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Business Card Sports

Use business cards for various competitions
 
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Every new job or reorganization brings on yet another box of 1000 business cards that I couldn't use up in a lifetime. How about a collection of sports that allowed business card holders to compete. This would make a great pastime for business travelers at airports and bored office workers. Here are some examples. Business Card (BC) Disc Golf: “Tees” marked on the floor of airports with small trash baskets on poles. Sort of an airway fairway. BC Distance, Accuracy, Height, and Maximum Time Aloft (MTA) competitions: Restricted classes where BCs must be thrown like a disc and “open” class where they can be crumpled, shaped into gliders, etc. BC Freestyle: Clever tricks like boomerang throws and BC magic (fastest distribution of BCs across a table at a business meeting) BC Engineering contests: Tallest house, sturdiest bridge, etc.

I can even imagine BC vendors making BCs with rounded edges and special stock to facilitate certain sports. I would think that lots of incentives and events would be supported by the BC vendors who stand to gain considerably.

dweeb, Jul 08 2003

On the subject of business cards. http://www.bobmerri...roducts/punches.htm
Nifty little gadget. [ty6, Oct 04 2004]

Business Card Origami... http://www.nedbatch.../text/cardcube.html
How to Make Business Card Cubes [liamdelahunty, Oct 04 2004]

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       I like this idea only if one can use five or six cards to fashion a Chinese throwing star to give the games a bit of an edge (and reduce the number of business men).
brackish, Jul 08 2003
  

       Or you could just hand out imprinted discs. The rolodex might have to change.
RayfordSteele, Jul 08 2003
  

       I like beaming business cards via Palm.
DrCurry, Jul 08 2003
  

       (goes outside, holds Palm up in the air, pointing southeast) [DrCurry]: Now.
Cedar Park, Jul 09 2003
  

       Not getting anything - try holding it lower.
DrCurry, Jul 09 2003
  

       A friend of mine has a hobby of collecting business cards that feature unusual job titles. The prize of his collection is from a temporary appointee in the International Standards Organization, in the department that runs the atomic clocks everyone synchronizes with. His title:   

       "Interim Director of Time"
krelnik, Jul 09 2003
  

       now your just making that up [krelnik]
oxen crossing, Jul 09 2003
  
      
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