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That's Soooo Raven!

By MikeE on Friday, 1st April 2011 12:35am
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Cosmopolitan Identity Raven Card level

Cosmopolitan is catching on to the now decades old adage: if it's black in color and it fits in your wallet, it's the supposed epitome of prestige.

There's a mystery behind the color black. Back in the 80s when Wall Street tycoons were tossing around Platinum cards like they were Patrick Bateman (or Paul Allen), word hit the streets that Amex had a secret "black" card for a very select few. They were rumors, but the mystique was enough to capitalize upon and as a result, the Centurion card (more popularly known as the Amex "Black") was born. Other credit card companies followed suit with their highest end cards proudly covered in the same color as if to say, "Yes, you're better than the color of any precious metal - you sir are worthy to be deemed a combination of all primary colors."

Casinos comp clubs followed suit. Total Rewards has their likes-of-Watanabe-only Chairman Card. It's all black. M Life's got the Frenchly titled Noir. So what did Cosmo title their super secret comp level?


That's right. A bird. A disease-carrying, diarrhea on the hood of your car, pest of the sky. Of course, we'd probably get the spin that it's somehow related to Edgar Allan Poe's epic poem, but whatevs.

Get an Identity Platinum card, spend a week in a Bungalow, grab a prime table at Marquee, gamble a few [hundred] thousand, and then ask your host for the invite if you haven't gotten one already. We're told you'll be among the first with one in your wallet.

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Comments & Discussion:

Well, outside of maybe a few rich goth folks they can kiss the Japanese market goodbye. No way they're going to want a card that associated with death.

Yeah, Poe makes me think of Vegas and fun, too. I think they maybe should have called it the Card of Infinite Darkness:

"But the raven still beguiling all my sad soul into smiling,
Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird and bust and door;
Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking
Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore -
What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore
Meant in croaking `Nevermore.'"

April Fools' Day!

^^^and this has nothing to do with it!

@weatherman2111 The Japanese associate death with the color white. Black is perfectly fine.

Speaking as a goth (albiet not that rich, but economically comfortable is fair), I'm not interested.

Then again I don't gamble nearly at that level.

@missmonkay I meant with "Raven" as in the birds.

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