Friday, May 18, 2018

It's the Cardboard Clubhouse--Come Inside; It's Fun Inside!

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My two-year old daughter has recently discovered Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  For those of you who don't have kids between 0-10 years old, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is a computer animated kids show along the lines of Dora the Explorer.  It's nothing like the old Mickey Mouse Club (Cue Paul Simon: Where have you gone, Annette Funicello?).  Instead it features a magical playhouse and a toolbox that flies around and just happens to have the correct random items that will help solve the episode's problems.  For an adult, it's a bit painful to watch.  The theme song is especially annoying, and its only redeeming quality is the fact that it's performed by They Might Be Giants, whom I have enjoyed since my youth.  But this song is annoying and--even worse--catchy.  So it had been in my head for a couple of weeks when I opened up my mailbox to find an unexpected PWE from Adam at Cardboard Clubhouse.  Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity-dog!

When I opened up the PWE, I saw that I had struck gold.  Well, green and gold, to be more specific.  Adam sent me a handful of Packers cards with a note saying that he hoped they would be useful for me.  Well, they were.

I'll always welcome Charles Woodson to my collection.  He is undoubtedly one of my favorite Packers ever.  The next two cards are 1993 Skybox Impact.  I don't own nearly enough of this set.  Impact was consistently one of my favorite set designs of the year from the time it debuted in 1992 until 1996.  I didn't really care for the 1997 effort, and then it went away.  The 1995 version is shown on the bottom in Bryce Paup.  Paup was not with the Pack long enough.  He became a full-time starter in 1993 and earned a nice big contract with the Bills.  He was a great pass-rush specialist and guy I missed when he left.

Thanks for the PWE Adam!  See ya real soon!


  1. I agree strongly - MIckey Mouse Clubhouse is downright painful to watch. When it comes to TV theme songs performed by They Might Be Giants, consider me more of a Malcolm in the Middle guy - Boss of Me is a great tune, on it's own right!

    1. You're absolutely right. "Boss of Me" is a great song, with or without the great TV show.

  2. That's the first time I've ever been compared to Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Glad you enjoyed the cards!

  3. Sorry. You're just a victim of my circumstances, I guess.