One guy is learning what happens when your business card does too good a job of putting your name out there. Kyle, a 23-year- old from Connecticut (who declined to give his last name) made the business card pictured above, which makes clever use of the lyrics from the crazy-catchy Carly Rae Jepsen hit "Call Me Maybe", as a sort of pickup prop.
Thursday night, he gave it to a woman who took a picture (we added the redaction) and posted it on Facebook. (Some women, apparently, have a penchant for sending their dates viral.) From there, it made its way around the Web. We spotted it when Fuse TV tweeted out the photo, writing, "Retweet if this business card makes you want to call this random man." As "Call Me Maybe" fans, we loved the idea, and wondered just how much spam this viral business card is getting Kyle. So we did what anyone would do: we spammed him. Fortunately, Kyle was happy to chat with us. Here's a Q&A (condensed and edited a bit):
The Atlantic Wire: Where'd the idea for the card come from?
Kyle: I confess I have a guilty pleasure for that song and I was listening to the lyrics and I was like, this would be a good pick up line. I told it to my buddies and they were like, you should get a business card. I gave it to a girl last night and within 14 hours like 500,000* people have viewed this thing.