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2014-05-05 03:37:18 AM
If reddit can crowdfund a car, surely us Farkers could crowdfund one, specifically for the UFIA 400 at Kentucky Speedway.  Hell, we already crowdfund a website.  There would be a stipulation, though:  we pick the driver.  My first thought, just so we could here his thick Virginian accent again:
www.allleftturns.com

Or maybe we get a Colombian accent instead:
www.hdwallpapersarena.com

Or, we get a bunch of hair:
media.al.com

And lastly, this man:
crimsoncast.com
 
2014-05-05 03:42:54 AM
If we can get a Jeopardy category I'm sure we could get a NASCAR.
 
2014-05-05 03:57:36 AM
Was that meme ever funny?
 
2014-05-05 03:57:45 AM
Nah, that guy is funded by verizon.  He's punished enough.  Hair dude looks like a good call.  Just a matter of the logo for the hood.  Some goatse. variant, perhaps?
 
2014-05-05 04:04:02 AM
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-05 04:05:50 AM

Rhino_man: Was that meme ever funny?


I think it was an ironic kind of funny.

Which means its funny unless someone calls you a farkhead for it, then you claim it was just ironic.
 
2014-05-05 04:13:22 AM

Rhino_man: Was that meme ever funny?


It's not so much about being funny, as it is being an offshoot of the crazy internet libertarian bitcoin community.  Bitcoin is a clusterfark of scams, greed and stupidity, but the most fun loving of the group made their own even wackier cyber currency and are doing their best to have fun with it.  It will all end in tears, as does everything relating to bitcoin, of course.
 
2014-05-05 05:01:08 AM
I vote for putting Milhouse on a Fark car.
 
2014-05-05 05:01:17 AM
At least Goatse didn't get a car.

That would be a hard car to follow for a hundred laps.
 
2014-05-05 05:11:06 AM

Rhino_man: Was that meme ever funny?


It was funny to me, dammit.
 
2014-05-05 05:13:20 AM

BowtoMogul: I vote for putting Milhouse on a Fark car.


Have him say, "Is NASCAR a sport yet?"
 
2014-05-05 05:29:45 AM

Cpl.D: Nah, that guy is funded by verizon.  He's punished enough.  Hair dude looks like a good call.  Just a matter of the logo for the hood.  Some goatse. variant, perhaps?


A giant pickle.
 
2014-05-05 05:44:47 AM
If Fark crowdfunds a car, we need to persuade Dick Trickle to come out of retirement.
 
2014-05-05 06:22:15 AM

bingethinker: If Fark crowdfunds a car, we need to persuade Dick Trickle to come out of retirement.


Sorry to be a buzzkill, but that's going to be hard given what happened last May.

/RIP
 
2014-05-05 06:23:56 AM

pwn3d781: Sorry to be a buzzkill, but that's going to be hard given what happened last May.


Faaaark, really?

I hope somebody sprinkled his obituary with piss innuendo.
 
2014-05-05 06:50:55 AM

studebaker hoch:


It looks like a fuzzy Chris Christie with a lame eye.
 
2014-05-05 06:58:03 AM

spamdog: Faaaark, really?

I hope somebody sprinkled his obituary with piss innuendo.


Yeah...he drove to a cemetery near his home, called the police to report that there would be a suicide in the cemetery, and shot himself. The report from his friends was that he had been suffering from chest pains that doctors couldn't find a cause for, and he decided to end the suffering on his own terms.

Oddly enough, while trying to find some NASCAR-journalist takes on the whole Dogecoin thing, I was just re-reading a great piece on his life yesterday:  http://www.sbnation.com/longform/2013/7/30/4567960/dick-trickle-suici d e-nascar-profile

It's long, but a great look into the life of a guy who pretty much had a complete career in racing before he made a go of it in the big leagues. When I was a kid, he was just a backmarker with a silly name, but a lot of the great Midwestern drivers looked up to and learned from Dick Trickle.
 
2014-05-05 07:04:28 AM

Cpl.D: Nah, that guy is funded by verizon.  He's punished enough.  Hair dude looks like a good call.  Just a matter of the logo for the hood.  Some goatse. variant, perhaps?


mustard man?
 
2014-05-05 07:14:45 AM

Rhino_man: Was that meme ever funny?


It was funny for being unfunny, until it became unfunny for being unfunny.
 
2014-05-05 07:18:16 AM

pwn3d781: It's long, but a great look into the life of a guy who pretty much had a complete career in racing before he made a go of it in the big leagues. When I was a kid, he was just a backmarker with a silly name, but a lot of the great Midwestern drivers looked up to and learned from Dick Trickle.


OK, I will read it since I made light of his death. Didn't realize it was a suicide.
 
2014-05-05 07:38:14 AM
s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com
 
2014-05-05 07:50:32 AM
If Doge coin continues to be used for cool things like this I'm going to regret not mining more aggressively in that first couple of days. Not that I want to get rich or anything, I just want to put my measly Doge to silly causes.
 
2014-05-05 08:00:12 AM
bluorangefyre:  Or, we get a bunch of hair:

Say what you will about Boris Said's hair, but that man is an amazing, extremely underrated sports car driver. He's raced several times as a ringer for NASCAR teams whose own drivers can't apparently stop thanking Jesus, their Mama, and Budweiser and turning left long enough to learn how to drive on a road course.

If we're going to sponsor a Fark car, I'd rather have us do it in the Tudor series with Boris behind the wheel. We have to do it big, though. A GT class car, I suggest a Camaro, decked out in the American flag with "America...FARK YEAH!" across the hood and rear bumper with Fark's URL under the phrase.

On the rear quarters, we could put HA HA guy, the crying "Welcome to Fark" chick by the lockers, plus our usual memes. Have it run at the 24 hours of Daytona.
 
2014-05-05 08:15:59 AM

maniacbastard: At least Goatse didn't get a car.

That would be a hard car to follow for a hundred laps.


Especially since it would be backing up the whole time.
 
2014-05-05 08:17:00 AM
If we are going to sponser a car, this is my vote:
pics.imcdb.org
 
2014-05-05 08:31:03 AM
I love the idea of crowdsourced funding in NASCAR. 

But at this point, I'm tired of hearing about dogecoin.
 
2014-05-05 08:38:05 AM

PIP_the_TROLL:


A PVP strip that's almost funy? How did that happen?
 
2014-05-05 09:00:17 AM

bingethinker: If Fark crowdfunds a car, we need to persuade Dick Trickle to come out of retirement.


If you can do that, I'll donate six figures. And start a religion based on him.
 
2014-05-05 09:09:08 AM

Archie Goodwin: Cpl.D: Nah, that guy is funded by verizon.  He's punished enough.  Hair dude looks like a good call.  Just a matter of the logo for the hood.  Some goatse. variant, perhaps?

A giant pickle.


A giant pickle stuck in a lawnchair with a cat sitting on it.
 
2014-05-05 09:30:27 AM

pwn3d781: spamdog: Faaaark, really?

I hope somebody sprinkled his obituary with piss innuendo.

Yeah...he drove to a cemetery near his home, called the police to report that there would be a suicide in the cemetery, and shot himself. The report from his friends was that he had been suffering from chest pains that doctors couldn't find a cause for, and he decided to end the suffering on his own terms.

Oddly enough, while trying to find some NASCAR-journalist takes on the whole Dogecoin thing, I was just re-reading a great piece on his life yesterday:  http://www.sbnation.com/longform/2013/7/30/4567960/dick-trickle-suici d e-nascar-profile

It's long, but a great look into the life of a guy who pretty much had a complete career in racing before he made a go of it in the big leagues. When I was a kid, he was just a backmarker with a silly name, but a lot of the great Midwestern drivers looked up to and learned from Dick Trickle.


I'm afraid to ask: How old are you?
 
2014-05-05 09:30:50 AM
Did the Doge car finish?  Or did he wreck and blow $55,000?
 
2014-05-05 09:32:20 AM

question_dj: Did the Doge car finish?  Or did he wreck and blow $55,000?


Managed to doge 2 or 3 crashes, finished 20th for $98k
 
2014-05-05 09:33:36 AM
Lets face it, unless Drew kicks in his own cash, we would be lucky if we could afford to sponsor LeMons.
 
2014-05-05 09:49:45 AM

zippolight2002: question_dj: Did the Doge car finish?  Or did he wreck and blow $55,000?

Managed to doge 2 or 3 crashes, finished 20th for $98k


Hot damn!  That's a decent payout.  A guy could make a good living being a mediocre Nascar driver.
 
2014-05-05 09:57:43 AM
if we put anyone on a car im sure its Lootie
 
2014-05-05 10:17:01 AM

Freakin Rican: if we put anyone on a car im sure its Lootie


My personal pick would be paint huffer guy.
 
2014-05-05 10:26:22 AM

MFAWG: I'm afraid to ask: How old are you?


OK, so now I'm 32 and he still has a silly name. But you know what I mean.

At least Dick had enough of a sense of humor to take advantage (to an extent) of the fun that the ESPN guys were poking at his name in the mid-nineties. Like I said, at the time I regarded him as a backmarker based on the rides he had at the time - he was running Bud Moore's #15, racing as a fill-in for TriStar Motorsports and then running the #90 for old Junie Donlavey, all mid-pack rides at absolute best.

I just didn't realize what he'd accomplished in his career at that point. People who know him only for his NASCAR exploits don't realize the half of what he did in auto racing.
 
2014-05-05 10:27:54 AM

2chris2: Rhino_man: Was that meme ever funny?

It's not so much about being funny, as it is being an offshoot of the crazy internet libertarian bitcoin community.  Bitcoin is a clusterfark of scams, greed and stupidity, but the most fun loving of the group made their own even wackier cyber currency and are doing their best to have fun with it.  It will all end in tears, as does everything relating to bitcoin, of course.


That's only because fiat debt or Fix It Again Tony debt is the worst debt since Obongolongo's magic money printing press has inflation at about 50% which you would know if you bought peanut butter which is way more expensive that it used to be and meanwhile a dram of gold dust would buy the same monocle in 1914 that it does today but Fartbamalama's magic money printing press can't even buy you a bucket of liberty cabbage as foretold by the brilliANT DR. RON PAUL!
 
2014-05-05 10:36:48 AM

pwn3d781: MFAWG: I'm afraid to ask: How old are you?

OK, so now I'm 32 and he still has a silly name. But you know what I mean.

At least Dick had enough of a sense of humor to take advantage (to an extent) of the fun that the ESPN guys were poking at his name in the mid-nineties. Like I said, at the time I regarded him as a backmarker based on the rides he had at the time - he was running Bud Moore's #15, racing as a fill-in for TriStar Motorsports and then running the #90 for old Junie Donlavey, all mid-pack rides at absolute best.

I just didn't realize what he'd accomplished in his career at that point. People who know him only for his NASCAR exploits don't realize the half of what he did in auto racing.


It was more of a comment on how old I am. The guy was a legend who had a national reputation long before the intergoogle.
 
2014-05-05 10:44:44 AM

pwn3d781: MFAWG: I'm afraid to ask: How old are you?

OK, so now I'm 32 and he still has a silly name. But you know what I mean.

At least Dick had enough of a sense of humor to take advantage (to an extent) of the fun that the ESPN guys were poking at his name in the mid-nineties. Like I said, at the time I regarded him as a backmarker based on the rides he had at the time - he was running Bud Moore's #15, racing as a fill-in for TriStar Motorsports and then running the #90 for old Junie Donlavey, all mid-pack rides at absolute best.

I just didn't realize what he'd accomplished in his career at that point. People who know him only for his NASCAR exploits don't realize the half of what he did in auto racing.


Every Sunday night on SportsCenter you'd get Keith Olbermann running down the top ten of the race then end with... And Dick Trickle finished 32nd. It would make me giggle every time.
 
2014-05-05 10:46:12 AM
I even believe that they would put Trickle in the Notable section on the graphics after the "Big Show" stopped being a thing at ESPN.
 
2014-05-05 10:54:47 AM

GardenWeasel: Lets face it, unless Drew kicks in his own cash, we would be lucky if we could afford to sponsor LeMons.


That was my thought on this whole thing, to be honest. Yay, some Reddit users crowdfunded a sponsorship for a Sprint Cup car! They put together what, $55,000? That'll cover a few sets of tires, fuel, maybe team travel expenses or a cheap hotel for the pit crew. It's certainly better than the bare fenders the team's had most of this season, but it's hardly a saving grace. I was actually surprised they wrapped the whole car for Dogecoin - but then again, it's not like anyone else was offering them money for space on the car, and they got some mileage out of it on TV, which is more attention than they might have gotten with a more conventional sponsor (unless they wrecked).

A one-race deal of $55,000 helps, but compared to the funding the big teams have to play with (and even the smaller sponsored teams), it's a drop in the bucket.

Don't get me wrong, I think it's cool the Dogecoin folks got this together, and got some time on the air for a driver who generally doesn't get much attention. But it'd be a chore to crowdfund a competitive effort just about anywhere else (except maybe for a road course, if you knew you could get top equipment).
 
2014-05-05 11:20:34 AM

bluorangefyre: If reddit can crowdfund a car, surely us Farkers could crowdfund one, specifically for the UFIA 400 at Kentucky Speedway.  Hell, we already crowdfund a website.  There would be a stipulation, though:  we pick the driver.  My first thought, just so we could here his thick Virginian accent again:
[www.allleftturns.com image 500x333]

Or maybe we get a Colombian accent instead:
[www.hdwallpapersarena.com image 300x392]

Or, we get a bunch of hair:
[media.al.com image 380x213]

And lastly, this man:
[crimsoncast.com image 850x637]


But what if there are track dryers on the track?

ww2.hdnux.com
 
2014-05-05 11:30:30 AM
"Next time by, only one taker, and that's a very dangerous game to pit by yourself...and it's the Doge car"

It's hilariously appropriate that a Reddit crowd-funded DogeCoin car would do this

"It's a bold strategy Cotton, let's hope it pays off for them."
 
2014-05-05 11:44:44 AM

Rhino_man: Was that meme ever funny?


Personally, I find it amusing

/I also find shiny things amusing
//ymmv
///mandated third slashie
 
2014-05-05 11:50:47 AM
Here's our car:

img.fark.net
 
2014-05-05 12:18:25 PM

SeaMan Stainz: If we are going to sponser a car, this is my vote:
[pics.imcdb.org image 300x162]


I vote for this one:

img2.findthebest.com
 
2014-05-05 12:37:06 PM
 i32.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-05 12:37:16 PM

zippolight2002: question_dj: Did the Doge car finish?  Or did he wreck and blow $55,000?

Managed to doge 2 or 3 crashes, finished 20th for $98k


This site has .gifs of the highlights. He was in 4th place for a little while near the end of the race.
 
2014-05-05 01:05:30 PM
This could actually be a gamechanger.  Those bottom rung teams are always scrounging for cash.

/98k in earnings doesn't cover much when you've got as many expenses as a NASCAR Team
//behind-the-scenes experience
 
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