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flidBRONZE Member
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Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom

If you've ever ordered from this site you'll know what i mean, sometimes malcolm sticks a few small business cards in with your order.

When i got some the first time I thought they looked pretty, well, pretty, so i kept hold of them. They ended up in my bedside table, and have been used for a whole host of useful tasks over the past year, including squeezing zits using the sharp edges. I've been thinking of creating this thread for a while now, especially since I've found a certain someone I know carries one around with her where ever she goes in the photo holder of her wallet (sad).

Does anyone have any stories, or is this phenomenon restricted to a small section of weirdos? redface biggrin

MeleSILVER Member
A perth girl gone walkabout...
396 posts
Location: Back home in Perth WA, Australia

I've got mine pinned on a noticeboard with other photos and cards and things that i either like or want to remember or that make me, well, me! ubbrollsmile

I smile because i have no idea whats going on!! biggrin

GnorBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
5,814 posts
Location: Perth, Australia

We made jumping origami frogs from other business cards...does that count.

Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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BirdGOLD Member
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Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom

A couple of mine have become a coaster for my early morning cup of coffee! biggrin

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There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

FabergGOLD Member
1,459 posts
Location: Dublin, Ireland

there's one being used as a bookmark in one of the books on my bedside table. not sure which book though, there's usually 4 or 5 books on my bedside table at any given time.....

i found another one just the other day, between a load of other stuff (take-way/delivery food menus, bills etc) on the top of the fridge. i took it out and stuck it in the fruit basket where it now has pride of place among the mandarins biggrin

flid, i certainly hope your not calling us wierdo's spank ubbloco

My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely smile

Didn't include a business-card in mine! mad mad wink

pounceSILVER Member
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i gave some away to people who have never heard of the site biggrin i think i have one in my business card holder. a few scattered around amongst other papers

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Carpal \'Tunnel
15,414 posts
Location: United Kingdom

I tore a bit off mine and used it as roach. But I did make sure the contact details were all intact biggrin

I then gave it to someone.

I used to carry mine along with the Te Pooka one as well to give to people....then i ran i need more. Which raises the question:

Should I buy something from HOP and get a few to give out
Get a whole load sent over in an envelope to give out?


CantusSILVER Member
Tantamount to fatuity
15,965 posts
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

I've never had any.

I nicked a couple of Charkles' cards when we were staying at his house though.

Does that count?

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
" a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

pengwinoBRONZE Member
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Location: Leeds, UK

I've been carrying one around in my wallet (not in the photo bit!) with the intention of giving it to someone who needs introducing to HoP but then found I got rather attached to it being there, and doubt I will part with it now. Have used as bookmark before and gave one to Pink the other day.

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squarefishSILVER Member
(...trusty steed of the rodeo midget...)
403 posts
Location: the state of flux, Ireland

I want one!
Gimme, gimme!

wouacGOLD Member
183 posts
Location: Iceberg 319, Canada

Like all entrepid beings mine immediately left for a marvelous vacation in some tropical country with gypsies upon receiving them and i have not seen or heard from them since.... if any body has any info on there whereabouts please contact me...

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potato's.

MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Aw geez, now someone is going to start a contest and people are going to be building card houses and stuff out of their HOP business cards!

The good news is that Malcolm will make a FORTUNE!


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flidBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,136 posts
Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom

what would be really sad is if each is marked in some way, and some more rare than others, cause then we could trade them. Well, obviously I wouldn't, but some of you people might tongue

Pink...?BRONZE Member
Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
6,140 posts
Location: Over There, United Kingdom

I carry mine in my purse (not the photo section) incase i come across some spinner who doesn't know of HoP ( eek )

Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

flidBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,136 posts
Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom

do you present it as "here's my card" then? wink

kikiasaumiBRONZE Member
I know where you spin
15 posts
Location: USA

I actually have a pretty good spot to get eposure for people to be all "Oh What's that you're doing there? :o"

Both ma and my boyfriend are in college for art, and the building where practically all the art/theatre courses are has a
brick area'where the students just hang out. it's a huge open area that's meant for artist's observations, waiting for theatre shows, and you know, things in general. In short it's be enough for a couple fo epople doing tricks, and for other people to watch.

Last year we were learning diabolo in which there were at least 30 people we didn't even know ask us to explain what we were doing.

So I figure he'll be playing with his diabolo, and I'll be using that time to practice dancing with poi in general.

Oh, right the point, we're just gonna have a stack of the cards on one of the tables for people to pick up with our account info (well, we both order from my account), so we can easily direct people to the site instead of being all, "well you should go to this site and blah blah blah"

And we kinda want to make a mini art student poi troupe, so even if we don't get alot of referals, we still might reach our goals in other ways tongue2

Ah, wait I guess we can scratch this, since I JUST realized how old this thread it x _x
EDITED_BY: kikiasaumi (1264133554)

Carpal \'Tunnel
15,414 posts
Location: United Kingdom

I love mini art students. smile

They fit perfect in your pocket and you can take them round wherever you go.

DurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Epic bump

I ate all of mine.

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

willworkforfoodjnrSILVER Member
Hunting robot foxes
1,046 posts
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England (UK)

Fatty tongue2

I turned mine to a fancy suit-jacket

Working hard to be a wandering hippie layabout. Ten years down, five to go!

Fire_MooseSILVER Member
Elusive and Bearded
3,597 posts
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA

in the fire bag...prolly soaking wet at this point...ive given one out in the 2 years i've had em


Owned by Mynci!

hamamelisBRONZE Member
756 posts
Location: Bouncing off the walls., England (UK)

I don't like the new ones frown
I always kept a couple of the old style ones in my wallet for when people asked about where to get stuff from (and gave out a few), but these new big ones don't fit..

They're still OK for origami frogs though..


If that's okay with you?

MynciBRONZE Member
Macaque of all trades
8,738 posts
Location: wombling free..., United Kingdom

um roach...

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

Neon_ShaolinGOLD Member
hehe, 'Member' huhuh
6,120 posts
Location: Behind you. With Jam

See above

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Sister ElevenGOLD Member
owner of the group property
1,277 posts
Location: Seattle, WA, USA

You know, I can't think of a place to leave/distribute them that doesn't just seem tacky. Plus it's hard to convince people they need poi when they don't think they do (and clearly they do)...


SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
2,280 posts
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

I've given away one to my neighbor that was thinking of getting her grandson a pair of poi because she thought it was cool. This was way before I started with fire, around the time I learned the fountain tongue2

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

EpitomeOfNoviceGOLD Member
Putting the "FUN" in fundamental since 1981
787 posts
Location: Dover, Delaware USA

I intend on giving them to friends who show an interest who play with my sets and have them handy when I spin in the park should anyone show interest about what I'm doing.

I hope to have someone to hand one to soon!

~Rock on!~

"As the pattern gets more intricate and subtle, being swept along is no longer enough"-Waking Life

(All you RLers this is epitome_of_lame *waves hello*)

SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
2,280 posts
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

^^add that to mine

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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