Beware the Playing Cards

I really thought that the U.S. was the most litigious country in the world, but this deck of playing cards has convinced me otherwise.


This is an extra card that came with a deck of plastic Angel brand playing cards that we bought in Okinawa to while away the non-beach hours. In its entirety, it reads:

Before you begin playing with these cards, be sure to read this.

– Please do not use these cards for anything besides playing with the cards themselves.
– Please do not throw the cards, or engage in any other reckless play with them. They will cause injury if they hit the eyes or body.

I checked with a trusted Japanese friend, and she confirmed that this is not a joke. Now, I haven’t bought a deck of cards in a while, but I do believe this is an unprecedented degree of insanity.

Also, this is an especially creepy Joker:


We’re returning to New York today, much to my dismay, but I have so many Japan photos that I’ll probably keep posting about it for a bit more.

6 thoughts on “Beware the Playing Cards

  1. hey there. How weird, I just arrived back in NY today too from japan. I have to ask now, what airline did you fly and where did you fly from. How funny if we were on the same plane! Just seraching for my stuff on my newly found Kaybara addiction, and your blog came up.

  2. Amazing how such a simple things as in this case, playing cards can now become so lethal. All bought about due to those who blame others for their not using, in this case, playing cards as they should be and making others responsible for their stupidity and to add to this lunacy, they get paid a heap for it. Bad, irresponsible behaviour should not be rewarded.

    Things are so bad these days we have to be paranoid and cover ourselves to protect ourselves againt the likes of those who get rich at the expense of others.

  3. I have to admit, I’m a bit more fascinated than apalled. What in the world was someone doing with a deck of playing cards that prompted this warning? If anyone has any specific ideas, I’d love to hear them.

    Lauri, that’s such a funny coincidence! I just came back on an American Airlines flight from Narita. It’s always so much more brutal coming than going. Hope we both get through the jet lag soon.

  4. Question for you Anna….will there be a pattern released for your Evolving punk? The more I look at him, the more I like him.

    Oh and welcome back to your home country.

  5. Thanks, Faye! It’s nice to be home.

    Yes, I am planning to sell the pattern for Evolving Punk soon. I’m hoping to move into the testing phase sometime in the coming week, in fact. Thanks for asking!

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