Ahhh yes, the silliness of being a footy supporter. This work comes from the gag ‘hey, wouldn’t it be neat if we did our own soccer card set but instead of it being serious, it has all of our ridiculous gags?’
From there, it took a life of its own. No, we did not sell them, and those who offered to “donate” were allowed to, but not more than the actual cost of the 54 card set was to produce, which was around $11 if memory serves. They were full colour, double sided, glossy card stock. As a collector of sports cards as a child and Magic: The Gathering (*cough*geek*cough*) as an adult, I had an appreciation for their design and how nice they would look in a binder sheet, holding a 3×3 grid of them.
Most of the jokes were only appreciated if you actually followed Toronto FC, slightly less if you followed Major League Soccer in general, and slightly more if you read the blog. 20 sets were produced and most were given away to friends and fans of the blog.
At the office which I am currently employed, being a tech nerd has its perks. People have asked me “which gaming console should I get?”, “iPhone or Android?”, and “what is the best make of printer?” (the answers are Xbox 360, Android and ‘how much do ya got?’).
This led me to being offered the chance to write a piece for the December 2011 issue for CAmagazine reviewing the latest and greatest tech and gadgetry that was available. The biggest challenge was getting the variety of toys to play with… erm, test. The article was well received and the editor was very happy with it.
Please click the image below to read the my submission.
We found a place that we can ordered a delicious smoked ham, or as we’ve dubbed it, epic ham. It was so good, we decided to have a holiday bash and we dubbed it “Hamathon”. We thought it would be amusing to create realistic-looking tickets (a la TicketMaster) and send them as invitations. The $375 was not the actual cost, but rather part of the joke. If we put a lower price, we certainly didn’t want people to think that we were asking them to pay. If you received tickets as invitations with the price of $20, you might be inclined to pay for them, and that was not the idea. The tickets were well received and those that read the back were pleasantly amused.