Tuesday, May 02, 2006


As if losing the Miss America competition wasn't bad enough,I saw in the paper the other day where the toymaker is no longer going to use Atlantic City for it's flagship edition of Monopoly. What kind of commie crap is that?? The game we all grew up with, and most of us own; it's an icon in it's own right. Who cares if Atlantic City may be run down and crappy; how many people have actually been there compared to how many live vicariously in green houses or red hotels? You may even have one of the 'your name here'opoly games, but I'll bet you still started out with the original. Hopefully, people won't be fooled by the 'New Monopoly' the way we weren't fooled by 'New Coke'.
Hey, maybe if this does go over big, we can do a new version of Scrabble where only some of the letters are English; maybe we can mix in Aramaic, Chinese, & Sanskrit letters too! Wouldn't that be fun!

And speaking of games, does anyone remember The Big Board? It was a Monopoly wannabe where you bought stocks as you went around the board. The stock were variations of real stocks; the one I remember in particular was Scars & Rowboat for Sears & Roebuck. Pretty funny...

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