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Hurricane Katrina, the Card Game
September 14, 2005 10:32 PM   Subscribe

Katrina: The Gathering is the latest great new collectible card game!

I almost don't know how to describe it. A brilliant, concise, very complete, and quite hilarious1 summary of the the political fallout. It just keeps going and going and going. I think I want to play a game of it.
1 - My options are laugh or cry, so.
posted by blacklite (38 comments total)

 
Genius!
posted by sourwookie at 10:57 PM on September 14, 2005


I love how the Department of Homeland Security card isn't particularly effective without the Proper Paperwork card...and there's no Proper Paperwork card.
posted by solid-one-love at 10:57 PM on September 14, 2005


Oh, god, I had completely forgotten to look for the Proper Paperwork card by the time I got to the bottom. lol.

Very well done stuff.
posted by blacklite at 11:18 PM on September 14, 2005


Proper Paperwor cards, pirated from Taiwanese MTG card mills will be available over the black market.
posted by Balisong at 11:43 PM on September 14, 2005


I like how Rumsfeld's hands are hovering in the air like he's shooting Force-lightning from his fingertips.
posted by skoosh at 12:44 AM on September 15, 2005


Bravo. I find this darkly uplifting.
posted by mek at 1:18 AM on September 15, 2005


Wow, impressive... The picture with the woman holding the signs "god hates America" and "thank god for katrina", is that real?
posted by funambulist at 1:28 AM on September 15, 2005


Yes, she's one of Phelps'.
posted by cookie-k at 1:55 AM on September 15, 2005


This is so good.
posted by blendor at 2:59 AM on September 15, 2005


I just had a nerdgasm.
posted by Optamystic at 3:41 AM on September 15, 2005


I was expecting to find this somewhat disrespectful of the people displaced by Katrina, but it's not. It is terribly disrespectful of everyone else, and that's a good thing.
posted by caddis at 4:26 AM on September 15, 2005


I had a fun time reading the cards. Surprisingly good all-round coverage of the disaster. :p
posted by slf at 4:39 AM on September 15, 2005


brilliant.
posted by miss tea at 4:45 AM on September 15, 2005


[this is good]

So, so excellent. Thanks for the link!
posted by mkultra at 5:21 AM on September 15, 2005


My only issue? [Nerd mode] most of those would not be white cards in magic[/Nerd mode]
posted by KirTakat at 5:54 AM on September 15, 2005


Katrina exposed serious problems in my response capability at all levels. I take responsibility.
posted by Doohickie at 6:10 AM on September 15, 2005


My only issue? [Nerd mode] most of those would not be white cards in magic[/Nerd mode]

Why not? White is the color of fascism or the state at the expense of the individual.
posted by Lord Chancellor at 6:18 AM on September 15, 2005


yaaawn.
posted by a3matrix at 6:30 AM on September 15, 2005


Get Your War On - Katrina (in a few weeks this should be found here)
posted by caddis at 6:41 AM on September 15, 2005


Is the site down? Or does my computer suck? I keep getting a "Forbidden" screen.
posted by saladin at 7:44 AM on September 15, 2005


I can still see it saladin.. I do get a redirect though.
posted by Emperor Yamamoto's Eggs at 8:12 AM on September 15, 2005


These are hilarious. blacklite, you just made my Thursday. The image of Rumsfeld alone might have done that: pure camp evil, distilled.
posted by mygothlaundry at 8:13 AM on September 15, 2005


Hilarious find, thanks.


posted by [expletive deleted] at 8:51 AM on September 15, 2005


Excellent. These are absolutely fantastic.

Satire can be great, as long as it's not "Choose your own adventure" with "You are an african-american crackhead..."
posted by arcticwoman at 9:00 AM on September 15, 2005


Oh man, that's good stuff.

We should print them out and see if the set is at all playable.
posted by o2b at 9:16 AM on September 15, 2005


[nerd]

There's not enough land to support a deck with this expansion only, is there?

[/nerd]
posted by gnomeloaf at 9:39 AM on September 15, 2005


As much as I had thought it was a real quote, the Pat Roberston card quote is a hoax (warning -- Snopes page with popups.)
posted by ltracey at 9:49 AM on September 15, 2005


Great post, blacklite.

*is tapped for the rest of the day*
posted by sciurus at 9:51 AM on September 15, 2005


As co-author of this endeavor, I'm glad to see that people are enjoying this. More of these cards should be going up later today.

I was expecting to find this somewhat disrespectful of the people displaced by Katrina, but it's not. It is terribly disrespectful of everyone else, and that's a good thing.

To be honest, the whole project was born out of helpless rage as to how this was handled, by virtually everyone, across the board. When it started, all the cards were funny. In the middle, all the cards were kinda grim as the quotes from people in charge got kinda scary. Looking back on it now, what remains is a fairly good geekalicious diary of the episode from an outsider's perspective.

Most of the cards rag on the Republicans, largely because they were the ones in charge. Conservatives will be pleased to know that the left has started to bring the stupid as well, and the cards have become more balanced as a result.
posted by Ubiq at 10:49 AM on September 15, 2005


"finders/looters" is awesome.
posted by juv3nal at 10:57 AM on September 15, 2005


New cards are up now.
posted by Ubiq at 11:48 AM on September 15, 2005


My favorite card is the Die-Hard Saints Fans, though I notice that there are new cards which may influence my decision.
posted by odinsdream at 12:15 PM on September 15, 2005


Funny
posted by Smedleyman at 12:31 PM on September 15, 2005


I think it's funny that you guys are obviously know all the latest M:TG (you use 'defender' instead of 'wall', a recent change), but you still use 'banding' which has been gone for ages. And you use 'bands with other', widely (and correctly) known to be the absolutely worst, lamest ability ever. Of course, it appears on 'Bill O'Reilly', so I'm ok with that.

/geek
posted by jlub at 3:21 PM on September 15, 2005


I do not get this at all, but I appreciate it on behalf of several ex-boyfriends.
posted by makonan at 8:51 PM on September 15, 2005


People who play Magic date?
posted by caddis at 8:57 PM on September 15, 2005


The Get Condi card is magnificent.
posted by hoborg at 9:15 PM on September 15, 2005


Yes, it is! I have been checking back regularly, and just spotted the Condi card today. Absolutely brilliant. The ultimate geek humor, clever and devastatingly accurate.

Bravo, guys. This is probably the single best Katrina site short of nola.com.
posted by Malor at 12:07 AM on September 16, 2005


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