Carl and the pink Ouija Board
After wanting one for almost two years now, I finally got my very own Parker Brothers Pink Ouija Board. As hard as it might be to believe, it’s even better than I could have hoped.
Not only is the Mystifying Oracle a gorgeous Barbie pink, but it comes with it’s own carrying case (also pink). More exciting yet, there’s a set of question cards, ’72 fun things to ask’, just to get the seance party going.
Given that the age recommendation is 8+ and the box reminds us that ‘Girls have Questions OUIJA has Answers!’ I shouldn’t have been surprised by what the cards suggest we ask.
A few samples …’Who would do anything for me?’, ‘Who wishes they could trade places with me’, ‘Where will I find buried treasure?’, ‘Will I climb Mt. Everest someday?’, ‘Will I ever be on reality TV?’, ‘If the Oujia could give me a pet, what would it be?’ and perhaps my favourite, ‘If I have to choose, will I choose love or money?’. (are the 8+ group really asking that?!)
And in case there’s some question about whether or not the answers received are ‘good’, there are a few specific queries for the board itself. They range from the somewhat tricky, ‘My best friend is _______’ and ‘My favourite colour is ________’, to the direct, ‘Ouija board, are you real?’
I haven’t had time to try it out yet, but I can hardly wait. I’m not sure I’ll use the suggested questions, but I’m definitely using the carrying case.
Back when I first came across the Pink Ouija, I was trying to teach myself flash. I was inspired by the board and came up with this ‘Welcome to the Tarot Room’ animation … if it works on your browser … click here for a Pink Ouija Welcome (the planchette hangs around the ‘hello’ a little too long, but give it a moment for a full welcome)
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Another case has been filed in US Federal Court against prohibitions on fortune telling. This case involves Candice Wohlfeil, a tarot reader from East Ridge, Tennessee.
She’s been reading cards from a booth at a flea market since 2007. In 2008 a Codes Enforcer came by and told her she was in violation of a local ordinance banning fortune-telling. She questioned the constitutionality of the law and was told the City would look into it and get back to her. They didn’t, until this past September when she was told that if she didn’t stop reading cards, she’d be fined $500 per violation. She closed down her booth.
After attempting to contact the City Attorney with no success, Wohlfeil approached the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee. They’ve taken up her case and brought it to Federal Court.
As reported by WDEF.com, ACL-TN Cooperating Attorney Donna Roberts of Stites & Harbison PLLC said, “The First Amendment precludes the government from declaring which ideas are acceptable or not. Our client has the right to make predictions, whether for fun or profit, without the government discriminating against the content of her speech.”
I couldn’t agree more. Power to you Candice!
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6 of Swords
Friday, October 22, 2010
6 of Swords
This is a good day to get your thoughts as clear as possible. You’ve got some emotional issues that require honest focused attention. To move forward with your commitment to self, it’s really important that you get your thoughts straight.
What choices are you being asked to make at this time? Look them squarely in the face and choose. If you can’t choose now, when do you think you can? At least decide that. Ask yourself what will bring you closer to your own truth – a union of mind, body and soul.
You’re sharp as a tack today. Take advantage of the energy to decide what needs deciding. You can do it. How will you get to your next step if you don’t?