There's a fledging company with an outrageously unusual product coming to market.
It's business cards...made out of beef jerky.
I think it's hysterical and could be a hit. I may also be insane.
MeatCards laser your personal information onto a piece of beef jerky. But you can't eat it. Yet. More on that in a minute.
Chris Thompson is helping to launch the company. He's a graphics manager for a Pennsylvania promotional company. "They don't treat me well, but they have a laser," he says, joking, kinda.
Thompson is friends with three web designers: John Young (maker of the Nerd Merit Badges), Will Ronco, and Randy Schmidt. Last April, the three were chatting online as Schmidt asked for a website to print business cards. Then Ronco starting musing about "sweet" business cards, and Schmidt had a brainstorm--"OMG EDIBLE BUSINESS CARDS!" After Ronco suggested something meaty like jerky, Young screamed in all caps: "BEEF JERKY!!!!!!" Young brought Chris Thompson into the mix, and he immediately made a prototype. They had a website and business plan in 24 hours.