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originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: BlackProject
Oh wow I didn't realise Assange worked in a funeral home.
These cards are totally accurate!
originally posted by: Mandy555
The cards are a homage to the book.
They use ideas from the book and current (at the time) events.
A few cards, taken in isolation, seem predictive. But if you look at the whole deck then it seems much less so. Indeed, many of the original cards now seem outdated and irelevant.
It was the year when they finally immanentized the Eschaton. On April 1, the world's great powers came closer to nuclear war than ever before, all because of an obscure island named Fernando Poo. By the time international affairs returned to their normal cold-war level, some wits were calling it the most tasteless April Fool's joke in history. I happen to know all the details about what happened, but I have no idea how to recount them in a manner that will make sense to most readers. For instance, I am not even sure who' I am, and my embarrassment on that matter makes me wonder if you will believe anything I reveal. Worse yet, I am at the moment very conscious of a squirrel-in Central Park, just off Sixty-eighth Street, in New York City-that is leaping from one tree to another, and I think that happens on the night of April 23 (or is it the morning of April 24?), but fitting the squirrel together with Fernando Poo is, for the present, beyond my powers.