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« on: July 16, 2013, 02:10:19 PM »
Help me design a business card.

Here is the info so you can picture it:
White card, black text. 3 lines. First line is first and last name. Second line to be determined (below). Third line is email.

What I'm trying to decide is what to put on that middle line (which would typically be one's job title) and would love to hear your creative thoughts.  Here are the constraints: 1-5 words.

My favorite so far:
[arebelspy].
Free Agent.
[email or phone].

My second favorite is "Human."

Some others that have been tossed around: Philosopher, sage, guru. (Pick one, not all three).

My wife said (for her):
[First/Last Name]
Adventurer, Reader, Ukulele Master

(the last one is wishful thinking.)

"Learner" is a decent one. Thinker?  Mustachian? Porn Star? Calvin and Hobbes Enthusiast?  Heck, just "Enthusiast." goatse model?

What are your creative ideas for that second line?

There is no point or purpose to it beyond entertainment, so don't worry about that.
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2013, 02:13:00 PM »
Definitely:

Renaissance Man

Or to a lesser degree (less cool) : Polymath.

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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2013, 02:22:56 PM »
Secret Agent Man.

Student of Life.

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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2013, 02:25:22 PM »
Oooh, like your wife, I also aspire to be Ukulele Master.

I like Free Agent a lot assuming your wife doesn't read anything into it with regard to your marriage. Context: once I had a guy gave me his card. He was asking me out on a date. His card described him as, "Gentleman at Large." Reading into what that might mean, I said no.

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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2013, 02:29:01 PM »
I like Free Agent a lot assuming your wife doesn't read anything into it with regard to your marriage. Context: once I had a guy gave me his card. He was asking me out on a date. His card described him as, "Gentleman at Large." Reading into what that might mean, I said no.

Hah.  No, nothing like that.  The wife liked it too.

I mean this type of agent.  And the free has several meanings, of course.
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2013, 02:36:57 PM »
Porn Star

Surely there were other options when you didn't get that summer school position! ;)


Business Card Designer

Treehugger

Millionaire Playboy

Mild-Mannered Alter Ego

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« Last Edit: July 16, 2013, 02:40:24 PM by TLV »

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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2013, 02:51:27 PM »
Mild-Mannered Alter Ego

Wow, that's a strong contender.  Well played.
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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2013, 03:15:06 PM »
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2013, 03:39:50 PM »
Mostly Harmless

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« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2013, 03:47:47 PM »
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« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2013, 03:55:29 PM »
Combine some - Mustachian Porn Star

Or some originals -

Amateur Philosopher

Star Stuff

Professional Bag of Meat


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« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2013, 04:01:36 PM »
I like "Amateur."  Or, for that matter, "Professional."

"Still Learning."

"Metaphorically Speaking." or, alternatively, "Literally."

"Self Actualized."

"Does Things."

"Definitely Not A Robot."

I may have to choose like a dozen of these, get a small run of each done, then just mix them up and hand them out randomized when business cards are required.  There may be too mant good ones to choose.  Hmm.
« Last Edit: July 16, 2013, 04:24:46 PM by arebelspy »
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« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2013, 04:18:10 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2013, 04:36:37 PM »
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« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2013, 04:42:25 PM »
I knew a retired guy with cards like you're describing. His "title" was Bon Vivant.

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« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2013, 04:59:47 PM »
I knew a retired guy with cards like you're describing. His "title" was Bon Vivant.

I like that, except I don't like food THAT much, and I want people to understand it right away, rather than having to google it (and having to explain it means it's automatically too pretentious... Try to explain what a Bon vivant is without sounding pretentious.)

"Aristocrat."
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« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2013, 05:06:20 PM »
Truth Teller

(this business card thing is a really good idea btw)
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« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2013, 05:13:10 PM »
I like truth teller.

"Egyptologist."

"Already Dead."

"Grown Up."

"Sensitive To Criticism."

"Carrier."

"All Full."

"Some awe."

"Biclops."

"All seeing." (or All Knowing or Omniscient.)

I'm aware these are getting progressively worse.

Sometimes that's needed in brainstorming before a breakthrough.
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« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2013, 05:24:30 PM »
Clairvoyant

"Why do you have clairvoyant on your business card?"
"I knew you were going to ask me that."

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« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2013, 05:29:10 PM »
ooo, lets see:

seeking an epiphany

not lost

somewhat blunt

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« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2013, 05:33:49 PM »
likes shiny things

I like that slightly tweaked into "Distracted By Shiny Things." and I like "Somewhat Blunt" quite a bit.

"Contents May Be Flammable."

"Heart Breaker."
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« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2013, 05:39:20 PM »
Works When Wet

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« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2013, 05:41:05 PM »
Works When Wet

Or Slippery When Wet.

...yeah, maybe not so much.

"Sexual Deviant."
"Simpleton."
"Idiot Savant."
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« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2013, 05:49:28 PM »
Waiting for Godot

Definitely Not a Zombie

Alien Abduction Bait

That Guy

Decidedly Ducky (although British interpretation may view this one oddly)

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« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2013, 05:52:11 PM »
Hand wash only; line dry

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« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2013, 05:55:54 PM »
"Hairless Ape"

"Strange Loop"

"Future Fossil"

"World's Tallest Hobbit"

"Warranty void if seal is broken"

"Actual size!"

"Organic von Neumann Machine"

... yeah, I'm not that witty. I love the idea, though. Very tempted to steal it.

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« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2013, 06:29:38 PM »
How about this one?

"Buisness card proof-reader."

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« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2013, 06:31:14 PM »
How about this one?

"Buisness card proof-reader."

Granting you the assumption that the typo is intentional, I love it.
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« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2013, 06:32:28 PM »
Oooh these are good!

Apart from "goatse model", ffs man!

"Philosopher" (Thoreau - we used to have philosophers, now we just have doctors of philosophy)

"Rebel Spy"

"Carbon Monoxide Producer"

"Smarter than the Average Bear"

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« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2013, 06:56:34 PM »
(BTW, these, and the above, read best if you say your First and Last name before each entry.)

Not Yet A Zombie.
High Midichlorian Count.
Sentient.
Pancake Eater.
Pi Lover.
Irrationally Real.
Professionally Trained.
Attempting The Impossible.
Living For The Moment.
C'est la vie.
Computer in Tennis Shoes.
Independently Wealthy.
Excessively Pretentious.

Good words to use as the first word, and fill in the blank on the second: Excessively, independently, often, rarely, never.
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« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2013, 07:42:43 PM »
If found, please return to his owner.

Star-crossed Voyager.

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« Reply #31 on: July 16, 2013, 07:54:40 PM »
Dilettante
This Field Intentionally Left Blank
Recovering Workaholic
Meme Vector

Then there's the obvious one we missed...

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« Reply #32 on: July 16, 2013, 07:55:28 PM »
Hand wash only; line dry

One of my [thrift store] shirts made in England says on the tag, "Iron whilst damp."

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« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2013, 08:00:33 AM »
Gentleman (in Bum's Clothing)
Best Served Cold
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« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2013, 08:27:33 AM »
Do Not Eat

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« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2013, 10:47:06 AM »
Curiously Strong.

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« Reply #36 on: July 18, 2013, 11:02:41 AM »
The beginning of the Colbert Report always has good variations of these

my favorites were purple-mounted, star spangled, and self evident (which is what I would use for mine) 

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« Reply #37 on: July 18, 2013, 11:06:11 AM »
Captain of Awesomeness

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« Reply #38 on: July 18, 2013, 11:12:54 AM »
Self evident is a great one!

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« Reply #39 on: July 18, 2013, 11:26:22 AM »
Do Not Resuscitate.

Ha, I was thinking of similar darker things this morning. I like it

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« Reply #40 on: July 18, 2013, 11:26:37 AM »
Has Too Much Time.

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« Reply #41 on: July 18, 2013, 12:45:08 PM »
Never duplicated
Turing test capable
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« Reply #42 on: July 18, 2013, 12:52:31 PM »
Take On Me.

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« Reply #43 on: July 18, 2013, 12:56:35 PM »
Take On Me.

Song lyrics are a good idea.

If I was a girl, I'd totally go for "Just A Smalltown Girl."

("Just a city boy" doesn't instantly conjure up the same thing.)
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« Reply #44 on: July 18, 2013, 01:50:58 PM »
Delightfully tacky, yet unrefined.

Why not Zoidberg?

Two for the price of one.

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« Reply #45 on: July 18, 2013, 01:57:56 PM »
Two for the price of one.

Or "Buy One, Get One Free."

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« Reply #46 on: July 18, 2013, 02:14:53 PM »
Take On Me.

Song lyrics are a good idea.

If I was a girl, I'd totally go for "Just A Smalltown Girl."

("Just a city boy" doesn't instantly conjure up the same thing.)

Just a Gigolo

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« Reply #47 on: July 18, 2013, 02:21:44 PM »
Welcome to the Jungle

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« Reply #48 on: July 18, 2013, 02:23:58 PM »
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« Reply #49 on: July 18, 2013, 02:26:11 PM »
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Ooooh!  That's a good one!