Intelligence: Your Best Training Way of Defeating Everything
Child's Mini Toy Pinball Game -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl
Child's Mini Toy Pinball Game

A friend had this little toy pinball game, seen here on my knee (via my old crappy cellphone camera). I was struck by the emotional depth of the directions/commentary on the back, seen here...

Reverse -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl
Reverse

Just in case you can't read that fuzzy picture, here's the full text:

Intelligent Marble
Intelligence add lucky
A GAME OF MARBLES
  1. Marble is a kind of game that
    is very modern now. It collects
    excitement fasciration. It's a very interesting
    game. It can cot only trains lover's skill and
    intelligence but also is a vest way
    for lover to make friends it's an
    intelligent game for a family to be
    a happy field. Spring your miracle
    onpetite your level
  2. You'll surpass yourself intelligence
    and skill the Ough a semies of
    intelligent ompetition actions,
    competite your intelligent and your
    skill partic-ipate in together. Plagways.
    1. The two parties will judge winning
    or losing, according to the highest
    Grand total. The one who get the
    highest grade is a big winner. 2. Before
    a game begins, players may Also
    engage to shoot the five provided
    plastic teas-ed pearl early or late
    getting the grand totalWe winner
    according to how many points it
    can reach.
  3. Where there is a will,there is a way
    The training Of will,intellivgence,
    skill will be your best ladder of
    success,it is your best training way
    of defeating Everything.

All 5 comments so far, oldest first...

Well, it’s rather difficult to argue with any of that ;o)

— comment by Peter on April 25th, 2008 at 1:15am JST (9 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

I thought I had seen the most hardcore engrish ever when I traveled to Japan, until now.

— comment by Jon on April 25th, 2008 at 3:12am JST (9 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

whudidisay ?

— comment by Grandma Friedl on April 25th, 2008 at 6:33am JST (9 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Reads more or less like the technical repair manual for my 1965 Honda motorcycle. No wonder I could never fix the thing!

— comment by Fil Hunter on April 26th, 2008 at 10:15am JST (9 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

I see it’s a “Super Pachinko Game.” which must explain why these instructions didn’t seem to come with the *regular* Pachinko game we had as kids. That explains everything!

— comment by Mikey on April 26th, 2008 at 11:19pm JST (9 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink
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