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Wednesday, February 7, 2001

I Choo-Choo-Choose You!Are you a Simpsons fan? Are you dating one?
My Snookums is a big fan of the show, and I reeeeally wanted to get him a "I Choo-Choo-Choose You" card for Valentine's Day. (Lisa gave one to Ralph Wiggum in a memorable episode.) Unfortunately I couldn't find one anywhere on the Net, let alone a frame grab so I could draw my own. Frustrated, I posted a plea for help on alt.tv.simpsons. Lo and behold, somebody came through! So I took the frame, enlarged it, straightened it out, and set to work cleaning it up. I even removed Ralph's chubby fingers. Click on the link to see the result! It fits on a normal sheet of paper, and I figured I'd have Kinko's print it on a big sheet of nice stock so I could fold it over into a card. Feel free to print it out and give it to your honey, but if you post it on your site please toss a link back my way.
 
IMPORTANT NOTICE! Despite my asking them not to, people have repeatedly been stealing my bandwidth and placing this image directly on their sites. Let me explain. I have no problem whatsoever with you making a link like this: <a href="http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/388">. In fact, thanks for that! That's great. I also have no problem with you right-clicking on the image, saving it to your hard drive, uploading it to your own web space, and embedding it in your web page. Fine with me. What I do have a problem with is this: <img src="http://www.web-goddess.org/img/blog/valentine1.jpg">. When you do that, I have to pay for the extra bandwidth. This is theft. I'm sorry to be so harsh, but this is the third time I've asked people to stop and they're still doing it. I've changed the name of the image several times now and it doesn't appear to dissuade them. If it doesn't stop, I'll seriously consider taking the image down permanently.

Geez, you try and do something nice for the Internet...

FURTHER UPDATE: People are still being assholes. The big image is now being provided as a zip file, which means they can't source it directly. You're still welcome to use it on your site as long as you save it to your own server. Thanks!

 
Comments
 
You are cooll!!!!! yay! I was also looking for this particular card. sweeet! Thank you so much! :)
» Matt » 2003-01-25 14:27:19
 
Glad I could help!
» Kris [www] » 2003-01-25 18:24:24
 
THANK YOU!!!! I've been searching all night!!!! My man will be so happy!

You rock!
» Anonymous » 2003-01-28 12:17:19
 
By the way, Walgreens pharmacy is selling a small heart-shaped box of chocolates with a pic of a train that says "Choo Choo Choose Me"...I gave one to my boyfriend because he loves the Simpsons too.
» Anonymous » 2003-02-01 08:05:30
 
That's great! I've seen other "I Choo Choo Choose You" designs, but mine's the only one directly from the episode. I'm glad everybody likes it!
» Kris [www] » 2003-02-01 09:08:30
 
That's great! I've seen other "I Choo Choo Choose You" designs, but mine's the only one directly from the episode. I'm glad everybody likes it!
» Kris [www] » 2003-02-01 09:09:52
 
Jap jap jap jap jap!

Lechtz! I'm so glad I found this card!

Thanx sooooo much!

ay caramba
» Honnegonkel » 2003-02-04 23:09:12
 
Uh, thanks, I think! :)
» Kris [www] » 2003-02-04 23:35:39
 
Thanks that gr8,my boyfriends not gonna be so pleased!
» Anonymous » 2003-02-05 08:48:24
 
This *absolutely* rocks! You did an incredible job cleaning up the card. Why oh why does FOX keep selling Simpsons crap and not put things like these on the market?
» Jim [www] » 2003-02-06 01:10:06
 
:O

thank you so much! I've been looking all over to find this- finally searching "choo choo choose" worked! thank you! :D


» Diane [www] » 2003-02-06 07:34:58
 
"You've made me the happiest girl in the world..." says Lisa, and me!!
» Anonymous » 2003-02-07 03:31:31
 
Wow... I'm feeling the Simpsons love!
» Kris [www] » 2003-02-07 08:27:31
 
Unbelieveable. This card is totally sweet. It makes me feel better to know that I am not the only HUGE Simpsons dork out there...
» Anonymous » 2003-02-08 06:08:50
 
thanks a whole bunch, you dont know hard its been for me to try and find this design... hopefully it will make my boyfriends day on the 14th of feb... he loves the simpsons and especially that valentines episode... we're always quoting from it, i'm finally going to be one up on him with this card
» Anonymous » 2003-02-08 11:17:24
 
yes
» p » 2003-02-08 12:03:14
 
I did not think I would find this anywhere! THANKYOU! My boyf will love it! ah the wonders of the internet...
» Anonymous » 2003-02-08 20:38:05
 
awwww u rock dude!! this came up as the second hit on metacrawler and i thort i'd be here all day, thanks buddy, now i just gotta get myself a printer...
» KandiS » 2003-02-09 15:01:46
 
Wow, I'm getting so much more traffic this year than the last two... Did they just rerun this episode or something??
» Kris [www] » 2003-02-09 16:07:39
 
Thanks so much! I've been trying to find this card for my "friend" and he bet me I wouldnt find it! THANKS SO MUCH!
» Anonymous » 2003-02-10 07:36:36
 
I feel the same as all the others. I never thought i would find the actual image. My boy will be psyched! you're a much more dedicated girlfriend then I am. thanks!
» Anonymous » 2003-02-10 14:06:31
 
I am earning some serious good Valentine's Day karma here... I'll be coasting on this for years! :)
» Kris [www] » 2003-02-10 23:51:06
 
YES!!! Thanks so much - from someone else who likes...stuff.
» Anonymous » 2003-02-11 08:20:02
 
You are responsible for starting a relationship!!
» Anonymous » 2003-02-11 09:14:33
 
You're the 6th result in my google search for an image of the "choo-choo-choose" card. I thought I might create my own as a last resort, but here you are, made it just like the card Lisa gave Ralph. I'm going to print it and give it to all my friends this year. You are the best! Thank you, you've got great skills. :)
» Erma [www] » 2003-02-11 13:44:43
 
Thank you so much. After many google searches I finally found this infamous "choo-choo-choose you" card. All your time and effort is much appreciated.
» Anonymous » 2003-02-11 13:55:07
 
Awww, thanks everyone!
» Kris [www] » 2003-02-11 22:59:17
 
AWESOME - You just made it sooo easy!!! YIPPEE YAY!! Thank you Thank you Thank you. This is going to score some major points with my sweetie...:):)
» Anonymous » 2003-02-12 05:36:21
 
Incredible! My friend and I were just singing the monorail song yesterday, so this card is perfect!
» John » 2003-02-12 05:49:11
 
This was so great--the perfect card for a Simpsons fan. Thanks a lot!
» Anonymous » 2003-02-12 06:22:03
 
You Rock! Thanks
» Anonymous » 2003-02-12 10:33:04
 
Oh my gosh! I was just recently talking to a friend about this card Ralph got and so I went to search for it. After tedious searches, I FINALLY came across this site. YOU ROCK!
» Katey » 2003-02-12 13:27:27
 
THANK YOU very much. ;)
» Anonymous » 2003-02-12 18:01:30
 
amazing how many people have been looking for this card as well... thank you!
» Anonymous » 2003-02-12 18:03:10
 
this freakin' rocks!! Thank you!!!!!
» Heather » 2003-02-13 02:33:56
 
THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU!!!

She'll get a big hoot out of this one!
» "Ralph" » 2003-02-13 02:47:17
 
I have also been seeking this card....thx!!!
» Anonymous » 2003-02-13 03:42:54
 
I gave this to my love (a little early as I had to send it in the post as we live so far apart & wanted to make sure it got there on time). She opened it in front of two of her friends who are fans of the show and they said it was so sweet they wanted to cry! Awww. Thanks very much!
» Robert » 2003-02-13 07:45:04
 
you rock like kent brockman in a bikini.
» evangeline » 2003-02-13 11:30:39
 
That is quite possibly the best compliment I've ever gotten in my life. :)
» Kris [www] » 2003-02-13 11:52:13
 
I actually gave my girlfriend a Pink convertable Barbie car for Christmas with a sign in the front saying "Look in the tunk." and in the tRunk, were tickets to a concert. :-) So this will be perfect for Valentines day. THANK YOU HEAPS!!!
» Jezz » 2003-02-14 08:54:42
 
Thanks for putting in the effort so the rest of us can enjoy such a kick ass card!!! happy valentines day everyone!


» Justine » 2003-02-14 17:18:09
 
Web Goddess, you saved my day with the simpsons valentine's card :)
» Psyence » 2003-02-15 02:39:15
 
OH MY GOD. I was looking for the same exact thing you were this year, planning on cleaning it up as best I could. I just started a relationship this week with a really terrific guy, who I seduced successfully with spot-on Ralph imitations, (this being amongst our favorite, what with Black Friday coming up and all). I feel like I'm in a Peanuts episode and I've just found out that the Great Pumpkin exists, only in the form of a Valentine's Day web heroine. And I've directed my other friend to your site, since he is having the worst V. Day in years. A Ralph Wiggum card did the trick, and made him laugh out loud for the first time in days. (FOX is extremely stupid for not marketing this. I absolutely agree. But finding it this way makes it special and cool.) Had it backstage at the show I'm in and EVERYONE wanted to know where I got it. Ralph is an unofficial mascot for us, and we try to work in "Tastes like burning" anywhere we can.

Web Goddess, you absolutely rock for posting this so selflessly for others to download, and probably saved a bunch of Valentine's Days for many, many people. You've probably saved someone's life, who knows.

If there is any cosmic justice, your positive Valentine's Day karma will keep you happy & loved for years and years.

Can't thank you enough. Well played. Happy Valentine's Day!!
» desert girl [www] » 2003-02-15 04:10:40
 
oops wrong website address above. Pesky fingers. Pesky keyboard.
» desert girl [www] » 2003-02-15 04:22:44
 
yay! i got this for all the people that love the simpsons today. They were so happy.
» beaner dude » 2003-02-15 11:31:36
 
I can't believe how many folks are finding this. I hope all of you had a great V-Day!
» Kris [www] » 2003-02-15 12:38:58
 
Thanks so much for making the Valentine's card available. I've been looking since the beginning of the year for this and now I've come across it, rather late -- er, rather early for next year for my girlfriend, Lisa. It's hard to believe but the names are right. Thanks again!
» Anonymous » 2003-07-05 05:48:35
 
I was looking for this for soooo long. THANK YOU so much. My girl will absolutely love this. She does the best ralph impersonation EVER!
» Jesse » 2004-01-05 07:45:51
 
best idea EVER. ^_^
» Kristine Bean » 2004-01-12 08:16:16
 
thank you so much this is going to a be a crack up this year haha
» Greg » 2004-01-16 15:56:13
 
Thank you much I have been looking all over for the card. This has been great thanks.
» Audrey » 2004-01-22 02:18:33
 
omg thx so much for the pic...been lookin for it everywhere! hopefully i can enlarge it and have it print it on a shirt ....dat would make the perfect valentine present, don't u think? :) u made my day ~
» Anonymous » 2004-01-25 07:02:50
 
geez, looks like i'm nowhere near original in thinking of using the valentine card this year! oh well! good stuff posting it! sucks to hear about your bandwidth problem! happy early valentine's day!
» jayj [www] » 2004-01-26 05:43:51
 
sorry some people suck and still your bandwith, but thanks for posting the card, it is the exact card I was looking for this year
» Tim » 2004-01-27 18:45:22
 
Sing it with me now: "This is the post that never ends..."

;)
» Moire » 2004-01-28 00:01:03
 
Yep, three years later and still chugging!
» Kris [www] » 2004-01-28 10:37:27
 
This is awesome! I've been searching the web and I finally found it here. It looks awesome, thanks for allowing us to use it.
» Marie » 2004-02-03 12:58:05
 
I suddenly feel very unorginal.

But I am still very happy that you found the image and worked with it. I was afraid I would have to draw it myself.
» Anonymous » 2004-02-04 04:02:49
 
I gave this card to my boyfriend after we had been dating for just 10 days. He's such a huge fan of the Simpsons and he said it was the best thing anyone had ever done for him as it was so personally and considerate. Thanks for making it available to me!
» Laila » 2004-02-04 08:58:13
 
thank you, you are awesome, i hope this will make her smile.
» Anonymous » 2004-02-05 13:41:06
 
Glad to be of help to so many folks... And now I'm going to be completely crass and throw out a link to my Amazon wishlist in case any of you get lucky and feel especially generous. :)
» Kris [www] » 2004-02-05 14:28:16
 
Hey gurl, I read all your comments. The praise for you are all true. You kick ass. My bf and I were talking about the Simpsons Episode where Lisa gives Ralph the Choo Choo Choose you Valentine's day card. He was joking to me about that before,so I decided to search for the card. And when I searched for the card, I found your site. Thanks so much. He'll just be ecstatic. Take care and Have a Happy Valentine's Day! *hugz*
» SweetCutie » 2004-02-05 18:15:14
 
Thankyou for the card!! Sorry that people have been stealing your bandwidth. That sucks. But, my girlfriend will absolutely love this. She LOVES the Simpsons.

Thanks again :)
» Alan » 2004-02-08 11:00:57
 
You could zip the card.. That way no one could create a direct image link... Also you could use some http-referer-checking method with PHP or whatever language suits you best.
» Anonymous » 2004-02-09 02:09:26
 
Thank You! You Rock!
» bt [www] » 2004-02-09 06:17:40
 
Actually they're linking the thumbnail as often as they link the big one, so even if I zipped the big one they'd still do it. I've been doing referer checking for some time now (which is how I know who's doing it). For most folks, I substitute in an "I steal images. I'm an ASSHOLE." gif, but if there's contact information I try to get them to take it down.
» Kris [www] » 2004-02-09 07:27:52
 
Awesome Job. What did you put on the inside of the card?

Im giving this to a friend of mine, a girl, so what should I put on the inside?

Thanks.
» James » 2004-02-09 07:35:48
 
Thank you!!!!!
» Anonymous » 2004-02-09 09:30:08
 
Thanks Kris for the card. I managed to find a screencap of the Let's Bee Friends card and cleaned it up in Photoshop. You can download it here http://people.ucsc.edu/~newtond/pictures/bee.jpg
» Newton » 2004-02-09 20:40:00
 
Awesome! Well done, Newton.
» Kris [www] » 2004-02-10 07:26:27
 
you are a legend!!! was searching for this card!!!!!! You've made my valentines!!!! woohoo!!
» Anonymous » 2004-02-10 14:09:13
 
you fucking legend! thats the best card ever cheers mate. you dont understand how much i crave the simpsons
» lel (australia) » 2004-02-10 23:01:11
 
If you change the link, in the actual links you've put above, people will probably stop using that link to link to the image.
» Anonymous » 2004-02-11 01:55:33
 
Man - thanx a lot...!! My girlfriend will love it! ;-)

Greezz from AUSTRIA (not Australia)
» aLeX » 2004-02-11 04:12:52
 
Awesome! Do you have the other valentine's card "Let's BEE Friends" from the same episode?? I've been searching for this particular one as well. But I'm super happy with the CHOO-CHOO CHOOSE ME.
» Anonymous » 2004-02-11 10:07:45
 
Read up about half a dozen comments...
» Kris [www] » 2004-02-11 10:17:50
 
your the best. I have looked everywhere for that card for this one girl i like, so that i could give it to her for valentine's day
» chunkieluver » 2004-02-11 18:10:14
 
This is great! I thought I was going to have to try and remake the valentine myself, but luckily I found your site via google.

Thanks!
» George Sharp » 2004-02-13 08:55:31
 
hey will someone please help me figure out how to down load this and print it i am a little bit computer illiturate thanks
» anthony » 2004-02-13 09:10:11
 
Amen to everything above - I have been looking for a nice saveable/sendable version of this for several years (I'm a photoshop IDIOT!) Thank you sooo much - you are the bestest - I'll be checking out your amazon list too!!
» katie » 2004-02-13 09:17:56
 
I went looking for card on a whim, never thinking I'd ever actually find a useable image. Great work!
» Karl [www] » 2004-02-13 09:31:07
 
Anthony - I'm guessing you're on Windows... Just click on the thumbnail image up above. You'll get a popup asking you what you want to do with the file. Click the "Save to disk" option and then select somewhere on your hard drive to save it (the desktop is easiest). Once it's done downloading, minimize your browser and go find the file you just downloaded. If you double-click on it, it should unzip and you'll have a jpeg that you can open up and print. (Sorry it's so complicated, but when I made it easy people kept stealing it.)
» Kris [www] » 2004-02-13 10:30:31
 
you just made my life (and Valentine's planning) so much easier dude, you rock!
» Anonymous » 2004-02-13 11:26:31
 
lol!!! Excellent, as others mentioned, I didn't think there was any chance I would find this card on the web!!!

You are da bombbbbb

thnx a ton.....she's going to love it!!!
» Anonymous » 2004-02-14 03:47:41
 
Thx so much for the nice choo-choose you card...my girlfriend will love it!
» Anonymous » 2004-02-14 06:35:02
 
ohmigod you rock!!! i've had a dilly of a pickle of a time finding this card! thank you for making me look extra cool on valentine's day!
» Anonymous » 2004-02-14 12:19:10
 
G'day, thanks for this mate!
» Sally » 2004-02-14 14:03:55
 
sorry about the jerks, thanks for posting the file, my girl is in a far away land and tihs is just what I needed for her!
» Anonymous » 2004-02-14 19:29:04
 
Sweeeeeet! This is the only thing that my girlfriend wants from me, (except for the expensive engagement ring). Thanks to you I can give her both tonight. You rule! Simpsons rock!
» Paul » 2004-02-15 00:54:42
 
INcredible! You are wicked!! I was looking all over for this!
» Anthony » 2004-02-15 02:06:38
 
Woohoo! Awesome copy of this card! Just what I was looking for, thanks a ton.
» Matt » 2004-02-15 05:10:37
 
Thank you! Good on you.
» Anonymous » 2004-02-15 06:12:14
 
ok, i'll have to echo all of the praise from the people here, I never imagined it would be this difficult to find this! Here's a challenge... anyone have the audio clip of Ralph saying this? or the video clip?? (preferably just the line, not the whole episode) ... and ... go!
» bungle » 2004-02-17 05:58:36
 
woah you freaking own. Good job!!!!
» Star [www] » 2004-06-15 16:55:32
 
THANKS SOOO MUCH for this! I set to work in photoshop just last night trying to make one for my honey for Valentine's Day this year. Looks like you beat me to it.
» Anonymous » 2005-01-12 05:00:57
 
You rock! I was thinking how funny it would be to give this to my husband. He's going to love it!
» Nat » 2005-01-29 06:53:58
 
legend! i was after the "bee friends one" so thanks mate for that, ive been looking on the web for an hour haha. woooh go ralph
» Alice » 2005-01-30 04:35:05
 
Thanks SO MUCH!!!
» JJ » 2005-02-02 19:54:28
 
This is great! Now all you have to make are the candy hearts with crude off-color sentiments. :-)
» Anonymous » 2005-02-03 12:52:58
 
Absolute hero, thank you. Happy girlfriend = easy life.
» Anonymous » 2005-02-05 04:54:18
 
For the last comment.. try: http://www.despair.com/bittersweets.html not the same as the show but similar idea.
» Anonymous » 2005-02-06 07:07:00
 
Thanks so much! My girlfriend and I are huge Simpsons fans, and I know she'll love this!
» Eric » 2005-02-10 01:32:21
 
hmmm, interesting that their seems to be a swell of interest in this post in the first few months of each year... seriously, though, thanks. stupid macos won't let me take a screen shot when a dvd is playing...
» josh » 2005-02-12 04:24:23
 
I just wanted to say a quick thank you. A lot of people out there would appreciate this card - I know my boy will. Cheers and Happy Valentines!
» Shannon » 2005-02-14 08:29:33
 
Thanks, everybody! Glad to help.
» Kris [www] » 2005-02-14 13:00:15
 
Thankx alot ... this is my first boyfriend and He'll luv this cause i luvv him --- we watched the simpsons dvd present he got on his b-day( i can c lots of thank u's for bout' 2 years of posting this--- WOW!)
» Anonymous » 2005-11-03 08:12:21
 
Just don't make one with Troy McLure. Eeew.
» Anonymous » 2006-01-10 09:36:38
 
You are so awesome for doing this....My valentines is going to love this card. Thanks to you! Happy Valentines....
» Jessica » 2006-02-02 10:57:20
 
Thanks so much for posting this! My Valentine is a HUGE Simpsons fan and I had been joking about getting him this card. He's going to flip when I actually give it to him!
» KT » 2006-02-14 01:53:32
 
thanks so much for tracking this down, my valentine will be blown away he was joking around saying it to me just last week so when i give him this card he's gonna go nuts! thanks!!
» Anonymous » 2008-02-11 21:45:27
 
Thanks so much for putting the work into this. My boyfriend's gonna love it!
» Anonymous » 2008-02-15 02:46:20
 
bandwidth theft is theft people, so is posting copyrighted material...
» Justin Cider » 2009-02-12 08:01:29
 
"Justin", this Valentine has been up on the net for EIGHT YEARS and no one has complained about a copyright violation. There are also alternate versions available all over the place. I don't think the Simpsons artists are too worried about it.
» Kris [www] » 2009-02-12 09:32:56
 
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