Saturday, July 14, 2018

Jesters Dancing

My jester section grew so large that I've had to make increasingly fine segments to keep the size of the sections manageable. There was a time when separating out just the jester heads and the seated jokers were enough. Now I have separate sections for jesters that are standing, performing (but not juggling), juggling, and dancing.

This is the jester dancing section! There are 103 different dancers. The key to identifying a dancing joker is that their feet are not flatly planted on the ground, that's how I can tell that they are dancing!  In this article, I'll show a sample of the dancers one-by-one and then I'll have a catalog in groups of 9 of all that are categorized as dancers.



































Sunday, May 13, 2018

Jokers Featuring Playing Cards

Admittedly, all joker playing cards have something to do with cards. By definition.  But I have discerned, or determined, that there is a category of playing card jokers which feature cards and I have made this a section in my collection.  I'll start by showing three imps playing cards.

 And since these are historic jokers (but not from 1896), I'll show his back also.

This next lady is showing her petticoats which seems to almost all hearts but there are some diamonds.  No spades or clubs  (meaning no farmers or violence) under her skirt! Just love and a maybe a few gems.


 This next joker features a dandy astride the Earth with cards behind him.  A world class gambler?



This next lady is more of a critter since she has 6 arms and a pair of legs. Not to mention a very sharp stingy nose.  


Now there's a nice poker hand.



 I've built out of cards before but to be honest, never (without using tape) have I constructed more than three levels. This eight level card tower would be an amazing achievement!
eight level card tower
An eight level card tower






And here are the jokers about playing cards, all together.
 




I admit that I am a little troubled by this category of jokers about playing cards. For instance, aren't there some jokers from the Joker Juggling section which belong here? Great question. Very troubling. ie
Juggling or Card Section?

Also, there are some jokers from the Joker Performing section that could belong here too.   This one for instance is performing a magic trick. Should he be in the performing or card section?
Performing or Card Section?

So much to think about. Anyone have any thoughts on joker taxonomy to help move me along?