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The French ARE Funny!
    #1954077 - 09/26/03 01:04 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/europe/09/25/france.us.carddeck.ap/index.html

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PARIS, France (AP) -- The ace of spades? Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld gets the honor in a new French deck of cards. President Bush is the king of diamonds and Osama bin Laden the joker.

The game takes a jab at the famous deck of cards created for U.S. soldiers hunting down ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and other leaders from the deposed regime.

"I found it completely indecent to present a manhunt as a game," said Thierry Meyssan, the man behind the French deck. "We thought this card game would allow us to ... explain why we consider the government of George Bush a threat to international security."

Meyssan is the author of a one-time French best seller, "9-11: The Big Lie," claiming that no plane ever crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, and that the attacks were plotted by a faction within the U.S. military.

Now, Meyssan said in a telephone interview, he wants to expose "the 52 most dangerous American officials."

Meyssan heads the Voltaire Network, a left-wing association that put the cards on its Internet site.

A little over 2,500 decks a la francaise have been sold, at $9.20 each, on the Internet in recent weeks, Meyssan said. There are plans to sell the decks in stores soon and translate them into 10 languages, he said.

Each card carries a photo of the official and a text explaining the choice. Bush, as the king of diamonds, is described as "the president of a baseball club."



The caption reads: "Head of a baseball club and director of Salem bin Laden's oil company (brother of Osama). Designated President of the United States by friends of his father at the Supreme Court before the vote count showed that he lost the elections."


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Re: The French ARE Funny! [Re: afoaf]
    #1954084 - 09/26/03 01:08 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

The caption reads: "Head of a baseball club and director of Salem bin Laden's oil company (brother of Osama). Designated President of the United States by friends of his father at the Supreme Court before the vote count showed that he lost the elections."

haha. stupid too apparently.


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Re: The French ARE Funny! [Re: ]
    #1954088 - 09/26/03 01:11 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Do the cards also come with that built in odor?


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Re: The French ARE Funny! [Re: afoaf]
    #1954099 - 09/26/03 01:16 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

"I found it completely indecent to present a manhunt as a game," said Thierry Meyssan, the man behind the French deck.



I can appreciate the satire behind this, but why spoil it with such a hypocritical comment? He is essentially saying "they are indecent so I feel a strong urge to be indecent too". What a genius.


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    #1954124 - 09/26/03 01:27 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I don't know...sounds like they got the gist of it...

:smirk: 


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Re: The French ARE Funny! [Re: Rhizoid]
    #1954282 - 09/26/03 02:23 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

That's why it's called satire though. :smile:


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Re: The French ARE Funny! [Re: Edame]
    #1954300 - 09/26/03 02:28 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

i found a pack of these "freedom cards" at a party once. they weren't wanted iraqis, they were all members of the bush administration, or pictures of miltary equipment... john ashcroft was in there, rummy... bush was the ace of spades of course... it was some real sorry shit. i'm saving it as a historical souvenier.


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Re: The French ARE Funny! [Re: Rhizoid]
    #1956697 - 09/27/03 08:02 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

I can appreciate the satire behind this, but why spoil it with such a hypocritical comment? He is essentially saying "they are indecent so I feel a strong urge to be indecent too". What a genius.




He is not presenting a manhunt as a game though is he??


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Re: The French ARE Funny! [Re: GazzBut]
    #1957293 - 09/27/03 03:44 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Neither were the origional cards.


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Re: The French ARE Funny! [Re: afoaf]
    #1957323 - 09/27/03 03:54 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

A joke for you:

How fast does a French tank go?

..Not very fast. It has one gear for forward and five gears for
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Re: The French ARE Funny! [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #1957395 - 09/27/03 04:23 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I thought you were going to tell us a joke?  :wink:


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Re: The French ARE Funny! [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1957401 - 09/27/03 04:26 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

how were the original cards not making a game,
or at least trivializing, an international manhunt?


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Re: The French ARE Funny! [Re: afoaf]
    #1957590 - 09/27/03 05:45 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

They were a practical way of making sure the troops saw those faces, and were able to accurately identify them. They were already using the same idea with edible plants that soldiers can live off of in a survival situation.

It was nothing more than sheer practicality.

People that bought copies of the cards for shits and giggles may have trivialized.


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Re: The French ARE Funny! [Re: afoaf]
    #1961268 - 09/28/03 11:49 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I still don't get how it's considered ignorant to indiscriminately hate or generalize against muslims, but it's fine if it's the french.


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Re: The French ARE Funny! [Re: Phluck]
    #1961497 - 09/29/03 01:02 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

fuck americas wars !!!!!!!!!!

first it was communism , then drugs

now TERRORISM, is their excuse for "taking countrys"


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Re: The French ARE Funny! [Re: Phluck]
    #1962422 - 09/29/03 12:09 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I hope that's not the notion you got
from the title of this thread.

B_H, flash cards are practical, playing
cards with your mark's face on them
seem somewhat less utilitarian.


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Re: The French ARE Funny! [Re: afoaf]
    #1964672 - 09/30/03 01:58 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Well yeah, that one guy is a total goof. His pentagon conspiracy theory makes no sense, and his playing cards are just kind of tacky.

Overall though, the french are pretty cool.


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