They really missed an opportunity here. They should have gone with a baseball card format instead of the playings cards. "Hussein had his best year in 1998, cutting off a total of 178 tongues and winning the dictatorial Triple Crown."
Think of the possiblities... Don West could shill them: "HUSSEIN ROOKIE CARDS! MOHAMMED AL SAEED AL SHARAF 1997 GOLD CARD!"
"May God bless our country and all who defend her."
I dont know about you, but Im BEGGING my friend Billy in the 82nd to bring me a set of these...
(edited by rockdotcom_2.0 on 11.4.03 1935) H-60 Black Hawk
The Black Hawk is the Army’s front-line utility helicopter used for air assault, air cavalry, and aeromedical evacuation units. It is designed to carry 11 combat-loaded, air assault troops, and it is capable of moving a 105-millimeter howitzer and 30 rounds of ammunition. First deployed in 1978, the Black Hawk’s advanced technology makes it easy to maintain in the field. The Black Hawk has performed admirably in a variety of missions, including air assault, air cavalry and aeromedical evacuations. In addition, modified Black Hawks operate as command and control, electronic warfare, and special operations platforms.
Can you get a "SportsFlick" version of Hussein doing the hand wave?
"I think I'm so educated and I'm so civilized 'cause I'm a strict vegetarian But with the over-population and inflation and starvation and the crazy politicians I don't feel safe in this world no more, I don't want to die in a nuclear war. I want to sail away to a distant shore and make like an apeman." -The Kinks
That has to be the most ingenious way to get troops in the field to memorize enemy faces. Lord knows how much they play cards during down time. I wonder if there have been other creative efforts like these in the past. *looks around at the Wienerboard research team*
Funny you should ask that. One of my teachers in Middle School used to make 'FBI's Most Wanted' trading cards, with stats and everything on the back. If I remember correctly, it lead to the capture of a couple on the list, but when the FBI (or maybe one of the specific departments?) got a new Director, he was asked to discontinue the cards. He stills has all the sets, and all the news reports and stuff with him, but I can't seem to find anything online.
Edit, found this:
Federal Card Co. Address and phone not available at this time. FBI Trading Cards. Series of 100 Trading Cards features official photographs, descriptions, and criminal records of fugitives currently wanted by the FBI. Subsets include The Top Ten, FBI Lab, FBI Firearms, and FBI Facts and History. ALSO: Randomly inserted foil stamped bonus cards. Limited production; only 3,750 officially numbered cases printed. Special on pack offer:Win a trip to Washington D.C. for a tour of FBI headquarters. Sold in packs of 8. 5% of profit donated to victims of violent crime and drug prevention programs. (The last sentence is verbatim from the ad in the 1-94 Law Enforcement Product News, so I have to wonder about victims of drug prevention programs.)
I'll have to kid my old teacher Per (pronounced Pear) for the victims of Drug Prevention Programs line in his ad.
(edited by Jaguar on 12.4.03 0125) From the mouth of my uncle Jim, the Republican banker: "I regret voting for Bush." "We need to vote him out of office."
Erm, in MI-5/Spooks, the threat to national security in various episodes has been anyone from the IRA to al-Qaeda, enviromentalists, hackers and socialists. And guess what, people from all groups got pissed off (well, maybe not al Qaeda).