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5th Aug '16 9:28:15 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Most of the characters in ''Film/AmericanPsycho'' have very nice business cards, and are quite devoted to them. More so in the film than the book. They each only carry the one business card in their card holders, which makes their use of the card holders at all even more conspicuous.

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* Most of the characters in ''Film/AmericanPsycho'' have very nice ''Film/AmericanPsycho'': Patrick Bateman and his fellow yuppies treat their business cards, and are quite devoted to them. More so in the film than the book. They cards with [[SeriousBusiness ludicrous gravity]]. In one scene, they take turns one-upping each only carry the one other's business card in their card holders, which makes their use cards. In spite of the fact that their cards all look almost identical, the yuppies pore over the minute differences in font and card holders at all even more conspicuous.stock with reverence. When Bateman's card gets bested by another yuppy, he nearly has a breakdown and resolves to kill the man.



* Common in SherlockHolmes stories (as it was common in RealLife in that period). For example, Charles Augustus Milverton leaves his calling card.

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* Common in SherlockHolmes stories (as it was common in RealLife in that period). For example, stories, appropriately enough for the Victorian setting.
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Charles Augustus Milverton leaves his calling card.
5th Aug '16 9:21:50 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* In Japan, people often exchange business cards when they first meet. This is because of how the Japanese language is structured--a name could be written using several different characters. Without seeing it written, it's difficult to know how to write someone's name.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCKjctTWIsw Which led to this...]]
*** When not shunning the person you are receiving the card from; take with both hands, read, put in card carrier or wallet.
** Also featured in the "Taiyo ga Moete Iru" stage of ''OsuTatakaeOuendan'', where the giant mouse monster offers his card to try and distract heroic {{Salaryman}} Ichirou. If you fail that part of the stage, Ichirou falls for it and gets sucker-punched; if you succeed, he doesn't buy it and punches out the mouse.
* As noted above for SherlockHolmes, it was very fashionable during the Victorian era to have printed cards with your name and title. Setting up a social visit required a rather elaborate two-step-shuffle where you would go to the other person's door and leave your card; then, if the other person wanted to see you, he (or more likely his servant) would come to your house and leave his card, and only then can you write to set up the actual meeting. Laura Ingalls Wilder described in her books how upon being introduced to her future husband Almanzo Wilder, they exchanged cards.

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* In Japan, people exchanging business cards is SeriousBusiness. There's a fairly specific etiquette for receiving a business card. One must take with both hands, make a show of reading it in front of the person, and then put it in card carrier or wallet. People often exchange business cards when they first meet. This is because of how the Japanese language is structured--a structured. A name could be written using several different characters. Without seeing it written, it's difficult to know how to write someone's name.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCKjctTWIsw Which led to this...]]
*** When not shunning the person you are receiving the card from; take with both hands, read, put in card carrier or wallet.
** Also featured in the "Taiyo ga Moete Iru" stage of ''OsuTatakaeOuendan'', where the giant mouse monster offers his card to try and distract heroic {{Salaryman}} Ichirou. If you fail that part of the stage, Ichirou falls for it and gets sucker-punched; if you succeed, he doesn't buy it and punches out the mouse.
* As noted above for SherlockHolmes, it It was very fashionable during the Victorian era to have printed cards with your name and title. Setting up a social visit required a rather elaborate two-step-shuffle where you would go to the other person's door and leave your card; then, if the other person wanted to see you, he (or more likely his servant) would come to your house and leave his card, and only then can you write to set up the actual meeting. Laura Ingalls Wilder described in her books how upon being introduced to her future husband Almanzo Wilder, they exchanged cards.
5th Aug '16 8:59:42 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Same with God from ''Film/BruceAlmighty''.
* Apparently, deities from the LowestCosmicDenominator like this one, because [[{{Satan}} the Devil]] in the remake of ''Film/{{Bedazzled 2000}}'' gives Elliot the card as an attempt to convince him that she is, in fact, the Princess of Darkness. Similarly to the ''Oh God'' example, the card simply says "The Devil."
** You'd think she'd put something on the card, like the fact that she has offices in Hell, Purgatory, and [[PlaceWorseThanDeath Los Angeles]].

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** Same with God from ''Film/BruceAlmighty''.
* ''Film/BruceAlmighty'': God's business card says "God."
* Apparently, deities from the LowestCosmicDenominator like this one, because [[{{Satan}} the Devil]] in the remake of ''Film/{{Bedazzled 2000}}'' gives Elliot the card as an attempt to convince him that she is, in fact, the Princess of Darkness. Similarly to the ''Oh God'' example, the The card simply says "The Devil."
** You'd think she'd put something on the card, like the fact that she has offices in Hell, Purgatory, and [[PlaceWorseThanDeath Los Angeles]].
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5th Aug '16 8:17:27 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/MeanGirls'': '''Kevin Gnapoor: Math Enthusiast/ {{Badass}} MC'''

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* ''Film/MeanGirls'': '''Kevin "Kevin Gnapoor: Math Enthusiast/ {{Badass}} MC'''MC"



* In ''Film/CastADeadlySpell'' Lovecraft gives a butler his card but it turns out to be the wrong one (the one his witch landlady gave him earlier). He then pulls out and gives his real card.

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* In ''Film/CastADeadlySpell'' Lovecraft gives a butler introduces himself by handing people his card card, but it turns out to be he keeps mistakenly handing over the wrong one (the one business cards of his witch landlady gave him earlier). He then pulls out and gives his real card.landlady's dance class.
4th Aug '16 3:41:23 PM Narsil
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* [[Film/TheDarkKnight "So, why don't you give me a call when you wanna start taking this a little more seriously? Here's...my...card."]] It's a Joker [[VisualPun from a deck of playing cards]].

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* [[Film/TheDarkKnight ''Film/TheDarkKnight:'' After the Joker faces down a room full of gangsters, he finishes with "So, why don't you give me a call when you wanna start taking this a little more seriously? Here's...my...card."]] " It's a Joker [[VisualPun from a deck of playing cards]].
29th Jul '16 9:22:10 PM lavendermintrose
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* Early in ''Manga/BlackButler'', William T. Spears of the [[{{Psychopomp}} Grim Reaper]] [[CelestialBureaucracy Staffing Association]] gives Sebastian his card after coming to collect an unruly coworker [[spoiler: (the infamous Grell, a.k.a. Jack the Ripper)]].
13th Jul '16 10:31:46 AM JackG
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* ''Series/AgentCarter''. [[BattleButler Jarvis]] leaves his card with Peggy Carter, who tears it up in a fit of anger after she realises how Jarvis and Howard Stark have lied to and manipulated her.
24th Jun '16 5:32:16 PM nombretomado
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* ''TinyToonAdventures'':

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* ''TinyToonAdventures'':''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'':
18th Jun '16 7:38:25 AM Morgenthaler
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See also CallingCard and MembershipToken.

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See also Compare CallingCard and MembershipToken.MembershipToken. See also VerbalBusinessCard.
18th Jun '16 7:36:38 AM Morgenthaler
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