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2012-10-13 10:11:14 PM  
A bunch more added 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
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/
http://www.strangebeaver.com/2012/10/give-joe-the-bird/
http://pulse2.com/2012/10/13/joe-biden-transam-indiegogo/
http://military.pagannewswirecollective.com/tag/biden-trans-am/
http://www.zimbio.com/Biden/articles/JCGadVcphIF/Biden+fans+raising+m o ney+buy+VP+Trans
http://www.laoverview.com/a17420-joe-biden-fans-raising-money-to-buy- v p-a-trans-am
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/somebody-wants-you-to-help-b u y-a-trans-am-for-joe-biden/71ta/

and even our pals over at Free Republic
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2944067/posts
 
2012-10-13 10:14:09 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: Bontesla: I've got one glass of mead left and then I'm moving onto Sangria . . . so . . . well . . . this may get interesting.

I brew mead as well, yummy!!! Drinking the Yuengling tonight, me-self.
Just remember we're trying to raise money, not change minds; especially the SkinnyHead minds on Yahoo!... in other words, don't get too frustrated, or mean; if ya need to scream... come back here and take it out on us.... We're used to it ;)


I struggle with having a filter and it's totally gone with alcohol. Someone may need to babysit me.
 
2012-10-13 10:14:19 PM  

mzkitty901: I would be happy to help with the shipping. We have a UPS distribution center and a postal distribution center and the shirts would be shipped form Lexington - home of Fark. EIP


Awesome. Now I don't have to call UPS in the morning.

RichieLaw, will you be in touch with mzkitty901?
 
2012-10-13 10:15:45 PM  

elpresidenteALO: 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

An eight track with Free Bird and Eastbound and Down on a continuous loop.


I have a ton of 8 track tapes with most of the mentioned above, but no doubt the car will be cassette or CD unless it's a real relic
 
2012-10-13 10:16:25 PM  

Hack Patooey: 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/
http://www.strangebeaver.com/2012/10/give-joe-the-bird/
http://pulse2.com/2012/10/13/jo ...


Thanks, posted that to my FB event.
 
2012-10-13 10:16:42 PM  
Another thought: I just happen to carry US flags in my store that are actually made in the US. If we get the car I'd be happy to donate a flag and ship it wherever so we can match the onion picture. I think the smallest I sell is 12" x 18". Email me if you want. My fark name at the google.
 
2012-10-13 10:17:11 PM  

whidbey: Elvira: So, I leave Fark for a while and when I come back it's gone full on libtard! Geeze Drew, WTF??

Um, derp?


Everybody's herped about the derp!

A-well-a derp derp derp,
The derp is the herp!
 
2012-10-13 10:18:04 PM  

Bontesla: CapeFearCadaver: Bontesla: I've got one glass of mead left and then I'm moving onto Sangria . . . so . . . well . . . this may get interesting.

I brew mead as well, yummy!!! Drinking the Yuengling tonight, me-self.
Just remember we're trying to raise money, not change minds; especially the SkinnyHead minds on Yahoo!... in other words, don't get too frustrated, or mean; if ya need to scream... come back here and take it out on us.... We're used to it ;)

I struggle with having a filter and it's totally gone with alcohol. Someone may need to babysit me.


I'm the same way actually. One of the reasons I love the internet; where I have to type as opposed to the mouth diarrhea that normally occurs while I am in public.... Just keep this page up on a tab and scream here when you feel the need arise.

/ARISE!!!!
 
2012-10-13 10:24:29 PM  

GAT_00: 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.


It should be auctioned off while topless Joe washes it in the WH driveway. That dude would live in infamy if he did that.
 
2012-10-13 10:26:54 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: Bontesla: CapeFearCadaver: Bontesla: I've got one glass of mead left and then I'm moving onto Sangria . . . so . . . well . . . this may get interesting.

I brew mead as well, yummy!!! Drinking the Yuengling tonight, me-self.
Just remember we're trying to raise money, not change minds; especially the SkinnyHead minds on Yahoo!... in other words, don't get too frustrated, or mean; if ya need to scream... come back here and take it out on us.... We're used to it ;)

I struggle with having a filter and it's totally gone with alcohol. Someone may need to babysit me.

I'm the same way actually. One of the reasons I love the internet; where I have to type as opposed to the mouth diarrhea that normally occurs while I am in public.... Just keep this page up on a tab and scream here when you feel the need arise.

/ARISE!!!!


I KNOW I'm drunk because I think to myself, "Bon, you're totes killin' it on Yahoo! You go girl." And somewhere inside of my brain - there's a small little voice that's trying to remind me that I'm definitely not killing anything because I'm not a hilarious person, I should never say, "totes", and that my glass is empty again.
 
2012-10-13 10:29:11 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: Meanniss: Okay I set up a twitter account. I'm following tomorrow's targets. Can anyone give me an example of how to format the tweet for max effect. I don't think I can become an expert overnight but I want to help.

Normal fark snark/funny/etc... without being disrespectful. Keep it light and good natured, and have fun with it!!! Thanks!


So:
Come on Betty u know you wanna call "shotgun"@givejoethebird

Will work?
 
2012-10-13 10:29:37 PM  
(link to GJTB thread) [PHOTOSHOP] Photoshop a T-shirt design with Joe's TransAm (JPG up to 750w x 1000h) LGT GJTB thread
-------------------
Give J'O'e the Bird:
s7.postimage.org


********************************************************************* **********************************

(link to GJTB thread) [CAPTION] Caption the back of the T-shirt for GJTB
------------------
In this caption contest, please arrange your text in a JPG up to 750w x 1000h in size. Black text on white background, please. 

*************************************

suggestions? comments? I will submit these links before 12pm EST.
 
2012-10-13 10:30:47 PM  
Just sitting here alternating between football and nascar I thought of a couple of things. Might be worthless.

America
Where everyone is a BFD

America
Where were all a BFD

America
Where the 47% are a BFD

America
Where the 99% are the only BFD

America
Fark Yeah were all a BFD!

/Just goofing off. I guess this would be for the back of the shirt. Personally I would like the picture on the back, but I'll get one to put with my Smoking Gun T-Shirt I won years ago anyway.
 
2012-10-13 10:32:52 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: mzkitty901: I would be happy to help with the shipping. We have a UPS distribution center and a postal distribution center and the shirts would be shipped form Lexington - home of Fark. EIP

Awesome. Now I don't have to call UPS in the morning.

RichieLaw, will you be in touch with mzkitty901?


I was probably just going to handle shipping myself as it will be easier with monetary situation. We can go over shipping logistics at the end of the campaign and when we order the shirts. :)

Thanks a ton mzkitty901 for volunteering!
 
2012-10-13 10:33:15 PM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: elpresidenteALO: 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

An eight track with Free Bird and Eastbound and Down on a continuous loop.

I have a ton of 8 track tapes with most of the mentioned above, but no doubt the car will be cassette or CD unless it's a real relic


If we do get an '81 pace car T/A I'm pretty sure they came from the factory with an indash am/fm 8 track player. whether it will be working is another story.
 
2012-10-13 10:34:08 PM  
Actually the JPG size could be a lot bigger.

I just remembered that my computer is running in a low video mode.

I think the max JPG size is 2550w x 3400h
 
2012-10-13 10:37:38 PM  
I'm loving all of this. I can't wait for the Photoshop contest.

Also, Drew, Unfreakable, and the other Fark modmins- THANK YOU. This was not possible without your support.
 
2012-10-13 10:37:48 PM  

dejavoodoo64: Just sitting here alternating between football and nascar I thought of a couple of things. Might be worthless.

America
Where everyone is a BFD

America
Where were all a BFD

America
Where the 47% are a BFD

America
Where the 99% are the only BFD

America
Fark Yeah were all a BFD!

/Just goofing off. I guess this would be for the back of the shirt. Personally I would like the picture on the back, but I'll get one to put with my Smoking Gun T-Shirt I won years ago anyway.


My 2 cents:

While some of the text and video on GJTB do have some political connotations, I think the idea is to not get too heavy with the politics, especially the 47%/99%/1% stuff which are heavily divisive right now in the political landscape.

Again, my 2 cents, which thanks to the hyper-inflation of Fartbummer, aren't worth 30 Turkish lira!

:-)
 
2012-10-13 10:39:38 PM  
Oh lol Nevermind I see a much better one has been chosen
 
2012-10-13 10:39:57 PM  
I have to agree with this guy my friend here coeyagi. While we can't avoid some political association, probably best not to make it too blatant.
 
2012-10-13 10:41:36 PM  

Meanniss: CapeFearCadaver: Meanniss: Okay I set up a twitter account. I'm following tomorrow's targets. Can anyone give me an example of how to format the tweet for max effect. I don't think I can become an expert overnight but I want to help.

Normal fark snark/funny/etc... without being disrespectful. Keep it light and good natured, and have fun with it!!! Thanks!

So:
Come on Betty u know you wanna call "shotgun"@givejoethebird

Will work?


If you're using the club in AZ, and promoting both, I don't see why not... but for the main campaign, we might need to refrain from using words like shotgun, kill, massmurder, hate, idiot, etc...You know, the majority of FARK's fun vocabulary words... you know?

I think it's farkin' funny... and thought Silly Jesus' little 'troll' earlier was freakin' hilarious; did a great job describing exactly what we truly are doing in fark snark fashion without using 'bad words'.

I guess, let's just use some good common sense, we got that here on Fark, yes?

/shrugs
 
2012-10-13 10:43:49 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: infamy


Infamy? [ inego.jpg ]
 
2012-10-13 10:45:34 PM  
Perks updated with t-shirt
 
2012-10-13 10:45:50 PM  

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


You should resubmit it to r/politics, it's not gaining any traction in progs.
 
2012-10-13 10:47:03 PM  
tl;dr

Except for this:

Cyclometh: the Photoshop contest.

 
2012-10-13 10:47:07 PM  
Just a note - the winning photoshop has to be converted into either 6 or 8 colors.

We might want to provide the color palette to the 'shoppers, so that what we see is what we get.

Here is a 6 color palette:

s15.postimage.org

This is the complete palette available. The maximum number of colors is 8.

s11.postimage.org
 
2012-10-13 10:47:53 PM  
calling "shotgun" was eighties slang for "I get the front passenger seat". I thought it went with the meme.
 
2012-10-13 10:49:34 PM  

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

You should resubmit it to r/politics, it's not gaining any traction in progs.


It's been tried in /r/politics, but I can give it another shot.
 
2012-10-13 10:49:44 PM  

J Noble Daggett: Don't Troll Me Bro!: infamy

Infamy? [ inego.jpg ]


I was thinking about how it will solidify the image of Joe Biden the right-wingers have in their minds. It would just be rubbing it in their faces that he's not supposed to be there, but yet here he is... again. Kinda like how they flipped their shiat when Obama's younger daughter wore a grass-stained shirt around the WH. They went completely apeshiat over how the Obama's were just proving they were ghetto trash (and yes, I saw that phrase dozens of times), and this just further proved it.
 
2012-10-13 10:49:49 PM  
Okay, any suggestions on the wording of the photoshop and caption links?

I'm gonna submit them shortly.... let's say by around 11:30ish EST.

Suggestions?
 
2012-10-13 10:50:08 PM  

Meanniss: calling "shotgun" was eighties slang for "I get the front passenger seat". I thought it went with the meme.


Oh, I know... just a suggestion, really. Namely, have you seen the people who've commented on this thus far?!

They're some scary peoples out there that are taking everything that we say literally... that's all.
 
2012-10-13 10:50:35 PM  

Hack Patooey: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2944067/posts


Holy shiat, they are actually digging the idea, and have no idea where it came from. hahahaa
 
2012-10-13 10:51:27 PM  
Just thought of an improbable, but amazing awesome, possibility:
What if on SNL tonight, they talk about the GJTB project on Weekend Update? Christina Applegate is hosting, and I'm sure she wouldn't mind plugging this since one of the charities is for Breast Cancer. My brain would burst into flames if they did.
 
2012-10-13 10:52:08 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: Just a note - the winning photoshop has to be converted into either 6 or 8 colors.

We might want to provide the color palette to the 'shoppers, so that what we see is what we get.

Here is a 6 color palette:

[s15.postimage.org image 160x40]

This is the complete palette available. The maximum number of colors is 8.

[s11.postimage.org image 230x100]


For the photoshop picture I think I'm thinking of a price-point of $40 to $50. So we should shoot for no more than $12 per shirt.
 
2012-10-13 10:52:48 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: Okay, any suggestions on the wording of the photoshop and caption links?

I'm gonna submit them shortly.... let's say by around 11:30ish EST.

Suggestions?


I think they are pretty good to be honest.
 
2012-10-13 10:54:53 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: Meanniss: calling "shotgun" was eighties slang for "I get the front passenger seat". I thought it went with the meme.

Oh, I know... just a suggestion, really. Namely, have you seen the people who've commented on this thus far?!

Ok I change it to "go you parking in it"
They're some scary peoples out there that are taking everything that we say literally... that's all.

 
2012-10-13 10:55:11 PM  
We have to be super careful that the donation amount justifies the perk cost. So for shirts and such, the whole cost including shipping should be taken into account. :)
 
2012-10-13 10:55:48 PM  

Aquapope: Just thought of an improbable, but amazing awesome, possibility:
What if on SNL tonight, they talk about the GJTB project on Weekend Update? Christina Applegate is hosting, and I'm sure she wouldn't mind plugging this since one of the charities is for Breast Cancer. My brain would burst into flames if they did.


OMG I would have an embolism if that happened....
 
2012-10-13 10:57:06 PM  
Basically, I want this to blow up like everyone else; and because this will be blown up we will already be horrendously misquoted, I'd like to cut down on that a bit so that whoever ends up taking over the Speaker position won't have quite AS hard of a time. If we, those of us promoting and hyping this, are as farking hilarious and wtf snarky as only Farkers can be; YET careful and respectful in the process... I think that we will save everyone involved a hell of a lot of time, effort and blood pressure.

Or did I just turn into Mom?
 
2012-10-13 10:58:14 PM  

Aquapope: Just thought of an improbable, but amazing awesome, possibility:
What if on SNL tonight, they talk about the GJTB project on Weekend Update? Christina Applegate is hosting, and I'm sure she wouldn't mind plugging this since one of the charities is for Breast Cancer. My brain would burst into flames if they did.


You do know that SNL isn't actually done "live", right? The sketches (such as weekend update) are filmed during the day...
 
2012-10-13 11:00:15 PM  
i.qkme.me
 
2012-10-13 11:03:16 PM  
This whole thing has brought the taste of Malt Duck to my mouth.
 
2012-10-13 11:03:51 PM  

RichieLaw: Kumana Wanalaia: Just a note - the winning photoshop has to be converted into either 6 or 8 colors.

We might want to provide the color palette to the 'shoppers, so that what we see is what we get.

Here is a 6 color palette:

[s15.postimage.org image 160x40]

This is the complete palette available. The maximum number of colors is 8.

[s11.postimage.org image 230x100]

For the photoshop picture I think I'm thinking of a price-point of $40 to $50. So we should shoot for no more than $12 per shirt.


If we're doing a single final order, it will probably be over 100 shirts. The price difference between 6 colors and 8 colors is small.

90 shirts, 6 colors: $12.02 per shirt
130 shirts, 8 colors: $12.05 per shirt

There are big discounts for volume. And I think people are going to want these shirts. I suggest that the photoshoppers use their discretion in picking from 6 to 8 colors, or whatever looks the best.

PS: if we sell only one shirt, the price to print is $25.75 - the price can only go down (plus second leg shipping) from there.

PPS: Also, one of the colors on the palette is White. The T is white. It may (*may*) be possible to omit the printing of the White area, thus freeing a color. CustomInk's site indicates that this is possible.
 
2012-10-13 11:04:12 PM  

RealFarknMcCoy2: You do know that SNL isn't actually done "live", right? The sketches (such as weekend update) are filmed during the day...


You do know that they could have taped Weekend Update earlier today and included mention of this project since it was started yesterday.
 
2012-10-13 11:06:23 PM  

coeyagi: [i.qkme.me image 625x432]


He can take you parking if you give Joe the bird.
 
2012-10-13 11:06:28 PM  
Ok Im out gang. Keep the faith, will check in in the morning...
 
2012-10-13 11:06:31 PM  

Aquapope: RealFarknMcCoy2: You do know that SNL isn't actually done "live", right? The sketches (such as weekend update) are filmed during the day...

You do know that they could have taped Weekend Update earlier today and included mention of this project since it was started yesterday.


I think that would be very, very cool. Was just letting you know that it's probably not possible to affect it at this point.
 
2012-10-13 11:06:55 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: Basically, I want this to blow up like everyone else; and because this will be blown up we will already be horrendously misquoted, I'd like to cut down on that a bit so that whoever ends up taking over the Speaker position won't have quite AS hard of a time. If we, those of us promoting and hyping this, are as farking hilarious and wtf snarky as only Farkers can be; YET careful and respectful in the process... I think that we will save everyone involved a hell of a lot of time, effort and blood pressure.

Or did I just turn into Mom?


Nope, it's very true. That's why I've been trying to be as level-headed as possible. RichieLaw, Hack Patooey, me and coeyagi will probably be in the crosshairs if this goes super-big, so we should all be prepared in that case.
 
2012-10-13 11:07:39 PM  

Hack Patooey: Ok Im out gang. Keep the faith, will check in in the morning...


Cheers, Hack!
 
2012-10-13 11:08:25 PM  

Hack Patooey: Ok Im out gang. Keep the faith, will check in in the morning...


Me too. Gotta be at the gym in 26 minutes (really).
 
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