Today I found out that Tourist Cards for Suriname are available at the airport only if you're arriving from Amsterdam. Why this might be, I have no idea, but it's pretty unlikely that I'll be making a quick side trip to The Netherlands in the middle of winter with nothing but shorts and t-shirt in my backpack to pick up a Tourist Card.
If the Suriname consulate in Curacao makes this right for me, I can still make it to Suriname. Otherwise I guess I just hang out and do some Caribbean island hopping before flying directly into Brazil.
I think I see a resemblance.