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2012-10-24 09:20:14 PM

ha-ha-guy: WalMartian: halfof33: Odoriferous Queef: "Twitter is a communication tool used the world over where people can come together to biatch about movies and share pornography with one another. Moreover, a a twitterbomb is when many people focus on one person's twitter feed, causing it to be filled with the same information from several different sources."

So you're saying it's SPAM.

That was what i was thinking.

I agree, too. If I were someone getting multiple tweets about the same thing from a bunch of people, it would piss me off and I'd ignore it.

Agreed, I'd just block it as a knee jerk and not even read it. If I did have to read it, I'd definitely not donate. One well crafted email or link to a post I might read, but en masse 140 characters, is still spam.

I also own a Firebird WS6 (which is the same as a F-Body Trans Am), plus a 1969 Firebird, and there is no way you're getting in excess of 25k for a F-Body at auction unless you have a shiatload of mods under the hood. No one pays more than 20k for a low miles late 1990s stock one. Moving beyond that, Biden has no standing in the car community. The fact he touched it and there is a meme isn't going to make people pay 6k plus over market value for it. Some dealer tried to get a premium for Obama's Charger R/T (which Obama actually owned and drove for a time) and he couldn't score that. There are two ways a late model Bird or Trans Am has value. Someone built the hell out of it or its a low mile virgin car ready for you to build up. Biden and meme isn't going to do it.

The only reason people buy F-Bodys, with all their noise issues and spartan interiors is that they are really light, have a LS1, and make excellent drag cars that you can get for 10k to 15k or so. No one is showing up at the track with their F-Body and telling all the rednecks "Yeah this is the Trans Am that Biden touched and I paid in excess of 25k for this sucker." You'd get laughed right off the track.

/or you could buy a Trans Am ...


Yeah. Some people might have noticed that not everything was thought out to the ninth degree. This was a joke that started on fark that turned into something. We can all armchair quarterback and find ways to change the initial concept to make it "better', but then you are really changing the whole premise.

We are also well aware that the idea is ludicrous. There is a 90% chance that no car is ever purchased or even sent to auction. The logistics are incredible and the ability to get a car that people would want to spend a lot of money on that would coincide with the meme is very small. We've still not heard from the Biden people so that might be dead in the water as well.

The goal has ALWAYS been to get the most valuable car for the money if that is the way to go. We understand that a regular TA is not going to be worth much.

As far as the twitter "spam" I would respectfully disagree. It has driven massive traffic to the site and been responsible for a lot of our donations.
 
2012-10-25 08:02:34 AM
$14,681 Climbing slowly, but still climbing.

Good morning, Farkers!
I'm going to try to pull together some muscle car-related targets today for our twitterbombs.
 
2012-10-25 08:41:32 AM
SarahDiddle and Kumanoki's Honeyed Ham, Low Fat Spam, Buttered Clam, Braised Lamb, and Candied Yam GJTB Fark Party and Poetry Slam Twitterbomb Schedule for Thursday, October 25th (All times are EST)

NASCAR @NASCAR
10:00am-11:00am
Car and Driver @CARandDRIVER
11:00am-12:00pm
SPEED TV @SPEED
12:00pm-1:00pm
Pontiac @Pontiac
1:00pm-2:00pm
LS1Tech @LS1Tech_com
2:00pm-3:00pm
Barrett-Jackson @Barrett_Jackson
3:00pm-4:00pm
Atlanta Motor Speedway @amsupdates
4:00-pm-5:00pm
Indianapolis Motor Speedway @IMS
5:00-pm-6:00pm
The Trans-Am Series @GoTransAm
6:00pm-7:00pm


Please add #firebirdnation to all tweets today!
 
2012-10-25 09:26:16 AM
How did we miss this one?
media.tumblr.com

"JOE ALL THE BIRDS"
 
2012-10-25 09:57:03 AM

Good morning, race fans! We're going to be tweeting to the left all day today!

SarahDiddle and Kumanoki's Honeyed Ham, Low Fat Spam, Buttered Clam, Braised Lamb, and Candied Yam GJTB Fark Party and Poetry Slam Twitterbomb Schedule for Thursday, October 25th (All times are EST)

NASCAR @NASCAR
10:00am-11:00am
 
2012-10-25 11:02:21 AM

This seemed better than tweeting Horse and Rider or Gardens and Guns at the time.

SarahDiddle and Kumanoki's Honeyed Ham, Low Fat Spam, Buttered Clam, Braised Lamb, and Candied Yam GJTB Fark Party and Poetry Slam Twitterbomb Schedule
for Thursday, October 25th (All times are EST)

Car and Driver @CARandDRIVER
11:00am-12:00pm

Please add #firebirdnation to all tweets today!
 
2012-10-25 11:55:08 AM
SarahDiddle and Kumanoki's Honeyed Ham, Low Fat Spam, Buttered Clam, Braised Lamb, and Candied Yam GJTB Fark Party and Poetry Slam Twitterbomb Schedule for Thursday, October 25th (All times are EST)

SPEED TV @SPEED
12:00pm-1:00pm

Please add #firebirdnation to all tweets today!
 
2012-10-25 12:11:39 PM
I'll be leaving work at 12:30pm today to go VOTE. I'll see you crazy cats on the other side of work tomorrow.

SarahDiddle, can you pick up my slack here and keep the ball rolling today?
 
2012-10-25 12:15:51 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-25 12:44:19 PM
I had posted this in a weekend thread but thought I would throw it in again.

The guys from Deadliest Catch are out fishing right now filiming the show but they do check when in port or they have an assistant who checks for them and responds.

Sig Hansen (@northwesternsig)
Edgar Hansen (@DeckbossEH)
Johnathan Hillstrand (@captjohnathan)
travis lofland (@alohatrav)
Mike Fourtner (@MikeFourtner)
Andy Hillstrand (@capt_andy)
Scott Hillstrand (@HillstrandScott)
Josh Harris Official (@JoshHarrisDC)
Jake Anderson (@JakeVAnderson)
Scott Campbell Jr (@CaptScottJr)
Todd Stanley (@DeadliestTodd)
Capt. Keith Colburn (@crabwizard)

Here are some others:
Mike Rowe (@mikeroweworks)
Ben Bailey (@RealBenBailey)

There is also a long NASCAR driver listing in the Friday (10/19) thread if that helps out.

Keep up the good work everyone. I am happy to go grab more twitter accounts if that helps.
 
2012-10-25 02:10:34 PM
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http://imageshack.us/a/img266/1567/joeallthebirds.png
 
2012-10-25 02:44:16 PM
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http://imageshack.us/a/img856/763/godofbird.png

/Kenny Loggins would give Joe the Bird
 
2012-10-25 03:23:46 PM
Checkin' in ...
 
2012-10-25 03:59:26 PM

kumanoki: $14,681 Climbing slowly, but still climbing.

Good morning, Farkers!
I'm going to try to pull together some muscle car-related targets today for our twitterbombs.


You know, I had a thought: what if we dedicated one day to tweeting other internets communities? Likee Hyperbole & a half, the onion, etc?
 
2012-10-25 04:14:55 PM
Sylvia_Bandersnatch if you're on, I have an idea: could you come up with an alternate opening statement for the donation site? It may be easier for RichieLaw to change it, if he has a definite something to change it to.

Here's mine:
(It may have to start with "Buy Vice President Biden a TransAm", so I'm keeping that)

Buy Vice President Biden a TransAm
Help us raise $25,000 for charity by recreating the internet meme of Joe Biden with a Trans Am in the White House driveway.
 
2012-10-25 05:06:42 PM
Maybe we can put the "trailer" video up instead of the longer one?
 
2012-10-25 05:06:48 PM

GreatGlavinsGhost: Sylvia_Bandersnatch if you're on, I have an idea: could you come up with an alternate opening statement for the donation site? It may be easier for RichieLaw to change it, if he has a definite something to change it to.

Here's mine:
(It may have to start with "Buy Vice President Biden a TransAm", so I'm keeping that)

Buy Vice President Biden a TransAm
Help us raise $25,000 for charity by recreating the internet meme of Joe Biden with a Trans Am in the White House driveway.


It's been changed for several days now: Help us raise $25,000 to buy Joe Biden a gift from the American people as awesome as he is... a vintage Pontiac Trans Am (to be sold for charity).
 
2012-10-25 05:13:11 PM
Call to arms, troops!

Tweet target:
Indianapolis Motor Speedway @IMS
5:00-pm-6:00pm


ENGAGED!
 
2012-10-25 05:15:30 PM

RichieLaw: GreatGlavinsGhost: Sylvia_Bandersnatch if you're on, I have an idea: could you come up with an alternate opening statement for the donation site? It may be easier for RichieLaw to change it, if he has a definite something to change it to.

Here's mine:
(It may have to start with "Buy Vice President Biden a TransAm", so I'm keeping that)

Buy Vice President Biden a TransAm
Help us raise $25,000 for charity by recreating the internet meme of Joe Biden with a Trans Am in the White House driveway.

It's been changed for several days now: Help us raise $25,000 to buy Joe Biden a gift from the American people as awesome as he is... a vintage Pontiac Trans Am (to be sold for charity).


I saw that. The charity aspect seems to be an afterthought (to me anyway). I just thought that since Sylvia was suggesting a change, that maybe she had a specific change in mind.
 
2012-10-25 05:42:36 PM

GreatGlavinsGhost: RichieLaw: GreatGlavinsGhost: Sylvia_Bandersnatch if you're on, I have an idea: could you come up with an alternate opening statement for the donation site? It may be easier for RichieLaw to change it, if he has a definite something to change it to.

Here's mine:
(It may have to start with "Buy Vice President Biden a TransAm", so I'm keeping that)

Buy Vice President Biden a TransAm
Help us raise $25,000 for charity by recreating the internet meme of Joe Biden with a Trans Am in the White House driveway.

It's been changed for several days now: Help us raise $25,000 to buy Joe Biden a gift from the American people as awesome as he is... a vintage Pontiac Trans Am (to be sold for charity).

I saw that. The charity aspect seems to be an afterthought (to me anyway). I just thought that since Sylvia was suggesting a change, that maybe she had a specific change in mind.


I do, and I've said it several times already: REPLACE the text at the TOP of the Indiegogo page with "Give Joe the Bird!" or similar. I just checked, fresh reload, and it still says, "Buy Vice President Biden a TransAm [sic]". I think that will be the first thing many people see, and for many of them it will be the only part they read. The countless comments we've gotten in these threads asking why we hope to buy a car for a rich politician should be evidence of that, and were this mere trolling or just for yuks, that would be funny, rather than distressing. Many people do not agree with that idea. Many people don't want to buy Vice President Biden a Trans Am, or any other car, or anything at all. Many would like to buy him a one-way Amtrak ticket back to Delaware.

I think if we want to appeal only to young, hip Democratic-leaning folks, that header is fine. I think if we'd like to expand the potential donorship beyond that, a change is very much in order. I don't know how much clearer I can make this:

OUT: "Buy Vice President a TransAm"
IN: "Give Joe the Bird!"
 
2012-10-25 06:15:25 PM
Today's final tweet target:

The Trans-Am Series @GoTransAm
6:00pm-7:00pm

Keep tweeting, my friends.
 
2012-10-25 07:04:01 PM
Okay, looks like tweeting is done for the day and it's time for me to make dinner.

See you all later!
 
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