consideration his epicly large personality and stunning chompers, he probably wouldn't be able to drive the Trans AM without causing a mass outpouring of Conservative Tears. That being said, the internet will still purchase the car and auction it off for charity.
2012-10-12 03:51:37 PM
1 votes:

ManateeGag: PreMortem: Leeds: Good NEWS everybody.

We've found the perfect car for this a-hole:

[imageshack.us image 480x360]

// Enjoy it Joe


If you think Biden is an a-hole, your friends must be limited to house pets and/or plants.

he thinks Biden was too mean to his VP candidate, so now Biden is an asshole.


Because lying is OK, but calling someone out on their malarkey is bad form.
2012-10-12 03:51:35 PM
1 votes:
I just did $10... Come on you Farkers!

This isn't political... it's just awesome and charitable.
2012-10-12 03:51:30 PM
1 votes:

towatchoverme: tuxq: This whole thread is farking priceless. It speaks volumes in its imagery. The liberals are willing to waste money on a stupid cause have a sense of humour and are reaping a media win as a result, while the conservatives are going "wtf? don't realize they're getting their ass handed to them on social media"

farking. Priceless.


Gonna have to try harder than that to troll me. I've been here long enough to know that it is mostly liberal and I was opening myself up for attack. But before you flip out, I wasn't making a case for conservatives -- don't be so quick to judge. You know what they say about assumptions.

Also, as far as reading the link, I did -- maybe the link changed, but I don't see mention of charitable causes other than the last line. And from experience, because I too used to be a bleeding-heart type, without stating exactly what charity this is going towards, it's likely going to go to some college kids weed and munchies fund.

I don't mind Biden at all, I was just stating an observation. Funny how defensive you guys get. Experience also shows that those quick on the defense know are fronting guilt.
2012-10-12 03:49:54 PM
1 votes:

NobleHam: RichieLaw: Headso: Awesome the amount of conservatroll butthurt in this thread, every one of their posts gives me a big smile.

NEWSFLASH: CONSERVATIVES HATE WOMEN, FOREIGNERS WITH MEDICAL NEEDS and VETERANS.

/more at 11.

As a side note, I think you should update the donate page to reflect the fact that the Trans Am won't be given to Joe. That was the initial idea, but I think it's pretty much unanimous now that it will be auctioned and given to charity regardless of the law. Ideally, Joe will pose with the Trans Am before it's auctioned though.


I agree. The value of the car goes through the roof (to the right sick sons of b*tches) if Biden actually washes it on the white house lawn. Turn around and re-auction it and it does some real good.
2012-10-12 03:49:39 PM
1 votes:
Ok, this is now spreading like wildfire on Twitter. Tweets are coming in every few seconds. Incredible. In fact, "Biden" is now a trending topic - and I think that it may have as much to do with this campaign as with last night's debate.
2012-10-12 03:48:14 PM
1 votes:

pedobearapproved: In Seinfeld terms the joke is essentially,
"did you ever notice how it doesn't look like Biden ever got over his mid-life crisis"

The onion article wasn't funny, and this isn't funny.

I get it, it just isn't funny.


No, that's not the joke. You don't get it.
2012-10-12 03:47:44 PM
1 votes:
in for $20.

Tweeted Barack, Maddow, and Ed Schultz, gonna tweet Colbert and Jon Stewart
2012-10-12 03:47:26 PM
1 votes:

RichieLaw: Wait guys...you need to check out the comments from the Yahoo article. Seriously, go do it.

/::waiting and jumping from foot to foot::


Now THAT's a collection of haters.
2012-10-12 03:46:47 PM
1 votes:

Mercutio74: This is why I love Fark and (most) of my fellow Farkers.

/I feel pretty farking good right now
//Personally, I hope Joe washes it on the White House lawn and auctions it for at least twice what it's worth.


This is Exactly what i'm hoping for. Donators win, Charities win, Internet wins.
2012-10-12 03:45:30 PM
1 votes:
I'm getting ads for "pontiac trans-am giveaways" now. It's a good day on Fark.
2012-10-12 03:45:25 PM
1 votes:
Wait guys...you need to check out the comments from the Yahoo article. Seriously, go do it.

/::waiting and jumping from foot to foot::
2012-10-12 03:43:55 PM
1 votes:

coeyagi: Yahoo link is now top hit on Google for: "Joe Biden Trans Am".


I am so proud of you Farkers.
2012-10-12 03:43:34 PM
1 votes:

tuxq: This whole thread is farking priceless. It speaks volumes in its imagery. The liberals are willing to waste money on a stupid cause, while the conservatives are going "wtf?"

farking. Priceless.


Nobodyn0se: Are you implying that conservatives don't see charity as an "important issue"?

2012-10-12 03:42:47 PM
1 votes:

Cyclometh: stirfrybry: Good to see liberals focusing on important issues

Yeah, we're raising 25 thousand dollars plus for charity on a whim started less than four hours ago. If you can do better, man up and get on it, nancy.


Seriously, this. All started by a bunch of random farkers.

Speaking of.... why is givejoethebird.com not forwarding yet?
2012-10-12 03:41:53 PM
1 votes:

stirfrybry: Good to see liberals focusing on important issues


Are you implying that conservatives don't see charity as an "important issue"?
2012-10-12 03:41:37 PM
1 votes:

The One True TheDavid: I could use some donations too: I'm missing three teeth, including a couple front teeth, and could really use a bridge or maybe (preferrably) implants.

It's true that I'm not a (rich) celebrity or a (salaried) politician, but then again this dental work is a lot less expensive than a Trans Am. For that matter if you gave me any car I'd want to sell it and use the money for dental restoration.

My email address is in my profile.

TIA! 

P.S. Can't the VP afford to buy his own damn car? Maybe if y'all would rather help a well-to-do politician than an impoverished lone nut, perhaps you can at least make the donation of a Trans Am contingent on Biden paying for my dental work.


P.S.S.

"if for some reason this awesome gift is too awesome and cannot be given to Vice President Biden."
In that case, the campaign curators will auction the Trans AM and donate the sales to several charitable organizations, including the Biden Breast Health Initiative, Doctors Without Borders, the Wounded Warrior Project and GLAAD.
2012-10-12 03:41:32 PM
1 votes:
Yahoo link is now top hit on Google for: "Joe Biden Trans Am".
2012-10-12 03:41:27 PM
1 votes:

FinFangFark: If you need some media pointers (yeah, I was a media hack for a long time), let me know, and we can craft a pretty little ball of words that the press can feast on.


Just come up with something and post it in thread. RichieLaw or Hack Patooey will see it.
2012-10-12 03:40:05 PM
1 votes:

WTF Indeed: RichieLaw: shiat just got serious.

Remember to blame the media if you get in a tight spot with questioning.


If you need some media pointers (yeah, I was a media hack for a long time), let me know, and we can craft a pretty little ball of words that the press can feast on.
2012-10-12 03:39:50 PM
1 votes:
Make sure it has the W72 400. You will be able to feel it between your thighs when you sit idle. The chicks dig it.
2012-10-12 03:38:52 PM
1 votes:

Leeds: Good NEWS everybody.

We've found the perfect car for this a-hole:

[imageshack.us image 480x360]

// Enjoy it Joe



If you think Biden is an a-hole, your friends must be limited to house pets and/or plants.
2012-10-12 03:36:52 PM
1 votes:

RichieLaw: WTF Indeed: And we are on Yahoo News.

Link

shiat just got serious.


Enjoy the shiat. Now you'll understand why military people say "Never volunteer".
2012-10-12 03:34:48 PM
1 votes:

Leeds: Good NEWS everybody.

We've found the perfect car for this a-hole:

[imageshack.us image 480x360]

// Enjoy it Joe


The hate here is incredible.

Seriously, go get f*cked, shiat is happening here and you're just slowing us down.

Seriously, Not Sure: lead, follow, or GET THE F*CK OUTTA da way.
2012-10-12 03:30:27 PM
1 votes:

CygnusDarius: Modguy: So much Conservatroll hate. It's perfect.

I still fear Romney might win. Never underestimate the power of stupid.


Regardless, the fact that THIS has got people into a frothy rage in light of last nights ass whooping, it's perfect.
2012-10-12 03:27:39 PM
1 votes:

Nobodyn0se: Tosh


Since there's no one getting hit in the balls, I doubt Tosh would say anything about it. Besides, he knows his demo isn't the most politically educated or motivated...
2012-10-12 03:27:24 PM
1 votes:

GT_bike: ...whatever it's fine it just made me cry a little for humanity not for the desire to help but that it took a meme to get people to wipe the cheetos off their fingers before they did anything for someone else.


Listen Debbie. I'm pretty certain you have no psychic powers, and have no clue how many hours a year I volunteer, how much of MY money I donate, or to which charities that goes. And I'm also pretty damn sure you don't know that about any of the other farkers here. So STFU and GTFO if all you're going to do is whine. Go "cry for humanity" in your own corner. And maybe throw 'em a few bucks while you're at it.

Welcome to plonk.
2012-10-12 03:24:36 PM
1 votes:

CptnSpldng: RichieLaw: Bank info is now set up. Hopefully that will allow cards from other places....

Even if this doesn't ultimately fly, I suspect that you've earned highlighted text blocks on many a Farker's account today.


Definitely kudos to Richie for doing the heavy lifting on this. I'm just an idea man!
2012-10-12 03:24:11 PM
1 votes:

Critch: What the hell? The guy makes 250,000 a year. He can buy his OWN damn Trans Am.


You're tardy. Where's your note?
2012-10-12 03:23:17 PM
1 votes:
This idea makes me happy.

i171.photobucket.com
2012-10-12 03:21:57 PM
1 votes:
I wish I had came in to this thread earlier to have gotten involved somehow - oh well, I'm in for a donation at least!
2012-10-12 03:21:54 PM
1 votes:

I_Love_Cheesecake: I am on Twitter and this thing is already out there:

onlyfunstuff @onlyfunstuff
I think we should get the internet to buy Biden a Trans Am (Update: donation link now LIVE) [Cool]: [link] [... http://bit.ly/UQABZZ

Jeremy Brady @saywha
Vice President Jo Biden needs a Trans Am. Fund this malarky http://www.indiegogo.com/BidensTransAm?contribution_success=true&pledg e_id=1232338 ... #obama

Bob Babcock @Ashyukun
ROTFL aaand this is one of the reasons I love the internets (and Fark as well)... :-D Buy Joe Biden a Classic Trans Am- http://www.fark.com/go/7378216

Alex Quigley @alexquigley
Via @fark: let's buy Joe Biden a sweet Trans Am. http://www.indiegogo.com/BidensTransAm

Conor Hale @ConorHale
The Internet is chipping in to buy VP Joe Biden a vintage Pontiac Trans Am: http://www.indiegogo.com/BidensTransAm #MemesDoComeTrue


INCREDIBLE.
I love you farkers.
2012-10-12 03:21:04 PM
1 votes:
Hoping the bleeding heart libs at DailyKos can spread some wealth around.

Link
2012-10-12 03:20:43 PM
1 votes:

I_Love_Cheesecake: I am on Twitter and this thing is already out there:

onlyfunstuff @onlyfunstuff
I think we should get the internet to buy Biden a Trans Am (Update: donation link now LIVE) [Cool]: [link] [... http://bit.ly/UQABZZ

Jeremy Brady @saywha
Vice President Jo Biden needs a Trans Am. Fund this malarky http://www.indiegogo.com/BidensTransAm?contribution_success=true&pledg e_id=1232338 ... #obama

Bob Babcock @Ashyukun
ROTFL aaand this is one of the reasons I love the internets (and Fark as well)... :-D Buy Joe Biden a Classic Trans Am- http://www.fark.com/go/7378216

Alex Quigley @alexquigley
Via @fark: let's buy Joe Biden a sweet Trans Am. http://www.indiegogo.com/BidensTransAm

Conor Hale @ConorHale
The Internet is chipping in to buy VP Joe Biden a vintage Pontiac Trans Am: http://www.indiegogo.com/BidensTransAm #MemesDoComeTrue


This is so awesome.

If Colbert gets wind of this...so many heads on Fark will asplode.
2012-10-12 03:18:00 PM
1 votes:
I am on Twitter and this thing is already out there:

onlyfunstuff @onlyfunstuff
I think we should get the internet to buy Biden a Trans Am (Update: donation link now LIVE) [Cool]: [link] [... http://bit.ly/UQABZZ

Jeremy Brady @saywha
Vice President Jo Biden needs a Trans Am. Fund this malarky http://www.indiegogo.com/BidensTransAm?contribution_success=true&pledg e_id=1232338 ... #obama

Bob Babcock @Ashyukun
ROTFL aaand this is one of the reasons I love the internets (and Fark as well)... :-D Buy Joe Biden a Classic Trans Am- http://www.fark.com/go/7378216

Alex Quigley @alexquigley
Via @fark: let's buy Joe Biden a sweet Trans Am. http://www.indiegogo.com/BidensTransAm

Conor Hale @ConorHale
The Internet is chipping in to buy VP Joe Biden a vintage Pontiac Trans Am: http://www.indiegogo.com/BidensTransAm #MemesDoComeTrue
2012-10-12 03:17:57 PM
1 votes:
pictures.mastermarf.com
2012-10-12 03:14:57 PM
1 votes:
Paul Ryan
less than a minute ago
$5 - Knowledge
2012-10-12 03:13:41 PM
1 votes:
Guise guise! I was just looking at the funders and even Paul Ryan gave 5 dollars!
2012-10-12 03:08:22 PM
1 votes:

Cyclometh: Audio:

Link


Your contribution is legendary sir. I salute you.
2012-10-12 03:08:04 PM
1 votes:

gunther_bumpass: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Why all the anger? It's a fun idea. If you like Joe, there's no reason not to have some fun. If it bothers you so much, start your own donation page to buy Romney a f*cking personality or something.

How about a box of dildos?


I'll start a page with donation links.
2012-10-12 03:06:35 PM
1 votes:
Can someone look to see if there is a twitter name of "JoeBidensTransAm"?

If not, register it, and maybe we can have it tweet about how much it misses Joe or something. Also include funny/outrageous things Joe has said and done.
2012-10-12 03:04:51 PM
1 votes:
I'm in, and glad to be both a part of this effort, and what appears to be the Friday trainwreck thread, though it's not especially trainwreck-y.
2012-10-12 03:02:37 PM
1 votes:
I gave my ten bucks!

Someone with the Twitters should send this to media personalities like Daniel Tosh or Bill Maher that might find this as hilarious as we do and say something about it on their show.
2012-10-12 03:00:18 PM
1 votes:

Cyclometh: Whar link to reddit thread? I was going to post it there but couldn't decide on the right subreddit.


LINK TO REDDIT THREAD
2012-10-12 02:59:26 PM
1 votes:
Who's in control of the sites again?

We need some links and some thumbnails for these orgs on the sites.

Don't get carried away with the concept and spam the universe if the product isn't ready for primetime. The charities should be highlighted to maximize interest (for those who aren't soley about the lulz).

http://bbhi4health.org/
www.bbhi4health.org
http://www.bbhi4health.org/images/bbhilogosmall.jpg (couldn't find a big one quickly)

http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/
www.coolchessgm.tk
http://www.coolchessgm.tk/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/dwob_logo11.jpg

http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/
1.bp.blogspot.com
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_IwS5UGgU1_s/TR9VusdRaUI/AAAAAAAAABs/fXdJipc M wvQ/S250/wounded-warrior-project-logo.jpg

http://www.glaad.org/
www.glaad.org
http://www.glaad.org/files/glaad-logo-260x260.jpg 

I'd rehost the images to prevent cross linking issues, two of those aren't from the organization websites....
2012-10-12 02:59:16 PM
1 votes:

RichieLaw: Awesome thanks to everyone contributing so far!


Thank you for all the work you've done as well!
2012-10-12 02:59:04 PM
1 votes:
Biden wants a convertible trans am

C/D: Sadly, we must ask about the Onion story. While shirtless, have you ever washed a 1981 Pontiac Trans Am in your driveway?

JB: [Laughing] You think I'd drive a Trans Am? I have been in my bathing suit in my driveway and not only washed my Goodwood-green 1967 Corvette but also simonized it. At least the Onion should have had me washing a Trans Am convertible. I love convertibles.


media.motortopia.com
2012-10-12 02:57:09 PM
1 votes:

PallMall: Why aren't you guy pumping up the REDDIT thread, or pushing it around to Digg, etc?

The first rule in getting the word out.. is getting the word out.


@work.
Can't.
Will after work.
2012-10-12 02:56:44 PM
1 votes:

RussianPooper: Sure are a lot of Debby Downer's in this thread.


The DDs are idiots who don't, or won't read.
2012-10-12 02:56:41 PM
1 votes:
Cyclometh: Go away. We're having fun, and no matter how much you try to piss in the pot, it won't work.

Shoo.


ManateeGag: 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!


Yeah, you look like you're having a real blast.

Delicious.

/Never felt the need to farkie anyone as a "sore loser" before today.
2012-10-12 02:55:44 PM
1 votes:

RichieLaw: Awesome thanks to everyone contributing so far!


Thank you for providing a vital service to mankind.
2012-10-12 02:55:34 PM
1 votes:

Coronach: Just quit my job, but I think this is well worth going hungry for.


No. Its not. Buy yourself some food. I'll chip in $5 for you.
2012-10-12 02:55:00 PM
1 votes:
For all the naysayers:
media.tumblr.com
2012-10-12 02:52:35 PM
1 votes:
$20 in baby! :D
2012-10-12 02:52:23 PM
1 votes:

HoratioGates: I suspect Biden actually accepting this would run afoul of some corruption laws.


Yes, except he won't accept it. We've covered this TO DEATH in this thread.
2012-10-12 02:52:16 PM
1 votes:
I'm in for $5 provided having a Canadian involved doesn't fark things up somehow.
2012-10-12 02:51:40 PM
1 votes:

sex0r: Yes, let's contribute to buy a hack, millionaire politician, who gives less to charity than I do and who hasn't done an honest days work since he's been in any type of elected office, a TransAm.

Are you people farking retarded?


Nope, but you should actually RTFT or go to the link before you make a blind judgement.

FTFL: "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."
2012-10-12 02:51:07 PM
1 votes:
I suspect Biden actually accepting this would run afoul of some corruption laws.
2012-10-12 02:50:49 PM
1 votes:

sex0r: Yes, let's contribute to buy a hack, millionaire politician, who gives less to charity than I do and who hasn't done an honest days work since he's been in any type of elected office, a TransAm.

Are you people farking retarded?


Hi How are you? Good good. This is the internet welcome. You haven't been around much I see, let me introduce you to a term - Meme.

Use the google to look up what it is, then use it again to search for Biden Trans Am. Read the Onion article, realize it is satire then come back and read the thread or at least the link we are talking about.

It's actually pretty funny and in the end 4 charities get the proceeds, not the VP.

Or continue to be an ass and go to the gym in 26 minutes.
2012-10-12 02:50:20 PM
1 votes:
I would just like to bring attention to the vanity plate of "BIGFNDL"
2012-10-12 02:49:11 PM
1 votes:

abhorrent1: While I find this kind of amusing, You people suck balls.
The rescue I work with has a Indiegogo campaing set up for a puppy that really needs help. And you'd rather give your money to buy this tool a car rather than help someone that really needs it. This dog will bring more joy in it's short life then this douche-nozzel could ever dream of. You're all a bunch of farking farks.


It's spelled douchenozzle.
2012-10-12 02:48:12 PM
1 votes:

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


Sally

/in honor of Sally Fields in Smokey & the Bandit
//also, Sally just sounds like something you'd call a Trans Am
2012-10-12 02:47:50 PM
1 votes:
Thanks Subs

www.gamerdna.com
2012-10-12 02:46:51 PM
1 votes:

Itstoearly: I'm sorry, but you're trying to raise money to buy a car for a guy who gets paid $230,700/year, plus free health care and retirement benefits, and who has little to no actual responsibility for his job? Have you Farkers gone full blown retarded? Sounds like the money would be better spent getting all of you Joe Biden blow up dolls so you can make your fantasy of sucking his dick one step closer to reality.


Are you new here? Do you really need to ask that question?
2012-10-12 02:45:15 PM
1 votes:

hillbillypharmacist: GAT_00: Y'all are strange. Has someone pinged the WH Twitter account to let them know?

I did a direct contact from the WH site. I don't think I'm the only one, either.


I hope someone sends it up the line. I have this mental image of Biden laughing his ass off.
2012-10-12 02:44:25 PM
1 votes:
We need a PRESS RELEASE sent to national media, we also need a copy of the PRESS RELEASE in order for farkers to cut and paste to their local news markets...
2012-10-12 02:44:24 PM
1 votes:

GAT_00: Y'all are strange. Has someone pinged the WH Twitter account to let them know?


Apple shut down Ping fool. tweet at with Twitter or tweeted in this case
2012-10-12 02:44:11 PM
1 votes:

wxboy: ferretman: Let me see if I understand this....the 99% wants to buy a 1%er a Trans-Am?

Apparently you don't fully understand.


The butthurt about this is even stranger than the idea itself.
2012-10-12 02:44:08 PM
1 votes:
I don't quite get this.
2012-10-12 02:43:11 PM
1 votes:

GAT_00: Y'all are strange. Has someone pinged the WH Twitter account to let them know?


I did a direct contact from the WH site. I don't think I'm the only one, either.
2012-10-12 02:42:58 PM
1 votes:

doyner: Bontesla: Mrs.Sharpier: USA Prime Credit Peggy: If the Onion gets wind, they'll want to help. No doubt.

I've tweeted them and their politics twitter account the links, more would help spread the word.

I'd also tweet Stephen Colbert.

And HuffPo...


need a good hashtag, how about #VPbiatchenTA or #Bidencarwash
2012-10-12 02:42:20 PM
1 votes:
Y'all are strange. Has someone pinged the WH Twitter account to let them know?
2012-10-12 02:42:19 PM
1 votes:
Nice to see the Fark Butthurt and 'I'm 20-something I Know EVERYTHING' brigades can team up to shiat on something funny together. I think the whining from the asspained and the hipster social-consciousness crowds working in tandem is the most non-partisan cross the aisle thing I've seen in years. It's adorable.
2012-10-12 02:41:36 PM
1 votes:

attention span of a retarded fruit fly: BAMFinator: As part of the 1%, Biden can buy his own damn TransAm.


Yes, because the whole initiative is to buy him something he wants and cannot afford....
2012-10-12 02:41:12 PM
1 votes:
After the debate...

Liberals: That's not the REAL Romney!

Conservatives: That's absolutely the REAL Biden.

So go ahead, reward a first class jerk who impressed only the far left base and alienated everyone else a prize for making you feel better.
2012-10-12 02:39:48 PM
1 votes:
I guess I need to emphasize that if you're going to purchase a motor vehicle with the hopes of auctioning it off for an amount greater than it's worth.. you have to shoot high.

Don't buy a cheap-ass TransAm, buy the full on deal. The most you can possibly afford with the donated funds.

At the end of the day, whatever collector scoops it to buy it will at least want something decent. Not a broken down Camaro with a Firebird sticker on the hood.
2012-10-12 02:38:37 PM
1 votes:
I can't believe I'm in for this, but, Drew, next month I'm a liter.
2012-10-12 02:38:24 PM
1 votes:

GT_bike: Sure it was a funny article, funny to joke about doing it... but actually doing it would be the quintessential example of what is wrong with far too many people in this country.


If spending $5 or $10 on something a bit silly (but that will ultimately benefit a charity) is a serious problem for you, you need to get off Fark immediately and start making something of your life. Maybe get a job or collect empty cans for recycling or something.
2012-10-12 02:37:19 PM
1 votes:
It is amazing how many people in this thread appear to have the capacity to write complete sentences in English but are completely incapable of reading.
2012-10-12 02:36:37 PM
1 votes:

extroverted_suicide: I can't read through 586 comments right now, but I am concerned that there are probably ethics regulations that would prevent him from being able to accept the car. If this proves incorrect, I am totally down for 5 bux.


Appreciated, but please recall that it's ultimately for charity. Lulz are a freebie.
2012-10-12 02:34:39 PM
1 votes:
We'll give this some play today.
2012-10-12 02:34:16 PM
1 votes:
I can't read through 586 comments right now, but I am concerned that there are probably ethics regulations that would prevent him from being able to accept the car. If this proves incorrect, I am totally down for 5 bux.
2012-10-12 02:33:44 PM
1 votes:

abhorrent1: While I find this kind of amusing, You people suck balls.
The rescue I work with has a Indiegogo campaing set up for a puppy that really needs help. And you'd rather give your money to buy this tool a car rather than help someone that really needs it. This dog will bring more joy in it's short life then this douche-nozzel could ever dream of. You're all a bunch of farking farks.


hint: read the farkin thread.
2012-10-12 02:33:33 PM
1 votes:

abhorrent1: While I find this kind of amusing, You people suck balls.
The rescue I work with has a Indiegogo campaing set up for a puppy that really needs help. And you'd rather give your money to buy this tool a car rather than help someone that really needs it. This dog will bring more joy in it's short life then this douche-nozzel could ever dream of. You're all a bunch of farking farks.


You asshole. I have a campaign to help starving children, and you would rather help a freaking animal who should just be put down? Have you no compassion? These kids could perhaps become adults who might sow peace and stability, or find a cure for puppy cancer, something your mutt would never be able to accomplish.

You're just a farking fark.
2012-10-12 02:33:01 PM
1 votes:

abhorrent1: While I find this kind of amusing, You people suck balls.
The rescue I work with has a Indiegogo campaing set up for a puppy that really needs help. And you'd rather give your money to buy this tool a car rather than help someone that really needs it. This dog will bring more joy in it's short life then this douche-nozzel could ever dream of. You're all a bunch of farking farks.


Reading is fundamental, buddy.
2012-10-12 02:32:57 PM
1 votes:

abhorrent1: While I find this kind of amusing, You people suck balls.
The rescue I work with has a Indiegogo campaing set up for a puppy that really needs help. And you'd rather give your money to buy this tool a car rather than help someone that really needs it. This dog will bring more joy in it's short life then this douche-nozzel could ever dream of. You're all a bunch of farking farks.


I could post the half dozen links to chip ins for rescues my wife is trying to save too...but I'm not. Sometimes you just need to take a breath, and do something for the lulz.
2012-10-12 02:32:08 PM
1 votes:

abhorrent1: I didn't read the thread or the link but would really like everyone's attention, I want all of you to donate to save my puppy.


Oh, okay then.
2012-10-12 02:31:33 PM
1 votes:
Just for everyone else in this thread:

Biden is aware of Onion Spoof - thinks it's highlarious and actually owns a '67 Corvette:

Link to Video Interview (Pops)
2012-10-12 02:30:23 PM
1 votes:

Nezorf: Why couldn't we donate the proceeds to the campaign?

Not objecting but wondering why the charities picked.


That would make it a partisan thing. It's meant to be a salute to awesomeness and hilarity.
2012-10-12 02:29:29 PM
1 votes:
Does the thread need to be renamed to show what's going on instead of asking about setting up a donation fund?
2012-10-12 02:27:43 PM
1 votes:
This woud be a cool thing to throw a few bucks towards, but my company decided to "head in a new direction" last week, and didn't invite me along, so I am in the job market at the moment, and they are dragging their feet on releasing my retirement, and getting the unemployment paperwork in, so this will have to wait.

Good luck though, guys, the actual recipients of the money are good causes.
2012-10-12 02:26:48 PM
1 votes:
Two more notes: whoever is doing this needs to get ahold of the secret service and let them inspect the car/whatever they have to do BEFORE they actually drive it up to DC. The secret service does not understand humor.

Also: next project would be getting Obama an equally suitable car and letting them race.
2012-10-12 02:22:35 PM
1 votes:

Man On Pink Corner: Late to the thread but I'm sure someone has pointed out Biden's voting record with respect to Internet issues. He can be expected to use his Trans Am to run the Internet into a ditch. He will then go through its pockets to look for loose change, before handing over its wallet to the MPAA and RIAA.


Thank you.
2012-10-12 02:19:32 PM
1 votes:
Has anyone linked on Reddit yet?
2012-10-12 02:18:58 PM
1 votes:
Recording the audio now. I need a few minutes to get it recorded and edited.
2012-10-12 02:17:06 PM
1 votes:
For this to really work well the actual car that's delivered to the Vice President has to match the one from The Onion.

Now what would be really amazing if someone could track down the owner of the actual Trans Am used in The Onion article and see if he wants to sell. You never know.
2012-10-12 02:14:08 PM
1 votes:
static1.shopify.com