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There simply aren’t enough cards for Canada Day. Now that dearth is one card smaller, if you follow me. (Note: the final joke in this video is a reference to the TV show “Look Around You,” which I learned about from the “Extra Hot Great” podcast, two of whose hosts–Tara Ariano and David T. Cole–are name-checked in this episode. So it all makes sense in context.)
Special for Memorial Day, here’s a VERY early GCE from 2009, about what to say to troops who are about to deploy…starring my friend Kristen Rouse, who was then about to deploy. Nowadays she’s a regular commentator on war-related issues (on NPR and in the Times and such places), and she blogs at http://trueboots.wordpress.com/ Thanks for your service, Kristen!
Most “Thinking of You” cards in actual cards stores are necessarily bland and vague. But what if you were allowed to be SPECIFIC with your compliments? Dedicated to Dave’s friends Lisa Nikolidakis and Ophira Eisenberg.
It’s Mothers Day! But what if your mom is a horrible, horrible person? There’s actually a way around that, and this episode shows you how.
Sorry for the delay! My car died, so I suddenly had to mail things, buy tickets, make plans, fly from Tallahassee back to Tucson, buy a car, register the car, arrange to receive packages, finish a major side project, and then (big surprise) I got sick. So now, after a week (or so) delay, here is part two of the “Can’t Have Sex” card series — this time for cards FROM a partner who wants to be supportive when their main squeeze is sexually indisposed for a while. Hope these help someone!
New Greeting Card Emergency! For when you’re in a long-term relationship but can’t have sex for a while. Three cards! All helpful!
Thanks for all the love my last post got. Still no word on who the bus driver was, but I’m very grateful that the video has been making the rounds.
And now, without further ado, an extremely short GCE for Tax Day. Enjoy!
My story about the kind bus driver in Chapel Hill seems to have struck a nerve, and this piece about my Greeting Card Emergency is now running on WUNC, the public radio station for Chapel Hill and environs. I’ll let y’all know if we find out any more details.
This is long, but it’s my favorite story out of anything that’s happened to me in the last five years. The episode answers a simple question: What do you do when a simple “thank you” doesn’t seem like enough? When you can literally never repay a kindness? Enjoy.