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Title: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy 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.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Jimbo on July 16, 2013, 02:13:00 PM
Definitely:

Renaissance Man

Or to a lesser degree (less cool) : Polymath.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: gecko10x on July 16, 2013, 02:22:56 PM
Secret Agent Man.

Student of Life.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: jfer_rose 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.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy 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 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agency_(philosophy)).  And the free has several meanings, of course.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: TLV 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

Professional Food Taster

Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy on July 16, 2013, 02:51:27 PM
Mild-Mannered Alter Ego

Wow, that's a strong contender.  Well played.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Paul der Krake on July 16, 2013, 03:15:06 PM
Trophy Husband.
70% water.
Future ex-athlete.
Closet Superhero.
Lethal Landlord.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: brewer12345 on July 16, 2013, 03:39:50 PM
Mostly Harmless
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy on July 16, 2013, 03:47:47 PM
Mostly Harmless

You guys are clever.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: matchewed on July 16, 2013, 03:55:29 PM
Combine some - Mustachian Porn Star

Or some originals -

Amateur Philosopher

Star Stuff

Professional Bag of Meat

Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy 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.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Russ on July 16, 2013, 04:18:10 PM
Cunning Linguist
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Kriegsspiel on July 16, 2013, 04:36:37 PM
Stunt Penis.

Bone. And the writing is Cillian Braille.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Erica/NWEdible on July 16, 2013, 04:42:25 PM
I knew a retired guy with cards like you're describing. His "title" was Bon Vivant.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy 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 (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/bon+vivant), 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."
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Eric on July 16, 2013, 05:06:20 PM
Truth Teller

(this business card thing is a really good idea btw)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy 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.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Eric 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."
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: zinethstache on July 16, 2013, 05:29:10 PM
ooo, lets see:

seeking an epiphany

not lost

somewhat blunt

likes shiny things
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy 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."
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: matchewed on July 16, 2013, 05:39:20 PM
Works When Wet
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy 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."
"Bourgeois."
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: matchewed 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)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Russ on July 16, 2013, 05:52:11 PM
Hand wash only; line dry
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: StarswirlTheMustached 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.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Daley on July 16, 2013, 06:29:38 PM
How about this one?

"Buisness card proof-reader."
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy 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.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: daverobev 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"
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy 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.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Kriegsspiel on July 16, 2013, 07:42:43 PM
If found, please return to his owner.

Star-crossed Voyager.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: velocistar237 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...
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: velocistar237 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."
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: daverobev on July 17, 2013, 08:00:33 AM
Gentleman (in Bum's Clothing)
Best Served Cold
Upside-down Cake (printed upside down?)
Stirred, Not Shaken
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: prodarwin on July 17, 2013, 08:27:33 AM
Do Not Eat
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: grantmeaname on July 18, 2013, 10:47:06 AM
Curiously Strong.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: wepner 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) 
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: ace1224 on July 18, 2013, 11:06:11 AM
Captain of Awesomeness
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy on July 18, 2013, 11:12:54 AM
Self evident is a great one!

Do Not Resuscitate.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Russ on July 18, 2013, 11:26:22 AM
Do Not Resuscitate.

Ha, I was thinking of similar darker things this morning. I like it
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: gecko10x on July 18, 2013, 11:26:37 AM
Has Too Much Time.

;-)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: velocistar237 on July 18, 2013, 12:45:08 PM
Never duplicated
Turing test capable
Normalermensch
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: grantmeaname on July 18, 2013, 12:52:31 PM
Take On Me.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy 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.)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: grantmeaname on July 18, 2013, 01:50:58 PM
Delightfully tacky, yet unrefined.

Why not Zoidberg?

Two for the price of one.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy on July 18, 2013, 01:57:56 PM
Two for the price of one.

Or "Buy One, Get One Free."

Up For Adoption.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: matchewed 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
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Eric on July 18, 2013, 02:21:44 PM
Welcome to the Jungle
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: GuitarStv on July 18, 2013, 02:23:58 PM
Card Carrying Member
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Eric on July 18, 2013, 02:26:11 PM
Card Carrying Member

Ooooh!  That's a good one!
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: brewer12345 on July 19, 2013, 05:36:38 PM
Wallet Inspector
Boobie Inspector
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: nktokyo on July 20, 2013, 04:32:10 AM
"Amateur Golfer"

"I read books and stuff"

Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: tomsang on July 20, 2013, 10:14:54 AM
Global Moderator
Senior Mustachian
YMMV
Drinks Well With Others
BS detector
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: tomsang on July 20, 2013, 10:29:35 AM
Mensa Applicant
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Micheal on July 20, 2013, 10:40:49 AM
"Relativist"

"Have a Nice Day"

"___________" (fill in the blank)

"Not a Member"

"Dortmunder"

"Master of the Universe"
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: SunshineGirl on July 20, 2013, 10:52:39 AM
Glutton Of Minimalism.

Or, simply, Minimalist.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy on July 20, 2013, 09:14:10 PM
YMMV

Cha-ching!  Added to the list. Only I'm going to spell it out: "Your Mileage May Vary."

Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: shadowmoss on July 21, 2013, 03:57:47 PM
You really said goatse...  sigh.

Eternal Student
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Tony_SS on July 24, 2013, 04:08:56 PM
Illuminati
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: daverobev on July 25, 2013, 06:43:32 AM
Bhaalspawn
Worm Food
Starman
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Jimbo on July 28, 2013, 07:51:47 PM
This weekend, I used Enthusiastic Participant. I thought it was neat. 
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: nktokyo on July 28, 2013, 10:00:09 PM
"Apply Within"
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: daverobev on July 29, 2013, 11:23:43 AM
Eats, Shits, and Sleeps
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: meadow lark on July 30, 2013, 03:34:53 PM
I would tweak it to "Busness card Poof reader."
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: tomsang on July 30, 2013, 04:33:58 PM
I understand this was done more for amusement, but if you were going to do this I would recommend that you get the business card blanks at a local office supply story so that you can print at home vs. going to a printer. 

That way:

You can save money, Very Mustachian, by printing small quantities.
You can create custom cards, where each one has a different middle line.  People will be begging for your cards to see what kind of witty wisdom you are advertising for the day.  You will have the fortune cookie of business cards.  Of course they will be financially independent cards vs. business cards as you will not conducting business or you will be deemed to be not retired, but that is another topic.

I am still digging the Senior Mustachian or Global Moderator titles, but that could be envy as I am a lowly Handlebar.

Tom 
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy on January 06, 2014, 08:01:29 PM
Pretender to the Throne.
Abbot of Unreason.

(Both ideas stolen from Know-It-All.)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: HappierAtHome on January 06, 2014, 08:47:31 PM
I know a guy with "genius".
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Leisured on January 07, 2014, 04:47:14 AM

‘Clairvoyant’ and ‘Card Carrying Member’ are both inspired.

I like ‘Renaissance Man’ and ‘Sage’, but if you are modest you might prefer ‘Apprentice Renaissance Man’ or ‘Apprentice Sage’. I suspect that many Mustachians would like to see themselves as one of these.

Samuel Johnson, in eighteenth century London, wrote a series of essays collectively known as The Idler. I may have read a few at school, and my hazy memory is that an Idler is an intelligent and educated man who has enough money that he does not need to work, but, either because of inadequate wealth, or by inclination, is not at the social level of a Gentleman. I am surprised to discover that there is a British periodical called the Idler, published since 1993. I not have yet found out much about it, but it seems that the ideas behind it are partly Mustachian.

I therefore recommend the term ‘Idler’.

Or for something completely different, ‘Galactic Hitchhiker’. 
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: TLV on April 29, 2014, 10:32:47 AM
Found a new one the other day that I can use:

Autotonsorialist
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy on April 29, 2014, 10:51:51 AM
Found a new one the other day that I can use:

Autotonsorialist

Nice!

Though I'd prefer the first definition over the second (http://www.encyclo.co.uk/define/autotonsorialist) (the "or").
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Luck better Skill on April 30, 2014, 09:56:17 AM

  Cog Number One

  Some Trees were harmed to create this Card
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Bruinguy on April 30, 2014, 07:44:53 PM
... self evident ...

Or,

philosophically self evident

which has a nice ring to it (and was used frequently in the book I just lisened to: The Sense of an Ending (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10746542-the-sense-of-an-ending)).
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: sheepstache on April 30, 2014, 08:27:45 PM
I knew a retired guy with cards like you're describing. His "title" was Bon Vivant.

I like that (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/bon+vivant), 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."

Epicurean is out for the same reasons.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: TreeTired on April 30, 2014, 08:46:22 PM
How can you not use  Global Moderator  ?

That is what you are.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: vern on April 30, 2014, 11:20:32 PM
Kriegsspiel beat me to it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ux3vncNNLg
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy on May 01, 2014, 07:42:16 AM
Goes to 11.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Iconoclast on May 01, 2014, 11:53:14 AM
Insert fancy title here
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy on May 02, 2014, 06:00:34 AM
Insert fancy title here

I think if I did that, I'd either put it in parentheses or italics.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Cromacster on May 02, 2014, 06:46:30 AM
Traveler of both Time and Space

Towering inferno of physical perfection

Bending Unit 23

Though I do enjoy

"Definitely Not A Robot."
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Rachelocity on May 02, 2014, 07:25:07 AM
Multinational Man of Mystery
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: lizzzi on May 02, 2014, 07:49:11 AM
Sentient life form

Humanoid
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Russ on June 11, 2014, 02:50:09 PM
http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=2643

not how the comic meant it, but I like

arebelspy:
a one-act play
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: trailrated on June 11, 2014, 02:59:51 PM
humble as fuck
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Mississippi Mudstache on June 11, 2014, 03:12:54 PM
/shrug



And this one made me LOL:

Cunning Linguist

Actually, they're all great. I might have to use one under my email replies. Definitely not the "Cunning Linguist", though. At least not until I catch FIRE :)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy on June 11, 2014, 07:12:31 PM
http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=2643

I was coming here to post the same comic! 

[arebelspy]
I like dinosaurs!
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: jpdcpajd on June 11, 2014, 07:23:55 PM
"Unrestricted Free Agent"
"Player to be named Later"
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: DollarBill on June 14, 2014, 11:32:19 AM
This gets my vote
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: clifp on June 14, 2014, 09:55:33 PM
Winter is coming.
Work is a four letter word.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: milesdividendmd on June 15, 2014, 12:25:05 AM
Censor!


Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Cheddar Stacker on June 15, 2014, 09:19:24 PM
 I love biclops.

Time traveler.
Purple monkey dishwasher.
Baller.
"Ask me about my unicorn"

Great idea, I might have to steal it. Whatever you decide, PLEASE put it as your occupation on your tax return. I've always wanted to/can't wait to do this.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy on June 15, 2014, 10:06:21 PM
Whatever you decide, PLEASE put it as your occupation on your tax return. I've always wanted to/can't wait to do this.

Well now I just want to put "Baller" as my occupation on my tax return.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: hybrid on June 17, 2014, 11:43:29 AM
Not Suitable For Children 3 And Younger

Shake Well Before Using
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Snowboard junkie on June 18, 2014, 06:10:50 PM
You're not just going to use rebel spy as your title?

Disappointing...many Bothans died to bring you this information.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Middlesbrough on July 01, 2014, 06:20:36 PM
Depending on your sense of humor:

Friendly
Not Friendly
Suave as F***
Bulletproof (Results Vary)
Employable Once...Once
Cult Leader
Cult Follower
Something Original
The Spruce Moose
Khaaaaaaan!
Professional Slacker
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Russ on July 01, 2014, 06:23:25 PM
Employable Once...Once

I love this
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy on July 01, 2014, 06:35:37 PM
You had me at hello.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: gimp on July 01, 2014, 07:49:04 PM
Favorite: custom-made flash drive business card - http://www.seeedstudio.com/recipe/img/recipe/FNYY46TGQ5PYP4K.MEDIUM.jpg; don't confuse this with the mass-market usb drive business cards you can buy. One is off the shelf, the other custom made.

Close second: doesn't have to be a built, functional design; it can just look good - http://hackedgadgets.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/damage-designs-circuit-board-business-card_2.jpg

If circuit boards aren't your thing, how about laser-cut aluminum or stainless steel business cards? http://studiokandm.com/guestblog/images/creativebusiness-12.jpg

I suppose a downside to these might be that you're no longer getting a hundred printed for $3, and maybe you'll have to start caring about to whom you give your cards. I suppose another downside would be that in many industries, and many geographical areas, you might look like a fool giving one of these out. So it goes. Maybe this won't do for a lawyer. It'll do just fine for a professional geek, though.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Norioch on July 02, 2014, 07:22:35 PM
TBD
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: FIence! on July 03, 2014, 08:38:28 AM
There is literally no other thread on this forum that has ever made me so excited for early retirement. I want to eat Ramen every day just so I can use one or more of these ideas one or more year(s) earlier.

My current real b-card says "Nice to meet you" in that spot.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: lifejoy on July 03, 2014, 08:42:03 AM
I would want, "Knows Stuff About Stuff"


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Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: lifejoy on July 03, 2014, 08:45:12 AM

http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=2643

I was coming here to post the same comic! 

[arebelspy]
I like dinosaurs!

So, fun fact: my friend who introduced me to MMM, his cousin writes dinosaur comics! Cooooool :)


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy on July 03, 2014, 08:51:51 AM
There is literally no other thread on this forum that has ever made me so excited for early retirement. I want to eat Ramen every day just so I can use one or more of these ideas one or more year(s) earlier.

My current real b-card says "Nice to meet you" in that spot.

Hah, awesome - to both paragraphs!


http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=2643

I was coming here to post the same comic! 

[arebelspy]
I like dinosaurs!

So, fun fact: my friend who introduced me to MMM, his cousin writes dinosaur comics! Cooooool :)

Nice!  That's one of my favorite comics nowadays.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: 4alpacas on July 03, 2014, 03:14:02 PM

http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=2643

I was coming here to post the same comic! 

[arebelspy]
I like dinosaurs!

So, fun fact: my friend who introduced me to MMM, his cousin writes dinosaur comics! Cooooool :)


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
I LOVE Dinosaur Comics!!!

I'm also prepared to eat ramen and live in a box, so I list my occupation as baller on my tax return.  Would the IRS question my baller status due to my cardboard residence? 
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: dragoncar on July 03, 2014, 03:30:11 PM
Participant
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Zamboni on July 03, 2014, 03:52:30 PM
I used to have an FI neighbor who had cards like these.  He put "Esquire" after his name on the top line, though.  Can't remember what he had on the second line, but it was witty.  Now he lives in Panama (or at least that's where he was headed last time I heard . . . )

"Knight in rusty armour"
"Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist"
"Earthling"
"Use caution when approaching"
"Enforcer"
"Bench warmer"
"Benevolent ruler"
"Occupant"

(Brainstorming for myself, since you are clearly the "Global Moderator")

Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Russ on July 03, 2014, 04:24:19 PM
"I've got your nose"

then get their nose
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Snow White on July 03, 2014, 05:50:21 PM
I knew a guy once who had cards that said, "Freelance Gynecologist".  Dirty old man obviously.

My card would say, Easily Amused. (True)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Cheddar Stacker on July 03, 2014, 07:20:24 PM
El Conquistador!

Referring to this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHyJNm-aGN0
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Daisy on July 03, 2014, 08:23:20 PM
Obviously my first choice would be a picture of a daisy. ;-)

But other options:
Free At Last (can add Thank God Almighty if I am in the mood)
Out on Bail
None of your Business
Escaped from Alcatraz
Did My Time

(it sure does sound like I am equating working to being in a jail, doesn't it)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: neophyte on July 03, 2014, 08:35:36 PM
Polyglot
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: kudy on July 03, 2014, 09:10:02 PM
Jack's Wasted Life
Jack's Smirking Revenge
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: BFGirl on July 04, 2014, 06:16:02 AM
Time Lord
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: RyanAtTanagra on July 04, 2014, 12:06:20 PM
"I've got your nose"

then get their nose

That actually made me laugh out loud
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: BFGirl on July 05, 2014, 06:57:13 AM
"I've got your nose"

then get their nose

That actually made me laugh out loud

RyanAtTanagra, just have to ask if you are Star Trek: TNG fan?
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: ProfWinkie on July 05, 2014, 01:36:03 PM
Potent, virile and vigorous
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: G-dog on July 05, 2014, 08:30:16 PM
Financial rebel
Free 'stache lessons
Freebird
Banksy wannabe
Stachetastic!
Top ramen
Please recycle
Tandem unicycle rider
Speak no evil
Realty reality
Supernumary nipple
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: G-dog on July 05, 2014, 08:34:27 PM
Baron Von Stachausen
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: G-dog on July 05, 2014, 08:38:22 PM
First round draft pick
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: RyanAtTanagra on July 07, 2014, 05:13:46 PM
RyanAtTanagra, just have to ask if you are Star Trek: TNG fan?

I am :-)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: soccerluvof4 on July 07, 2014, 05:59:39 PM
Certifiable
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy on March 26, 2015, 03:49:37 PM
Very cool and capitalist.

(Stolen from here: http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/welcome-to-the-forum/why-don't-more-people-seek-earlier-retirement/msg604661/#msg604661)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: deborah on March 26, 2015, 04:14:49 PM
What is your target audience? You don't want "independently wealthy" on a card is you get kidnapped. In fact I can't see wanting this on a card you are going to give anyone you have just met (pretentious, encouraging the wrong people, discouraging the frugal).

And how do you really want to come across?

Babysitter
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy on March 26, 2015, 04:33:48 PM
What is your target audience?

Someone with a sense of humor.

And how do you really want to come across?

That is not a question I care about.  You might as well have asked me what color do I want the next Humvee I purchase to be.  ;)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: daverobev on March 26, 2015, 04:55:27 PM
What is your target audience?

Someone with a sense of humor.

And how do you really want to come across?

That is not a question I care about.  You might as well have asked me what color do I want the next Humvee I purchase to be.  ;)

Well hold on, your business card is precisely about first impressions, it's absolutely how do you want to 'come across'! If nothing else you clearly want to make some kind of statement; you are not saying "I don't care what others think of me" when saying "what should I put on something to give to other people on first meeting them?"
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy on March 26, 2015, 05:03:44 PM
What is your target audience?

Someone with a sense of humor.

And how do you really want to come across?

That is not a question I care about.  You might as well have asked me what color do I want the next Humvee I purchase to be.  ;)

Well hold on, your business card is precisely about first impressions, it's absolutely how do you want to 'come across'! If nothing else you clearly want to make some kind of statement; you are not saying "I don't care what others think of me" when saying "what should I put on something to give to other people on first meeting them?"

Just because I give a first impression doesn't mean I care what they think of it.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: RyanAtTanagra on March 26, 2015, 05:05:41 PM
Just because I give a first impression doesn't mean I care what they think of it.

But the fact you want to give a first impression means you probably care what kind it is, even if you don't care what they think ;-)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: deborah on March 26, 2015, 05:12:45 PM
Gosh MMM Forum does teach you some things - I now know what a Humvee is - Do people actually buy them?

Obviously a completely blank business card would really suit your purpose
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Eric on March 26, 2015, 05:23:42 PM
Obviously a completely blank business card would really suit your purpose

Hahahaha.  And they're very economical taboot!
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: queenie on March 26, 2015, 05:28:05 PM
How about this one?

"Buisness card proof-reader."

This made me laugh out loud and that almost never really happens.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Vertical Mode on March 26, 2015, 05:43:07 PM
[arebelspy]

"Adventure Captitalist"
"FIRE'd"
"intentional lowercase CAPITALIST"
"are-bell-spy"
"These aren't the droids you're looking for..."
"Chief Freedom Enthusiast"
"Soldier of Luxury"

(I'm sure there are others. This is fun!)

[contact info]
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Less on March 26, 2015, 06:24:33 PM
I have seen and got a laugh at "Alchemist"

other thoughts

Spy

An Adept Man (wiki from literature)

I really like Adventure Capitalist.

put a line so you can scribble on whatever is appropriate at the time?
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: PEIslander on March 27, 2015, 03:49:06 AM
(http://s18.postimg.org/qrvv9b1mh/arebelspy.jpg)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: PEIslander on March 27, 2015, 04:00:37 AM
(http://s1.postimg.org/9efy3zegf/arebelspy2.jpg)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: PEIslander on March 27, 2015, 04:20:34 AM
And one with a logo...
(http://s24.postimg.org/ah9mn6dxh/arebelspy3.jpg)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Kris on March 27, 2015, 07:18:50 AM


Expert

Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: desk_jockey on March 27, 2015, 07:46:30 AM
Player to be named later  -  that would work for someone who was thinking about picking up occasional contract work.

Left of the dial  -  but that would probably be misconstrued as political.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy on March 27, 2015, 08:08:09 AM
Nice photoshopping, PEIslander.  Though I'd personally get rid of the side tagline, no logo, and make the fonts much more plain.

Something like this, from Oceans 11:
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lcets5CJHp1qacxa7.jpg)

How badass is a card with just your name?  :D
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: dragoncar on March 27, 2015, 08:24:24 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/1aa6RhT.gif)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Wile E. Coyote on March 27, 2015, 12:13:48 PM
The droid they were looking for.

Definitely not a spy.

Super genius. <--- I might have to use this, obviously.;)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: PEIslander on March 27, 2015, 02:37:17 PM
(http://s23.postimg.org/b1ykry41n/arebelspy4.jpg)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy on March 27, 2015, 02:58:31 PM
Nice.  :D
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: CheapskateWife on March 27, 2015, 03:36:26 PM
DH works in Military Food Service...

his card says "Death from Within!"
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Dicey on March 27, 2015, 03:45:08 PM
Nice thread!
I've occasionally noted the absence of buisness[sic] cards in my life since FIRE and have pondered the same question, though my limited mental faculties have produced nothing half as clever. I've read through all the awesome suggestions and am leaning toward
 
Professionally Trained Retiree
                   - or -
Professionally Trained, Retired

I think I'll let the final decision ride for a couple of days, because 1). I can and 2). There could still be a better one out there.
Gawd, being retired is great. Deadlines? We don't need no stinking deadlines!
Thanks for the laughs, ARS.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: PEIslander on March 27, 2015, 05:33:32 PM
(http://s17.postimg.org/y66mmfnrz/retired_card.jpg)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: PEIslander on March 27, 2015, 05:55:48 PM
(http://s17.postimg.org/3mby56333/Oops.jpg)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: desk_jockey on March 27, 2015, 07:13:20 PM
Aspiring [insert current interest here]
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Rural on March 28, 2015, 07:18:26 AM
Nice photoshopping, PEIslander.  Though I'd personally get rid of the side tagline, no logo, and make the fonts much more plain.

Something like this, from Oceans 11:
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lcets5CJHp1qacxa7.jpg)

How badass is a card with just your name?  :D


That is not a business card but a calling card.


http://www.bartleby.com/95/10.html (http://www.bartleby.com/95/10.html)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy on March 28, 2015, 08:46:40 AM
That is not a business card but a calling card.

Duh.  You're totally right.  I just saw the movie 14 years ago, before I knew what a calling card was, and then after I learned never connected it.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Rural on March 28, 2015, 08:53:58 AM
That is not a business card but a calling card.

Duh.  You're totally right.  I just saw the movie 14 years ago, before I knew what a calling card was, and then after I learned never connected it.

Thanks!


I'd say that FIRE means you can ditch business cards for calling cards if you want to. :-)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: CCCA on March 28, 2015, 09:34:44 AM
Great thread. I've got a few science-y ones.

Fighting entropy since [1985] (or whatever your year of birth is)
2 standard deviations above the mean
Calories in, calories out
Somewhere in the middle of the food chain
Efficiency connoisseur
Product of billions of years of evolution
Homo sapien
Creator of entropy
Keystone species
CO2 source


Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy on March 28, 2015, 09:37:58 AM
Great thread. I've got a few science-y ones.

Fighting entropy since [1985] (or whatever your year of birth is)
2 standard deviations above the mean
Calories in, calories out
Somewhere in the middle of the food chain
Efficiency connoisseur
Product of billions of years of evolution
Homo sapien
Creator of entropy
Keystone species
CO2 source

Those are terrific!
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: CCCA on March 28, 2015, 11:31:04 AM

Great thread. I've got a few science-y ones.

Fighting entropy since [1985] (or whatever your year of birth is)
2 standard deviations above the mean
Calories in, calories out
Somewhere in the middle of the food chain
Efficiency connoisseur
Product of billions of years of evolution
Homo sapien
Creator of entropy
Keystone species
CO2 source

Those are terrific!

Thanks. Unfortunately I would probably never give these cards out even though some of the ideas on here are brilliant.

Another one:
Took the red pill
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: frugalnacho on March 31, 2015, 10:58:42 AM
Space Cowboy
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Sunnymo on April 01, 2015, 03:26:30 AM
Citizen of the world.

Particularly useful if you intend to do international slow travel during retirement.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: RyanAtTanagra on April 01, 2015, 10:59:19 AM
Sultan of Swing

or

Renegade of Funk

depending on your style
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: brooklynguy on April 02, 2015, 09:41:36 AM
Rebs, I've got a great one for you (inspired by the relatively recent duplicate avatars thread):

"brooklynguy"

Which is only fitting, given that mine's going to be:

"arebelspy"
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: BBub on April 06, 2015, 10:25:36 AM
Badass
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Johnez on April 07, 2015, 06:23:22 AM
Traveler
Imagine
Cereal Eater
Day Tripper
Figment of Your Imagination

Gotta say my favorite so far's been "Drinks well with others."
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: G-dog on April 07, 2015, 06:36:01 AM
Rebs, I've got a great one for you (inspired by the relatively recent duplicate avatars thread):

"brooklynguy"

Which is only fitting, given that mine's going to be:

"arebelspy"

Or you could each mash it up:
Brooklynspy
Arebelguy
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: TomTX on April 07, 2015, 06:14:37 PM
Illuminati
Illuminatus ;)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Cheddar Stacker on May 09, 2015, 07:55:41 PM
Time Enthusiast.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Mississippi Mudstache on May 11, 2015, 06:44:27 AM
For the currently employed:

Cubicle Occupant
Animated Cadaver
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Mr. Green on October 29, 2015, 10:15:21 AM
Sicilian, and death is on the line.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Cheddar Stacker on October 29, 2015, 10:46:13 AM
Sicilian, and death is on the line.

Well then I don't trust you.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Matumba on October 29, 2015, 11:37:55 AM
Citizen of the world.

Particularly useful if you intend to do international slow travel during retirement.
I'm stealing this one at some point
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: CheapskateWife on October 29, 2015, 03:26:33 PM
Sicilian, and death is on the line.

Well then I don't trust you.
Never get into a land war in Asia
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: G-dog on October 29, 2015, 04:10:29 PM
Sicilian, and death is on the line.

Well then I don't trust you.
Never get into a land war in Asia


This is my favorite movie!
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Dee on October 29, 2015, 06:15:18 PM
continental drifter
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: DollarBill on October 29, 2015, 08:45:52 PM
Thanks for bumping this...I was trying to search for this thread. Looking for "Alchemist"
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy on October 30, 2015, 03:37:11 AM
Thanks for bumping this...I was trying to search for this thread.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9743562/icon_lol.gif)

It makes me laugh that someone would be looking for this silly thread.

Here's some ideas off the top of my head (haven't reread this thread in a long time, but did a quick thread search, only had one duplicate I removed, and two similar ones separated below):
International Man of Mystery
Connoisseur
Fast and Furious
Minion
Explorer
Salt to Taste
Whimsical
Do Not Ingest
Lost: One Business Card.  Reward if Found.


Also these were similar to others previously posted, but slightly different so I separated them out down here:
Dry Clean Only
If Found, Please Call ____ (put phone number)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: frugalnacho on October 30, 2015, 08:24:18 AM
This thread reminds me of a mitch hedberg joke:

I got a business card, cause I wanna win some lunches. That's what my business card says: "Mitch Hedberg, Potential Lunch Winner."
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: kudy on October 30, 2015, 08:38:17 PM
I think I've decided on "Aspiring Renaissance Man" - unfortunately, I'll have to wait until retirement before they'll be useful ;)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy on October 31, 2015, 03:15:02 AM
I think I've decided on "Aspiring Renaissance Man" - unfortunately, I'll have to wait until retirement before they'll be useful ;)

Yours should be "Cloud Capturer" or something like that. 

Oh wait, that might be an actual legitimate business card.  ;)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy on October 31, 2015, 04:13:06 AM
My wife just came up with one:
May contain nuts.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Cheddar Stacker on October 31, 2015, 08:22:30 AM
My wife just came up with one:
May contain nuts.

For the men: Almond Joy
For the ladies: Mounds
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: kudy on October 31, 2015, 09:19:41 PM
Yours should be "Cloud Capturer" or something like that. 

Oh wait, that might be an actual legitimate business card.  ;)

I might need a few different ones.. I've also considered "Oat Baron"
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Threnn on November 01, 2015, 03:24:50 AM
Not the droid you are looking for.
Trapped in Card printing factory.
Man of the hour
CAPSLOCK ENTHUSIAST
Breaker of Chains
Albino in Disguise
Fabulous!
Hello, is it me you are looking for?
Slapping you in 3, 2, 1, ....
Staring at you reading this

Look at me     (then say "Now at the Card" when they do look at you)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Threnn on November 01, 2015, 03:37:04 AM
Serves two
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Rubic on November 02, 2015, 08:05:08 AM
I've enjoyed reading this thread, but in a more serious vein I actually find it useful to have "Personal Cards" (vs Business Cards -- as I still have a real business).  My personal cards have my non-work email, phone number, and street address.  I find these useful at meetups, group bike rides, etc.  When I want to engage with someone I've met for future activities, it's an easy way to break the ice without imposing any commitments on either side by handing them a personal card with my contact info.

It also helps someone remember your name and where they met you.  If they're interested in getting in touch again, they'll have a handy physical reference.  I don't print a title as I'm trying to avoid any snark or innuendo.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: teacherwithamustache on November 19, 2015, 01:16:18 PM
"As You Wish"

"Fornicate Under Consent of the King"
"Store High In Transit"

"It's a Trap"

"Funny Feeling Feeler"

"people person"
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Kris on November 19, 2015, 01:53:03 PM
Venture communist.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy on November 19, 2015, 01:57:45 PM
Venture communist.

I haven't heard that phrase before, I like it.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: frances on November 19, 2015, 03:02:45 PM
Do Not Rehire
Unemployed
Adult Man
 
I think my vote is for Free Agent though


Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Cookie78 on November 19, 2015, 03:19:38 PM
Ha!

Great ideas in here.

I've always wanted to use Adventurer or Explorer. But now I'm thinking the word Freedom needs to be in there somewhere too.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: brooklynguy on November 19, 2015, 03:32:07 PM
Distributor
(of business cards)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: oneday on November 20, 2015, 12:52:10 AM
A variation on one already posted, but humorous to me (found on a string of Christmas lights):

For indoor or outdoor use only
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Reynold on December 01, 2015, 10:03:01 AM
My father used this after he retired and sold his business,

"Service you won't believe!"
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: HipGnosis on January 08, 2016, 08:42:35 AM
I know this is old, but I'm 'stuck' in a conference call waiting for the key person...

I submit for your perusal;

metasightseeker
Empirical Philosopher
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Kitsunegari on January 08, 2016, 10:12:39 AM
I've enjoyed reading this thread, but in a more serious vein I actually find it useful to have "Personal Cards" (vs Business Cards -- as I still have a real business).  My personal cards have my non-work email, phone number, and street address.  I find these useful at meetups, group bike rides, etc.  When I want to engage with someone I've met for future activities, it's an easy way to break the ice without imposing any commitments on either side by handing them a personal card with my contact info.

It also helps someone remember your name and where they met you.  If they're interested in getting in touch again, they'll have a handy physical reference.  I don't print a title as I'm trying to avoid any snark or innuendo.

I like the idea, but I'll be cold in the ground before I hand out to semi-strangers my address.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Vertical Mode on January 08, 2016, 02:49:13 PM
Stand-Up Philosopher

(Thanks, Mel Brooks!)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: esq on January 26, 2016, 11:19:06 AM
I've always liked "Independently Filthy".
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: lizzzi on January 29, 2016, 07:16:15 AM
"Bad Grandma"
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: FIRE me on February 07, 2016, 01:20:49 PM
  a merry madman
 
  Mysterious Stranger
 
  Anomaly Review Board
 
  cloying sycophant
 
  embittered introvert
 
  deeply obscure scribbler

  stilted puppet
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Basenji on February 07, 2016, 02:31:49 PM
Oh joy, this thread got the Frankenstein treatment!

Baby Daddy
(Volunteer) FIRE Chief
Nomad
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy on February 07, 2016, 02:32:58 PM
Oh joy, this thread got the Frankenstein treatment!

Baby Daddy
FIRE Chief
Nomad

:D

Good ones.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: lizzzi on February 07, 2016, 03:08:23 PM
Owned by a dog.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Rubic on February 09, 2016, 08:01:40 AM
Just received a personal card from someone, it had name, email, and cell phone, and that's it, but it seemed to me it would be great to have another line:
We were discussing [blank to fill in]

I just scribble something on the back of my cards, e.g. "Carpool to NE Georgia in September."
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: frugalnacho on February 09, 2016, 10:14:28 AM
Just don't advertise that you're a combination analyst / therapist...

Oh no i'm not a therapist, that says the rapist.  *starts unbuttoning shirt*
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: ToeInTheWater on February 09, 2016, 10:31:25 AM
Free Beer Tomorrow

Space Cowboy  (or, of course, Gangster of Love...)
The Reaper, but don't fear me
Light House Keeper  (2 words on purpose there)
Just a Singer in a Rock and Roll Band
Lumberjack, and I'm OK
Morning DJ
Paperback Writer
Untouchable
Whistler
Champion of the World
My Life has Just Begun



Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Mr. Green on March 22, 2016, 11:01:23 AM
Benevolent Dictator for Life
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: pbkmaine on March 22, 2016, 11:19:32 AM
Polymath
Jack of Some Trades
Recidivist
Theorems
Inquiries Welcome
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: runningthroughFIRE on March 23, 2016, 01:31:41 PM
Oxygen converter
The Spanish Inquisition
[redacted]
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy on March 26, 2016, 11:24:10 PM
The Spanish Inquisition

Or Spanish Inquisitor. Though that would work better if I were Spanish.

Also pbk's Inquiries Welcome made me think of a good one:
No shirt, no shoes, no service.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: elysianfields on May 01, 2016, 08:01:58 AM
What's a guy like me doing in a place like this?
Make it so.
Budding Sociopath
Wherever I go, there I am.
Do not feed after midnight.
Keymaster
Gatekeeper
American Idiot
Actor, Team America
Your ad here [insert phone number]
Reasonable rates
No reasonable offer refused.
Destroyer of worlds
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: RecoveringCarClown on May 01, 2018, 09:42:10 PM
Kind of a necro, but a lot of good material was just not available when this thread was started.

The Top Was Indeed In
Willy-Nilly
Fake news!
Requires Two Factor Authentication
Personal Data
Financially Independent (with a picture of Jordan crying)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: expatartist on May 01, 2018, 09:57:37 PM
This thread just popped up, resurrected. Great ideas for @arebelspy !

A designer friend created a unique format for his client who was working on a proposal and trying to get the attention of a large company's CEO. Friend arranged for a small block of dry ice to be delivered with his client's business card (printed on transparent acetate) to the CEO's office. When you opened the box there was the ice smoking around the card. A dramatic way to capture a few minutes of the CEO's time.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: solon on May 02, 2018, 02:46:05 AM
[your name]
Don't call me. I'll call you.
[no phone number]
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: CheapskateWife on May 02, 2018, 09:52:35 AM
This thread just popped up, resurrected. Great ideas for @arebelspy !

A designer friend created a unique format for his client who was working on a proposal and trying to get the attention of a large company's CEO. Friend arranged for a small block of dry ice to be delivered with his client's business card (printed on transparent acetate) to the CEO's office. When you opened the box there was the ice smoking around the card. A dramatic way to capture a few minutes of the CEO's time.
This would totally get the bomb squad alerted at my place of work...but then I work in the kind of place that has one of those so perhaps we are the un-trusting kind.

It is a clever idea...
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: iris lily on May 03, 2018, 05:51:50 PM
For me:

Plays with Flowers

Dog Mom

Dilettante

Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: MarciaB on May 15, 2018, 11:14:38 AM
How about a line that doesn't talk about yourself or who you are, but suggests something that your new acquaintance might want to join you in doing:

Let's throw a potluck!

Please invite me for a bike ride some time

Want to go swimming?


Just pick the thing that you most want to start doing with new people and write a call to action around it.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Dicey on May 15, 2018, 11:33:17 AM
How about a line that doesn't talk about yourself or who you are, but suggests something that your new acquaintance might want to join you in doing:

Let's throw a potluck!

Please invite me for a bike ride some time

Want to go swimming?


Just pick the thing that you most want to start doing with new people and write a call to action around it.
Love this! The possibilities are endless, especially if you consider the inverse:

Don't call me to go to the mall.

Don't call me to eat at a fancy restaurant.

Don't call me for advice on what new sports car to buy.

No, I will not help you install the giant TV you just financed.

No, I will not attend your pretentious destination wedding.

Fun!
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: lexde on May 15, 2018, 12:13:30 PM
Reminds me of this. :-)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180515/ee10d7d0efa56821403a63cd55e8193a.jpg)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Dabnasty on May 15, 2018, 12:37:45 PM
The Spanish Inquisition

Or Spanish Inquisitor. Though that would work better if I were Spanish.

Also pbk's Inquiries Welcome made me think of a good one:
No shirt, no shoes..., no service.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: TempusFugit on May 20, 2018, 10:23:55 AM
Do not fold, spindle, or mutilate
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Loren Ver on July 25, 2018, 04:42:02 PM
DH and I are doing this, with a little inspiration from this thread!!!

His is going to be:
Gentleman Adventurer

He is currently working on definitions for both of the words, and he is moving his lifestyle to match (I get to help with suggestions).  His goal is to not be a "lay-about" once we retire next year, as his personality can slide that way if left unprompted.  This has been a fun process to watch.

Mine is going to be:
Troubadour!

I am working on learning my first instrument now.  The plan is to travel (Adventure!) and play (traveling musician).  We should make an interesting team. 

DH and I believe there should be more whimsy in the world, what we can't find we had better make!
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Dicey on July 26, 2018, 12:08:00 AM
Today I met someone who I knew to be a person of some influence. Her business card reads "Philanthropic Advisor". And she really is. The title made me think of this thread. Funny that it just popped up again the same day.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy on July 26, 2018, 08:51:00 AM
DH and I are doing this, with a little inspiration from this thread!!!

His is going to be:
Gentleman Adventurer

He is currently working on definitions for both of the words, and he is moving his lifestyle to match (I get to help with suggestions).  His goal is to not be a "lay-about" once we retire next year, as his personality can slide that way if left unprompted.  This has been a fun process to watch.

Mine is going to be:
Troubadour!

I am working on learning my first instrument now.  The plan is to travel (Adventure!) and play (traveling musician).  We should make an interesting team. 

DH and I believe there should be more whimsy in the world, what we can't find we had better make!

Yes! This makes me so happy! :D
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: oneday on July 26, 2018, 12:15:15 PM
DH and I believe there should be more whimsy in the world, what we can't find we had better make!

Oh, I love this sentiment!  Do you mind if I quote it on the best post I saw on the forum thread?

Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Loren Ver on July 26, 2018, 02:37:03 PM
DH and I believe there should be more whimsy in the world, what we can't find we had better make!

Oh, I love this sentiment!  Do you mind if I quote it on the best post I saw on the forum thread?

I would be touched and honored!

LV
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: oneday on July 26, 2018, 04:47:20 PM
DH and I believe there should be more whimsy in the world, what we can't find we had better make!

Oh, I love this sentiment!  Do you mind if I quote it on the best post I saw on the forum thread?

I would be touched and honored!


LV

Done!
https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/welcome-to-the-forum/the-best-post-i-saw-today-on-the-mr-money-mustache-forums-was/msg2084676/#msg2084676 (https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/welcome-to-the-forum/the-best-post-i-saw-today-on-the-mr-money-mustache-forums-was/msg2084676/#msg2084676)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: cerat0n1a on July 27, 2018, 05:36:05 AM
This is the best thread on the entire site!

I generally go with "dawdling flâneur"
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: TempusFugit on July 27, 2018, 07:36:43 AM
I've actually had a couple of occasions recently when I would have loved to have had a card such as this to give to someone.  Having a nice clean card handy when you'd like to give someone your contact information but not have it something as vulgar as a 'business' card would be nice. 

I think I'll have some printed. 

I, too , like the "flaneur" title.  This thread has some wonderful ideas. 
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: FactorsOf2 on July 27, 2018, 11:15:19 AM
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Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: solon on July 31, 2018, 03:43:11 PM
Aspiring Retiree

Pilgrim

Pilgrim on this Journey of Life
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: MKinVA on August 01, 2018, 03:23:06 PM
For me cause I'm a girl:

Lady of Leisure
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: cloudo on August 22, 2018, 04:24:58 PM
Professional Amateur or Amateur Professional 
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: gaja on September 18, 2018, 10:01:09 AM
Today I met someone who I knew to be a person of some influence. Her business card reads "Philanthropic Advisor". And she really is. The title made me think of this thread. Funny that it just popped up again the same day.

Love that one - I love grant writing, so that is something I aim to do after I'm FI.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: sol on January 30, 2019, 03:17:15 PM
Two new additions to this old thread...

While I was in Texas in December I stopped at a historical market about an eccentric rancher who was memorialized in iron signage as a "Gentleman of Means", which I found amusing.  His ranch was successful enough that he had disposable income to spend on establishing a public perception as a natty dresser and a facilitator of the local social scene.  I don't remember his name, but I liked his title.

Then today I saw a business card that said "Freelance Profiteer" which I think is an apt description of many people here who hold a variety of part time gigs on a rotating or seasonal basis, especially if you are paid in cash.  If you make a few bucks here and there when opportunity knocks, you can probably describe yourself as such.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Poundwise on February 01, 2019, 09:21:14 AM
Dishwasher and microwave safe.
Environmentally friendly.

I admire a friend whose business card reads:
Troublemaker
(she is)
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy on February 03, 2019, 08:31:42 AM
I love how this thread still pops up and gets great new ideas. Well done, people.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: grantmeaname on February 03, 2019, 08:40:56 AM


Two new additions to this old thread...

While I was in Texas in December I stopped at a historical market about an eccentric rancher who was memorialized in iron signage as a "Gentleman of Means", which I found amusing.  His ranch was successful enough that he had disposable income to spend on establishing a public perception as a natty dresser and a facilitator of the local social scene.  I don't remember his name, but I liked his title.

I really like shortening that to just "Of Means"
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: arebelspy on February 03, 2019, 12:33:02 PM
Two new additions to this old thread...

While I was in Texas in December I stopped at a historical market about an eccentric rancher who was memorialized in iron signage as a "Gentleman of Means", which I found amusing.  His ranch was successful enough that he had disposable income to spend on establishing a public perception as a natty dresser and a facilitator of the local social scene.  I don't remember his name, but I liked his title.

I really like shortening that to just "Of Means"

No one would buy the "Gentleman" part anyways.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: cerat0n1a on February 03, 2019, 01:04:56 PM
Then today I saw a business card that said "Freelance Profiteer" which I think is an apt description of many people here

Profiteer here in the UK has connotations of racketeer or extortionist - definitely would only be used as an insult, anyway.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: grantmeaname on February 03, 2019, 02:56:28 PM
I really like shortening that to just "Of Means"
No one would buy the "Gentleman" part anyways.
My thoughts exactly! If I don't pretend to tell the truth, you don't have to pretend to believe me!
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: dragoncar on March 18, 2019, 04:09:17 PM
https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/b2j0ze/so_i_was_handed_this_the_other_day/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
Title: Business Card Ideas
Post by: ysette9 on March 18, 2019, 08:53:09 PM
I hope this link will work. I liked

https://twitter.com/HorribleSanity/status/868555171298631680?s=20
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: ditheca on April 01, 2019, 10:56:58 PM
DH and I are doing this, with a little inspiration from this thread!!!

His is going to be:
Gentleman Adventurer

He is currently working on definitions for both of the words, and he is moving his lifestyle to match (I get to help with suggestions).  His goal is to not be a "lay-about" once we retire next year, as his personality can slide that way if left unprompted.  This has been a fun process to watch.

Mine is going to be:
Troubadour!

I am working on learning my first instrument now.  The plan is to travel (Adventure!) and play (traveling musician).  We should make an interesting team. 

DH and I believe there should be more whimsy in the world, what we can't find we had better make!

You might have just changed my life forever.  I could totally troubadour!  I can totally see myself travelling the world busking (possibly while also performing martial arts, why waste good skills!).  Too bad I'm still more than 5 years away from my target number.

I haven't used any of my professional musician talents since college, but I'm sure they'll polish up nicely.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: Bateaux on April 01, 2019, 11:58:05 PM
Bicycles, Boats and Bullshit.
Title: Re: Business Card Ideas
Post by: zolotiyeruki on April 03, 2019, 01:55:21 PM
I think I would like mine to say "Master of None"

Because I like to learn new skills, but also get bored easily.