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What are some good, fun, little Internet surprises? More like this, less like Goatse. Little things you can make and send to a stranger/acquaintance/friend/lover/imaginary Internet person.

Some things I use for this purpose are someecards.com and the above puri site. I'm always looking for more.

Key features:
* Free or for a nominal fee
* Surprising, inspiring, creative, fun, silly
* Not necessarily romantic

Yes, I can draw something in Paint and attach it to an e-mail, or take a picture and send it to someone, but I'm looking for something a little more unexpected. I feel like I've seen threads like this in AskMe before, but I can't find any of them!
posted by fiercecupcake to Grab Bag (11 answers total) 60 users marked this as a favorite
 
Make a bouquet for them.
posted by amethysts at 8:27 AM on September 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


pee-mail
posted by orme at 8:33 AM on September 22, 2009


I don't see why that puricute site and goatse are mutually exclusive. My mom's going to love this e-mail!
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 8:33 AM on September 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


Wrongcards? Saw it here on Meta somewhere.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 8:35 AM on September 22, 2009


Make them an animation, such as here: www.fluxtime.com.
It's a little time-consuming depending on how ambitious the animation. My ex was the very excited recipient of a birthday animation one year.
posted by messica at 8:38 AM on September 22, 2009


Bart Simpson blackboard quote generator.

CareerBuilder Monkey Mail.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 8:52 AM on September 22, 2009


Tilt shift a photo of theirs
Make a custom receipt
Create a new drug named after them
Warholize their picture
Create a personalised "For Dummies" book cover
Make a cartoon strip
Create a warning label
Letter James seems to be undergoing work, back in 9 days, definitely worth bookmarking for a future project
Create a movie
...or a street sign
posted by ceri richard at 9:35 AM on September 22, 2009 [8 favorites]


(Forgot to add the Be my anti-valentine site, not really for Valentine's day but needs a certain sense of humour.)
posted by ceri richard at 9:39 AM on September 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


This movie-greeting creator is one of my favorites of all time - arrange some clips from old movies, choose the music, and enter wacky subtitles. (I have some from 2006 in my inbox that still crack me up.)
posted by Metroid Baby at 10:08 AM on September 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


Send a voodoo doll

pinstruck

And goatse sure was surprising and um..creative.

It defiantely wasn't inspiring. :)
posted by stormpooper at 11:11 AM on September 22, 2009


Yearbook yourself. And everyone you know. I don't know how to link.
www.yearbookyourself.com
posted by faintly macabre at 9:36 PM on September 26, 2009


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