In yet another sign that I am old and out of touch, I have finally connected the dots in what is apparently already and Internet meme based on a business card based on a pop song.
A few weeks ago, I spotted this card online. The cheeky text read “Hey I just met you, and this is crazy, but here’s my number [and then the number] so call me maybe.” And it was signed “David [redacted], Italian Guy You Just Met.” I half-chuckled for 2 seconds, before realising that this is tacky even by the standards of an Itanlian-Guy-You-Just-Met-in-what-I-presume-is-a-bar.
My curiousity was piqued when I received a submission with this card, a similar rendition, sans reference to the ethnic background of the card-owner.
Strangely, that one was submitted by a girl I went out with once but who didn’t fancy me enough for a second date. At least she held on to my card, I guess.
Soon after, I spotted this take-off for a dog adoption service, where the dog has his own “business card”.
Being a man of the Internet, I thought this was a spoof of the Italian Guy’s card, but being a good journalist that I am, I had to research this and find out what the hell is going on. A quick Google search informed me that this is actually a pop song by Carly Rae Jepsen, and the text of the card is the lyrics.
The Internet hasn’t left this alone completely, of course, and an appropriate LOLcat spoof has been born.
Regarding cards designed to pick up people, I’m still partial to the card of my pal Lauren, who has since found herself what looks like a permanent fella. But in her wild and single days, she used these, apparently.