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Subcategories of 'Topical Cards'
They were exciting times. The International Olympics Committee were excited about Wrongcards agreeing to create the official ecards for the games. We were flown first-class to Geneva and taken on tours of the IOC headquarters by beautiful polyglots dressed in the latest Milan fashions. Cigars were lit, bottles of ouzo were poured into chilled decanters by prim, soundless waiters.
And the olives! The olives, I don’t need to say, were perfection itself. Our hosts in Lausanne were happy. We were happy. There was talk of us taking a jet to someone’s private resort in Northern Italy later in the afternoon for a little light skiing. Then someone asked if we’d like to show them our drafts for the Olympic cards.
Innocently, I pulled my Macbook Air from its case… Only later, amid the confusion and tension, I realized my mistake. The very air seemed to change. Someone knocked over a wine glass. Dignitaries were escorted from the room by panicked security guards and a booming baritone declaimed indignantly to me in French. God knows what THAT was about, nor how we got to the airport. If it wasn’t for our lawyers I have no idea where it all would have ended.
Within hours all communications with the IOC had ceased. We arrived back in Boston dazed and hung-over (but with some delicious contraband ouzo hidden amid our luggage). We learned that the International Olympics Committee had decided not to sue, but I think the restraining order they issued against us was, frankly, a ridiculous piece of over-reaction. And that’s where matters stand to this day, and this is how our Olympics Wrongcards came to be, somewhat sadly, the un-official ecards of the games.”
These ecards are belong to our Topical Ecard category of Wrongcards, and aim to truly capture the political zeitgeist of our times.
Some of these are bound to annoy someone, but - and this is the crucial point here, when you think about it - they will only annoy people with incorrect political opinions.
So nothing to worry about really.
Ecards for people with obsessive compulsive disorder - a switch flipped on in my head - fourteen times, off and on, just to be sure - and there it was: why hadn’t we created these yet? Of course, at first I wasn’t sure this was a good idea. Why risk offending a group of people who are really well organized? Still, at least the letters of complaint would be neatly written. On the other hand I’d have to open five identical envelopes per complaint. Finally it struck me. People with OCD aren’t gonna mess with me. They’ll might come over and tidy up around me a bit, but they’d never mess with me.
Note: there are three spelling errors in the above paragraph: can you find them all?
These cards are subcategory of our topical cards selection and basically they’re only about celebrities and famous people.
Scientology is often described by experts, actors and celebrities as the one true religion. Because only a few religions have ever claimed that mantle, we have decided they might be onto something. These cards are represented here as satire because everybody knows that the L. Ron Hubbard was no mere writer of fiction. We would ourselves be practicing Scientologists but we do not have the funds for auditing and so all spiritual progress is stymied by our lack of wealth or celebrity. The cards here are clearly wrong and in poor taste and we include them among our collection to show you just how stupid opponents of the Church of Scientology can be. I know it sounds backwards but that’s how satire works.
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