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2012-10-17 10:34:24 PM
A note from Unfreakable:

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.
 
2012-10-17 10:36:47 PM
Almost to twelve thousand!
 
2012-10-17 10:39:59 PM
And for those of you just joining in, you too can play the home game.

Give Joe the Bird
 
2012-10-17 10:45:39 PM
Ha ha! You used my 'donaters gonna donate' line! :D

Someone please post the lolpic of the eagle with that on it to get us started!
 
2012-10-17 11:00:29 PM
Heh! Even the Pakistan Daily Times is reporting this! Link
 
2012-10-18 12:28:21 AM
Whew!
 
For a second there I thought they were letting Jews into my Gay, Trans and Bi-sexual Center!
 
2012-10-18 12:29:02 AM
*Donors
 
2012-10-18 12:30:30 AM
We may be able to pick up more donations if we start tweeting using GLAAD's #spiritday hashtag and specific references to donations going to GLAAD since the whole Spirit Day/wear purple as solidarity against bullying thing is Friday.
 
2012-10-18 12:37:13 AM

brap: Whew!
 
For a second there I thought they were letting Jews into my Gay, Trans and Bi-sexual Center!


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

I keed.
 
2012-10-18 12:39:30 AM

theewhiterhino: brap: Whew!
 
For a second there I thought they were letting Jews into my Gay, Trans and Bi-sexual Center!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

I keed.



Hey, at least I was stealing from myself rather than Henny Youngman for once.
 
2012-10-18 01:46:44 AM
Don't get me wrong, I "funny"ed it first time around. Glad it was yours. You are now farkied green like money.
 
2012-10-18 01:58:22 AM
Giving the older lady bus monitor money because some kid was a complete arsehole was a good thing.

This is so vague and ill defined about how it will actually get to the charity as to be laughable.
 
2012-10-18 01:59:14 AM
And 'baters gunna 'bate
 
2012-10-18 02:34:16 AM
I posted lists of Twitter handles for the top 50 radio personalities in the US & the Top Conservative personalities who have a Twitter presence to the Docs page. They're in separate spreadsheets. There's some overlap, naturally.

SarahDiddle posted a large consolidated list of Twitter handles that will come in handy over the next few days, too. Thanks, Sarah. You rock!

I have other targets in mind for targeting with Twitter Bombs: Gay activists, polticial campaigns, comedians, sports talkers, the most followed people EVAR, actors, directors, writers, sportos, motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies, dickheads...

I'll knock out the TV station contacts tomorrow prior to 11:59 PM PDT.

$11,711 so far. I have a feeling this weekend is going to be big. Hopefully we can get some movement from tomorrow's Bombing Campaign & Friday's as well. We have a good plan, I think. Let's hope we get good effects on target.

Thanks for all the hard work, hilarity and camaraderie over the past 6 days, folks. I'm honored and proud to be with you on this wacky adventure. I'm having a blast, thanks to all of you making it so much fun.

I'm out. Time to go rest my weary head.

/"Oh boy - Sleep! That's where I'm a Viking!"
 
2012-10-18 02:48:19 AM

brap: theewhiterhino: brap: Whew!
 
For a second there I thought they were letting Jews into my Gay, Trans and Bi-sexual Center!.


Awesome treasure trove of links in your profile. So much win.

/Signifying nothing
//Conan tonight. Alex Wagner. Mmmmmm.
 
2012-10-18 05:11:05 AM
Did anyone count the attempted zingers in the great Mittens terbate? I promised some more money.
 
2012-10-18 06:03:37 AM

MustangFive: I posted lists of Twitter handles for the top 50 radio personalities in the US & the Top Conservative personalities who have a Twitter presence to the Docs page. They're in separate spreadsheets. There's some overlap, naturally.

SarahDiddle posted a large consolidated list of Twitter handles that will come in handy over the next few days, too. Thanks, Sarah. You rock!

I have other targets in mind for targeting with Twitter Bombs: Gay activists, polticial campaigns, comedians, sports talkers, the most followed people EVAR, actors, directors, writers, sportos, motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies, dickheads...

I'll knock out the TV station contacts tomorrow prior to 11:59 PM PDT.

$11,711 so far. I have a feeling this weekend is going to be big. Hopefully we can get some movement from tomorrow's Bombing Campaign & Friday's as well. We have a good plan, I think. Let's hope we get good effects on target.

Thanks for all the hard work, hilarity and camaraderie over the past 6 days, folks. I'm honored and proud to be with you on this wacky adventure. I'm having a blast, thanks to all of you making it so much fun.

I'm out. Time to go rest my weary head.

/"Oh boy - Sleep! That's where I'm a Viking!"


Good morning! I am still working on getting an email to you as soon as I fix my password problem. In the mean time, I will post my update.
 
2012-10-18 06:08:54 AM
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A very special note from Unfreakable:

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.



TOTAL THUS FAR: $11,711

CHARITIES:
Biden Breast Health Initiative
Doctors Without Borders
the Wounded Warrior Project
and GLAAD


PERTINENT LINKS:
Donate at GiveJoeTheBird.com
on Facebook
on Twitter
@GiveJoeTheBird
and @JoeBidensTransA
Multimedias
Give Joe "The Bird" video #1
Give Joe "The Bird" video #2
Give Joe "The Bird" video #3
GiveJoeTheBird Tumblr


T-shirt threads:
design the front: http://www.fark.com/comments/7380520
caption the back: http://www.fark.com/comments/7380527

Mixtape suggestions thread:
http://www.fark.com/comments/7381261


SarahDiddle's TWITTER BOMB SCHEDULE:
THURSDAY, October 18, 2012
All times are EASTERN A.M.
Rush Limbaugh 11:00a - 12:00Noon
Fox News 12:00Noon - 1:00p
Bill O'Reilly (supporter of Wounded Warriors) 1:00p - 2:00p
Sean Hannity 2:00p - 3:00p
Donald Trump (supporter of Wounded Warriors) 3:00p - 4:00p
Greta Van Susteren 4:00p - 5:00p
Adam Corolla 5:00p - 6:00p
Matt Drudge 6:00p - 7:00p

Remember!! Be funny, snarky; but not rude. Also be sure to include the hashtag #givejoethebird and donation site http://www.givejoethebird.com at every opportunity. And don't forget to retweet, retweet, retweet!

HootSuite tutorials (Twitter hints and advice from your fellow FARKers)
SarahDiddle
digitalrain

MustangFive's news media contacts list


CREDITS:
Subby:
     Hack Patooey
Campaign site honcho:
     RichieLaw
Video editor:
     coeyagi
Voice on video:
     Cyclometh 
Tweeters:
     RichieLaw (Ret.)
     Cyclometh
     SarahDiddle
     kumanoki
Media Chronicler:
     Hack Patooey
     FinFangFark
T-shirt wrangler:
     Kumana Wanalaia
Mix tape playlist DJs:
     DO NOT WANT Poster Girl
Mix tape playlist compiler:
     Pandora's Litterbox
Macro Masters:
     coeyagi
     digitalrain
     Jiro Dreams Of McRibs
     MaliFinn
     stovepipe
     ATRDCI
     unchellmatt
     mylonitic
     fearmongert
     vygramul
     FinFangFark
     ArcadianRefugee
     beenjammin
     de Gallus
     Sylvia_Bandersnatch

Tumblrer:
     coeyagi


BADGES:
i2.photobucket.com
i1222.photobucket.com
i1222.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-18 06:21:59 AM
Okay, it's almost 6:30 EST, so I'm outta here.

Goodnight folks!
 
2012-10-18 07:51:22 AM
How do I get a read-only copy of that Google Docs spreadsheet that's been talked about in-thread?
 
2012-10-18 08:01:46 AM
SarahDiddle's TWITTER BOMB SCHEDULE:

Rush Limbaugh
@RushLimbaugh
11-12
Fox News @FoxNews
12-1
Bill O'Reilly @OReillyFactor (Also a supporter for Wounded Warriors)
1-2
Sean Hannity @seanhannity
2-3
Donald Trump @realdonaldtrump (Supports Wounded Warriors)
3-4
Greta Van Susteren @gretawire
4-5
Adam Corolla @adamcorolla
5-6
Matt Drudge @drudge
6-7

I want to reiterate the importance of Tweeting with care. I know at this point we all think any press is good press, buh there are some genuine alpha assholes out there with enough time, money, and power to rain on this parade IRL in a lot of despicably clever ways and, just like us, do it all for the lulz.

Be clever, be snarky...but be CAREFUL. If you think you might be going too far, even just a little, take a moment. Think. Consider the ramifications. Readjust. Then post.

I only bring this up because I want this to succeed, but also because I want you guys and girls to be safe in your support of this crazy, lulzy, awesome endeavour.

I will post some ready-made tweets for today that you can use at your leisure. If you brilliant Farkers have any you'd like to share, let me know and I'll add them to the list. Let's make today another powerful, incredible day!
 
2012-10-18 08:04:34 AM

MustangFive:
I'm out. Time to go rest my weary head.

/"Oh boy - Sleep! That's where I'm a Viking!"


When you've had all of your beauty rest, there's an email from me. :)
 
2012-10-18 08:04:44 AM
i've donated to the Farkers in need.
This is cute, but since i am a jaded Fark, Joe doesn't need a 'Bird more than i need back surgery to be a productive American again.

/Still wish i could donate.
 
2012-10-18 08:10:13 AM
Thinking about starting a combo zombie/slut walk to raise funds AND awareness for this great event + rape and how uncool it is. Anyone ever hold one that can provide some tips to the first time zombie/slut walk organizer? I've been to a couple but I don't know where to begin. Is bacon at the finish line appropriate?
 
2012-10-18 08:15:24 AM
Wait, as Vice President can he even accept a gift? Can't he afford to buy his own damned TransAm?
 
2012-10-18 08:24:15 AM
Wounded Warriors Project is giving Biden the Bird! http://givejoethebird.com #givejoethe bird

The Right and Left should give Biden the Bird on his way out! Http://givejoethebird #givejoethebird

Dittoheads, let's help Wounded Warriors by giving Biden the Bird! http://givejoethebird #givejoethebird

El Rushbo thinks it is high time Biden got the Bird! The time is 11:--. http://givejoethebird #givejoethebird
 
2012-10-18 08:28:11 AM
feckingmorons 2012-10-18 01:58:22 AM


Giving the older lady bus monitor money because some kid was a complete arsehole was a good thing.

This is so vague and ill defined about how it will actually get to the charity as to be laughable.




No, it's not even remotely funny, either. And as someone who gave 50 bucks to a good local charity this week, I can justifiably say this is retarded in every way.

/hater
 
2012-10-18 08:28:37 AM

GooberMcFly: Wait, as Vice President can he even accept a gift? Can't he afford to buy his own damned TransAm?


{{ smile }} okay here it is in a nutshell:

{ clears throat }

a. we are not *really* buying a car FOR Joe Biden.
b. we ARE trying to raise the money to buy a Trans Am that looks like the one that Biden was
'shopped with in The Onion article.
c. if we DON'T raise the money we need, then whatever we DO raise will go directly to these
charities: Wounded Warrior Project, Doctors Without Borders, GLAAD, Biden Breast Health
Initiative
d. If we DO raise the money we need, the plan is to buy the Trans Am referenced in point B and
to hopefully get Biden to mug for the cameras, maybe sign the car, etc... and then auction off
the car
e. Whatever proceeds we get from the auction go directly to the charities referenced in point C.
f. None of us are getting a cut of any kind out of the proceeds.
 
2012-10-18 08:29:02 AM
Why would anyone give Biden anything? Can't he afford his own car? http://givejoethebird #givejoethebird

The Internet wants to give Biden the Bird for Wounded Warriors Project! http://givejoethebird #givejoethebird
 
2012-10-18 08:37:52 AM
so instead of giving him the car we're giving money to GLAAD


so gay
 
2012-10-18 08:42:54 AM
The nerve of some people! Look at this! http://givejoethebird #givejoethebird

Great countryman Join me To discuss Big issues! http://givejoethebird #givejoethebird
 
2012-10-18 08:42:55 AM
Sorry, you can't get over the hurdle of buying a gift for a rich, power hungry man with me no matter how you spin it. Waste of money that could actually be used for something that is 100% worthwhile.
 
2012-10-18 08:43:52 AM

feckingmorons: Giving the older lady bus monitor money because some kid was a complete arsehole was a good thing.


Are you kidding? She had some kids razz her, and for that she got over $700,000. It's not like she had financial damages. I don't see why she should have gotten anything (except expressions of sympathy), much less several times my mortgage. There are plenty of charities and individuals who need it a lot more.

1. Post sympathy-getting video
2. Become a meme
3. Profit

/no "?"
 
2012-10-18 08:44:01 AM

SuperDuper28: Sorry, you can't get over the hurdle of buying a gift for a rich, power hungry man with me no matter how you spin it. Waste of money that could actually be used for something that is 100% worthwhile.


{{ smile }} okay here it is in a nutshell:

{ clears throat }

a. we are not *really* buying a car FOR Joe Biden.
b. we ARE trying to raise the money to buy a Trans Am that looks like the one that Biden was
'shopped with in The Onion article.
c. if we DON'T raise the money we need, then whatever we DO raise will go directly to these
charities: Wounded Warrior Project, Doctors Without Borders, GLAAD, Biden Breast Health
Initiative
d. If we DO raise the money we need, the plan is to buy the Trans Am referenced in point B and
to hopefully get Biden to mug for the cameras, maybe sign the car, etc... and then auction off
the car
e. Whatever proceeds we get from the auction go directly to the charities referenced in point C.
f. None of us are getting a cut of any kind out of the proceeds
 
2012-10-18 08:52:04 AM
Q: Are you really going to give Joe Biden a Trans Am?

A: Yes. Should a car be purchased, we will find a replica and miniature Trans Am of a similar year and color to give to him. The actual Trans Am will hopefully be auctioned off with the proceeds going to benefit our four charities.


This makes me not hate this.
 
2012-10-18 08:52:22 AM
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

I tried to donate... but it said this wasn't 'real' money.
 
2012-10-18 08:54:29 AM
To me the fact that it's only $12k shows how little people actually care about this because they think they are buying an old car for some rich political person. It's not advertised correctly and the fact that it's a charity drive should be put up before all the other childish "Bird" meme crap.

Look at what happened when the The Oatmeal did a charity drive. $200k+ in short order.
 
2012-10-18 08:57:50 AM

GooberMcFly: Wait, as Vice President can he even accept a gift? Can't he afford to buy his own damned TransAm?


It's long, but read it. I made a bigger asshole of myself than usual in the last update thread.
 
2012-10-18 08:59:54 AM
aka.media.entertainment.sky.com

"People who want to have a good time won't come to a slaughterhouse, and we've got entirely too many troublemakers here..Too many uhh, 40 year old adolescents, felons, power drinkers, and trustees of modern chemistry...It's going to change."
"Yeah, that sure sounds great...but a lot of the guys who come in here we can't handle one-on-one, even two-on-one."
"Don't worry about it; all you have to do is follow 3 simple rules: One, never underestimate your opponent..expect the unexpected; Two, take it outside, never start anything inside the bar unless it's absolutely necessary; and Three...be nice."
" Come on!!"
"If somebody gets in your face and calls you a cocksucker I want you to be nice."
"Ok"
"Ask him to walk, be nice, if he won't walk, walk him, but be nice, If you can't walk him, one of the others will help you and you will both be nice...I want you to remember, that it's the job, it's nothing personal."
"Being called a cocksucker isn't personal?"
"No, it's two nouns combined to elicit a prescribed response"
"What if somebody calls my Mama a whore?"
"Is she?"
"I want you to be nice.. until it's time..to not be nice"

bloggiusmaximus.files.wordpress.com
ROADHOUSE
 
2012-10-18 09:01:37 AM

cretinbob: And 'baters gunna 'bate


go away.
/bat'n .
 
2012-10-18 09:02:30 AM

digitalrain: GooberMcFly: Wait, as Vice President can he even accept a gift? Can't he afford to buy his own damned TransAm?

{{ smile }} okay here it is in a nutshell:

{ clears throat }

a. we are not *really* buying a car FOR Joe Biden.
b. we ARE trying to raise the money to buy a Trans Am that looks like the one that Biden was
'shopped with in The Onion article.
c. if we DON'T raise the money we need, then whatever we DO raise will go directly to these
charities: Wounded Warrior Project, Doctors Without Borders, GLAAD, Biden Breast Health
Initiative
d. If we DO raise the money we need, the plan is to buy the Trans Am referenced in point B and
to hopefully get Biden to mug for the cameras, maybe sign the car, etc... and then auction off
the car
e. Whatever proceeds we get from the auction go directly to the charities referenced in point C.
f. None of us are getting a cut of any kind out of the proceeds.


.
.
LOL!
 
2012-10-18 09:06:46 AM
I think Team GiveJoetheBird must be doing something right...

The sheer amount of haterade that has developed in the last 14 hours is amazing. I get folks want to rain on the parade of awesome that is this, but the team and Farkers are prevailing.

Keep up the great work! You're doing good here!
 
2012-10-18 09:09:30 AM
Closing in on $12k - current total is $11,811 !
 
2012-10-18 09:12:01 AM
Someone have the Pinky and the Brain shoop? Theres a request for it on the FB group but I couldnt find the image on the tumblr site?
 
2012-10-18 09:13:23 AM
hrmmmm maybe the charities should be listed larger/easier to see on the indigogo page so people see that its for charity right off the bat?
 
2012-10-18 09:14:13 AM
Morning all...$11,836 can it break the $12k mark before lunch?

TUNE IN TO FIND OUT!
 
2012-10-18 09:14:47 AM

Hack Patooey: Someone have the Pinky and the Brain shoop? Theres a request for it on the FB group but I couldnt find the image on the tumblr site?


This one?

i1323.photobucket.com

/btw thanks for the surprise tf subscription mustangfive
 
2012-10-18 09:16:31 AM

de Gallus: hrmmmm maybe the charities should be listed larger/easier to see on the indigogo page so people see that its for charity right off the bat?


I know we had a couple people working to redesign the page (I think one is coeyagi?) so maybe that's part of it?

/good suggestion though
 
2012-10-18 09:16:49 AM

ATRDCI: Hack Patooey: Someone have the Pinky and the Brain shoop? Theres a request for it on the FB group but I couldnt find the image on the tumblr site?

This one?

[i1323.photobucket.com image 620x440]

/btw thanks for the surprise tf subscription mustangfive


Thanks!
 
2012-10-18 09:18:12 AM

Hack Patooey: ATRDCI: Hack Patooey: Someone have the Pinky and the Brain shoop? Theres a request for it on the FB group but I couldnt find the image on the tumblr site?

This one?

[i1323.photobucket.com image 620x440]

/btw thanks for the surprise tf subscription mustangfive

Thanks!


you're welcome!

/I'm glad that they like it
 
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