In response to the US military's now infamous "Iraq's Most Wanted" deck of playing cards, there has been an outbreak of 'card deck mania'. Here's a sampling of recent offerings. 1. Greenpeace Nuclear Playing Cards <http://act.greenpeace.org/col/get?i=770&sk=std2&la=en> Play Nuclear Solitaire Game [Flash] <http://archive.greenpeace.org/cards/game.html> "Blair is ace of diamonds on Greenpeace cards" <http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_775938.html> 2. Operation: Hidden Agenda <http://www.operationhiddenagenda.com/> "Teacher sells Hidden Agenda cards" <http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2003/07/15/136367-ap.html> 3. 'America's Least Wanted' Deck <http://tvnewslies.org/html/the_loaded_deck.html> 4. War Profiteers Card Deck <http://www.warprofiteers.com/> 5. Bush Regime Playing Cards <http://www.rasken.kajen.com/USD/The_US_Deck.html> 6. The Deck of Weasels <http://www.newsmaxstore.com/nms/showdetl.cfm?&DID=6&Product_ID=1304&af_id=38> "Weasel words" <http://www.guardian.co.uk/online/news/0,12597,957683,00.html> The unrighteous Right strikes back 7. California Governor Candidate Deck of Cards <http://www.brokennewz.com/reports/govcards/index.asp> 8. The Stacked Deck - Corporate America's Least Wanted <http://www.thestackeddeck.com/> 9. "52 cards weed out Australia's 'most wanted'" <http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s922685.htm> For information on the history of playing cards and examples of more traditional decks of playing cards from around the world, check out the following links. 1. Elliott Avedon Museum: Playing Cards <http://www.ahs.uwaterloo.ca/~museum/vexhibit/plcards/plcards.html> 2. World of Playing Cards <http://www.wopc.co.uk/> 3. The Bob Lancaster Gallery of Unusual Playing Cards! <http://members.aol.com/rslancastr/blgupc/blgupc.htm> "A celebration of playing cards, especially those with non-standard Jacks, Queens and Kings"
Friday, August 29, 2003
Posted by Bruno at 8:29am