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2012-10-13 10:37:27 AM  
Weekend thread for Give Joe the Bird.
 
2012-10-13 10:52:21 AM  
Miss me yet?

i171.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-13 12:23:02 PM  
Bird
Bird
Bird
BIrd is the word
 
2012-10-13 12:32:32 PM  
Going to post a weekend update here in a minute. If for some reason anyone has another started please let me know!
 
2012-10-13 12:42:42 PM  

RichieLaw: Going to post a weekend update here in a minute. If for some reason anyone has another started please let me know!


You're the keeper of the faith. Any other thread is an apostate.

Congrats on $4865 so far!
 
2012-10-13 12:47:54 PM  

Hack Patooey: Weekend thread for Give Joe the Bird.


Can you compile a list of all the news sources we've been linked to and post it as a separate comment?

doyner: RichieLaw: Going to post a weekend update here in a minute. If for some reason anyone has another started please let me know!

You're the keeper of the faith. Any other thread is an apostate.

Congrats on $4865 so far!


Thank you!!
 
2012-10-13 01:11:20 PM  
Well, in case anyone was wondering, the power of Fark is real and is posed to do something pretty fantastic over the coming days. In true internet fashion, what started as satire and then a joke submission is now turning into a real movement with bona fide media attention. I want to take a second to thank Hack Patooey for submitting this idea and helping with the Facebook page. cyclometh for his awesome-sauce voice over work and coyagie for creating the video that now sits on the indiegogo site.

Other important links include:

FB Page:
Twitter: @givejoethebird and @joebidenstransa (managed by Farkers that I could not find in the thread so please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due!)

In the past 24 hours we have raised almost $5,000. That is 20% of our goal! I am shocked and amazed by the support this thing has generated and am incredibly appreciative. For those that have donated because of a Biden crush (also a mixed drink of Natty-Lite, Ice Tea and Vermouth), because you're a Farker or for the LULZ, thank you. We literally couldn't do this without you.

Now, for those that haven't read through the mammoth thread from yesterday, here are some things you should know.

1. Yes, we are buying Joe Biden a Trans Am.
2. Yes, we understand he is the Vice President of the United States. Please read the indiegogo site or watch the youtube video.
3. Yes, we know how much the Vice President makes a year and understand most of his expenses as the VP are paid for. Please read the indiegogo site or watch the youtube video.
4. Yes, we know what Biden has contributed over the past to charity. We don't care. The man has publicly and fantastically served the public of his state and country for well over 30 years.
5. The goal of the project is to "give" VP Biden the Trans Am. And by "give" I have Uncle Joe endorse the idea behind the movement and then auction the Trans Am off, with all proceeds going to 4 charities: Wounded Warrior Foundation, the Biden Breast Health Initiative, Doctors Without Borders and GLAAD. This donation will be made in the name of Joe Biden AND the Internet.
6. We also plan to give Vice President Biden a replica "toy" Trans Am with a signed letter/card containing the names/avatars of all those who donated to the cause.

Now that we're done with the preliminaries, what are we going to do next?

SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY

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

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

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

My list of potential targets:

Arianna Huffington
Rachel Maddow
Chris Matthews
George Clooney
Tom Hanks
John Stewart
Colbert
George Takei
Betty White
And Hannity for the lulz.

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

On Monday we will do the same thing while targeting smaller media personalities and local newspapers. This will hopefully coincide nicely with our press release. If you have suggestions for local media (think local but also larger markets, Chicago, LA, New York, Philadelphia, etc.) please email me at joebidenstransam at the gmail dot come.

Cheers! Let's break $6,000 today.
 
2012-10-13 01:18:25 PM  
Also, the indiegogo site has seen almost 40,000 views and over 20,000 visitors. In 24 hours. Keep it up!
 
2012-10-13 01:19:23 PM  
Isn't it illegal for public officials to accept personal gifts?
 
2012-10-13 01:24:02 PM  
[commentsothisisinmyrecentactivitypage]
 
2012-10-13 01:25:55 PM  

Tarkus: Isn't it illegal for public officials to accept personal gifts?


The idea isn't to actually give Joe the Trans-Am but to buy it and then auction it.
 
2012-10-13 01:32:28 PM  
Story featured on: http://www.strangebeaver.com/2012/10/give-joe-the-bird/
 
2012-10-13 01:34:23 PM  
New tweet: American Socialists @SCCbot
Addictiing Info: Puckish FARKers Want To Give #JoeBiden 'The Bird' (VIDEO) http://dlvr.i/2Jv6XN American Socialists
 
2012-10-13 01:34:33 PM  
I just woke up, slept in a bit. Gonna be a busy day but I'll be dropping in from time to time. :) Keep up the great work!
 
2012-10-13 01:38:37 PM  
Also, if anyone needs to contact me my email is my handle at gmail, that forwards to my regular email account.
 
2012-10-13 01:44:57 PM  

Tarkus: Isn't it illegal for public officials to accept personal gifts?


No, it isn't. Someone posted a link yesterday and provided info (way too lazy to search) but the President and VP can accept gifts.
 
2012-10-13 01:45:47 PM  
Wowcakes!
 
2012-10-13 01:53:38 PM  

Tarkus: Isn't it illegal for public officials to accept personal gifts?



Can't be.  They accept things like jerseys from championship teams, and all sorts of stuff from other heads of state.  There was some interview with Bush II or Clinton or some former president who showed his closet full of all sorts of gifts he got as president.  And I believe he mentioned he really didn't need the crap and would probably be giving it away to charity or whatever.  But he was allowed to have it.
 
I have zero legal knowledge about it, but I assume they:
 
1. Can't accept straight cash, homey.
 
2. Can't sell or use said gifts for political gain to some extent.
 
So the charity aspect aside here, I'm pretty sure Biden *could* accept the Trans Am and keep it on his driveway.  (Which is not the case here anyway.)
 
Boe [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2012-10-13 01:55:30 PM  

Tarkus: Isn't it illegal for public officials to accept personal gifts?


No, after thousands of posts all day yesterday, no one thought of that at all. We must be screwed.
 
2012-10-13 01:56:44 PM  
From the previous thread:

"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."
 
2012-10-13 01:57:23 PM  

Tarkus: Isn't it illegal for public officials to accept personal gifts?



Caveat and CSB:
 
When I was in 3rd grade, we did the whole "write a letter to the president" thing.  Ronald Reagan was president, and I liked him because he was a folksy old dude who liked jelly beans and all that (come on, I was in 3rd grade!)
 
So I included a dime in the letter for him.
 
A week or so later I got a very official yellow envelope from the White House staff informing me that the President cannot accept cash via the mail, with my dime returned.
 
Heh.  Probably have an FBI file now.
 
/Probably not
 
Boe [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2012-10-13 02:00:23 PM  

downstairs: Tarkus: Isn't it illegal for public officials to accept personal gifts?


Caveat and CSB:
 
When I was in 3rd grade, we did the whole "write a letter to the president" thing.  Ronald Reagan was president, and I liked him because he was a folksy old dude who liked jelly beans and all that (come on, I was in 3rd grade!)
 
So I included a dime in the letter for him.
 
A week or so later I got a very official yellow envelope from the White House staff informing me that the President cannot accept cash via the mail, with my dime returned.
 
Heh.  Probably have an FBI file now.
 
/Probably not


Since no one is planning to send him cash via the mail we should be ok.

And if anyone has missed the point, this is for charity, and no one is actually giving Biden a car. Except for the small replica matchbox type car. Which isn't cash.
 
2012-10-13 02:02:33 PM  

Cyclometh: Also, if anyone needs to contact me my email is my handle at gmail, that forwards to my regular email account.


My email for this project is bidentransam2012 at the gmail. Am willing to make a "Making of a Meme" documentary or something in another day or two - it could be updated as time goes on. Just spitballing.
 
2012-10-13 02:06:32 PM  

coeyagi: Cyclometh: Also, if anyone needs to contact me my email is my handle at gmail, that forwards to my regular email account.

My email for this project is bidentransam2012 at the gmail. Am willing to make a "Making of a Meme" documentary or something in another day or two - it could be updated as time goes on. Just spitballing.


We could add that as a perk. Provide digital copies of it to people that contribute $30....
 
2012-10-13 02:10:27 PM  
Per another Farker's suggestion, I've submitted a thread to the /r/progressive subreddit: Link
 
2012-10-13 02:16:09 PM  

Boe: Since no one is planning to send him cash via the mail we should be ok.



Oh I know... just wanted to share my ultra cool story bro.
 
/Probably not that cool.
 
2012-10-13 02:22:15 PM  
Moar press: http://camppendleton.patch.com/blog_posts/the-internet-wants-to-buy-jo e-biden-a-transam
 
2012-10-13 02:25:05 PM  

RichieLaw: Hack Patooey: Weekend thread for Give Joe the Bird.

Can you compile a list of all the news sources we've been linked to and post it as a separate comment?



Will do. Im in and out all day, and wont be able to do it until about 6pm tonight, but that'll give more time for more places to pick it up.
 
2012-10-13 02:29:18 PM  

Tarkus: Isn't it illegal for public officials to accept personal gifts?


No.
 
2012-10-13 02:37:45 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Bird
Bird
Bird
BIrd is the word


I didn't know about the bird...
The bird is a word?
 
2012-10-13 02:50:49 PM  
$5 for Biden's car. About $200 for Obama and the Dems. I'm all tapped out here.

CONTRIBUTE TO OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN HERE, so Biden can drive around the White House driveway Rain Man-style.
 
2012-10-13 02:53:32 PM  

Tarkus: Isn't it illegal for public officials to accept personal gifts?


imageshack.us

HA HA HA HA HAAAAAAA! AAAAAH HAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!

 
2012-10-13 02:57:50 PM  
$5,035!!!!
 
2012-10-13 02:57:52 PM  
In for $25.

/$5,000 now
//Great job, you Farkers!
 
2012-10-13 03:07:00 PM  
Chipped in $5 and then gave in to the three-a-day emails I get from the Obama campaign and chipped in $25 there (Joe will need that driveway!). Bring on the twitterbombing.
 
2012-10-13 03:10:05 PM  
solehope.com
 
2012-10-13 03:13:16 PM  
Yahoo is scary.

/hold me
 
2012-10-13 03:27:01 PM  
Gee, I need to count how many butthurt posts are in here and.....maybe have me some lulz.

But for now I got a dinner invite to a friend's house and I gotta go grab at least one slightly exotic flavour of ice cream.

scrapetv.com
 
2012-10-13 03:29:51 PM  
OOPS DAMN IT must count butthurt in OTHER BIDEN TRANS-AM THREAD

/sowwy

//facepaw
 
2012-10-13 03:38:33 PM  
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-10-13 03:38:39 PM  

RichieLaw: Well, in case anyone was wondering, the power of Fark is real and is posed to do something pretty fantastic over the coming days. In true internet fashion, what started as satire and then a joke submission is now turning into a real movement with bona fide media attention. I want to take a second to thank Hack Patooey for submitting this idea and helping with the Facebook page. cyclometh for his awesome-sauce voice over work and coyagie for creating the video that now sits on the indiegogo site.

Other important links include:

FB Page:
Twitter: @givejoethebird and @joebidenstransa (managed by Farkers that I could not find in the thread so please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due!)

In the past 24 hours we have raised almost $5,000. That is 20% of our goal! I am shocked and amazed by the support this thing has generated and am incredibly appreciative. For those that have donated because of a Biden crush (also a mixed drink of Natty-Lite, Ice Tea and Vermouth), because you're a Farker or for the LULZ, thank you. We literally couldn't do this without you.

Now, for those that haven't read through the mammoth thread from yesterday, here are some things you should know.

1. Yes, we are buying Joe Biden a Trans Am.
2. Yes, we understand he is the Vice President of the United States. Please read the indiegogo site or watch the youtube video.
3. Yes, we know how much the Vice President makes a year and understand most of his expenses as the VP are paid for. Please read the indiegogo site or watch the youtube video.
4. Yes, we know what Biden has contributed over the past to charity. We don't care. The man has publicly and fantastically served the public of his state and country for well over 30 years.
5. The goal of the project is to "give" VP Biden the Trans Am. And by "give" I have Uncle Joe endorse the idea behind the movement and then auction the Trans Am off, with all proceeds going to 4 charities: Wounded Warrior Foundation, the Biden Breast Healt ...


Might I suggest adding Neil Patrick Harris, and perhaps even Samuel L Jackson to the Twitter list?
 
2012-10-13 03:40:04 PM  
What's real, what's a joke?

i.chzbgr.com
 
2012-10-13 03:41:01 PM  

Tarkus: Isn't it illegal for public officials to accept personal gifts?


Maybe you should read what RichieLaw posted. It's just a comment or so above yours.
 
2012-10-13 03:41:07 PM  
Best money laundering scam ever
 
2012-10-13 03:41:11 PM  
When are we going to start the tweeting?
 
2012-10-13 03:42:31 PM  
Posted this in the original thread, but I don't know if anybody is reading that anymore, so...
----------------------------------
Dear Mr. RichieLaw:
I think a link to this thread on the donation site, down there with the links to the charities, would be appropriate. Something like "The discussion thread that started it all". That would give FARK more exposure, and maybe more hits, and maybe more TF subscriptions for Drew's beer fund. Also, the links to the charities should have captions so the viewer doesn't have to look at the URL to see where they go.

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

I'm going to have to get a Twitter account now, just so I can twitter bomb Portia De Rossi (gay), Christina Applegate (breast cancer), Sanjay Gupta (doctors) and Tammy Duckworth (wounded warriors)...
 
2012-10-13 03:47:01 PM  
I contributed my share yesterday because I naively believed that this wasn't a thing about US politics but rather the Onion and the lulz. Seeing this thread going green on the Politics tab made me sad. I want my 5 back, dammit.
 
2012-10-13 03:48:30 PM  

hinten: What's real, what's a joke?


Is that real?
 
2012-10-13 03:48:42 PM  
Going to see Argo (to get further inspired by 'awesome') then The Home Depot (don't know if I will have enough time), then back to epicness of this. Taking ideas for a follow up movie or documentary as per earlier mention. I don't want to commit others' talents as the first video was a big group effort, just throwing it out there that I am up for round 2.
 
2012-10-13 03:51:08 PM  
Just give your damn money straight to charity, or give it to the campaign, or don't give anything, rather than route it through whoever started the original thread's car dealership. Also, note that whoever started this gets to keep whatever money you pitch in, regardless of the total amount raised.
 
2012-10-13 03:51:40 PM  

Laocoon: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 316x313]


+1 internet for you.

/Also, just out of curiosity
//What's the purpose?
///Other than make right-winger shills and sockpuppets to foam in the mouth and fall over backwards
////Or falling over backwards to foam at the mouth?
 
2012-10-13 03:51:46 PM  
JOE!!!!

/ I love Joe
// I contributed
 
2012-10-13 03:52:36 PM  
* Oh it's on the main page now, forget my previous comment. But beware, I'm watching all of you.
 
2012-10-13 03:52:57 PM  
I still don't see any disclaimer on the funding site that says "We are not affiliated with VP Biden or the Obama campaign".

Please please please please please
 
2012-10-13 03:53:33 PM  

Free Radical: hinten: What's real, what's a joke?

Is that real?


Who knows nowadays on the Intranets?
 
gja
2012-10-13 03:54:38 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Bird
Bird
Bird
BIrd is the word


B B B B, bird is the word

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2012-10-13 03:54:57 PM  

CygnusDarius: Laocoon: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 316x313]

+1 internet for you.

/Also, just out of curiosity
//What's the purpose?
///Other than make right-winger shills and sockpuppets to foam in the mouth and fall over backwards
////Or falling over backwards to foam at the mouth?


Well, here's how the liberal media is describing the debate:

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s smirking, aggressive performance during the vice-presidential debate on Thursday could be seen as a message for his boss: Here's how you do it...But Mr. Biden repeatedly mocked and interrupted Mr. Ryan, leading Republicans to use words like "unhinged," "buffoon" and "disrespectful" in the hours after the fast-paced, 90-minute exchange ended.
 
2012-10-13 03:56:13 PM  

traylor: tab


It's on the main page and is also cross-posted to the politics tab.
 
2012-10-13 03:57:49 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Just give your damn money straight to charity, or give it to the campaign, or don't give anything, rather than route it through whoever started the original thread's car dealership. Also, note that whoever started this gets to keep whatever money you pitch in, regardless of the total amount raised.


Do you go to kids' birthday parties and pop their balloons?
 
2012-10-13 03:57:58 PM  

hinten: What's real, what's a joke?


Puce.
 
2012-10-13 03:58:05 PM  

Cyclometh: Per another Farker's suggestion, I've submitted a thread to the /r/progressive subreddit: Link


Wait... reddit or the chans?
 
2012-10-13 03:59:07 PM  

Aquapope: Posted this in the original thread, but I don't know if anybody is reading that anymore, so...
----------------------------------
Dear Mr. RichieLaw:
I think a link to this thread on the donation site, down there with the links to the charities, would be appropriate. Something like "The discussion thread that started it all". That would give FARK more exposure, and maybe more hits, and maybe more TF subscriptions for Drew's beer fund. Also, the links to the charities should have captions so the viewer doesn't have to look at the URL to see where they go.

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

I'm going to have to get a Twitter account now, just so I can twitter bomb Portia De Rossi (gay), Christina Applegate (breast cancer), Sanjay Gupta (doctors) and Tammy Duckworth (wounded warriors)...


I responded to you in the other thread:

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

traylor: I contributed my share yesterday because I naively believed that this wasn't a thing about US politics but rather the Onion and the lulz. Seeing this thread going green on the Politics tab made me sad. I want my 5 back, dammit.


I'm sorry you feel that way. This is more about the Onion and the lulz. However, by the very nature of the project, there will be a liberal leaning. I mean, we're celebrating a Democratic Vice President. So, if you really want your $5 back I'll paypal it to you. Hit up my email and provide proof of your donation and your fark login.
 
2012-10-13 03:59:13 PM  

Emposter: Lost Thought 00: Just give your damn money straight to charity, or give it to the campaign, or don't give anything, rather than route it through whoever started the original thread's car dealership. Also, note that whoever started this gets to keep whatever money you pitch in, regardless of the total amount raised.

Do you go to kids' birthday parties and pop their balloons?


Only if they are dangerously shiney
 
2012-10-13 04:01:24 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Emposter: Lost Thought 00: Just give your damn money straight to charity, or give it to the campaign, or don't give anything, rather than route it through whoever started the original thread's car dealership. Also, note that whoever started this gets to keep whatever money you pitch in, regardless of the total amount raised.

Do you go to kids' birthday parties and pop their balloons?

Only if they are dangerously shiney


The kids or the balloons?
 
2012-10-13 04:01:43 PM  
I think the reason some people don't get this is because they don't get the concept of expending time, energy and money on an enterprise that benefits only someone else and not themselves.

Also they don't read everything, and make assumptions to fill in the gaps created by the things they missed.
 
2012-10-13 04:02:41 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: I still don't see any disclaimer on the funding site that says "We are not affiliated with VP Biden or the Obama campaign".

Please please please please please


Fixed.
 
2012-10-13 04:04:07 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Best money laundering scam ever


i798.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-13 04:04:45 PM  

RichieLaw: Kumana Wanalaia: I still don't see any disclaimer on the funding site that says "We are not affiliated with VP Biden or the Obama campaign".

Please please please please please

Fixed.


perfect.
 
2012-10-13 04:06:46 PM  
Okay, in for $5 and Facebook'd.

A little annoyed that it takes the money immediately instead of only paying out if it hits the mark a la Kickstarter, but honestly, giving somebody on Fark $5 and not getting shiat for it is how things get done around here anyways, so why not.
 
2012-10-13 04:07:08 PM  

RichieLaw: Kumana Wanalaia: I still don't see any disclaimer on the funding site that says "We are not affiliated with VP Biden or the Obama campaign".

Please please please please please

Fixed.


Good work. ty
 
2012-10-13 04:08:46 PM  
Please do't feed the trolls or respond to the haters. We won't change the mind of anyone here just to shiat up the thread and it saps all the positive energy to have people bickering. I would personally love it if every threadshiatter post was not met with derision, but simple silence.
 
2012-10-13 04:08:46 PM  
i83.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-13 04:09:44 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Just give your damn money straight to charity, or give it to the campaign, or don't give anything, rather than route it through whoever started the original thread's car dealership. Also, note that whoever started this gets to keep whatever money you pitch in, regardless of the total amount raised.


I trust Indiegogo more than I trust those Vulture and Voucher farkers.
 
2012-10-13 04:09:45 PM  

jaytkay: leading Republicans to use words like "unhinged," "buffoon" and "disrespectful" in the hours after the fast-paced, 90-minute exchange ended.


Considering they were using those words before the debate, I don't see why we should care.
 
2012-10-13 04:11:44 PM  

Kittypie070: OOPS DAMN IT must count butthurt in OTHER BIDEN TRANS-AM THREAD

/sowwy

//facepaw


If you were't so butthurt about other people being butthurt, maybe you would have caught that before you committed the post.

{hahaguy.jpg}
 
2012-10-13 04:12:33 PM  

Cyclometh: Please do't feed the trolls or respond to the haters. We won't change the mind of anyone here just to shiat up the thread and it saps all the positive energy to have people bickering. I would personally love it if every threadshiatter post was not met with derision, but simple silence.


Yeah, my bad. How about another $5?
 
2012-10-13 04:13:22 PM  

RichieLaw: if you really want your $5 back


Forget it. I was looking for this thread but I could only find it on the Politics tab. I was angry but later I found it also on the Main Page so it's fine now. And btw you said this is also a celebration of the VP, but if I think about it and see the reactions I am not sure this stunt will make people love him more or hate him more. Oh and thank you for your work.
 
2012-10-13 04:14:16 PM  
I suggest adding some of these people to twitter bomb. (I sent most of them tweets last night)

Elizabeth Banks
?uest Love
Bill Maher (obviously)
Rob Delaney
@IamEnidColeslaw (Don't know her actual name)
Daniel Negreanu (HUGE LIb and Supporter of Gay Rights... Mention his assistant Patty she is teh ghey)
LOLGOP
Wil (again obviously)
Jen Schwalbach (Kevin Smith's wife and Obama supporter)
Jason Alexander
Kat Dennings
Alec Baldwin Foundation (It's just Alec)
Tommy Chong
Kanye
Jay-Z
Beyonce
Timothy Omundson
Dule` Hill
Sarah Silverman
Kristen Bell


/All Libs
//as far as I can tell from their tweets
///Funny for Charity
////Slashies because we're Fark
 
2012-10-13 04:14:33 PM  
Maybe we can get some matching brown shirts and caps to wear at the next rally to show our support.
 
2012-10-13 04:15:25 PM  

traylor: RichieLaw: if you really want your $5 back

Forget it. I was looking for this thread but I could only find it on the Politics tab. I was angry but later I found it also on the Main Page so it's fine now. And btw you said this is also a celebration of the VP, but if I think about it and see the reactions I am not sure this stunt will make people love him more or hate him more. Oh and thank you for your work.


The point of this is not to increase Biden's popularity. It is to make a meme become reality while benefiting a bunch of people who need it. Simple as that.

/If Biden becomes more popular as a result, so be it.
//I mean, the guy is pretty awesome, he used to own a Trans Am.
 
2012-10-13 04:15:36 PM  
I love these threads - if i need a composition of all the crazies on Fark, i'll just sit in here and quietly take names.
 
2012-10-13 04:18:19 PM  
Y I NO CAN PUT $0.69 ????
 
2012-10-13 04:19:08 PM  
When this thing happens there better be a photo op with Joe washing the car in the White House driveway or I will be PISSED!!
 
2012-10-13 04:20:18 PM  

themasterdebater: I love these threads - if i need a composition of all the crazies on Fark, i'll just sit in here and quietly take names.


We wouldn't fark if we weren't a wee bit touched now, would we?
 
2012-10-13 04:21:19 PM  
i1.kym-cdn.com

I'll just leave this here...
 
2012-10-13 04:23:28 PM  
i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-13 04:26:04 PM  

RichieLaw: The point of this is not to increase Biden's popularity. It is to make a meme become reality while benefiting a bunch of people who need it. Simple as that.


You haven't been outside lately? Republicans hate Biden even more after he shaved Ryan's liver on live television. Anything you do to bring more attention to Biden means the Republicans believe you are Satan's offspring. You should be uncomfortable about the safety of yourself and your family, seriously.
 
2012-10-13 04:26:15 PM  

Cyclometh: Please do't feed the trolls or respond to the haters. We won't change the mind of anyone here just to shiat up the thread and it saps all the positive energy to have people bickering. I would personally love it if every threadshiatter post was not met with derision, but simple silence.


I agree with Cyclometh. Or perhaps some talented Farker could create a "DebbieDownerwhawhawha.jpeg" or a "Bluebirdof Happinesstakingapoo.jpeg" if a response is truely needed. By now, if you haven't gotten the true message of charity giving, lulz, etc., you will not ever get it.

Just my opinion. :)
 
2012-10-13 04:27:07 PM  
Twitter Bomb Schedule

Celebrity Time
Arianna Huffington 11:00 - 12:00
Rachel Madow 12:00 - 1:00
Chris Matthews 1:00 - 2:00
George Clooney 2:00 - 3:00
Tom Hanks 3:00 - 3:30
John Stewart 3:30 - 4:30
Colbert 4:30 - 5:30
George Takei 5:30 - 6:30
Betty White 6:30 - 7:00
Bill Maher 7:00 - 8:00
Ellen DeGeneris 8:00 - 9:00
Alec Baldwin Foundation 9:00 - 10:00

Remember!! Be funny, snarky; but not rude. Also be sure to include the hashtag #givejoethebird at every opportunity.
 
2012-10-13 04:29:57 PM  

RichieLaw: Twitter Bomb Schedule

Celebrity Time
Arianna Huffington 11:00 - 12:00
Rachel Madow 12:00 - 1:00
Chris Matthews 1:00 - 2:00
George Clooney 2:00 - 3:00
Tom Hanks 3:00 - 3:30
John Stewart 3:30 - 4:30
Colbert 4:30 - 5:30
George Takei 5:30 - 6:30
Betty White 6:30 - 7:00
Bill Maher 7:00 - 8:00
Ellen DeGeneris 8:00 - 9:00
Alec Baldwin Foundation 9:00 - 10:00

Remember!! Be funny, snarky; but not rude. Also be sure to include the hashtag #givejoethebird at every opportunity.


This is for tomorrow, SUNDAY.
 
2012-10-13 04:30:13 PM  

RichieLaw: Twitter Bomb Schedule

Celebrity Time
Arianna Huffington 11:00 - 12:00
Rachel Madow 12:00 - 1:00
Chris Matthews 1:00 - 2:00
George Clooney 2:00 - 3:00
Tom Hanks 3:00 - 3:30
John Stewart 3:30 - 4:30
Colbert 4:30 - 5:30
George Takei 5:30 - 6:30
Betty White 6:30 - 7:00
Bill Maher 7:00 - 8:00
Ellen DeGeneris 8:00 - 9:00
Alec Baldwin Foundation 9:00 - 10:00

Remember!! Be funny, snarky; but not rude. Also be sure to include the hashtag #givejoethebird at every opportunity.


What time zone? What day? Am or PM?
 
2012-10-13 04:30:52 PM  

hinten: What's real, what's a joke?

[i.chzbgr.com image 500x750]


White, racist skinhead, wrinkly, bad posture, probably smelly, sounds about right.
 
2012-10-13 04:31:37 PM  
Wow, i'm away from Fark for most of the day yesterday and I miss this whole thing blowing up.
 
2012-10-13 04:31:53 PM  

RichieLaw: RichieLaw: Twitter Bomb Schedule

Celebrity Time
Arianna Huffington 11:00 - 12:00
Rachel Madow 12:00 - 1:00
Chris Matthews 1:00 - 2:00
George Clooney 2:00 - 3:00
Tom Hanks 3:00 - 3:30
John Stewart 3:30 - 4:30
Colbert 4:30 - 5:30
George Takei 5:30 - 6:30
Betty White 6:30 - 7:00
Bill Maher 7:00 - 8:00
Ellen DeGeneris 8:00 - 9:00
Alec Baldwin Foundation 9:00 - 10:00

Remember!! Be funny, snarky; but not rude. Also be sure to include the hashtag #givejoethebird at every opportunity.

This is for tomorrow, SUNDAY.


Time zone?
 
2012-10-13 04:34:30 PM  
I love Fark, and the hodgepodge of idiots, geniuses, dreamers, poets, drunks and other assorted morans that make this feel like, well, a community.

This is the most epic thing I have ever seen here. Almost have a tear in my eye and hope that the 'Bird gets auctioned far above value.

And Biden? Yeah, you. You're a magnificent bastard.
 
2012-10-13 04:34:45 PM  
RichieLaw

I wish we had a decent Top Gear here in the States, that'd be a good twitter target, but how about Adam Savage and Neil DeGrasse Tyson?
 
2012-10-13 04:35:48 PM  
I'd be more likely to donate if Biden actually got the car.
 
2012-10-13 04:36:10 PM  

Churchy LaFemme: [i46.tinypic.com image 574x650]


bitlogic.com
 
2012-10-13 04:37:02 PM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: RichieLaw

I wish we had a decent Top Gear here in the States, that'd be a good twitter target, but how about Adam Savage and Neil DeGrasse Tyson?


Adam Savage is a great idea. Also maybe Jeff Bridges? Who better to help the Biden than the Dude?
 
2012-10-13 04:39:08 PM  

Cyclometh: DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: RichieLaw

I wish we had a decent Top Gear here in the States, that'd be a good twitter target, but how about Adam Savage and Neil DeGrasse Tyson?

Adam Savage is a great idea. Also maybe Jeff Bridges? Who better to help the Biden than the Dude?


Jeff Bridges ...yea...hey where's Wheaton and Phil Plait?
 
2012-10-13 04:39:19 PM  

Cyclometh: Who better to help the Biden than the Dude?


The Dude abidens
 
2012-10-13 04:39:55 PM  

kyoryu: I'd be more likely to donate if Biden actually got the car.


consensus says the law prevents him from accepting it.

ianal
 
2012-10-13 04:40:26 PM  

Sock Ruh Tease: Cyclometh: Who better to help the Biden than the Dude?

The Dude abidens


*snort*
 
2012-10-13 04:41:19 PM  

Sock Ruh Tease: Cyclometh: Who better to help the Biden than the Dude?

The Dude abidens


Oh that hurt
 
2012-10-13 04:41:29 PM  
The charity auction angle is nice, but there is nothing illegal about giving Joe a car just for the fun of it.

Could have mentioned the auction more prominently. I think a lot more people would donate.
 
2012-10-13 04:42:45 PM  

Nobodyn0se: RichieLaw: Twitter Bomb Schedule

Celebrity Time
Arianna Huffington 11:00 - 12:00
Rachel Madow 12:00 - 1:00
Chris Matthews 1:00 - 2:00
George Clooney 2:00 - 3:00
Tom Hanks 3:00 - 3:30
John Stewart 3:30 - 4:30
Colbert 4:30 - 5:30
George Takei 5:30 - 6:30
Betty White 6:30 - 7:00
Bill Maher 7:00 - 8:00
Ellen DeGeneris 8:00 - 9:00
Alec Baldwin Foundation 9:00 - 10:00

Remember!! Be funny, snarky; but not rude. Also be sure to include the hashtag #givejoethebird at every opportunity.

What time zone? What day? Am or PM?


We'll do Central Time Zone. That way both coasts can contribute all day. Good question, did not think of that. It also starts in the am and ends in the pm.

Also, we can add more people but I think a coordinated campaign is best with a limited number of people each day. We can add more people on Tuesday. We have 46 more days for funding. We have time. :)
 
2012-10-13 04:43:19 PM  
Can we send him this as well?

bumwine.com

What's the word? Thunderbird.
How's it sold? Good and cold.
What's the jive? Bird's alive
 
2012-10-13 04:46:51 PM  
Has anyone taken this to 4chan yet?
 
2012-10-13 04:47:47 PM  
Can't Joe afford his own car or is that the real joke here.

Yeah I saw the onion article...

I do like the idea of symbolically giving him the car but donating the proceeds to worthwhile charities instead though.
 
2012-10-13 04:48:45 PM  

clowncar on fire: Can't Joe afford his own car or is that the real joke here.

Yeah I saw the onion article...

I do like the idea of symbolically giving him the car but donating the proceeds to worthwhile charities instead though.


You just made my head asplode.
 
2012-10-13 04:51:59 PM  
Hey what are the chances of giving people the option to buy a t-shirt with a print of the onion 'shop of Biden washing a TransAm?

They have those instant-order shirt printers now.... I googled "instant shirt print" and got a ton of hits.

One site quotes $6 per shirt. Apparently there is a lot of variety in the style of shirt (mens, women's, hooded sweatshirt, etc) and colors.

Could this be set up so people can order a shirt for say, $20 on indiegogo with a click or two, so it's not a case of "donate $20 and we'll link you to a shirt printer so you can make your own Biden shirt with your own pic"
 
2012-10-13 04:52:28 PM  
I'm in for 25 for Joe.
I'll donate 25 in Joe's name to the Romney Campaign.
How's that for the bird ?
 
2012-10-13 04:54:26 PM  

Ricardo Klement: Churchy LaFemme: [i46.tinypic.com image 574x650]

[www.bitlogic.com image 318x800]


HAHAHAHAHA
 
2012-10-13 04:55:40 PM  
Yahoo News
Stop on by and hit the comments here. Yahoo tends to promote links that get more comments.
 
2012-10-13 04:55:42 PM  
We should add @LOLGOP to the twitter bomb targets. Lots of progressive followers, and they enjoy anything that includes politics and lulz.
 
2012-10-13 04:57:27 PM  
Just donated my $10

We better pull this off.
 
2012-10-13 04:58:12 PM  
Day II: In for another fin! This is a blast.

i234.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-13 04:58:30 PM  
The Yahoo comments section make my skin crawl
 
2012-10-13 05:00:33 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: Hey what are the chances of giving people the option to buy a t-shirt with a print of the onion 'shop of Biden washing a TransAm?

They have those instant-order shirt printers now.... I googled "instant shirt print" and got a ton of hits.

One site quotes $6 per shirt. Apparently there is a lot of variety in the style of shirt (mens, women's, hooded sweatshirt, etc) and colors.

Could this be set up so people can order a shirt for say, $20 on indiegogo with a click or two, so it's not a case of "donate $20 and we'll link you to a shirt printer so you can make your own Biden shirt with your own pic"


I did a mockup yesterday and no one seemed interested in going through with it. I think the t-shirt idea is perfect.

I would rec selling it at the 30$ level though to maximize donations and cover the cost of the shirts. 

i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-13 05:01:41 PM  

TOTAL THUS FAR: $5,115

Charities that will benefit:

Biden Breast Health Initiative

Doctors Without Borders

the Wounded Warrior Project

and GLAAD

PERTINENT LINKS:

Video

GiveJoeTheBird.com

on Facebook

on Twitter
@GiveJoeTheBird
and @JoeBidensTransA



CREDITS:
Subby: Hack Patooey

Campaign site master: RichieLaw

Video editor: coeyagi

Voice on video: Cyclometh 




Badges: i1222.photobucket.com

i1222.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-13 05:02:12 PM  

clowncar on fire: Can't Joe afford his own car or is that the real joke here.

Yeah I saw the onion article...

I do like the idea of symbolically giving him the car but donating the proceeds to worthwhile charities instead though.

 


peliculasrancias.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-13 05:03:06 PM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: TOTAL THUS FAR: $5,115

Charities that will benefit:

Biden Breast Health Initiative

Doctors Without Borders

the Wounded Warrior Project

and GLAAD

PERTINENT LINKS:

Video

GiveJoeTheBird.com

on Facebook

on Twitter
@GiveJoeTheBird
and @JoeBidensTransA

CREDITS:
Subby: Hack Patooey

Campaign site master: RichieLaw

Video editor: coeyagi

Voice on video: Cyclometh 

Badges: [i1222.photobucket.com image 354x346]

[i1222.photobucket.com image 354x346]


How do you go about pinning these to your profile?
 
2012-10-13 05:06:36 PM  

theewhiterhino: GreatGlavinsGhost: TOTAL THUS FAR: $5,115

Charities that will benefit:

Biden Breast Health Initiative

Doctors Without Borders

the Wounded Warrior Project

and GLAAD

PERTINENT LINKS:

Video

GiveJoeTheBird.com

on Facebook

on Twitter
@GiveJoeTheBird
and @JoeBidensTransA

CREDITS:
Subby: Hack Patooey

Campaign site master: RichieLaw

Video editor: coeyagi

Voice on video: Cyclometh 

Badges: [i1222.photobucket.com image 354x346]

[i1222.photobucket.com image 354x346]

How do you go about pinning these to your profile?


I don't know. I just read that we don't have any badges, so I made some.
 
2012-10-13 05:06:53 PM  

theewhiterhino: How do you go about pinning these to your profile?


Right click on the image and click "view image"

Copy the URL

Go to "MyFark" at the top of your screen

Paste the URL in one of the fields of your profile

Highlight the URL and click the button that looks like a picture of a mountain just above the text box

Click Save profile changes
 
2012-10-13 05:07:22 PM  
Just add it as a picture in one of your profile fields.
 
2012-10-13 05:08:00 PM  

J Noble Daggett: Yahoo News
Stop on by and hit the comments here. Yahoo tends to promote links that get more comments.


Best be wearing yer Industrial Asbestos Skin, the butthurt is STRONG and frequent!

..just sayin
 
2012-10-13 05:10:41 PM  

Nobodyn0se: theewhiterhino: How do you go about pinning these to your profile?

Right click on the image and click "view image"

Copy the URL

Go to "MyFark" at the top of your screen

Paste the URL in one of the fields of your profile

Highlight the URL and click the button that looks like a picture of a mountain just above the text box

Click Save profile changes


Thank you!
 
2012-10-13 05:11:24 PM  
Someone mentioned Adam Savage, made me think of another Savage. The man that brought us spreading the Santorum would probably be a help in a viral marketing type of deal.
 
2012-10-13 05:13:58 PM  
(moves chair)

Alright, just getting comfy in here for the weekend.

@farkmods, let's please have a lovely Monday thread greened for the main page!

Pretty please?

I'll be back...I'm off to get some grade-A tang.
o.onionstatic.com
 
2012-10-13 05:14:27 PM  

crotchgrabber: Someone mentioned Adam Savage, made me think of another Savage. The man that brought us spreading the Santorum would probably be a help in a viral marketing type of deal.


Dan Savage! Good idea!
 
2012-10-13 05:15:11 PM  

crotchgrabber: Someone mentioned Adam Savage, made me think of another Savage. The man that brought us spreading the Santorum would probably be a help in a viral marketing type of deal.


You're right. If only the Macho Man were here.

diehardprowrestling.com
 
2012-10-13 05:15:51 PM  

FinFangFark: crotchgrabber: Someone mentioned Adam Savage, made me think of another Savage. The man that brought us spreading the Santorum would probably be a help in a viral marketing type of deal.

You're right. If only the Macho Man were here.

[www.diehardprowrestling.com image 445x701]


Ohhhh YEEEEEEEEEEAHH!!!
 
2012-10-13 05:17:30 PM  

crotchgrabber: Someone mentioned Adam Savage, made me think of another Savage. The man that brought us spreading the Santorum would probably be a help in a viral marketing type of deal.


Dan should definitely be on the list and The Stranger should be on our press release list too. Dan's twitter account is @fakedansavage.
 
2012-10-13 05:17:39 PM  
It would be a huge power move if someone could get dadboner to re-tweet this. He is a Detroit guy, you guys.
 
2012-10-13 05:18:59 PM  
I did this at www.customink.com (free shipping, no minimum order)

s14.postimage.org
online photo storage
 
2012-10-13 05:19:16 PM  
One of the best best $5 I've ever spent!. The other one was the Rick Romereo charity for kids at Christmas. They both were totally worth the equivalent of a total month of FARK.
 
2012-10-13 05:20:07 PM  

crotchgrabber: Someone mentioned Adam Savage, made me think of another Savage. The man that brought us spreading the Santorum would probably be a help in a viral marketing type of deal.


Oh, hell yes. Dan would be all over this.
 
2012-10-13 05:20:57 PM  
Hey Folks
Here's a list of sites I've been sent, or found myself, featuring our fundraising drive. Feel free to email me links as you find them, and I'll add to the list.

http://jalopnik.com/5951351/some-people-on-the-internet-are-trying-to - buy-a-trans-am-for-joe-biden
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/joe-biden-fans-raising-money-buy - vp-trans-192630243.html
http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/showthread.php?t=278518
http://gothamist.com/2012/10/12/biden_groupies_raising_money_to_buy.p h p
http://beforeitsnews.com/motor-junkies/2012/10/somebody-wants-you-to- h elp-buy-a-trans-am-for-joe-biden-2448706.html
http://camppendleton.patch.com/blog_posts/the-internet-wants-to-buy-j o e-biden-a-transam
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum6/HTML/096859.html
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=43140879
http://www.brews-bros.com/topic/69152-help-buy-uncle-joe-biden-a-tran s -am/
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.iheartchaos.com/post/33473200855/contribute-now-to-buy-vp- j oe-biden-a-trans-am
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/10/13/give-joe-the-bird/
http://politics.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=2814749816990 6 0
http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/off-topic-discussion/the-inter n et-wants-to-buy-joe-biden-a-trans-am-for-charity/55756/page1/
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/12/1143759/-Help-Give-Joe-The-B i rd
http://www.democracyforums.com/showthread.php?p=1202052
http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/uncle-joe-needs-a-transam.2377 8 9/
http://www.mediabistro.com/Lets-buy-Biden-a-Trans-Am-t50008-topic.htm l
http://www.stumbleupon.com/content/2eQ6WM
http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/trans-am
http://forums.randi.org/showthread.php?p=8688460

and even our pals over at Free Republic
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2944067/posts
 
2012-10-13 05:21:56 PM  

RichieLaw: Kumana Wanalaia: Hey what are the chances of giving people the option to buy a t-shirt with a print of the onion 'shop of Biden washing a TransAm?

They have those instant-order shirt printers now.... I googled "instant shirt print" and got a ton of hits.

One site quotes $6 per shirt. Apparently there is a lot of variety in the style of shirt (mens, women's, hooded sweatshirt, etc) and colors.

Could this be set up so people can order a shirt for say, $20 on indiegogo with a click or two, so it's not a case of "donate $20 and we'll link you to a shirt printer so you can make your own Biden shirt with your own pic"

I did a mockup yesterday and no one seemed interested in going through with it. I think the t-shirt idea is perfect.

I would rec selling it at the 30$ level though to maximize donations and cover the cost of the shirts. 

[i.imgur.com image 325x300]


While the image is a meme, it is still property The Onion, no? Wouldn't ya need permission?
 
2012-10-13 05:23:23 PM  

RichieLaw: Kumana Wanalaia: Hey what are the chances of giving people the option to buy a t-shirt with a print of the onion 'shop of Biden washing a TransAm?

They have those instant-order shirt printers now.... I googled "instant shirt print" and got a ton of hits.

One site quotes $6 per shirt. Apparently there is a lot of variety in the style of shirt (mens, women's, hooded sweatshirt, etc) and colors.

Could this be set up so people can order a shirt for say, $20 on indiegogo with a click or two, so it's not a case of "donate $20 and we'll link you to a shirt printer so you can make your own Biden shirt with your own pic"

I did a mockup yesterday and no one seemed interested in going through with it. I think the t-shirt idea is perfect.

I would rec selling it at the 30$ level though to maximize donations and cover the cost of the shirts. 

[i.imgur.com image 325x300]


oic

ok
 
2012-10-13 05:23:29 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: I did this at www.customink.com (free shipping, no minimum order)

[s14.postimage.org image 600x287]
online photo storage


I like it. Would putting the fark thread deter people from getting the shirt though?
 
2012-10-13 05:23:42 PM  

Hack Patooey: Hey Folks
Here's a list of sites I've been sent, or found myself, featuring our fundraising drive. Feel free to email me links as you find them, and I'll add to the list.

http://jalopnik.com/5951351/some-people-on-the-internet-are-trying-to - buy-a-trans-am-for-joe-biden
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/joe-biden-fans-raising-money-buy - vp-trans-192630243.html
http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/showthread.php?t=278518
http://gothamist.com/2012/10/12/biden_groupies_raising_money_to_buy.p h p
http://beforeitsnews.com/motor-junkies/2012/10/somebody-wants-you-to- h elp-buy-a-trans-am-for-joe-biden-2448706.html
http://camppendleton.patch.com/blog_posts/the-internet-wants-to-buy-j o e-biden-a-transam
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum6/HTML/096859.html
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=43140879
http://www.brews-bros.com/topic/69152-help-buy-uncle-joe-biden-a-tran s -am/
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.iheartchaos.com/post/33473200855/contribute-now-to-buy-vp- j oe-biden-a-trans-am
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/10/13/give-joe-the-bird/
http://politics.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=2814749816990 6 0
http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/off-topic-discussion/the-inter n et-wants-to-buy-joe-biden-a-trans-am-for-charity/55756/page1/
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/12/1143759/-Help-Give-Joe-The-B i rd
http://www.democracyforums.com/showthread.php?p=1202052
http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/uncle-joe-needs-a-transam.2377 8 9/
http://www.mediabistro.com/Lets-buy-Biden-a-Trans-Am-t50008-topic.htm l
http://www.stumbleupon.com/content/2eQ6WM
http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/trans-am
http://forums.randi.org/showthread.php?p=8688460

and even our pals over at Free Republic
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2944067/posts


Excellent! You've done an awesome job, thank you.
 
2012-10-13 05:25:03 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: RichieLaw: Kumana Wanalaia: Hey what are the chances of giving people the option to buy a t-shirt with a print of the onion 'shop of Biden washing a TransAm?

They have those instant-order shirt printers now.... I googled "instant shirt print" and got a ton of hits.

One site quotes $6 per shirt. Apparently there is a lot of variety in the style of shirt (mens, women's, hooded sweatshirt, etc) and colors.

Could this be set up so people can order a shirt for say, $20 on indiegogo with a click or two, so it's not a case of "donate $20 and we'll link you to a shirt printer so you can make your own Biden shirt with your own pic"

I did a mockup yesterday and no one seemed interested in going through with it. I think the t-shirt idea is perfect.

I would rec selling it at the 30$ level though to maximize donations and cover the cost of the shirts. 

[i.imgur.com image 325x300]

While the image is a meme, it is still property The Onion, no? Wouldn't ya need permission?


Possibly. I would contact them just to be safe, but I'm pretty sure that we have a really valid fair use argument. In addition to the fact that the Onion has made no effort to curb third party usage of the photograph.
 
Boe [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2012-10-13 05:25:36 PM  

Churchy LaFemme: [i46.tinypic.com image 574x650]


So she DOES read something!
 
2012-10-13 05:28:24 PM  

Nobodyn0se: theewhiterhino: How do you go about pinning these to your profile?

Right click on the image and click "view image"

Copy the URL

Go to "MyFark" at the top of your screen

Paste the URL in one of the fields of your profile

Highlight the URL and click the button that looks like a picture of a mountain just above the text box

Click Save profile changes


great, thanks
 
2012-10-13 05:28:37 PM  

RichieLaw: ArcadianRefugee: RichieLaw: Kumana Wanalaia: Hey what are the chances of giving people the option to buy a t-shirt with a print of the onion 'shop of Biden washing a TransAm?

They have those instant-order shirt printers now.... I googled "instant shirt print" and got a ton of hits.

One site quotes $6 per shirt. Apparently there is a lot of variety in the style of shirt (mens, women's, hooded sweatshirt, etc) and colors.

Could this be set up so people can order a shirt for say, $20 on indiegogo with a click or two, so it's not a case of "donate $20 and we'll link you to a shirt printer so you can make your own Biden shirt with your own pic"

I did a mockup yesterday and no one seemed interested in going through with it. I think the t-shirt idea is perfect.

I would rec selling it at the 30$ level though to maximize donations and cover the cost of the shirts. 

[i.imgur.com image 325x300]

While the image is a meme, it is still property The Onion, no? Wouldn't ya need permission?

Possibly. I would contact them just to be safe, but I'm pretty sure that we have a really valid fair use argument. In addition to the fact that the Onion has made no effort to curb third party usage of the photograph.


Have you found out who's been tweeting? Cyclometh is @JoeBidensTransA, but I don't know who's doing @GiveJoeTheBird.
 
Boe [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2012-10-13 05:29:57 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: The charity auction angle is nice, but there is nothing illegal about giving Joe a car just for the fun of it.

Could have mentioned the auction more prominently. I think a lot more people would donate.


Thing is, we already know he doesn't want it based on an interview with him where the Onion article was raised for comment. He actually has a classic Corvette that the Secret Service won't let him drive. I much prefer the charity angle and hopefully when all is said and done there is at least a photo op with the Bird.
 
2012-10-13 05:32:40 PM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: RichieLaw: ArcadianRefugee: RichieLaw: Kumana Wanalaia: Hey what are the chances of giving people the option to buy a t-shirt with a print of the onion 'shop of Biden washing a TransAm?

They have those instant-order shirt printers now.... I googled "instant shirt print" and got a ton of hits.

One site quotes $6 per shirt. Apparently there is a lot of variety in the style of shirt (mens, women's, hooded sweatshirt, etc) and colors.

Could this be set up so people can order a shirt for say, $20 on indiegogo with a click or two, so it's not a case of "donate $20 and we'll link you to a shirt printer so you can make your own Biden shirt with your own pic"

I did a mockup yesterday and no one seemed interested in going through with it. I think the t-shirt idea is perfect.

I would rec selling it at the 30$ level though to maximize donations and cover the cost of the shirts. 

[i.imgur.com image 325x300]

While the image is a meme, it is still property The Onion, no? Wouldn't ya need permission?

Possibly. I would contact them just to be safe, but I'm pretty sure that we have a really valid fair use argument. In addition to the fact that the Onion has made no effort to curb third party usage of the photograph.

Have you found out who's been tweeting? Cyclometh is @JoeBidensTransA, but I don't know who's doing @GiveJoeTheBird.


GiveJoeTheBird was recently given to me for safekeeping. The owner wishes to stay anonymous. So I will just thank him and her for his or her service! I am currently looking for an enterprising individual to take over the twitter account. Any takers?

If you're interested please post your funniest #givejoethebird tweet and we'll decide who gets to take over. I'll end the competition tonight at 10p.m. Central.
 
Boe [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2012-10-13 05:33:09 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: I did this at www.customink.com (free shipping, no minimum order)

[s14.postimage.org image 600x287]
online photo storage


Doesn't the Onion own rights to the shopped photo?
 
2012-10-13 05:34:10 PM  

RichieLaw: Kumana Wanalaia: I did this at www.customink.com (free shipping, no minimum order)

[s14.postimage.org image 600x287]
online photo storage

I like it. Would putting the fark thread deter people from getting the shirt though?


I just wanted to put something on the back, because there was a back to print on.

Alternatives:

Behold the power of Fark
Smilin' Joe's got my back
HA! HA!
 
2012-10-13 05:36:55 PM  

RichieLaw: GreatGlavinsGhost: RichieLaw: ArcadianRefugee: RichieLaw: Kumana Wanalaia: Hey what are the chances of giving people the option to buy a t-shirt with a print of the onion 'shop of Biden washing a TransAm?

They have those instant-order shirt printers now.... I googled "instant shirt print" and got a ton of hits.

One site quotes $6 per shirt. Apparently there is a lot of variety in the style of shirt (mens, women's, hooded sweatshirt, etc) and colors.

Could this be set up so people can order a shirt for say, $20 on indiegogo with a click or two, so it's not a case of "donate $20 and we'll link you to a shirt printer so you can make your own Biden shirt with your own pic"

I did a mockup yesterday and no one seemed interested in going through with it. I think the t-shirt idea is perfect.

I would rec selling it at the 30$ level though to maximize donations and cover the cost of the shirts. 

[i.imgur.com image 325x300]

While the image is a meme, it is still property The Onion, no? Wouldn't ya need permission?

Possibly. I would contact them just to be safe, but I'm pretty sure that we have a really valid fair use argument. In addition to the fact that the Onion has made no effort to curb third party usage of the photograph.

Have you found out who's been tweeting? Cyclometh is @JoeBidensTransA, but I don't know who's doing @GiveJoeTheBird.

GiveJoeTheBird was recently given to me for safekeeping. The owner wishes to stay anonymous. So I will just thank him and her for his or her service! I am currently looking for an enterprising individual to take over the twitter account. Any takers?

If you're interested please post your funniest #givejoethebird tweet and we'll decide who gets to take over. I'll end the competition tonight at 10p.m. Central.


Wow. Okay. Thank you!
 
2012-10-13 05:39:51 PM  
You got to fight
for your right
to party!
 
2012-10-13 05:40:06 PM  
 
2012-10-13 05:40:22 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: RichieLaw: Kumana Wanalaia: I did this at www.customink.com (free shipping, no minimum order)

[s14.postimage.org image 600x287]
online photo storage

I like it. Would putting the fark thread deter people from getting the shirt though?

I just wanted to put something on the back, because there was a back to print on.

Alternatives:

Behold the power of Fark
Smilin' Joe's got my back
HA! HA!


How about just this on the back:

It's a BFD.
 
2012-10-13 05:41:08 PM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: RichieLaw:

Four die cast trans ams


Meant to also say, those signed by joe Biden would be awesome
 
2012-10-13 05:44:13 PM  

retarded: Kumana Wanalaia: RichieLaw: Kumana Wanalaia: I did this at www.customink.com (free shipping, no minimum order)

[s14.postimage.org image 600x287]
online photo storage

I like it. Would putting the fark thread deter people from getting the shirt though?

I just wanted to put something on the back, because there was a back to print on.

Alternatives:

Behold the power of Fark
Smilin' Joe's got my back
HA! HA!

How about just this on the back:

It's a BFD.


Seconded!
 
2012-10-13 05:46:10 PM  
Oh, and I just sent a message to the guys over at The Chive (Chive on!).

I've seen that online community do some pretty awesome things, in a pretty short period of time. Let's see what goes down.
 
2012-10-13 05:47:06 PM  

RichieLaw: Going to post a weekend update here in a minute. If for some reason anyone has another started please let me know!


Did you start drinking last night and come up with more perks?
 
2012-10-13 05:50:42 PM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: RichieLaw:

Four die cast trans ams


That is awesome! I am tempted to get it. I want the car to match the real car almost exactly though, so I'm wondering if we should wait till the actual car is purchased.
 
2012-10-13 05:51:19 PM  

retarded: Kumana Wanalaia: RichieLaw: Kumana Wanalaia: I did this at www.customink.com (free shipping, no minimum order)

[s14.postimage.org image 600x287]
online photo storage

I like it. Would putting the fark thread deter people from getting the shirt though?

I just wanted to put something on the back, because there was a back to print on.

Alternatives:

Behold the power of Fark
Smilin' Joe's got my back
HA! HA!

How about just this on the back:

It's a BFD.


I like it!
 
2012-10-13 05:57:37 PM  
We're going to have to come up with some tunes to send along with this Trans-Am: Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon, Molly Hatchet, Van Halen, and Lynyrd Skynyrd would be good starts I think

/Donated $5
 
2012-10-13 05:58:09 PM  

Hack Patooey: and even our pals over at Free Republic
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2944067/posts


Love the comments. They don't realize it is photoshop.
 
2012-10-13 05:58:32 PM  
Presuming that this goes through (and it looks like it will) don't forget the little American flag on the TransAm that the Onion 'shop has.

Heaven forfend that you leave out that flag.
 
2012-10-13 05:59:24 PM  

cmb53208: We're going to have to come up with some tunes to send along with this Trans-Am: Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon, Molly Hatchet, Van Halen, and Lynyrd Skynyrd would be good starts I think

/Donated $5


MIX TAPE!
 
2012-10-13 06:00:09 PM  

cmb53208: We're going to have to come up with some tunes to send along with this Trans-Am: Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon, Molly Hatchet, Van Halen, and Lynyrd Skynyrd would be good starts I think

/Donated $5


And ac/dc, judas priest, foreigner, queen, Styx
 
2012-10-13 06:01:23 PM  
In a month...
"We did not reach our goal of 25,000 dollars, oh well. Have a nice day."
 
2012-10-13 06:01:56 PM  
And Led Zep, Yes, Bob Seger,
 
2012-10-13 06:02:57 PM  

Stoker: In a month...
"We did not reach our goal of 25,000 dollars, oh well. Have a nice day."


If we don't reach the goal, the funds raised will be split between the four charities, minus the cost of a die-cast Trans-Am and the printing costs to send a card with all the donor's names to VP Biden.
 
2012-10-13 06:03:21 PM  

Stoker: In a month...
"We did not reach our goal of 25,000 dollars, oh well. Have a nice day."


This is a flexible funding campaign. We will get whatever is raised.
 
2012-10-13 06:03:39 PM  
This is even better than the time we melted MTV's servers trying to send Jersy Shore to the Congo.
 
2012-10-13 06:04:07 PM  

RichieLaw: Stoker: In a month...
"We did not reach our goal of 25,000 dollars, oh well. Have a nice day."

This is a flexible funding campaign. We will get whatever is raised.


It's just a troll :P
 
2012-10-13 06:04:14 PM  

RichieLaw: Stoker: In a month...
"We did not reach our goal of 25,000 dollars, oh well. Have a nice day."

This is a flexible funding campaign. We will get whatever is raised.


I think his implication is that because it's a FF campaign, that the money would go into someone's pocket and that would be it.
 
2012-10-13 06:04:17 PM  
I love you guys so much
 
2012-10-13 06:04:23 PM  

Stoker: In a month...
"We did not reach our goal of 25,000 dollars, oh well. Have a nice day."


Ten minutes ago:
"Gee, I guess I'll post in this thread without reading the article or the rest of the thread and make myself look like an idiot..."
 
2012-10-13 06:05:14 PM  

Nobodyn0se: Stoker: In a month...
"We did not reach our goal of 25,000 dollars, oh well. Have a nice day."

Ten minutes ago:
"Gee, I guess I'll post in this thread without reading the article or the rest of the thread and make myself look like an idiot..."


Let's not be nasty to anyone; if they're off-base they can get caught up and if they're just being a douche being nasty to them is what they want.
 
2012-10-13 06:05:34 PM  

Nobodyn0se: Stoker: In a month...
"We did not reach our goal of 25,000 dollars, oh well. Have a nice day."

Ten minutes ago:
"Gee, I guess I'll post in this thread without reading the article or the rest of the thread and make myself look like an idiot..."


+1. Would read again! A++++++
 
2012-10-13 06:05:36 PM  

Nobodyn0se: Stoker: In a month...
"We did not reach our goal of 25,000 dollars, oh well. Have a nice day."

Ten minutes ago:
"Gee, I guess I'll post in this thread without reading the article or the rest of the thread and make myself look like an idiot..."


That guy...don't be it.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-13 06:06:06 PM  

TOTAL THUS FAR: $5,165

Charities that will benefit:

Biden Breast Health Initiative

Doctors Without Borders

the Wounded Warrior Project

and GLAAD

PERTINENT LINKS:

Video

GiveJoeTheBird.com

on Facebook

on Twitter
@GiveJoeTheBird
and @JoeBidensTransA



CREDITS:
Subby: Hack Patooey

Campaign site master: RichieLaw

Video editor: coeyagi

Voice on video: Cyclometh 




Badges: i1222.photobucket.com

i1222.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-13 06:07:09 PM  
D\

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: cmb53208: We're going to have to come up with some tunes to send along with this Trans-Am: Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon, Molly Hatchet, Van Halen, and Lynyrd Skynyrd would be good starts I think

And ac/dc, judas priest, foreigner, queen, Styx


Don't forget Boston!
 
2012-10-13 06:08:01 PM  
Pakistan Daily Times

Link
 
2012-10-13 06:08:20 PM  

Cyclometh: Let's not be nasty to anyone; if they're off-base they can get caught up and if they're just being a douche being nasty to them is what they want.


FinFangFark: That guy...don't be it.


Hack Patooey: +1. Would read again! A++++++


Damnit! Which of you am I supposed to listen to? :(
 
2012-10-13 06:08:22 PM  

Hack Patooey: http://camppendleton.patch.com/blog_posts/the-internet-wants-to-buy-j o e-biden-a-transam


That one was mine :)

/you're welcome
//I also chipped in
 
2012-10-13 06:08:46 PM  

Hack Patooey: Pakistan Daily Times

Link


Seems like they stole the Yahoo article verbatim
 
2012-10-13 06:10:04 PM  
OK, I'm back home nao. If anyone needs to hit me up directly with questions, complaints or presents ;), my email is cyclometh at gmail. For inquiries about the official indiegogo campaign, RichieLaw is your man.

We should work up a contact page, RichieLaw. And I'm going to cobble together a FAQ.
 
2012-10-13 06:10:36 PM  

Hack Patooey: Hack Patooey: Pakistan Daily Times

Link

Seems like they stole the Yahoo article verbatim


But a global phenomenon now
 
2012-10-13 06:11:15 PM  

Hack Patooey: Hey Folks
Here's a list of sites I've been sent, or found myself, featuring our fundraising drive. Feel free to email me links as you find them, and I'll add to the list.


http://www.jonegarrett.com/2012/10/12/the-internet-wants-to-buy-the-b i denator-a-trans-am/

Link
 
2012-10-13 06:11:24 PM  

OdradekRex: D\DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: cmb53208: We're going to have to come up with some tunes to send along with this Trans-Am: Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon, Molly Hatchet, Van Halen, and Lynyrd Skynyrd would be good starts I think

And ac/dc, judas priest, foreigner, queen, Styx

Don't forget Boston!


You're so right! They were one of my faces, aw heck must include J. Giles and Kiss while we're at it.
 
2012-10-13 06:12:17 PM  
Moar Press! Link
 
2012-10-13 06:12:53 PM  
DO NOT WANT Poster Girl:
Don't forget Boston!

You're so right! They were one of my faces, aw heck must include J. Giles and Kiss while we're at it.

FAVES. keerist I can't battle autocorrect today.
 
2012-10-13 06:12:59 PM  
NeoGaf has a thread on it too: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=43140879
 
2012-10-13 06:13:06 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: Hack Patooey: Hey Folks
Here's a list of sites I've been sent, or found myself, featuring our fundraising drive. Feel free to email me links as you find them, and I'll add to the list.

http://www.jonegarrett.com/2012/10/12/the-internet-wants-to-buy-the-b i denator-a-trans-am/

Link


CapeFearCadaver: Hack Patooey: Hey Folks
Here's a list of sites I've been sent, or found myself, featuring our fundraising drive. Feel free to email me links as you find them, and I'll add to the list.

http://www.jonegarrett.com/2012/10/12/the-internet-wants-to-buy-the-b i denator-a-trans-am/

Link


Thanks! Added
 
2012-10-13 06:15:36 PM  

Cyclometh: NeoGaf has a thread on it too: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=43140879


I crack up to see everyone's differentiating opinion on what should be blasting in the Trans...Simon and Garfunkel? Really?

I'm going back to jamming Winger, thank you very much.
 
2012-10-13 06:16:39 PM  

Cyclometh: OK, I'm back home nao. If anyone needs to hit me up directly with questions, complaints or presents ;), my email is cyclometh at gmail. For inquiries about the official indiegogo campaign, RichieLaw is your man.

We should work up a contact page, RichieLaw. And I'm going to cobble together a FAQ.


Sounds good to me. Feel free to put down my email address: joebidenstransam at the google for any one with questions or concerns.
 
2012-10-13 06:16:58 PM  
One of the twitter accounts ought to send something to @AshleyJudd . She's a big lib with a bunch of followers who tweets a ton.
 
Boe [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2012-10-13 06:17:28 PM  

AngryTeacher: Hack Patooey: and even our pals over at Free Republic
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2944067/posts

Love the comments. They don't realize it is photoshop.


I'm too terrified of those loons to go look, but if that's what they think, then that's the funniest damn thing I've heard in a while.
 
2012-10-13 06:17:38 PM  
Also, do we have consensus on offering a shirt as an award at $30?
 
2012-10-13 06:17:57 PM  
Love it! I'm in for $15!
 
2012-10-13 06:18:15 PM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: RichieLaw:

Four die cast trans ams


Sweet!
 
2012-10-13 06:19:57 PM  
Some more links, not sure if they're known yet:

IHeartChaos

AddictingInfo

Grassroots Motorsports

MediaBistro

Democracy Forums

Democratic Underground

Osocio

I'll post more as I find them.
 
2012-10-13 06:20:17 PM  

RichieLaw: Also, do we have consensus on offering a shirt as an award at $30?


Sounds good to me.
 
2012-10-13 06:20:38 PM  

Cyclometh: Some more links, not sure if they're known yet:

IHeartChaos

AddictingInfo

Grassroots Motorsports

MediaBistro

Democracy Forums

Democratic Underground

Osocio

I'll post more as I find them.


Had all of those except osocio.. hang on, Ill post my updated list in a bit...
 
2012-10-13 06:20:44 PM  

Stoker: In a month...
"We did not reach our goal of 25,000 dollars, oh well. Have a nice day."


BS. We'll get it. You underestimate the power of FARK young one.
 
2012-10-13 06:21:29 PM  
Latest and greatest

http://jalopnik.com/5951351/some-people-on-the-internet-are-trying-to - buy-a-trans-am-for-joe-biden
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/joe-biden-fans-raising-money-buy - vp-trans-192630243.html
http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/showthread.php?t=278518
http://gothamist.com/2012/10/12/biden_groupies_raising_money_to_buy.p h p
http://beforeitsnews.com/motor-junkies/2012/10/somebody-wants-you-to- h elp-buy-a-trans-am-for-joe-biden-2448706.html
http://camppendleton.patch.com/blog_posts/the-internet-wants-to-buy-j o e-biden-a-transam
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum6/HTML/096859.html
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=43140879
http://www.brews-bros.com/topic/69152-help-buy-uncle-joe-biden-a-tran s -am/
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.iheartchaos.com/post/33473200855/contribute-now-to-buy-vp- j oe-biden-a-trans-am
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/10/13/give-joe-the-bird/
http://politics.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=2814749816990 6 0
http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/off-topic-discussion/the-inter n et-wants-to-buy-joe-biden-a-trans-am-for-charity/55756/page1/
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/12/1143759/-Help-Give-Joe-The-B i rd
http://www.democracyforums.com/showthread.php?p=1202052
http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/uncle-joe-needs-a-transam.2377 8 9/
http://www.mediabistro.com/Lets-buy-Biden-a-Trans-Am-t50008-topic.htm l
http://www.stumbleupon.com/content/2eQ6WM
http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/trans-am
http://forums.randi.org/showthread.php?p=8688460
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012%5C10%5C14%5Cstory_ 1 4-10-2012_pg9_5
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1018212346
http://www.jonegarrett.com/2012/10/12/the-internet-wants-to-buy-the-b i denator-a-trans-am/
http://osocio.org/message/buy_vice_president_biden_a_transam_is_the_m o st_awesome_indigogo_ever/

and even our pals over at Free Republic
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2944067/posts
 
2012-10-13 06:22:10 PM  

Cyclometh: Osocio


"a group of Democratic party supporters"

That made me chuckle.
 
2012-10-13 06:22:21 PM  
 
2012-10-13 06:22:38 PM  
Almost 3800 comments on the trans am on yahoo news.

Link
 
2012-10-13 06:22:59 PM  
Jesus H. CHrist - just saw this in the Pakistan Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012%5C10%5C14%5Cstory_ 1 4-10-2012_pg9_5
 
2012-10-13 06:23:22 PM  

Hack Patooey: Latest and greatest

http://jalopnik.com/5951351/some-people-on-the-internet-are-trying-to - buy-a-trans-am-for-joe-biden
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/joe-biden-fans-raising-money-buy - vp-trans-192630243.html
http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/showthread.php?t=278518
http://gothamist.com/2012/10/12/biden_groupies_raising_money_to_buy.p h p
http://beforeitsnews.com/motor-junkies/2012/10/somebody-wants-you-to- h elp-buy-a-trans-am-for-joe-biden-2448706.html
http://camppendleton.patch.com/blog_posts/the-internet-wants-to-buy-j o e-biden-a-transam
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum6/HTML/096859.html
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=43140879
http://www.brews-bros.com/topic/69152-help-buy-uncle-joe-biden-a-tran s -am/
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.iheartchaos.com/post/33473200855/contribute-now-to-buy-vp- j oe-biden-a-trans-am
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/10/13/give-joe-the-bird/
http://politics.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=2814749816990 6 0
http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/off-topic-discussion/the-inter n et-wants-to-buy-joe-biden-a-trans-am-for-charity/55756/page1/
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/12/1143759/-Help-Give-Joe-The-B i rd
http://www.democracyforums.com/showthread.php?p=1202052
http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/uncle-joe-needs-a-transam.2377 8 9/
http://www.mediabistro.com/Lets-buy-Biden-a-Trans-Am-t50008-topic.htm l
http://www.stumbleupon.com/content/2eQ6WM
http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/trans-am
http://forums.randi.org/showthread.php?p=8688460
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012%5C10%5C14%5Cstory_ 1 4-10-2012_pg9_5
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1018212346
http://www.jonegarrett.com/2012/10/12/the-internet-wants-to-buy-the-b i denator-a-trans-am/
http://osocio.org/message/buy_vice_president_biden_a_transam_is_the_m o st_awesome_indigogo_ever/

and even our pals over at Free Republic
http://www.freerepublic.c ...


don't forget our buddies over at Strangebeaver.
 
2012-10-13 06:24:46 PM  

FinFangFark: don't forget our buddies over at Strangebeaver.


Thanks, added!
 
2012-10-13 06:24:47 PM  
I missed this when it blew up yesterday. My fark activity was restricted to the Nationals game thread (which sucked). This is awesome. I wish I had some money to donate, but I bookmarked the indiegogo site, and if I get a job within the next 46 days, I'll be donating to a perk level. If not, well I'll be able to chip in a single buck.

/Unemployment sucks
//Joe MUST get the Bird
///Partisanship be damned
 
2012-10-13 06:25:21 PM  
This never got any traction over on Reddit, correct?
 
2012-10-13 06:25:36 PM  
oops - didn't read the above.
 
2012-10-13 06:25:39 PM  

LucklessWonder: I missed this when it blew up yesterday. My fark activity was restricted to the Nationals game thread (which sucked). This is awesome. I wish I had some money to donate, but I bookmarked the indiegogo site, and if I get a job within the next 46 days, I'll be donating to a perk level. If not, well I'll be able to chip in a single buck.

/Unemployment sucks
//Joe MUST get the Bird
///Partisanship be damned


just pass it on via your friends lists and email.
 
2012-10-13 06:27:25 PM  

Hack Patooey: This never got any traction over on Reddit, correct?


Not so far. It's been posted a few times but they prefer to upvote cat pics.
 
2012-10-13 06:27:43 PM  
You should definitely add Kathy Griffin to your tweets list... she's got a huge gay fan-base, is an Obama supporter and has a tv show...

Also, for the t-shirts, it would be extra, ginormously awesome if you could get Joe to pose washing the car on the WH lawn to put on the t-shirts...

RM
 
2012-10-13 06:27:54 PM  
Someone who tweets should tweet this to Craig Ferguson. I'm sure he woild have a blast with it.
 
2012-10-13 06:27:59 PM  

RichieLaw: Also, do we have consensus on offering a shirt as an award at $30?


I like the idea. I think that there is more potential for lulz than just a white T with the pic on the front and a couple words on the back. Maybe a p-shop contest to cover the front, and a caption contest for the back? Or maybe just a couple of days to get a better design?

Also may I suggest that in addition to the T, that the hooded sweatshirt also be an option. Choices choices choices.

Another alternative back could mention

Fark.com
Give Joe the Bird
the twitter accounts
the names of the charities that benefitted
and other phrases for extra lulz. 

"It's a BFD!" is fine by me, I'm just offering suggestions.
 
2012-10-13 06:28:02 PM  

TOTAL THUS FAR: $5,190

Charities that will benefit:

Biden Breast Health Initiative

Doctors Without Borders

the Wounded Warrior Project

and GLAAD

PERTINENT LINKS:

Video

GiveJoeTheBird.com

on Facebook

on Twitter
@GiveJoeTheBird
and @JoeBidensTransA



CREDITS:
Subby: Hack Patooey

Campaign site master: RichieLaw

Video editor: coeyagi

Voice on video: Cyclometh 




Badges: i1222.photobucket.com

i1222.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-13 06:28:09 PM  

RichieLaw: Cheers! Let's break $6,000 today.


Alrighty guys, let's break the $6k mark by midnight PT... around six more hours to go. Share with friends before the celebrity bomb tomorrow...
 
2012-10-13 06:30:30 PM  

coeyagi: Going to see Argo (to get further inspired by 'awesome') then The Home Depot (don't know if I will have enough time), then back to epicness of this. Taking ideas for a follow up movie or documentary as per earlier mention. I don't want to commit others' talents as the first video was a big group effort, just throwing it out there that I am up for round 2.


If y'all need any web dev skillz, ping me. I'm happy to help.
 
2012-10-13 06:31:53 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: RichieLaw: Also, do we have consensus on offering a shirt as an award at $30?

I like the idea. I think that there is more potential for lulz than just a white T with the pic on the front and a couple words on the back. Maybe a p-shop contest to cover the front, and a caption contest for the back? Or maybe just a couple of days to get a better design?

Also may I suggest that in addition to the T, that the hooded sweatshirt also be an option. Choices choices choices.

Another alternative back could mention

Fark.com
Give Joe the Bird
the twitter accounts
the names of the charities that benefitted
and other phrases for extra lulz. 

"It's a BFD!" is fine by me, I'm just offering suggestions.


I like this a lot. Seriously. Since it is your idea, why don't you submit the thread. Maybe we can ask unfreakable super nicely to green it. I would love it if we could get more of Fark involved with this.
 
2012-10-13 06:32:43 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: RichieLaw: Also, do we have consensus on offering a shirt as an award at $30?

I like the idea. I think that there is more potential for lulz than just a white T with the pic on the front and a couple words on the back. Maybe a p-shop contest to cover the front, and a caption contest for the back? Or maybe just a couple of days to get a better design?

Also may I suggest that in addition to the T, that the hooded sweatshirt also be an option. Choices choices choices.

Another alternative back could mention

Fark.com
Give Joe the Bird
the twitter accounts
the names of the charities that benefitted
and other phrases for extra lulz. 

"It's a BFD!" is fine by me, I'm just offering suggestions.


What site did you go to that offered sweatshirts?
 
2012-10-13 06:33:21 PM  

RichieLaw: Kumana Wanalaia:

...

Since it is your idea, why don't you submit the thread.


JAWOHL!
 
2012-10-13 06:33:29 PM  

RichieLaw: Kumana Wanalaia: RichieLaw: Also, do we have consensus on offering a shirt as an award at $30?

I like the idea. I think that there is more potential for lulz than just a white T with the pic on the front and a couple words on the back. Maybe a p-shop contest to cover the front, and a caption contest for the back? Or maybe just a couple of days to get a better design?

Also may I suggest that in addition to the T, that the hooded sweatshirt also be an option. Choices choices choices.

Another alternative back could mention

Fark.com
Give Joe the Bird
the twitter accounts
the names of the charities that benefitted
and other phrases for extra lulz. 

"It's a BFD!" is fine by me, I'm just offering suggestions.

I like this a lot. Seriously. Since it is your idea, why don't you submit the thread. Maybe we can ask unfreakable super nicely to green it. I would love it if we could get more of Fark involved with this.


Unfreakable has been on top of all this. Mucho props to him and the other powers in Mt. Farklympus
 
2012-10-13 06:33:49 PM  
Did anyone else notice that we're now being reported on by the Pakistani Daily Times? Jeesh.

I'm at a buddy's place today, he just got back from a deployment, so I'm not gonna be on much today. Just checking in to see how it's going.
 
2012-10-13 06:34:06 PM  

FinFangFark: RichieLaw: Kumana Wanalaia: RichieLaw: Also, do we have consensus on offering a shirt as an award at $30?

I like the idea. I think that there is more potential for lulz than just a white T with the pic on the front and a couple words on the back. Maybe a p-shop contest to cover the front, and a caption contest for the back? Or maybe just a couple of days to get a better design?

Also may I suggest that in addition to the T, that the hooded sweatshirt also be an option. Choices choices choices.

Another alternative back could mention

Fark.com
Give Joe the Bird
the twitter accounts
the names of the charities that benefitted
and other phrases for extra lulz. 

"It's a BFD!" is fine by me, I'm just offering suggestions.

I like this a lot. Seriously. Since it is your idea, why don't you submit the thread. Maybe we can ask unfreakable super nicely to green it. I would love it if we could get more of Fark involved with this.

Unfreakable has been on top of all this. Mucho props to him and the other powers in Mt. Farklympus


Absolutely. Fark has been super cool through all of this.
 
2012-10-13 06:34:10 PM  

FinFangFark: LucklessWonder: I missed this when it blew up yesterday. My fark activity was restricted to the Nationals game thread (which sucked). This is awesome. I wish I had some money to donate, but I bookmarked the indiegogo site, and if I get a job within the next 46 days, I'll be donating to a perk level. If not, well I'll be able to chip in a single buck.

/Unemployment sucks
//Joe MUST get the Bird
///Partisanship be damned

just pass it on via your friends lists and email.


Doing just that
 
2012-10-13 06:34:13 PM  
OK, I'm in.

+$10
 
2012-10-13 06:37:31 PM  

Hack Patooey: This never got any traction over on Reddit, correct?


There were a few threads, I didn't copy he urls though.
 
2012-10-13 06:38:24 PM  

Hack Patooey: This never got any traction over on Reddit, correct?


Oh, and thank you for the TF! (Now I'll never get off the computer)
 
2012-10-13 06:40:19 PM  
I'd rather give Clint Eastwood a Gran Torino. Biden can EABOD.
 
2012-10-13 06:40:44 PM  
They don't take PayPal, expect me to have a Failbook account and want my home address. Sorry Uncle Joe, no can do.
 
2012-10-13 06:41:40 PM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: Hack Patooey: This never got any traction over on Reddit, correct?

Oh, and thank you for the TF! (Now I'll never get off the computer)


Youre welcome. Your summaries are a great snapshot, I like em!
 
2012-10-13 06:41:46 PM  
I've tweeted Patton Oswalt, Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman.

Not that I have any pull on Twitter, but it's a start.
 
2012-10-13 06:42:50 PM  

parkthebus: I'd rather give Clint Eastwood a Gran Torino. Biden can EABOD.


You should start a charity drive then. No snark.
 
2012-10-13 06:44:45 PM  

OdradekRex: D\DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: cmb53208: We're going to have to come up with some tunes to send along with this Trans-Am: Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon, Molly Hatchet, Van Halen, and Lynyrd Skynyrd would be good starts I think

And ac/dc, judas priest, foreigner, queen, Styx

Don't forget Boston!


Oh shiat, I forgot Billy Squier
 
2012-10-13 06:45:28 PM  
I said it yesterday and I'll say it today. I've never been prouder to be a Farker. *sniff*
 
2012-10-13 06:46:06 PM  

RichieLaw: What site did you go to that offered sweatshirts?


http://www.uberprints.com/catalog/ (pops)

http://www.customink.com/categories/ (pops)
http://www.customink.com/custom/custom-shirts.htm (pops - same place)

two places with more than just Ts.

Google search for "Instant print shirts free shipping"

Some places don't have a minimum order; I would expect that we can ignore that and look for other, better options (like a lower price per shirt, or another consideration) and just order the minimum ahead of time; we can pre-order 6 or 10 shirts here on fark, and then make more available in indiegogo.

Yes? does this seem reasonable?

Anyway from the couple seconds of searching I did two hours ago it looks like there are a lot of options. There was one site that had about 30 types of shirt style, I can't find it.
 
2012-10-13 06:47:19 PM  
I have a suggestion for a $75 level contribution:

A T-shirt with a photoshop of Joe Biden in the "Gangnam Style" dance pose, captioned "OPPA BIDEN STYLE!"
 
2012-10-13 06:48:40 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: RichieLaw: What site did you go to that offered sweatshirts?

http://www.uberprints.com/catalog/ (pops)

http://www.customink.com/categories/ (pops)
http://www.customink.com/custom/custom-shirts.htm (pops - same place)

two places with more than just Ts.

Google search for "Instant print shirts free shipping"

Some places don't have a minimum order; I would expect that we can ignore that and look for other, better options (like a lower price per shirt, or another consideration) and just order the minimum ahead of time; we can pre-order 6 or 10 shirts here on fark, and then make more available in indiegogo.

Yes? does this seem reasonable?

Anyway from the couple seconds of searching I did two hours ago it looks like there are a lot of options. There was one site that had about 30 types of shirt style, I can't find it.


Awesome. You're officially in charge of t-shirt and sweatshirt design. :) If you can't take this on, I'll do it, no worries.

I think it does seem reasonable and if we over the shirts for 30 and the sweatshirts for 50-60 depending on cost, we can still make some good gains.
 
2012-10-13 06:49:56 PM  

fragMasterFlash: They don't take PayPal, expect me to have a Failbook account and want my home address. Sorry Uncle Joe, no can do.


You sure showed them! Deny them your precious bodily fluids!
 
2012-10-13 06:50:30 PM  

Hack Patooey: GreatGlavinsGhost: Hack Patooey: This never got any traction over on Reddit, correct?

Oh, and thank you for the TF! (Now I'll never get off the computer)

Youre welcome. Your summaries are a great snapshot, I like em!


Thank you. This idea is awesome.
 
2012-10-13 06:51:26 PM  

fragMasterFlash: They don't take PayPal, expect me to have a Failbook account and want my home address. Sorry Uncle Joe, no can do.


There's no PayPal because they're assholes when it comes to a large influx of money and will freeze an account for days/weeks. Also, you don't need a Facebook to donate. Not sure how I can help you with the home address thing, but if you're using your credit card to donate you would have to put it in anyways.

\shrug
 
2012-10-13 06:52:20 PM  

FinFangFark: don't forget our buddies over at Strangebeaver.


Wow, Strangebeaver lurvs the Fark! They even linked to the original thread.
 
2012-10-13 06:53:15 PM  
Ok, guys, here ya go.

www2.woolworthsonline.com.au
 
2012-10-13 06:53:23 PM  
This rules. Joe rules.
 
2012-10-13 06:55:44 PM  
Okay, I just tweeted MoveOn and KalPenn with the message. I really think Kal Penn will be helpful.
 
2012-10-13 06:56:06 PM  
Someone should tweet Natalie Maines, Eddie Vedder and Johnny Depp.

/Just recently watched the third West Memphis Three documentary.

Oh, and Stephen King....
 
2012-10-13 06:57:01 PM  
GreatGlavinsGhost:

CREDITS:
Subby: Hack Patooey

Campaign site master: RichieLaw

Video editor: coeyagi

Voice on video: Cyclometh


FinFangFark should be credited as well. Something like "Media Chronicler"
 
2012-10-13 06:57:07 PM  
Give Joe the bird? RU kidding?

cdn.onelargeprawn.co.za
 
2012-10-13 06:58:08 PM  

Aquapope: FinFangFark should be credited as well. Something like "Media Chronicler"


OK. Thank you.
 
2012-10-13 06:59:11 PM  
Attention whoring with the excuse of charity.

Oh, we could all put on little pink ribbons too!
 
2012-10-13 07:01:06 PM  
Just a reminder- trolls, haters and threadshiatters WILL show up here. Please don't respond to them, as the arguments detract from what we're doing and accomplish nothing useful. Better to let them shout and stamp their feet until they're tired without giving them the satisfaction of a response.

Thanks!
 
2012-10-13 07:02:04 PM  
Did anyone notice that we're on the front page of IndieGoGo?

That's pretty damn cool in and of itself.
 
2012-10-13 07:02:06 PM  
http://camppendleton.patch.com/blog_posts/the-internet-wants-to-buy-jo e-biden-a-transam

The Camp Pendleton Patch has it on a blog.
 
2012-10-13 07:03:45 PM  

TOTAL THUS FAR: $5,215

Charities that will benefit:

Biden Breast Health Initiative

Doctors Without Borders

the Wounded Warrior Project

and GLAAD

PERTINENT LINKS:

Video

GiveJoeTheBird.com

on Facebook

on Twitter
@GiveJoeTheBird
and @JoeBidensTransA



CREDITS:
Subby: Hack Patooey

Campaign site master: RichieLaw

Video editor: coeyagi

Voice on video: Cyclometh 

Media Chronicler FinFangFark



Badges: i1222.photobucket.com

i1222.photobucket.com


/Taking off for a bit, bbl.
 
2012-10-13 07:04:48 PM  

Hack Patooey: Pakistan Daily Times

Link


Damn, just when I thought there was no way anyone else reads Pakistani news, beaten to the punch.
 
2012-10-13 07:06:01 PM  
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/10/13/give-joe-the-bird/

A buddy of mine likes this site.
 
2012-10-13 07:07:46 PM  
Give Biden a Trans Am! *

*Disclaimer: No Trans Am will be given to Biden.

This is farking stupid.
 
2012-10-13 07:09:32 PM  
I dig Joe as much as the next guy supporting the Obama team, but really?

He's a millionaire. Does he really need a TransAm?

Christ you guys, donate the proceedings to charity or something. Somebody good.

Fark that United Way bullsh*t.
 
2012-10-13 07:10:43 PM  

FinFangFark: http://camppendleton.patch.com/blog_posts/the-internet-wants-to-buy-j o e-biden-a-transam

The Camp Pendleton Patch has it on a blog.


Yes, we know. I wrote it :)
 
Boe [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2012-10-13 07:10:50 PM  

whidbey: I dig Joe as much as the next guy supporting the Obama team, but really?

He's a millionaire. Does he really need a TransAm?

Christ you guys, donate the proceedings to charity or something. Somebody good.

Fark that United Way bullsh*t.


Can we have a special badge for these guys?
 
2012-10-13 07:11:35 PM  

whidbey: I dig Joe as much as the next guy supporting the Obama team, but really?

He's a millionaire. Does he really need a TransAm?

Christ you guys, donate the proceedings to charity or something. Somebody good.

Fark that United Way bullsh*t.


Have you tried RTFA or RTFT? Because that's *exactly* what we're doing.
 
2012-10-13 07:12:54 PM  
Another brain Fark. I'm sure you meant to say a give Joe the boot thread. Certainly more appropriate and intelligent.
 
2012-10-13 07:13:02 PM  
Here's what I've got for a FAQ so far:

---------------------
Give Joe The Bird Campaign FAQ

Q: Are you guys serious?
A: Well, we're serious about this, but not much else.

Q: How did this start?
A: A Farker (http://fark.com) by the handle "Hack Patooey" suggested that the Internet should buy Joe Biden a Trans Am. It blew up from there and in less than 6 hours from his suggestion we had raised over a thousand dollars.

Q: So this was just a random thing... give a Trans Am to the Vice President?
A: The original impetus of this whole thing was an article in The Onion, a satirical publication, describing Joe Biden washing a Trans Am in the driveway of the White House. This has become one of the more amusing political memes- the plain talking Joe Biden as everyman, the guy who would pound a tallboy of Icehouse and spend an afternoon detailing his Trans Am.

Q: Are you really going to give Joe Biden a Trans Am?
A: Not really. First, he's the Vice President and it wouldn't be cool for him to accept it, although we believe he legally could.

Q: OK... so what ARE you going to do with the Trans Am?
A: Ideally, we're going to buy the car, get it to Washington, D.C. and hopefully get Joe Biden to do a photo op with it- and maybe even sign it! Whether or not that works out, we'll be auctioning the Trans Am and the proceeds will be donated to four charities.

Q: Which charities will be getting the money?
A: Doctors Without Borders, GLAAD, The Wounded Warrior Project and The Biden Breast Health Initiative. Each will receive 25% of the funds at the end of the project.

Q: Why not donate the money directly to charity?
A: Because this way we get to have some fun and hopefully use the popularity of the Vice President, the silliness of making a meme become a reality, and the nature of the Internet to make it possible to get much more for these great causes.

And because- we're buying a biatchin' Trans Am for the Vice President!

Q: What happens if you don't raise the target of $25,000?
A: If we're close enough we'll probably try to get the Trans Am and roll with it anyway.

If we don't make enough to get the Trans Am and cover costs to get it to DC, the funds will be distributed directly to the four charities in equal amounts. Except enough to buy a die-cast Trans Am and send it to the Vice President. :)

Q: What happens if you raise MORE than the target of $25,000?
A: Anything not spent on donor perks, the Trans Am and the cost to get it to DC will be divided equally among the four charities.

Q: Is anyone on this team getting a share of this money?
A: Not one thin dime. Everything that isn't going to expenses like indiegogo's fee, donor perk costs, taxes and so forth will go to the charities. Nobody here will be taking any money you donate.

Q: How can we be sure this isn't a scam?
A: Well, we've got a lot of credibility on Fark, the admins there know who we are, etc. But in the end we can't really give you ironclad assurance; this is not a 501(c) or anything like that.

If you don't feel comfortable contributing to this campaign, please consider a direct contribution to one of our four charities. That really is the ultimate goal here.

Q: Is my donation tax-deductible?
A: No. If you want to make a tax-deductible donation, you can directly donate to the causes in question.

Q: This is stupid, Joe Biden can afford his own Trans Am!
A: Not really the point- we're trying to make a silly meme a reality and benefit some great charitable causes.

Q: Why should I support this? I hate Joe Biden!
A: If you don't want to support our campaign, please consider a direct donation to one or more of the charities we're supporting.

Q: Who's behind this?
A: This started with several Farkers. The original suggestion was by "Hack Patooey", the IndieGoGo campaign created by "RichieLaw", the video created by "coeyagi" and the voiceover for the video and other flacking by "Cyclometh". Many others have helped out also!
 
2012-10-13 07:13:07 PM  
contentping.com
 
2012-10-13 07:13:39 PM  
I'm really beginning to think that these threadshiatters are not trolls, just severely mentally challenged.
 
2012-10-13 07:13:53 PM  

GWSuperfan: FinFangFark: http://camppendleton.patch.com/blog_posts/the-internet-wants-to-buy-j o e-biden-a-transam

The Camp Pendleton Patch has it on a blog.

Yes, we know. I wrote it :)


well...that explains that!
 
2012-10-13 07:15:02 PM  

Cyclometh: Just a reminder- trolls, haters and threadshiatters WILL show up here. Please don't respond to them, as the arguments detract from what we're doing and accomplish nothing useful. Better to let them shout and stamp their feet until they're tired without giving them the satisfaction of a response.

Thanks!


I agree that not responding is appropriate, but these threads have been great for ensuring my farkie/ignore list is current, so there's that. Plus I gave some money too.
 
2012-10-13 07:15:10 PM  

SarahDiddle: Have you tried RTFA or RTFT?


I don't usually.

Because that's *exactly* what we're doing.

Oh. Well never mind.

/latella
 
2012-10-13 07:15:24 PM  

RichieLaw: Awesome. You're officially in charge of t-shirt and sweatshirt design. :) If you can't take this on, I'll do it, no worries.

I think it does seem reasonable and if we over the shirts for 30 and the sweatshirts for 50-60 depending on cost, we can still make some good gains.


Arg, my post blew up.

Okay: I'd be happy to help tonight and tomorrow. During the week I probably won't be able to help (much). I presume that this will be completed before friday. So I'll get the ball rolling here.

What parameters should be considered in choosing a shirt-printer?

Made in USA
Free Shipping
On Demand versus block orders (we want them on demand, of course, right?)
Order minimums

Others?

Also, Fark has the headline Ts, I wonder if anyone in the FARK hierarchy has any words of wisdom on choosing an on-demand shirt printer.

I will submit a photoshop and a caption contest tonight. If there are viable options, we might even offer more than one print design. I will post the suggested language of the link submissions in this thread for comment. The "O' for the photoshop contest will be the Onion pic.

Please, I need guidelines for choosing a shirt printer, or RichieLaw if you or another farker has a suggestion for which printer to use, lay it on me?
 
2012-10-13 07:16:29 PM  

libranoelrose: I'm really beginning to think that these threadshiatters are not trolls, just severely mentally challenged.


Some are trolls, some are making assumptions and once they parse what we're doing instead of leaping to conclusions will end up helping out. Those who are here to shiat up the joint won't be convinced anyway, and those that are just incorrect will come around without us berating them. So best to simply let them bluster. They'll either get bored or figure it out. :)
 
2012-10-13 07:16:50 PM  

legalgus: Another brain Fark. I'm sure you meant to say a give Joe the boot thread. Certainly more appropriate and intelligent.


Account created: 2012-09-28

/favorited!
 
2012-10-13 07:16:57 PM  

Cyclometh: Here's what I've got for a FAQ so far:

---------------------
Give Joe The Bird Campaign FAQ

Q: Are you guys serious?
A: Well, we're serious about this, but not much else.

Q: How did this start?
A: A Farker (http://fark.com) by the handle "Hack Patooey" suggested that the Internet should buy Joe Biden a Trans Am. It blew up from there and in less than 6 hours from his suggestion we had raised over a thousand dollars.

Q: So this was just a random thing... give a Trans Am to the Vice President?
A: The original impetus of this whole thing was an article in The Onion, a satirical publication, describing Joe Biden washing a Trans Am in the driveway of the White House. This has become one of the more amusing political memes- the plain talking Joe Biden as everyman, the guy who would pound a tallboy of Icehouse and spend an afternoon detailing his Trans Am.

Q: Are you really going to give Joe Biden a Trans Am?
A: Not really. First, he's the Vice President and it wouldn't be cool for him to accept it, although we believe he legally could.

Q: OK... so what ARE you going to do with the Trans Am?
A: Ideally, we're going to buy the car, get it to Washington, D.C. and hopefully get Joe Biden to do a photo op with it- and maybe even sign it! Whether or not that works out, we'll be auctioning the Trans Am and the proceeds will be donated to four charities.

Q: Which charities will be getting the money?
A: Doctors Without Borders, GLAAD, The Wounded Warrior Project and The Biden Breast Health Initiative. Each will receive 25% of the funds at the end of the project.

Q: Why not donate the money directly to charity?
A: Because this way we get to have some fun and hopefully use the popularity of the Vice President, the silliness of making a meme become a reality, and the nature of the Internet to make it possible to get much more for these great causes.

And because- we're buying a biatchin' Trans Am for the Vice President!

Q: What happens if you don't raise the target of $25,00 ...


Looks great!
 
2012-10-13 07:17:20 PM  
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-10-13 07:18:50 PM  
Twitter - Roger Ebert would likely be a willing participant. He seems to have a ginormous following, and is partial to the Obama/Biden cause.

@ebertchicago
 
2012-10-13 07:18:58 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: RichieLaw: Awesome. You're officially in charge of t-shirt and sweatshirt design. :) If you can't take this on, I'll do it, no worries.

I think it does seem reasonable and if we over the shirts for 30 and the sweatshirts for 50-60 depending on cost, we can still make some good gains.

Arg, my post blew up.

Okay: I'd be happy to help tonight and tomorrow. During the week I probably won't be able to help (much). I presume that this will be completed before friday. So I'll get the ball rolling here.

What parameters should be considered in choosing a shirt-printer?

Made in USA
Free Shipping
On Demand versus block orders (we want them on demand, of course, right?)
Order minimums

Others?

Also, Fark has the headline Ts, I wonder if anyone in the FARK hierarchy has any words of wisdom on choosing an on-demand shirt printer.

I will submit a photoshop and a caption contest tonight. If there are viable options, we might even offer more than one print design. I will post the suggested language of the link submissions in this thread for comment. The "O' for the photoshop contest will be the Onion pic.

Please, I need guidelines for choosing a shirt printer, or RichieLaw if you or another farker has a suggestion for which printer to use, lay it on me?


Honestly, I would say the one that provides for free shipping and around 10 or under for the t-shirts and 20 or under for the sweatshirts. I would ideally like the donation to get one of those perks triple the cost. If it is made in the USA that would definitely be my preference.

/'Merica...fark yeah.
 
2012-10-13 07:19:12 PM  
I'm in.. Fantastic idea
 
2012-10-13 07:19:47 PM  
RichieLaw- if you like the FAQ, feel free to put it on the site. You might need to change "Biatchin" to the proper spelling. :) Feel free to make any edits or additions you deem necessary.

I'll also put together a contact sheet for the site, give me a bit to get that done.
 
2012-10-13 07:23:51 PM  

Bontesla: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 788x960]


The Facebook page is a great idea - but a lot of people like to "share" pictures for a cause. I was thinking we could caption something with the link and campaign name that users can post and share across Facebook.

The picture I attached is one of my foster dogs (Hank). I don't want to end up triggering any lawsuits for inappropriate or usage without permission so I just used something on hand. I'm not particularly funny or clever.
 
2012-10-13 07:23:59 PM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: And ac/dc, judas priest, foreigner, queen, Styx


Boston
 
2012-10-13 07:25:15 PM  
RichieLaw:

So are you considering taking orders for the shirts on indiegogo, then block ordering, say, 120 Ts and 75 sweatshirts (or whatever the orders are) and then you (or other farkers) manually shipping each shirt to the donor?

Or do we want each shirt printed on demand and shipped directly to the donor? (this is what I'm imagining)

Also, the mechanism for taking these orders might be different from printer to printer.

I'm going to start surfing these sites to get a feel for whats out there, please give me your suggestions and requirements.
 
2012-10-13 07:26:35 PM  

OdradekRex: D\DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: cmb53208: We're going to have to come up with some tunes to send along with this Trans-Am: Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon, Molly Hatchet, Van Halen, and Lynyrd Skynyrd would be good starts I think

And ac/dc, judas priest, foreigner, queen, Styx

Don't forget Boston!


Most definitely! Rush and Nazareth, too.
 
2012-10-13 07:26:40 PM  
The Freepers have a better sense of humor than the rednecks on Yahoo.

/yahoo discussion board is appropriately named
//many Freepers are decent people that happen to be pro-life conservative Christians
 
2012-10-13 07:29:07 PM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Almost 3800 comments on the trans am on yahoo news.

Link


Added my own "IT'S FOR CHARITY!

Learn to read to the bottom republitards"
 
2012-10-13 07:29:13 PM  

cloud_van_dame: DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: And ac/dc, judas priest, foreigner, queen, Styx

Boston


Whitesnake. Gotta give homage to Old School.
 
2012-10-13 07:30:59 PM  
Just an idea... couldn't we break down the trans am into less than $500 parts and then send them to him to be assembled later?

OR

Send him a bunch of gift certificates for parts to the trans am then have a gift certificate valued at $500 for labor to assemble his parts and present it to him?

I'm sure there's a loophole there somewhere...
 
2012-10-13 07:31:22 PM