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Join Date: 01 Oct 2007
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I know I keep saying this on different threads but here it is marginally appropriate.

I dated a guy whose face and stature very closely resembled the Knight of Swords. He was mainly of Swiss descent FWIW.

My view of his temperament, by the time I dumped him, was that it closely resembled the temperament of the Knight of Swords depicted here.

So I have mixed feelings, to say the least, about this card (not to mention what it says about me that I was together with the Knight of Swords for three years). Get this, baba: he was a highly cultured man who also was a major collector of Nazi military memorabilia.

This image makes me think of Sylvia Plath's searing poem "Daddy":

Every woman adores a Fascist,
The boot in the face, the brute
Brute heart of a brute like you.


ETA: I just reread "Daddy" and it actually makes a reference to a "Taroc pack." Talk about synchronicity, or perhaps what my college lit teacher called an "irrelevant correlative," which is a snotty way of pooh-poohing synchronicity.
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