Now my favorite birthday gifts come in the form of a Peeping Creeper at the bedroom window or talking an amateur heavyweight UFC fighter into accusing my friend Cornelius of sleeping with his girlfriend, but if you're into pranks of the candles that won't blow out and Eviltron variety, then, yes, The Joker birthday card will probably rank as your Best Prank Birthday Card Ever.
Open the elaborately scripted "Happy Birthday" cover of this seemingly simple card to reveal the heartwarming message, "Happy Birthday Forever...." Awww. Your recipient will be touched that you want to wish them eternal happy birthdays, and then feel even more warm and fuzzy when he or she realizes you spent a few extra bucks on a card that also plays a song. Two times through. Three times. Seven times. Uh...how do I stop this thing?
And just like that The Joker is wild. Once it starts playing it doesn't stop until the battery dies. Or the recipient kills it with blunt force. Like, a sledgehammer's worth, as precedent indicates The Joker is a tough little SOB. Left to its own devices, the card will continue to play for anywhere from 3 to 5 hours. Like a big fat sloppy wet kiss from the God of Nervous Breakdowns.
The prank intensifies when the card's recipient politely tries to stop the music too. Press the button again once it starts and things will get a little louder. Again? Louder. Again? The Joker has 4 built-in levels of increasing volume.
Pranksters, revenge-seekers, and all-around jerks out there looking to take the piss on a friend with the self-proclaimed Best Birthday Card Ever can pledge for a Joker on Kickstarter through April 30, 2015.