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(cleveland.com)   Man breaks world record by throwing playing card 216 feet, 4 inches   (cleveland.com) divider line 35
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2002-03-22 08:15:45 AM
Gambit from X-Men?
 
2002-03-22 08:17:11 AM
Why is there even a world record category for this?
 
2002-03-22 08:20:25 AM
Who the hell cares?
 
sos
2002-03-22 08:22:35 AM
What a talent to show off. Something to tell your grandkids about. Or not.
 
2002-03-22 08:22:57 AM
But can he tell the which is higher, a straight or a flush?
 
2002-03-22 08:24:45 AM
flush.

unless the straight is a straight flush
 
2002-03-22 08:28:22 AM
Completely pointless, but somehow compellingly impressive.
 
2002-03-22 08:30:03 AM
He must only use this amazing power for good. We can't let any evil doers get a hold of this secret.
 
2002-03-22 08:31:37 AM
id hate to run into this guy on acid.
 
2002-03-22 08:36:11 AM
I'd be more impressed if he could summon hamsters or launch spaghetti from his forehead.
 
2002-03-22 08:42:34 AM
I defy ANY of you to tell me you have anyone this cool in YOUR hometown! CLEVELAND ROCKS!
 
2002-03-22 08:43:11 AM
{laughing} i was going to say "huh, what a nice, feel-good story to start the day off with" until i read the comments and realized i was here for the humor. did you visit his website and vote for your favorite magician?



http://www.ricksmithjr.com/
 
2002-03-22 08:46:40 AM
hrm. I can't get a playing card to go more than about thirty feet with any kind of accuracy. This depresses me.

At least I can *gaurantee* a headshot from that range, though.
 
2002-03-22 08:53:49 AM
Well that's me getting my excited face on, then.
 
#2 [TotalFark]
2002-03-22 08:55:57 AM
Betcha this kid could fling it further.
 
2002-03-22 09:00:28 AM
Not the crappiest thing that I've ever seen. Free publicity for his start as a magician!
 
2002-03-22 09:12:10 AM
That is easy. Crumple up the card, then throw. simple.
 
2002-03-22 09:13:14 AM
...and just when I was beginning to lose faith in human potential for good in this world!

Thanks, FARK!
 
2002-03-22 09:18:00 AM
I beat that record but I had to tie the card to a rock.
 
2002-03-22 09:18:26 AM
Who gives a fark
 
2002-03-22 09:25:54 AM
If he takes the record from my man Ricky Jay, I'm going to be somewhat kind of a tad upset. Well, a tad. At least Jay can throw his into a watermelon and such....
 
2002-03-22 09:31:34 AM
Just another Saturday night in C-Town.
 
2002-03-22 09:41:27 AM
Big deal...THIS man did it long before...
 
2002-03-22 09:43:00 AM


 
2002-03-22 09:44:33 AM
He should use these...

 
2002-03-22 10:01:02 AM
Not nearly as impressive as the guy who can throw a cow chip 276 ft.
 
2002-03-22 10:25:41 AM
Ah, April is coming, time to practice my cotton-ball throwing!
 
2002-03-22 10:44:08 AM
Would it be easy and possible to break the record by chucking the card off a 400-foot cliff?
 
2002-03-22 11:08:55 AM
Someone please find this guy a new hobby.
 
2002-03-22 11:56:01 AM
Ya know, if it's one thing i can't stand it's all the Farkers puttin down someone for doing something good in the world, someone following their heart, someone bringing some joy into the world. I'm geting really fed up with all the negativity.

What have you ever done, that's so great? Huh? What have you ever done that's better then this? Huh? Huh?

A 'D' in high-school high school Algebra?

OK, that beats him.

Is there any way we can see how far some can throw him?
 
2002-03-22 01:20:56 PM
My brother and I would chuck cards at each other. 30 foot throws were close enough to really hurt. 200 feet doesn't sound like that far. Might have to pick up a dek of cards on the way home... Naw, I don't feel like playing 52 card pickup across 200+ feet. :)
 
2002-03-22 01:32:56 PM
i can throw a card about 100ft. seriously. does this make me stupid(er)?
 
2002-03-22 03:03:54 PM
I agree with Brunowolfe. Doesn't anyone here have a sense of humour?

I wish I could do crazy stuff like that.

*wastes rest of day practicing*
 
2002-03-23 01:17:28 AM
I know is kind of late since this thread is long past its prime....
 
2002-03-23 01:17:55 AM
yes, its a real book. Yes, its about throwing cards. Its funny.
 
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