Guy Who Stole $150 Worth of Trading Cards Is Totally Getting Laid Tonight

Now to see if he triggers the cops' trap card.

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“Desperate times call for desperate measures” is typically a phrase we associate with extreme situations like starvation or poverty. But that also applies to a Japanese trading-card fan, who robbed an Omaha comic store Monday morning.

A man described as wearing a possible Darth Vader hoodie entered Dragon’s Lair Comics around 9:30 a.m. Monday and demanded box sets of Japanese trading cards Yu-Gi-Oh. Owner Bob Gellner said the retail value was only about $150.

Police have no suspect in custody, but we’re sure he’s off somewhere believing in the heart of the cards.

[KETV Channel 7 News]

8 comments
NunuvYerbizness
NunuvYerbizness

It was clickbait, pure and simple, and sadly effective, too.

CharleneBuck
CharleneBuck

All the words are ones I know, but neither the headline nor the story make any sense, and neither seems to have anything to do with the illustrating photograph.

NunuvYerbizness
NunuvYerbizness

It was clickbait, pure and simple. And it worked, I'm sorry to admit, since I'm here as well.

oceanspruce
oceanspruce

@CharleneBuck I too have trouble figuring this article out.  In particular, I find the sexual reference in the title confusing, misleading.  I also don't understand the final clause ". . . believing in the heart of the cards".  The article does not explain exactly what kind of Japanese trading cards were involved.

DrGuava
DrGuava

@CharleneBuck Does humor escape you? I mean, the headline is a joke about how someone who would stoop to stealing trading cards must not have an avid sex life--it's not that hard to grasp as being funny. 

The story is also pretty easy to understand; a store was robbed of the collectible trading cards by someone in a possible Darth Vader hoodie, a nerd/dork/gamer/scifi fan. And the picture is of people playing the collectible trading card game, and could not possibly be *more* relevant than any others used in this article. Does all of pop culture pass you by? Because this is pretty easy to understand. 

yshabazz2
yshabazz2

@oceanspruce @CharleneBuck Believing in the Heart of the Cards is a phrase from Yugio, the cards that were stolen.  I actually got all of the author's references because I'm part geek.......however I get laid though.

PaulHumphrey
PaulHumphrey

You condescending ass, no, the headline nor story make much sense. As a good friend of humor, drguava, if you are in fact a Dr (see what I did there?), I can attest that the article is devoid of both plot and humor. So ease up with the attitude because much clever material is written in every moment

MaxFlynn1
MaxFlynn1

@DrGuava Pop culture seemed to pass the author by, I'd say.  Maybe he, and you, could try do some google image searches on Comic Con, for starters.