Sunday, November 15, 2009

Pushing the envelope...

This is another gem from my archive of 1960's greeting cards. If you can believe it, I actually had to erase the greeting that was originally there because it was too racy for this "PG" blog, and write "Hi there!" in its place. This card makes me laugh because it's so stupid and I can't help but wonder the following:

1) Why would someone create a card with this hideous character on it and then pair it with a racy greeting? Did they think it was funny because the guy is hideous? Or did they think he was actually attractive in a nontraditional way?

2) Then, why would someone actually BUY this card? And yes, someone apparently did buy it, but never gave it away, and it eventually found its way to an auction, in a large box of cards that I then bought. So it may be a relief to know that the person who bought it never actually gave it to anyone, but then you have to wonder, 

3) Did that person always have in the back of their mind, "AAAAH!!! WHEN AM I GOING TO FIND THE PERFECT OCCASION IN WHICH TO PRESENT THAT BEAUTIFUL CARD WITH THE SEXY GUY ON IT??!! THE ONE WHERE HE'S WINKING AND HIS HAT IS JAUNTILY ON AND HE'S SAYING SOMETHING SUGGESTIVE!!??" (and yes, they would be shouting it in their head).

2 comments:

Veronica said...

HAHAH this card is perfect for the people in your life that you have no personal attachment to, but would like to know you exist.

Alison Undercover said...

YES!! and Hallmark definitely needs to expand in that area.