Sunday, February 5, 2017

Juggling Jokers

NOTE  - This post is the old style before I moved to my newer style of writing.

I now cover an area, such as jesters juggling, in some detail in a post. I'll post pictures of some of the best and then provide a complete record of all of my jokers in that category.

When I get to juggling jokers, I have about 75 different juggling jokers to include.  I'll probably just revise this post to avoid creating too many pages on this site. I'd expect to finish cataloging most of the collection by the end of Sept 2017 so stay tuned....

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In my previous post, I gushed about a joker since it evoked the classical jester theme of juggling.

 Then I went on a quest to find my jokers with a juggling theme. There turn out to be sixty seven different juggling jokers in the collection at this time.   Here's they are:

Juggling Joker
Juggling Joker

From the Faceboook Joker Playing Card discussion of May 17, 2018, Joop Muller explained:

The black and white joker was made by Mesmaekers from Turnhout in the 1930's. It was chosen as the standard Carta Mundi joker after the merging of the playing card divisions of Van Genechten, Biermans and Brepols. Van Genechten had already taken over Mesmaekers and had in this way acquired the rights of this joker too.


And if you don't mind, I thought I'd include a picture of yours truly doing some juggling. It was original posted on my sports blog.

For those of you who want to know what happened at the end of the video.... it turns out that I had forgotten to chew so I started to choke.  Once I realized what was happening, I remembered that I use to have this same problem back in the early 1970s when I use to perform this trick.  Here I am, half a century later, and I'm still forgetting to chew and swallow.  Totally cracked me up! Practically make me choke to death too. And here is a quick look via video of my juggling jokers as of 9/2/2017:

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