Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Hey Nerd, want to send an authentic romantic MIT epostcard to your sweetie for Valentine’s Day?

The MIT Alumni Association held a valentine writing contest last year.  “Submissions were judged on creativity, originality, humor, and a connection to MIT. After a week’s worth of entries, ranging from original poetry to mathematical equations, the Academy of Valentine’s Day Arts & Sciences is happy to announce two winners: John Springsteen in the “scientific” category and Brandy in the “romantic” category. You can find the cards here, ready to send.”

Life and love often being unjust, we were runner up. What was our entry?

Will you be my Valentine
At 2.14159?
- George

To understand our card, you must first understand that one of the high holy holidays at MIT is Pi day, 3.14159, celebrated each year on March 14 at 1:59 PM.  By our calculation, Valentine’s Day should be celebrated on Feb. 14 at 1:59 PM, or 2.14159. Kabish?  Capiche?

Fortunately, Punchbowl, an eCoast Angels backed company, will allow you to personalize and send free eCards, including valentine cards.  You can find our eCard here, conveying a sentiment specially aimed toward you. Use this card as a template to design one of your own.

If you choose to enclose a gift with your eCard, remember  the advice of Ogden Nash: “Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker.” Or view Gene Wilder’s version in “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.”

Late Breaking News.  Over at Punchbowl, CEO Matt Douglas asked his content team to whip up a design based on our slogan.  "You ask, we deliver," Matt says. "Share this card with your friends today! Fully editable, and ready for sending."


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