I was at my local “Buck Amuck” dollar store, and I found a display of this year’s Simon And Gintfunkel set. I know last year people were telling me that they never saw these cards in the store, but they’re in all the discount stores near the subterranean world headquarters of The Shlabotnik Report.
Here’s the first card…
Susie Wolff is a driver from Scotland who is the first woman in 22 years to take part in a Formula 1 event.
Here’s the back of the Susie Wolff card…
…well, this is the standard card back. There are apparently multiple backs.
This card reminds me of a line from “The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy” (in all its various forms – radio series, books, TV series, movie, take your pick):
“…so amazingly primitive that they still thought digital watches were a pretty neat idea.”
For me, the 2014 World Cup will go down as the year that I found out that there’s a Brazilian player called “Kaka”:
I’ve heard he’s quite good, and he seems to be a handsome guy.. but “Kaka”? I can only guess that the word doesn’t have the same meaning in Portuguese that it does in Spanish (or English).
This is my favorite card from the pack:
Whoa… Dude, you are making my head hurt!
I don’t know what to say about this card. I think it might be from the “household gardening” subset.
Finally, a card that seems destined for the dime box…
Just like last year, I didn’t get any baseball players in what’s supposed to be a baseball set. Maybe in the next pack…