Playing cards as deadly weapons
[Via Mark Hall's Biomes Blog.]
See also: Cards as Weapons by Ricky Jay, the world's greatest living close-up magician (except maybe Jerry Andrus).
An Amazon.com reviewer from Denver has this to say about Cards as Weapons:
This book has changed my life. I took Ricky Jay's advice by putting "a deck of cards in [my] pocket, and a feeling of confidence in [my] life." When I first found this book, I thought for sure it was a joke. But after flipping through it and seeing pictures on how to grip the cards, as well as chapters on how to practice and stay fit, I knew it was the real deal. Sure, it's somewhat of a satire, actually killing someone, or large game animals, with a playing card is nearly impossible, but the book really teaches you an incredible skill that can be used to impress your friends. Ricky has a way with words, and his unique sense of humor kept me laughing throughout. I recommend this book to anyone who can read. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Jay for writing this book, without which I would have never achieved my MTV fame. Thanks Ricky!