Jeux de Cartes

In any card game you play the hand your dealt.  Life seems to be one endless card game with an occasional dealer who shuffles funny.

I found an old Burns and Allen clip on YouTube (below) and for some reason thought of the Stravinsky ballet "Jeux de Cartes" (farther below). The main character is the deceitful Joker, who fashions himself unbeatable, owing to his chameleon-like ability to become any card. There are also other cards -- Queens, Aces -- and several card players portrayed in the ballet. Jeu de cartes shows that even the higher value cards, in much the same way as the people of higher position, may be occasionally defeated by the lower value cards.