physt: Could he event accept such a gift?
stirfrybry: Good to see liberals focusing on important issues
BAMFinator: As part of the 1%, Biden can buy his own damn TransAm.
The One True TheDavid: Nobodyn0se: The One True TheDavid:Kim, it would have never occurred to me to take up a collection for dental work on Fark if this really stupid and useless thread weren't already here.Donating well over $1,500 to The Wounded Warriors, Doctors Without Borders, etc. is "stupid and useless"?Can I quote you on that?I was talking about buying Biden a Trans Am. Which is what the thread was set up for. Or is that too subtle for you?As to collecting for "The Wounded Warriors, Doctors Without Borders, etc.," that's a very good idea. It's too bad it took y'all Farkers a thread proposing buying a Trans Am for Biden to make it happen.Like I said, y'all could just add TheDavid's New Teeth to the charity list. Unfortunately it's not tax-deductible (yet), but then true charity does not necessarily equal a tax deduction.How's this: on my Fark profile I'll link to a blog with photos of what generous Farkers' donations have enabled me to accomplish.And I'll heartily and sincerely thank you individually, in public or in private, by name and/or username, as you specify.What Would Biden Do?
abhorrent1: While I find this kind of amusing, You people suck balls.The rescue I work with has a Indiegogo campaing set up for a puppy that really needs help. And you'd rather give your money to buy this tool a car rather than help someone that really needs it. This dog will bring more joy in it's short life then this douche-nozzel could ever dream of. You're all a bunch of farking farks.
RichieLaw: So. Pitch so far:Unfortunately, not everything on the internet is true, no matter what the internet tries to tell you. Over the past four years one of the internet's favorite political meme's is of "Uncle Joe Biden." It started with an Onion article (http://www.theonion.com/articles/shirtless-biden-washes-trans-am-in-w hite-house-dri,2718/) which poked fun at the Vice President because of his blue collar mannerisms and forthright speech when discussing...well...anything.Joe Biden has made a career about speaking what he means, regardless if it is in his best political interest or if it is the "politically correct" thing to say. Because of this he endures jokes regarding his "gaffes" and verbal miscues and America (and some of the rest of the world) laugh and chuckle about this homer Vice President of ours.All the while, Joe Biden has calmly and quietly been an incredible Vice President. He was one of the first politicians to publicly embrace gay marriage (http://articles.latimes.com/2012/may/06/nation/la-na-biden-gay-marria ge-20120507) and may have been personally responsible for President Obama coming out in favor of gay marriage and the subsequent change in the Democratic Party's platform.In order to let Vice President Biden know just how much we appreciate them, while also making a very silly part of the internet come true (we are the internet after all); let's buy Uncle Joe a Trans Am like one that is featured in the Onion article linked to above. It's hilarious, it's awesome and gosh darnit, it's something that we can talk about in addition to the cat pictures and rage comics.Now, if for some reason this awesome gift is too awesome and cannot be given to Vice President Biden, the internet will still purchase the car and auction it off.All proceeds will be distributed to the Biden Breast Health Initiative, Doctors Without Borders, the Wounded Warrior Project and GLAAD.Regardless if it is to Joe Biden or to charity, maybe Joe Biden will even wash i ...
PallMall: subby, you're an absolute moron./that is all.
mr lawson: Fluorescent Testicle: Want one of us to donate something to you as well?Sure! Start here./much better use of 20K
lordaction: Why? He would just laugh at you.
RichieLaw: coeyagi: coeyagi: Ok, boys and girls.THE VIDEO IS DONE.LinkI'd appreciate if a new youtube account was created and the video posted there. You can pull it down from Youtube, RichieLaw?Why dont you create one and then email me the new link or post it here so I can upload it. I am away from a computer at the moment and am on my mobile. I can manage the youtube as well if you like. Just shoot me the pw and sn. Joebidenstransam at gmail.com
Kit Fister: Cyclometh: $2855... this is amazing.The sad thing about this is that people on here will do threads like this to buy Biden a TA, but will they give to Cancer, AIDS, or any other charity? No. But yes, of course, Biden needs a TA.
GhostWing: Cyclometh: Audio:LinkRock-star caliber work, sir!You, RichieLaw, and Fark have done the Internet proud this day !
Leeds: Another option-[memimage.cardomain.com image 575x431]
Cyclometh: Good question- it was mentioned upthread that we'll engage the White House. I suggest that once we have an idea of how well it will go (if we're going to hit the funding target) that we try to arrange a brief photo-op with the VP to "hand over the keys" and shake some hands, then take it and sell it for the charities.
Carolus99: I'm loving this idea.Would it be possible for us to go through Colbert SuperPac and get this protected as political speech? I'm sure the guys on Colbert's crew would love to do something like this, especially as Stephen has a real heart for charity.Can you imagine: "Mr. Vice President, the citizens of the internet would like your blessing to donate this Trans-Am in your honor. They only ask that you pose with it holding an Icehouse Tallboy while shirtless."
machoprogrammer: coeyagi: True, but you're still wrong (and also wrong about who pays most of his expenses, just a typical Fox News talking point without knowing what his actual expenses are).You really think the president and VP (any VP or president, so settle down with the partisan talk) pay most of their own expenses?
mr lawson: Cyclometh: Sometimes you should do something because it's awesome or feels good, not because it's practical.The Democratic platform right there.
KiTTeNs_on_AciD: just want life to imitate the onion.
NowhereMon: The oatmeal guy uses http://www.indiegogo.com/And here is a listing for a minted out 1979 Trans Am: LinkIt looks like we will need about $20k
Juc: You guys are dumbasses for giving this guy money for the trans-am.blahblahblahblah
Juc: You guys are dumbasses for giving this guy money for the trans-am.It's funny and all but be's going to either keep the car or the cash.individual donations to an individual can't exceed 2.5k and even if you started a PAC 5k is the limit.You'd need to break it into 8 2.5k donations from different individuals, and you can't do that with a car.plus since he's using indiegogo's flexible funding, even if he doesn't reach the goal he still gets the cash.
legalgus: If you contribute look in a mirror and say "a fool" and his money are soon parted. Carry on fools. I'd rather buy a bum a beer. Hey, maybe ya'll can offer the bum a beer.
Aar1012: Dumb question. Did this start in Fark or did we just pick it up early?
beenjammin: http://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/11ehae/help_joe_biden_make_ i nternet_history_fund_the/
BraveNewCheneyWorld: Because people who are suddenly motivated to donate to charity because it's mildly amusing in a round about way are the people who get it? Yeah, great that you're finally doing something, but if it's because this amuses you, you're really the one missing the point
Delay: andino: I just want to say that I love you Farkers. I mostly lurk on this site, but you've provided me with countless hours of entertainment, and for that I'm grateful.That said, for me this really tops it off (I missed the Romero charity drive). So I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who contributed (I'm pleased with the causes they're donating to) and to everyone who is posting in this thread. Even the trolls/people who disagree with this./I threw in $100Whoa dude, you don't need to go all Ryan on us here. Saying $5 is is good enough.
RockofAges: Jesus guys, are you all drunk?
VivianVivisect: I got $5
residentgeek: What in the world is wrong with you people?!Strike that. How do I fix my head so I get how awesome this is?
RichieLaw: That way we can just go get it and bargain the price down.
IronTechV1: RichieLaw: I thought I made it pretty evident that those perks weren't real...I honestly dont think a disclaimer is necessary at this point.... Right? People aren't that dumb.Umm... You live on the same big blue spinning ball thingy i do? These human-creatures are of questionable moral, ethical, and intelligence capacities. For some reason, when they find a knife, they think it belongs in some well-meaning back.
Perez Hilton: The money raised goes to Doctors Without Borders?Time to get serious here. I'll alert my contacts at Doctors Without Borders. Let's see if we can get Joe Biden to agree for a photo shoot with the Trans Am and the photo will be auctioned at the annual DWB fundraiser. The theme this year is "Transformation."http://www.hmbreview.com/arts_and_entertainment/doctors-without-borde r s-fundraiser-starts-again/article_ea336636-13ee-11e2-8105-0019bb2963f4 .html
UncleStumpy: hate you
UncleStumpy: Twenty thousand could will feed benefit a lot of people. This is why I hate love you people
I_Love_Cheesecake: HST's Dead Carcass: It's picked up a bit, but dying off again.This needs a serious shot in the arm.The problem, in terms of reaching out to the media, is that it's a Friday afternoon. We may just have to rely on social media until Monday morning.In the meantime, we should contact the heck out of places like HuffPo, TMZ, Gawker, Wonkette, TPM, etc.
HST's Dead Carcass: It's picked up a bit, but dying off again.This needs a serious shot in the arm.
Bontesla: rjucksch: "Kim Kardashian Live" just tweeted the story, shait is officially on!No way. Seriously?
HST's Dead Carcass: I'm pretty sure Biden will get a kick out of this when he hears about it. He'll most likely graciously ask the money be sent directly to the Charities instead of buying a car to give him, the auction off, but in the end, no matter what, it's going for a good cause. You have my $5... and my axe... and my bow...
tuxq: This whole thread is farking priceless. It speaks volumes in its imagery. The liberals are willing to waste money on a stupid cause, while the conservatives are going "wtf?"
kimwim: The One True TheDavid: Kim, it would have never occurred to me to take up a collection for dental work on Fark if this really stupid and useless thread weren't already here.This isn't a personal charity case. Someone gave you a link. I suggest you thank them, and use it.
coeyagi: Ok, video is coming along a little bit, we got some good free background music. Only about 9 stills so far, need about another 20 or so. We'll get there.
NobleHam: As a side note, I think you should update the donate page to reflect the fact that the Trans Am won't be given to Joe. That was the initial idea, but I think it's pretty much unanimous now that it will be auctioned and given to charity regardless of the law. Ideally, Joe will pose with the Trans Am before it's auctioned though.
tuxq: This whole thread is farking priceless. It speaks volumes in its imagery. The liberals are willing to waste money on a stupid cause have a sense of humour and are reaping a media win as a result, while the conservatives are going "wtf? don't realize they're getting their ass handed to them on social media"farking. Priceless.
tuxq: This whole thread is farking priceless. It speaks volumes in its imagery. The liberals are willing to waste money on a stupid cause, while the conservatives are going "wtf?"farking. Priceless.
WTF Indeed: And we are on Yahoo News.Link
Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Cyclometh: I'm willing to risk ten bucks on a venture like this. Hell, I've already gotten more than my money's worth just in laughter.I haven't done a bit of real, actual work since this started. So I've got that going for me, which is nice.
Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: I started a new color for people today. I call it, Hater Yellow. There are a lot of people in Hater Yellow now. Because some of you motherf*ckers are serious haters. Now everybody stop having fun.
Leeds: Any chance we can cap it off at 1K and buy him a trans-am that's as shiatty as Biden is?There's no need to get him one that very nice, folks.
garkola: Why are you going to buy a millionaire a used car?
PallMall: sex0r: Yes, let's contribute to buy a hack, millionaire politician, who gives less to charity than I do and who hasn't done an honest days work since he's been in any type of elected office, a TransAm.Are you people farking retarded?I don't like Biden, but since the proceeds are going to charity either way... it works.That and a living example of the power of Fark is something to which credit is due. (and the Lulz)
zedster: doyner: Bontesla: Mrs.Sharpier: USA Prime Credit Peggy: If the Onion gets wind, they'll want to help. No doubt.I've tweeted them and their politics twitter account the links, more would help spread the word.I'd also tweet Stephen Colbert.And HuffPo...need a good hashtag, how about #VPbiatchenTA or #Bidencarwash
ferretman: Let me see if I understand this....the 99% wants to buy a 1%er a Trans-Am?
slayer199: I'm pretty sure Uncle Joe can afford it on his own.
RichieLaw: Done. No longer using paypal. Sorry for any inconvenience!
insertsnarkyusername: Why don't we just contribute money directly to those charities instead of buying a car he doesn't want and then auctioning it off?
WTF_Are_You_Looking_At: I think we should get the internet to buy Biden a Trans AmSubbyYou want a bunch of poor people to buy a millionaire a classic sport car?What a dumbass idea.
RichieLaw: PayPal or Direct Credit Card?Can you cash out the direct credit card after funding?
dopekitty74: Wouldn't you have to get The Onion's permission to do shirts?
dameron: This vehicle must have a vanity plate.I suggest:1987 FTWTAIL MANTALL BOYMY TRAINamong others that would never be approved.
Cyclometh: Suggestions for the pitch text:Ladies and gentlemen of the Internet, Joe Biden is awesome. And frankly, it's a national disgrace that he doesn't have a sweet-ass ride to impress Congress, foreign dignitaries, and chicks with. We, the denizens of the Internet have decided to rectify this situation by giving Vice President Joe Biden a kickass Trans Am.We're targeting $25,000 as the amount needed to find a 1979 to 1983 Trans Am in great condition, plus taxes, title, insurance and the necessary things to get it delivered to the Vice President in Washington, D.C.Now, a serious note: We realize that the Vice President can't accept a gift like this. However, we expect that the action itself will be noteworthy and garner attention. After presenting the vehicle to the Vice President, we will sell it at auction and the proceeds will be donated to the following charities in equal measure. We sincerely hope that the attention this campaign gains will allow us to sell the vehicle for a better price than the fundraising target and get some great funds for some great charities, and have some fun along the way.So, kick in a couple of bucks to buy Joe Biden a kickass ride, wontcha?
RichieLaw: I can post it as soon as we determine a name for the car. If everyone likes the pitch we just need that and to determine the length of the fundraising...
html_007: Cyclometh: "thesinator.com" is available. Just sayin'.www.givejoethebird.com
RichieLaw: I need a name for Joe Biden's trans am.
ChrisDe: I love me some Joe Biden, but he can buy his own Trans Am. And hook it up to the back of a train for his trips home for all I care.
RichieLaw: Cyclometh: RichieLaw: Perk $5: Knowledge that you contributed to making an internet meme come true.Perk $10: Joe Biden will slam a Coor's Lite in your honor while ripping the sleeves off of his button-down. (Need a description) - Was thinking of, "Not really, but if there is enough interest, maybe we can convince Uncle Joe to chug a beer in your honor. Pictures to be posted all over the internet, of course."Any more?Perk $50- your name inscribed on a cassette of Night Ranger to be included with the vehicle (limit 10).Is this feasible?
mr lawson: No...this is how KIDS think and act. Not adults
Hack Patooey: Found a white one
Pantubo: You'd let Biden drive a car?Why would anyone let Vice President Bath Salts behind the wheel of a car?
tricycleracer: BAMFinator: As part of the 1%, Biden can buy his own damn TransAm.
Hack Patooey: Subby here. I think Kickstarter might be the way to go? I wonder what kind of gift laws this crosses?
Fabric_Man: Hate to be a killjoy, but there's probably some law against giving a car to the VP.
SmellsLikePoo: Anyone want to clue-in a person who didn't catch the debate?
IronTom: I apologize for being insulting earlier. You guys did great, and the thread is a hoot. Legendary.
UncleStumpy: Twenty thousand could feed a lot of people. This is why I hate you people
RichieLaw: day 1 summary:Awesome. Just awesome. We have raised close to one fifth of our total goal in about 12 hours. Everyone that has contributed should feel immensely proud. I expect a lull over the weekend but will discuss hitting social and print media hard on Monday. If you have contacts in any type of media please forward them the indiegogo page and youtube video. We will be preparing a press release for Monday to go out to local and national media. I know some people who have media relations experience have volunteered their time. If still available, please submit a draft press release to me (joebidenstransam at the gmail) no later than 8 p.m.on Sunday.Again, thank you to everyone in this thread. You have either contributed your time, support or money to this cause. We literally could not do this without you.Boobs.
Soulindiablo: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-857348Hope it doesn't get pulled right away.
Perez Hilton: VivianVivisect: I got $5My predictions: Before midnight tonight the donations will be over $4,000. Fark will have had more hits than Paul Ryan.
steamingpile: Hack Patooey: In for $5Anyone who donates a nickle towards this shiat deserves to be drug through the streets naked behind the Trans Am while Betty White drives it to the farmers market.Im amazed anyone can think of biden as anything besides the crotchy old fossil he came off as last night, he wasnt aggressive or pointing out policies he was acting like the boss who never listens but takes credit when things go right.In short he was a douche and people who refuse to see that are farking retarded. Go read Foucalt, people need to see that can apply to either side not just right wing nut bags...........
steamingpile: Anyone who donates a nickle towards this shiat deserves to be drug through the streets naked behind the Trans Am while Betty White drives it to the farmers market.
rjucksch: BraveNewCheneyWorld: Because people who are suddenly motivated to donate to charity because it's mildly amusing in a round about way are the people who get it? Yeah, great that you're finally doing something, but if it's because this amuses you, you're really the one missing the pointYou should start a charity to raise awareness for people tragically stranded atop high horses.
Crude: I LOVE THIS THREAD!!My Ignore list just swelled by about 120+...keep up the good work, you ignorant Farkers!! Keep posting, morons!Yee Haw!! We gonna buy a Trans Am fer a piece a' shiat politician!! Look at how dumb we is!!
RichieLaw: Update: received a very nice message from indiegogo congratulating us on our success over the past hours and offering to help in any way they can. They also suggested delineating what we will do with the monies should we not reach our goal. When I get home I will update the pitch stating that all monies in excess of the Trans Am purchase, expenses and delivery will be split amongst the 4 charities pro rata. Should we not receive enough money to buy a Trans Am, the monies will still be split amongst the charities pro rata.If any of you have suggestions for anything other than this please let me know now.Cheers guys! Almost at $5,000!!!11
Almost Everybody Poops: Delay: Hack Patooey: Cyclometh: Amazing.Just got back, had to take a nap- this is incredible, though.No kidding. Money doubled to over 4K while I was gone. Freaking amazingAwesome job Hack, How do you think we can get the next 4K?[cf.chucklesnetwork.agj.co image 405x405]
tony41454: Biden was a jerk. Acted like some crazed Uncle off his meds. Lost a lot of votes with his laughing and sneers (especially at inappropriate times) and his lies. This means he LOST the debate. Doesn't matter how you came across, if you lose votes, you lose!
CptnSpldng: RichieLaw: USA Prime Credit Peggy: VTGremlin: RichieLaw: I like this. Perks updated.The $50 seems to promise something you can't deliver. The other ones are fine, but that one may cause people to donate $50 just so they can biatch that you didn't keep up your end of it.Maybe a disclaimer that all "Perks" are not to be taken seriously. Or somesuch.Unless you include "$5000 perk: you get to drive the beast to meet the president!"I thought I made it pretty evident that those perks weren't real...I honestly dont think a disclaimer is necessary at this point....Right? People aren't that dumb.Ritchie, I don't know if you are a lawyer or if you just play one on the internet, but I would err on the side of caution here. I haven't felt so engaged in something in quite some time - so much that I blew off work today just to keep following the thread - an I would feel so bad if any hubris on our part were to trip us up and make us look and feel foolish.I say "our" and "we" when I haven't done jack shiat to make this happen. All the credit in the world to those of you who actually did something to make this happen.Can I bring up a couple things that may not have been fully addressed so that they can be addressed before a problem arises? First, does the "Internet People for Purposes of Buying Joe Biden a Trans AM" have to register with the IRS in order to a) be recognized as a bona fide charitable organization and b)not have the donations of everyone be treated as income for tax purposes. Do we need a Board of Directors or a steering committee? Have we budgeted for the legitimate expenses associated with acquiring a car, getting it insured and repaired/detailed (if required)? I would imagine the car would have to initially insured under a business policy which can be fairly steep, although it would only have to be for half a year...I'm not trying to piss in anyone's cornflakes. I'm just an old accountant who wants this all to go smooth.EIP if you want to discu ...
Slartibartfaster: Dougie AXP: Link to the audio:hehehe that was all kinds of awesome, carefully crafted, beautifully designed, elegantly delivered