Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Someecards: Warped electronic greeting cards

A good friend of mine had a birthday last week, so I sent him a couple of birthday wishes from Someecards.
One of them featured an illustration of two old geezers with the caption: “May you live long enough to shit yourself.” It was crude and rude, but likely to get a smile out of my friend. At least I hope it did.
The e-mail greetings from Someecards could be described as blunt, offensive, inappropriate and in bad taste. They come with old-fashioned illustrations that are out of place with the tone of the messages. The mix of charming pictures and inappropriate messages are what make the e-cards funny.
Someecards has greetings for birthdays, Christmas, flirting, friendship, encouragement and other occasions. They also can be quite topical. See the greetings above that reference the White House party crashers and Tiger Woods’ domestic problems.
A similar Web site for e-greetings is OneLineCards.

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series on Tech-Media-Tainment’s favorite Web sites.

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