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…It’s Things Thursday: Theory11 Playing Cards?

Theory11 Playing Cards

Theory11, the ‘underground magic & cardistry epicenter’ has created a line of playing cards that are simply unparalleled.

Lines include Propaganda (Playing cards uniquely engineered to military precision, with original, iconic style and unsurpassed quality. A refreshing, industrial spin on modern playing card design with a best in class feel and finish.) Bicycle Centurions (the next standard in playing card design) Bicycle Guardians (The traditional Bicycle back design has been reborn.) and a collaboration with David Blaine called Split Spades, and each is more stunning than the next.

If you’re a poker player, magician, or just someone that wants a little extra design in everything you touch, then definitely check out what Theory11 has to offer, but do it soon, because these cards just might vanish before your very own eyes.

[Theory11 – Playing Cards]

…PETA doesn’t like Thanksgiving?

Cooking Mama

PETA never ceases to amaze me.

This year, in protest of Thanksgiving’s annual turkey slaughter, they took the Cooking Mama game and gave it an “unauthorized” twist, as Mama is now the ruthless killer of animals, and you must help her prepare, stuff and cook a bird while extra gore tries to distract you from the task at hand.

Surprisingly, the Flash game is well-done, and serves up a heaping serving of PETA propaganda as you play, though it’s all optional, and you can pick and choose what you want to learn more about, so they’re not jamming the message down your throat.

The turkey used in the game however…
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…It’s Website Wednesday: NOLAF?

NOLAF

To help defend you against the fun disease (and to help sell chips, because as you know, nothing is more fun than chips) Frito-Lay has created a site for a fictitious group called NOLAF, better known as the National Organization for Legislature Against Fun.

It’s shot as an old propaganda style film, and lets you click through the NOLAF headquarters to see what there is to see; so feel free to poke around for a bit, but just make sure you don’t have any fun while your browser window is open, because they’re watching you…

[NOLAF]

…It’s Movie Monday: J.O.B.: A Short Surf Film

Red Bull would like to remind you that your life sucks.

Ok, so maybe that’s a little harsh, but their film, titled J.O.B.: A Short Surf Film, compares the lives of a suit and a surfer with a rather unsurprising conclusion: surfing is more fun than working a 9 to 5.

However, despite the fact that this is obvious surf propaganda, it does serve as a good reminder that sometimes, life is just more fun when you spend time outside of convention.

…This is a fast food nation?

Fast Food Nation

Having read and loved the nationally bestselling book Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser, I can’t wait to see the film adaptation that hits theaters on November 17th. The book takes a hard-hitting look at the fast food industry and the control it wields over the American public. It chronicles the history and growth of one of America’s greatest institutions, including some pretty revealing biographies of the “founding fathers” of fast food, Carl Karcher and Ray Kroc. What really sets this book apart from the average political satire is the fact that Schlosser is not just propagandizing his views. He relates the growth of the fast food industry to the growth of our country, and shows that in a sense, the industry is just the ultimate result of America’s obsession with capitalism: owners growing profits at all costs. Fast Food Nation is also about the trickle down effects of the growth of fast food, including the poor conditions of the meat packing industry, the underpaid burger flipping staff, the marketing of fast food to children, and the general effect of fast food dollars on our fast food country. Though fictional, the movie takes heavy inspiration from the book, following the path of the burger, from the meatpacking plant to the underpaid food clerk to the corporate big wig to your mouth. It promises to be a revealing look at an often-overlooked aspect of our daily lives, and one that is sure to leave a lasting impression on the hearts and minds of fast food lovers everywhere. Do you want McLies with that?

[Fast Food Nation]

[Wikipedia – Fast Food Nation]