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January 29, 2006 12:09 PM   Subscribe

Great "non-traditional" Valentine's Day E-Cards.
posted by reverenddrjice (30 comments total)

 
Well, I suppose the 'non-traditional' part was true...
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:14 PM on January 29, 2006


And they are Valentine's Day cards...
posted by fixedgear at 12:18 PM on January 29, 2006


"Great" = "rape humor"
posted by brundlefly at 12:29 PM on January 29, 2006


bitter nervous humor, if you go for that sorta thing.
posted by creeptick at 12:37 PM on January 29, 2006


Rather funnier Valentine's cards: from Modern Humorist. There is also the celebrity version.

Not the most current humour, but still funny.
posted by sindark at 12:39 PM on January 29, 2006


Yeah, rape jokes are high-larious!
posted by Manhasset at 12:57 PM on January 29, 2006


A little more variety -- i.e., more than five cards -- might've made this better.
posted by Gator at 1:00 PM on January 29, 2006


Rape is no laughing matter, unless you're raping a clown.
posted by ColdChef at 1:03 PM on January 29, 2006


Like jokes, but without the annoying funny!
posted by elwoodwiles at 1:07 PM on January 29, 2006


What, no touching nerd sentiments?
I want a card with this poem (not mine, found it somewhere on teh intarweb):

Roses are #FF0000,
violets are #0000FF,
all my base
are belong to you.

That's something I'd pay money for.
posted by PontifexPrimus at 1:11 PM on January 29, 2006


I prefer despair's bittersweets.
posted by tula at 1:13 PM on January 29, 2006


What I meant was this.
posted by tula at 1:21 PM on January 29, 2006


[yawn]
posted by KevinKarl at 1:24 PM on January 29, 2006


...haven't we been down this path before?
posted by youcancallmeal at 1:29 PM on January 29, 2006


I like these ones.
posted by Firas at 1:30 PM on January 29, 2006


Roses are #FF0000,
violets are #0000FF,
all my base
are belong to you.

That's something I'd pay money for.
posted by PontifexPrimus at 1:11 PM PST on January 29 [!]


My wonderful BF got me this shirt from ThinkGeek last year. <3!
posted by luftmensch at 1:39 PM on January 29, 2006


The comedy troupe I was in in college has been doing this for years. I must say ours have always been much funnier.
posted by dsword at 2:05 PM on January 29, 2006


Sorry for the self-link.
posted by dsword at 2:05 PM on January 29, 2006


Yeah, rape jokes are high-larious!
"Great" = "rape humor"

Oh come now, sure this wasn't in any way funny, but to imply rape can't sometimes funny... *sheesh* People like Sarah Silverman has used rape at a punchline in her comedy forever, and some of it was pretty great, like her version of The Aristocrats.

I remember her being asked a question about it in an interview not too long ago:

"AVC: Why is rape so funny? Is anything funnier than rape?

SS: It's not funny. It's horrifying. The ultimate violation. But, as I always say, "If you take the 'e' off of rape, you'll see it's got a bad rap!..."

posted by Jezztek at 2:35 PM on January 29, 2006


Whats a roofie? Do I want one?
posted by hal9k at 3:25 PM on January 29, 2006


but to imply rape can't sometimes funny... *sheesh*

"Larry is my name, insurance is my game. Raping was another game of mine. Could I interest .... hello?"

But yeah, these are lame.
posted by Espy Gillespie at 3:27 PM on January 29, 2006


My friend made some pretty good one's as well ("X" = NSFW). Enjoy!
posted by numlok at 3:56 PM on January 29, 2006


Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
In Soviet Russia,
Poem writes YOU.


Or
posted by Citizen Premier at 4:30 PM on January 29, 2006


dsword, "I think of you when I masturbate" was hilarious. I'd like to give those to some girls I know, but it might be a little akward.
posted by Citizen Premier at 4:40 PM on January 29, 2006


Okay, so far we've had:

Links to rape haikus

A website with valentines that include, among others, a closeup of DP with the caption "I love you twice as much"

A flash cartoon about. . .Well, I won't ruin the surprise for you, suffice to say it's quite disgusting.


All in all, a successful thread.
posted by Ndwright at 4:45 PM on January 29, 2006


I still like the youyesyou cards, even if one of them did get me in trouble a couple valentine's ago. They've changed the artwork on most of them this year which is kinda sad.

The rape card isn't funny for any reason except for it's shocking. Big whoop.
posted by Skwirl at 6:06 PM on January 29, 2006


Rape isn't funny, but good jokes can still be made of it. I'm not commenting on the funniness of these cards. But to immediately disqualify anything that mentions rape from the category of "funny" is a bad idea.

Humor is what allows us to deal with the worst we can encounter in life. To say that rape can never be funny is to say that the trauma of rape can never be overcome.

To quote Mel Brooks: Tragedy is when I get a papercut. Comedy is when you fall down a manhole and die.
posted by shmegegge at 8:24 PM on January 29, 2006


I agree. Rape can be the subject of comedy. Hell, there are Jewish comedians who have based their entire careers around the Holocaust. It's just that... uh. These cards suck.
posted by brundlefly at 11:02 PM on January 29, 2006


Yeah, just to be clear I totally agree with the above two posters. These cards suck, and rape can be funny because it's horrible, not because it's just plain funny.
posted by Jezztek at 1:43 AM on January 30, 2006


Be My Anti-Valentine
posted by gi_wrighty at 5:06 AM on January 30, 2006


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