Original Biden and Trans Am image by The Onion. I have no idea how the weightlifting douchebag got in there.
Today’s moment of Internet-based tomfoolery comes to you courtesy of the usual suspects and witty goofballs at FARK.com…and what started out as a joke has turned into a project designed to benefit several great causes (and annoy uptight right-wingers). The Onion has frequently featured a Bizarro World version of Joe Biden in several popular satirical articles and features (including a Twitter alter ego), and the antics of this blue collar jorts-clad Joe Six-Pack (of O’Doul’s) have tickled Internet denizens’ funny bones. Progressive-leaning FARKers, after exchanging high fives over Biden’s cheery verbal evisceration of Paul Ryan (R-Redneckistan) at the Veepstakes debate, engaged in some wacky hijinks and played Let’s Pretend, imagining how epic it might be to give Biden his own Trans Am for real. Let’s Pretend quickly transmogrified into Make It So, and now you, too, can contribute to the Trans Am For Joe fund. It’s a BFD!
Almost as cool as a bitchin’ Camaro
Of course, Biden is likely not legally permitted to accept a car from his constituents, no matter how totally rad or bitchin’ that car may be, so the current goal is to purchase a Trans Am and then auction it off for some very deserving charities– Biden Breast Health Initiative, Doctors Without Borders, the Wounded Warrior Project and GLAAD–and if Joe feels inspired to go along with the program and pose next to it holding a Night Ranger Greatest Hit cassette and a soapy sponge in the White House driveway for a photo-op, all the better! Heck, I’ll throw in a vintage Quiet Riot album…on vinyl. The one with that Slade cover on it (a well they dipped into more than once, but you know the one I mean). I suspect that might be Onion Joe’s jam.
Animated image courtesy of FARK and the Coordinator of the Internet People for Purposes of Buying Joe Biden a Trans AM
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 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. He is also a stunningly intelligent politician who understands the nuance of foreign and domestic policy. He is also not afraid to show disdain for factually deficient arguments.
In order to let Vice President Biden know just how much we appreciate him, 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 the one that is featured in the Onion article…. Vice President Biden knows about this meme and finds it “hilarious.” Let’s make it even funnier, more awesome, and gosh darnit, give us another thing to talk about about in addition to the cat pictures and rage comics.
Now, Uncle Joe won’t be able to accept this behemoth of steely American grace and power. He has these pesky laws and regulations and political-y things to deal with. Take into consideration his magnanimity and power of personality, he probably wouldn’t be able to drive the Trans AM without causing a mass outpouring of Conservative Tears.
That being said, the internet will still purchase the car and auction it off for charity. All proceeds will be distributed to the Biden Breast Health Initiative, Doctors Without Borders, the Wounded Warrior Project and GLAAD. Maybe if we ask nicely, Joe Biden will wash it on the White House lawn.
Here’s the video:
Inspired to donate? If you aren’t an Enemy Of Fun (or a butthurt right-winger sticking your lower lip out about the idea), maybe you are…and maybe we can make one of the Internet’s dreams come true, together!