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(Give Joe The Bird)   GJTB update thread. $10,400 and still going strong. More media exposure FTW   (givejoethebird.com ) divider line
    More: Amusing, GJTB, Wounded Warrior Project, Uncle Joe, Obama/Biden, Doctors Without Borders, Pontiac Trans Am  
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2012-10-16 06:22:55 AM  
Pasting Unfreakable's note from the other thread here

One note from my own perspective on this:

I don't really look at this as a Democrat thing or a Republican thing or a political thing, I consider this an Internet thing. The same as when Fark helped send a crowbar and a Half-Life strategy manual to the scientist at the LHC that looked like Gordon Freeman in one of the publicity photos.

A lot of people are saying, "Hey, he can afford to buy his own car!" Of course he can. This isn't about helping Joe because he can't afford a car, it's about making a silly Internet meme become reality, and also to help some charities. If you really want to discuss politics, I'd ask that you go over to the politics tab; there are a lot of current stories there that you can discuss. This one is about having fun and doing something neat. If you don't want to join in, you don't have to--that's your choice. I'd just ask that you find a different thread that's more to your liking.

To all of you Farkers that have helped in any way, whether it was contributing with money, or time, or organizing any of this, or helping share the word on your Facebook wall or tweeting it--YOU FREAKING ROCK. Thank you for what you've done, and hopefully what you'll continue to do. This is awesome and everybody who has had a hand in helping to set this up or keep the momentum going is fantastic. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
 
2012-10-16 06:23:34 AM  
From my own standpoint, I intend to completely ignore the haters and trolls today.
 
2012-10-16 06:25:18 AM  
Sometimes I hate having an adult job. I was completely inactive yesterday and didn't get home until around 8pm :/

You guys are doing a great job!!
 
2012-10-16 06:50:00 AM  
Joining the new thread with my last comment.

You know, if we can't get Biden to don some jorts and wash the car, we could always have some Farkistan delegates there to do it for him. I nominate myself to be one of the members of this honored diplomatic mission to the real word.

/Don't even try to stop me! I'll play that"Disabled Veteran Card" to the hilt!
//Also, my computer has crashed for the forth time. My meme poster generation rate is still at nil.
 
2012-10-16 06:57:56 AM  
Besides, I look great in jorts.
 
2012-10-16 07:43:12 AM  
Trans Am Country forums

Link
 
2012-10-16 07:53:02 AM  

Hack Patooey: Trans Am Country forums

Link


I am predicting a big media day. Sarahdiddle and RichieLaw and the rest have been killing it on Twitter, and the media hits seem to growing exponentially. This could be the "viral" day.
 
2012-10-16 07:54:32 AM  
I posted this yesterday, too. Here's the stats from the FB page. Not too bad for a 3-day old campaign.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-16 08:25:34 AM  
Morning y'all! Big day today...I can smell it.
 
2012-10-16 08:26:58 AM  

RichieLaw: Morning y'all! Big day today...I can smell it.


Sorry, that was me. Burritos last night.
 
2012-10-16 08:28:20 AM  

Kit Fister: RichieLaw: Morning y'all! Big day today...I can smell it.

Sorry, that was me. Burritos last night.


*snerk*
 
2012-10-16 08:29:59 AM  
Just saw the article on MotorTrend, this has really been a blast to watch unfold!

I might have missed this, but has anyone added these to their Twitterbombs?

The White House - @whitehouse, @WHLive, and @WhiteHouse_blog
Obama - @BarackObama
Uncle Joe - @JoeBiden, there is one for the Office of the VP, @VP
Press Secretary is Joe Carney - @JoeCarney
Michelle Obama - @MichelleObama
Jill Biden Parody Account - @JillBidenVeep
Beau Biden (son running for AG of DE) - @BeauBiden
Naomi Biden - @NaomiBiden
Secret Service - @SecretService (can't believe they have a Twitter.)
Senate Democrats - @SenateDems

Sorry if these are repeats that anyone else has already put, I think it would be hysterical if Carney picked this up and tried to contact you guys.

Keep up the good work!
 
2012-10-16 08:30:44 AM  
What's the twitterbomb schedule for today?
 
2012-10-16 08:31:54 AM  

Krymson Tyde: What's the twitterbomb schedule for today?


SarahDiddle: Twitter Bomb Schedule for Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 (All Times are EST)
Aubrey Plaza @evilhag (Supporter of GLAAD)
11-12
Aziz Ansari @azizansari
12-1
Wil Wheaton @wilw
1-2
Amanda Palmer @amandapalmer
2-3
Neil deGrasse Tyson @neiltyson (Supporter of Doctors Without Borders)
3-4
Samantha Harris @samanthaharris (Supporter of Wounded Warriors Project)
4-5
Neil Patrick Harris @actuallyNPH
5-6
Adrianne Curry @adriannecurry
6-7
 
2012-10-16 08:37:14 AM  

Hack Patooey: Krymson Tyde: What's the twitterbomb schedule for today?

SarahDiddle: Twitter Bomb Schedule for Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 (All Times are EST)
Aubrey Plaza @evilhag (Supporter of GLAAD)
11-12
Aziz Ansari @azizansari
12-1
Wil Wheaton @wilw
1-2
Amanda Palmer @amandapalmer
2-3
Neil deGrasse Tyson @neiltyson (Supporter of Doctors Without Borders)
3-4
Samantha Harris @samanthaharris (Supporter of Wounded Warriors Project)
4-5
Neil Patrick Harris @actuallyNPH
5-6
Adrianne Curry @adriannecurry
6-7


Grazie.
 
2012-10-16 08:40:45 AM  
It will be a great retirement present.

/This is like buying a present for Dan Quayle
//So you get a reward for being a complete dick in a serious debate?
 
2012-10-16 08:41:01 AM  
I've been including the Twitter names of Wounded Warriors, GLAAD, and Doctors Without Borders into the tweets I've been sending. I send four over an hour, at 20 minutes apiece, so I have room to drop mention of them and their twitter name (address?). I'm hoping that will also draw attention from the charities themselves. Biden's Breast Health Initiative lacks a twitter presence.
 
2012-10-16 08:43:26 AM  
I giess I should have watched the entire VP debate, I don't get the joke
 
2012-10-16 08:43:58 AM  
Oh, we can face book it?
Wait till I get home.
Bwahahahaha.
I have tons of friends, 50/50 pastafari/christianzenophobes.
this should be good.
 
2012-10-16 08:44:26 AM  

vudukungfu: Oh, we can face book it?
Wait till I get home.
Bwahahahaha.
I have tons of friends, 50/50 pastafari/christianzenophobes.
this should be good.


https://www.facebook.com/GiveJoeTheBird
 
2012-10-16 08:45:49 AM  

vudukungfu: Oh, we can face book it?
Wait till I get home.
Bwahahahaha.
I have tons of friends, 50/50 pastafari/christianzenophobes.
this should be good.


Maybe save that for our Right-Wing Media Bombardment Extravaganza tomorrow?

/omgicantwaitforthat.
//so.much.lulz.
 
2012-10-16 08:46:25 AM  

rinasaunce: It will be a great retirement present.

/This is like buying a present for Dan Quayle
//So you get a reward for being a complete dick in a serious debate?


that's not Quayle that's spelled Q-A-I-L-E

i learned that from him. to spell things all gay
 
2012-10-16 08:48:22 AM  
Almost 1/3 over a weekend. Great first push.
If you don't quite make it, you can convert the campaign to parking a beater on the curb jacked up with the wheels gone. The URL still works in that manner. *wink*
 
2012-10-16 08:53:12 AM  
Has anyone actually contacted the White House to let them know about this?
 
2012-10-16 08:53:24 AM  
Morning everyone!

Breaking $8k today would be very very nice.
 
2012-10-16 08:53:46 AM  
The Daily Buzz picked up the story

Link
 
2012-10-16 08:54:28 AM  
I suggest adding Dolly Parton to a future bomb schedule. She's a big supporter of gay rights, the military, and I'm pretty sure she thinks breast cancer research is a good thing. Also she gives a lot to various charities.
The downside is she generally remains apolitical so she might not want to involve herself. Anyway, I went rogue and tweeted her last night.
 
2012-10-16 08:58:18 AM  

plaidhat: Has anyone actually contacted the White House to let them know about this?


I tweeted them and the President, but I'm sure they don't read all of their tweets.
 
2012-10-16 09:00:25 AM  
Reddit would have gotten all the money by now.
 
2012-10-16 09:00:28 AM  

Krymson Tyde: I suggest adding Dolly Parton to a future bomb schedule. She's a big supporter of gay rights, the military, and I'm pretty sure she thinks breast cancer research is a good thing. Also she gives a lot to various charities.
The downside is she generally remains apolitical so she might not want to involve herself. Anyway, I went rogue and tweeted her last night.


I think going rogue is a good thing. As long as the bomb schedule gets followed then any extra tweets to people can only be a plus.
 
2012-10-16 09:00:51 AM  
More scorn, fading slowly into boredom and indifference
 
2012-10-16 09:04:08 AM  
I cant believe we missed this meme.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-16 09:08:14 AM  
Good morning!
 
2012-10-16 09:10:11 AM  

Hack Patooey: I cant believe we missed this meme.

[i.imgur.com image 619x399]


Damn it! It slipped right through my grasp! DAMN YOU!

/Back to the drawing board.
//Computer is on it's seventh crash
 
2012-10-16 09:12:16 AM  
Crud.. just posted in the Monday thread... reposting since I didn't see this one ;)

---------

I just wanted to chime in here, and say that all of this effort is simply amazing to me, and makes me happy to be a (mainly lurking) member of Fark.

I have sent the info to the local (Nashville, TN area) media, both tv and print. I'm really hoping something gets picked up here. I've also spread the info to several offices (Philly, NY, etc) via friends who similarly love stuff like this. I wish there were more I could do to help promote GJTB, but we'll see if anything I've tried will help.

Somewhere back upthread, someone listed their reasons for being behind this. My own reasons aren't quite as directly personal as his, but mirror them pretty well.

tl;dr: Thanks all, your efforts in this have been inspiring.
 
2012-10-16 09:16:00 AM  

Hack Patooey: I cant believe we missed this meme.

[i.imgur.com image 619x399]


No worries! We're on it! :)
 
2012-10-16 09:19:24 AM  

Hack Patooey: I cant believe we missed this meme.

[i.imgur.com image 619x399]


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-16 09:21:25 AM  
Y U NO GIVE BIRD TO POOR PEOPLE??
 
2012-10-16 09:23:29 AM  
I've given up trying to make them too fancy. My computer won't stop freezing for some reason. Here it is, my own bastardized MS Paint version! OG content.

i55.photobucket.com">
 
2012-10-16 09:23:31 AM  

coeyagi: Hack Patooey: I cant believe we missed this meme.

[i.imgur.com image 619x399]

[25.media.tumblr.com image 388x750]


You guys are making Tuesday tolerable. Thank you so much, you beautiful crazy bastards!

static.rcgroups.net
 
2012-10-16 09:26:11 AM  

Crewmannumber6: I giess I should have watched the entire VP debate, I don't get the joke


This is the joke... Link
 
2012-10-16 09:26:31 AM  
Tiny pic isn't working for me at the moment, so I can't upload anything yet

kumanoki: coeyagi: Hack Patooey: I cant believe we missed this meme.

[i.imgur.com image 619x399]

[25.media.tumblr.com image 388x750]

You guys are making Tuesday tolerable. Thank you so much, you beautiful crazy bastards!

[static.rcgroups.net image 445x496]


check out yesterday's thread starting around page 9
 
2012-10-16 09:26:31 AM  
What will Tuesday bring? Morrie maybe?

4.bp.blogspot.com

Or maybe she'll just stab you in the heart with a pair of rusty scissors.
 
2012-10-16 09:26:53 AM  
Another! Last one for right now. I lost all my others. I'll try to redo them later.

i55.photobucket.com">
 
2012-10-16 09:27:39 AM  

beenjammin: I've given up trying to make them too fancy. My computer won't stop freezing for some reason. Here it is, my own bastardized MS Paint version! OG content.

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did you recently install an adobe flash update? If so, roll back. I have a custom built rig, and when it starts having software issues, it's usually an adobe update that is the culprit.
 
2012-10-16 09:29:28 AM  
Can someone please repost the templates for letters to send to local media outlets? Many thanks!
 
2012-10-16 09:29:39 AM  
I'm going to be MIA most of today, I *REALLY* need to get some work done. I have HootSuite set up to fire off,and Ill be checking in from time to time.
 
2012-10-16 09:31:26 AM  

FinFangFark: beenjammin: I've given up trying to make them too fancy. My computer won't stop freezing for some reason. Here it is, my own bastardized MS Paint version! OG content.

[i55.photobucket.com image 670x679]">

did you recently install an adobe flash update? If so, roll back. I have a custom built rig, and when it starts having software issues, it's usually an adobe update that is the culprit.


Ah, I did get a bunch of software updates when I got back from my trip last week. I'll look into it. This is the first time I've really tried using anything.
 
2012-10-16 09:31:48 AM  
Damn you autocorrect

i.qkme.me
 
2012-10-16 09:31:50 AM  
$50 coming shortly. My little sister is currently going through chemo for breast cancer, so my bro-in-law is kicking in $25 to get her that biatchin' Perk Shirt. (She'll love it!). I'm donating $25 for my teenaged son who came out as gay last summer. And honestly, who doesn't love Doctors Without Borders and Wounded Warriors?
 
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