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(WWLTV New Orleans)   It's like God's own Monopoly game as tornado moves house from Mediterranean to Baltic   (wwltv.com) divider line 66
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2011-11-16 02:45:17 PM
Gotta get all four railroads
 
2011-11-16 02:50:35 PM
Last month I tried Monopoly for the first time in about 8 years and the people I was playing with had a rule that if you landed on Free Parking you would win $500! WTF?!? They even had people throw their luxury and income taxes into the pot.
 
2011-11-16 02:52:37 PM

miss diminutive: Last month I tried Monopoly for the first time in about 8 years and the people I was playing with had a rule that if you landed on Free Parking you would win $500! WTF?!? They even had people throw their luxury and income taxes into the pot.


Sounds like a New Yorker cartoon in the making.
 
2011-11-16 02:55:22 PM

miss diminutive: Last month I tried Monopoly for the first time in about 8 years and the people I was playing with had a rule that if you landed on Free Parking you would win $500! WTF?!? They even had people throw their luxury and income taxes into the pot.


It's a common variation. Speeds up the game. Put $500 to start, and then anytime anyone lands on luxury tax or pays a fine from the cards or pays bail to get out of jail, the money goes in the pot for free parking. I'm a purist, but I don't mind the use of that to make for a quicker game every now and then.
 
2011-11-16 02:58:22 PM

Nabb1: miss diminutive: Last month I tried Monopoly for the first time in about 8 years and the people I was playing with had a rule that if you landed on Free Parking you would win $500! WTF?!? They even had people throw their luxury and income taxes into the pot.

It's a common variation. Speeds up the game. Put $500 to start, and then anytime anyone lands on luxury tax or pays a fine from the cards or pays bail to get out of jail, the money goes in the pot for free parking. I'm a purist, but I don't mind the use of that to make for a quicker game every now and then.


The modern version of Monopoly has no "Go to jail" cards. Unless you're poor.
 
2011-11-16 03:00:40 PM

Nabb1: miss diminutive: Last month I tried Monopoly for the first time in about 8 years and the people I was playing with had a rule that if you landed on Free Parking you would win $500! WTF?!? They even had people throw their luxury and income taxes into the pot.

It's a common variation. Speeds up the game. Put $500 to start, and then anytime anyone lands on luxury tax or pays a fine from the cards or pays bail to get out of jail, the money goes in the pot for free parking. I'm a purist, but I don't mind the use of that to make for a quicker game every now and then.


Yes, I've heard of that variant as well, but they paid out $500 every time someone landed on Free Parking. The game lasted forever because there was so much money in play. We ran out of $500 dollar bills and eventually started using face cards to represent $1000 bills.
 
2011-11-16 03:30:16 PM

miss diminutive: Nabb1: miss diminutive: Last month I tried Monopoly for the first time in about 8 years and the people I was playing with had a rule that if you landed on Free Parking you would win $500! WTF?!? They even had people throw their luxury and income taxes into the pot.

It's a common variation. Speeds up the game. Put $500 to start, and then anytime anyone lands on luxury tax or pays a fine from the cards or pays bail to get out of jail, the money goes in the pot for free parking. I'm a purist, but I don't mind the use of that to make for a quicker game every now and then.

Yes, I've heard of that variant as well, but they paid out $500 every time someone landed on Free Parking. The game lasted forever because there was so much money in play. We ran out of $500 dollar bills and eventually started using face cards to represent $1000 bills.


We primed ours with $50. $500 does seem excessive.
 
2011-11-16 03:37:00 PM
Peckerwoods Road

HUH-HUH HUH-HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH
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2011-11-16 04:04:47 PM
yeah heh heh mm eh heh heh heh mm mm eh...
 
2011-11-16 04:11:58 PM
^ Canadian Beavis 'n Butthead?

/ "Beaver 'n Hosehead"?
 
2011-11-16 05:39:43 PM
So does this means Boardwalk could move to Park Place?
 
2011-11-16 05:57:37 PM
The dark purples are shiat properties anyway... Call me when it gets to the Yellows.
 
2011-11-16 05:58:06 PM
Egad. Now the utilities are screwed, too.
 
2011-11-16 05:58:10 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Nabb1: miss diminutive: Last month I tried Monopoly for the first time in about 8 years and the people I was playing with had a rule that if you landed on Free Parking you would win $500! WTF?!? They even had people throw their luxury and income taxes into the pot.

It's a common variation. Speeds up the game. Put $500 to start, and then anytime anyone lands on luxury tax or pays a fine from the cards or pays bail to get out of jail, the money goes in the pot for free parking. I'm a purist, but I don't mind the use of that to make for a quicker game every now and then.

The modern version of Monopoly has no "Go to jail" cards. Unless you're poor.


t0.gstatic.com
 
2011-11-16 05:58:31 PM
When I was a kid we always played with money on Free Parking. I think it might have actually been one of each denomination of bill. That's a ton of money, but we were like 8 years old and unaware of the economic consequences of having a pretty pile of money up for grabs.
 
2011-11-16 06:00:29 PM
My, how times have changed. When I used to play, the banker always skimmed money off the top... oh wait.
 
2011-11-16 06:03:21 PM

miss diminutive: I've heard of that variant as well, but they paid out $500 every time someone landed on Free Parking. The game lasted forever because there was so much money in play. We ran out of $500 dollar bills and eventually started using face cards to represent $1000 bills.



i farking hate monopoly.
 
2011-11-16 06:05:58 PM

InOmnibusCaritas: The dark purples are shiat properties anyway... Call me when it gets to the Yellows.



when i'd play and i'd start losing, i'd slam my hand on someone's property and scream "EMINENT DOMAIN, biatchES!"
 
2011-11-16 06:08:10 PM

Nabb1: miss diminutive: Last month I tried Monopoly for the first time in about 8 years and the people I was playing with had a rule that if you landed on Free Parking you would win $500! WTF?!? They even had people throw their luxury and income taxes into the pot.

It's a common variation. Speeds up the game. Put $500 to start, and then anytime anyone lands on luxury tax or pays a fine from the cards or pays bail to get out of jail, the money goes in the pot for free parking. I'm a purist, but I don't mind the use of that to make for a quicker game every now and then.


Whenever I've played that way it never seemed to speed up the game.
 
2011-11-16 06:08:48 PM

InOmnibusCaritas: The dark purples are shiat properties anyway... Call me when it gets to the Yellows.


They don't like to be called that. Please use the proper name of Oriental Avenue going forward. kthx.
 
2011-11-16 06:08:55 PM

rickythepenguin: i farking hate monopoly Capitalism.


/just go ahead and say it out loud, we all already know it.
 
2011-11-16 06:09:10 PM
The 5900 block of what road?
 
2011-11-16 06:09:20 PM
I played most of my life without knowing the rule that if a player doesn't buy the property he landed on, it is immediately auctioned off to the highest bidder. That rule makes the game go so much faster.

WTF was I thinking? Was that rule always around? How did I miss it?
 
2011-11-16 06:16:43 PM

Karma Curmudgeon: They don't like to be called that. Please use the proper name of Oriental Avenue going forward. kthx.


I laffed
golfclap.jpg
 
2011-11-16 06:24:18 PM
a tornado around 3 a.m. that struck near Kentwood early Wednesday, moving a two-story house off of its base in the 5900 block of Peckerwoods Road.

*blink*
 
2011-11-16 06:27:46 PM
I don't recall Peckerwoods Road on the Monopoly board . . .
 
2011-11-16 06:28:21 PM

InOmnibusCaritas: Karma Curmudgeon: They don't like to be called that. Please use the proper name of Oriental Avenue going forward. kthx.

I lraffed
golfclap.jpg


FTFY
 
2011-11-16 06:29:30 PM
WHO YOU CALLIN' SPOOK
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P E C K E R W O O D
 
2011-11-16 06:35:34 PM

miss diminutive: Last month I tried Monopoly for the first time in about 8 years and the people I was playing with had a rule that if you landed on Free Parking you would win $500! WTF?!? They even had people throw their luxury and income taxes into the pot.


That's socialist Monopoly. Free handouts for the poor funded by taxes on the wealthy.
 
2011-11-16 06:37:37 PM
Am I missing something? Where in TFA does it mention/reference Mediterranean or Baltic?
 
2011-11-16 06:46:46 PM
Even God will eventually flip the board.

skrame: I played most of my life without knowing the rule that if a player doesn't buy the property he landed on, it is immediately auctioned off to the highest bidder. That rule makes the game go so much faster.

WTF was I thinking? Was that rule always around? How did I miss it?


It's always been a rule. Most of the people who complain about the length of a Monopoly game have only themselves to blame.

/Buy orange and red.
// I love picking up Park Place and/or Boardwalk just to trade them to someone who thinks a dark blue for $600 and St James Place is a bargain.
 
2011-11-16 06:47:33 PM

miss diminutive: Last month I tried Monopoly for the first time in about 8 years and the people I was playing with had a rule that if you landed on Free Parking you would win $500! WTF?!? They even had people throw their luxury and income taxes into the pot.


I believe that is a very common house rule. Seen it multiple times w/ vastly different crowds of people.
 
2011-11-16 06:48:00 PM
miss diminutive [TotalFark] Add Favorite User Quote 2011-11-16 02:50:35 PM Ignore User
Last month I tried Monopoly for the first time in about 8 years and the people I was playing with had a rule that if you landed on Free Parking you would win $500! WTF?!? They even had people throw their luxury and income taxes into the pot.



You sound like a laugh riot.
 
2011-11-16 06:50:11 PM

FooDog: miss diminutive: Last month I tried Monopoly for the first time in about 8 years and the people I was playing with had a rule that if you landed on Free Parking you would win $500! WTF?!? They even had people throw their luxury and income taxes into the pot.

I believe that is a very common house rule. Seen it multiple times w/ vastly different crowds of people.


I should add that I've never seen $500 as a starter. It's usually been $50 or $100. All off-board payments still go in the pot through.
 
2011-11-16 06:57:40 PM

miss diminutive: Nabb1: miss diminutive: Last month I tried Monopoly for the first time in about 8 years and the people I was playing with had a rule that if you landed on Free Parking you would win $500! WTF?!? They even had people throw their luxury and income taxes into the pot.

It's a common variation. Speeds up the game. Put $500 to start, and then anytime anyone lands on luxury tax or pays a fine from the cards or pays bail to get out of jail, the money goes in the pot for free parking. I'm a purist, but I don't mind the use of that to make for a quicker game every now and then.

Yes, I've heard of that variant as well, but they paid out $500 every time someone landed on Free Parking. The game lasted forever because there was so much money in play. We ran out of $500 dollar bills and eventually started using face cards to represent $1000 bills.


Yeah, 500 is too much. The only money that should be in there is stuff you have to pay out for chance/community chest, get out of jail, and taxes. Later in the game the taxes can be a fairly substantial amount, and help be an equalizer for people who couldn't get any good property, but 500 bucks every time throughout the whole game? Gimme a break!
 
2011-11-16 07:10:46 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Nabb1: miss diminutive: Last month I tried Monopoly for the first time in about 8 years and the people I was playing with had a rule that if you landed on Free Parking you would win $500! WTF?!? They even had people throw their luxury and income taxes into the pot.

It's a common variation. Speeds up the game. Put $500 to start, and then anytime anyone lands on luxury tax or pays a fine from the cards or pays bail to get out of jail, the money goes in the pot for free parking. I'm a purist, but I don't mind the use of that to make for a quicker game every now and then.

The modern version of Monopoly has no "Go to jail" cards. Unless you're poor.


That's why "house rules" exist. Can't pay? OK, you get two turns around if ya don't got anything left to mortgage, then you stay in jail until you roll doubles.
 
2011-11-16 07:15:52 PM
miss diminutive: Last month I tried Monopoly for the first time in about 8 years and the people I was playing with had a rule that if you landed on Free Parking you would win $500! WTF?!? They even had people throw their luxury and income taxes into the pot.
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Any taxes or penalties from cards always ended up there for me... but we didn't tack on $500 to it.

That way it become better than the nothing its supposed to be, but not enough to change the game, since there'd usually be less than $100 there.
 
2011-11-16 07:19:24 PM

skrame: I played most of my life without knowing the rule that if a player doesn't buy the property he landed on, it is immediately auctioned off to the highest bidder. That rule makes the game go so much faster.

WTF was I thinking? Was that rule always around? How did I miss it?


House rules. Everybody had them. Auctioning shiat took too long especially if someone had to pee or go on trip to the store or whatever. But often I'd play where no properties can be bought until all players made one trip around or no "buying ahead" that is you could buy up all the property you wanted but not collect rent untill everyone has passed them once. The rest was usually regular rules, unless we wanted a game over in less than 5 hours. And there was no consensus when you got screwed...you made a deal with the owner to pay up, or you're out.
 
2011-11-16 07:25:38 PM

fanbladesaresharp: skrame: I played most of my life without knowing the rule that if a player doesn't buy the property he landed on, it is immediately auctioned off to the highest bidder. That rule makes the game go so much faster.

WTF was I thinking? Was that rule always around? How did I miss it?

House rules. Everybody had them. Auctioning shiat took too long especially if someone had to pee or go on trip to the store or whatever. But often I'd play where no properties can be bought until all players made one trip around or no "buying ahead" that is you could buy up all the property you wanted but not collect rent untill everyone has passed them once. The rest was usually regular rules, unless we wanted a game over in less than 5 hours. And there was no consensus when you got screwed...you made a deal with the owner to pay up, or you're out.


Yeah, I think most people ignored the official rule about auctioning. I also played with the "once around before you can buy property" rule, though now that I think about it, I don't really know what the point was.
 
2011-11-16 07:26:34 PM

miss diminutive: Last month I tried Monopoly for the first time in about 8 years and the people I was playing with had a rule that if you landed on Free Parking you would win $500! WTF?!? They even had people throw their luxury and income taxes into the pot.


Well, last week I tried to play Monopoly with a bunch of OWS protesters, and they took all their cash away to use in some other game.
 
2011-11-16 07:28:17 PM

miss diminutive: Yes, I've heard of that variant as well, but they paid out $500 every time someone landed on Free Parking. The game lasted forever because there was so much money in play. We ran out of $500 dollar bills and eventually started using face cards to represent $1000 bills.


That's the inflation variant
 
2011-11-16 07:30:28 PM
At least we can be thankful nobody could've been arsed to build a hotel there
 
2011-11-16 07:32:36 PM

rickythepenguin: miss diminutive: I've heard of that variant as well, but they paid out $500 every time someone landed on Free Parking. The game lasted forever because there was so much money in play. We ran out of $500 dollar bills and eventually started using face cards to represent $1000 bills.


i farking hate monopoly.


Which is why Solarquest was so awesome. It was like Monopoly, but you could shoot and kill other players. And you could own the Moon. Plus it took place in SPAAAAAAAACE.

www.forevergeek.com
 
2011-11-16 08:02:11 PM
A house on Baltic? So that's what? $10?

Doc Daneeka: miss diminutive: Last month I tried Monopoly for the first time in about 8 years and the people I was playing with had a rule that if you landed on Free Parking you would win $500! WTF?!? They even had people throw their luxury and income taxes into the pot.

That's socialist Monopoly. Free handouts for the poor funded by taxes on the wealthy.


Isn't it actually capitalist Monopoly? Gaming the system to profit on the honest, play-by-the-rules common man?
 
2011-11-16 08:06:07 PM

GeeksAreMyPeeps: miss diminutive: Last month I tried Monopoly for the first time in about 8 years and the people I was playing with had a rule that if you landed on Free Parking you would win $500! WTF?!? They even had people throw their luxury and income taxes into the pot.

Well, last week I tried to play Monopoly with a bunch of OWS protesters, and they took all their cash away to use in some other game.


Nonsense. OWS protesters don't have any cash.
 
2011-11-16 08:12:37 PM
The green ones are the best bet
 
2011-11-16 08:20:55 PM

miss diminutive: Last month I tried Monopoly for the first time in about 8 years and the people I was playing with had a rule that if you landed on Free Parking you would win $500! WTF?!? They even had people throw their luxury and income taxes into the pot.


Forget the $500 buck thing but I always played that any "fines" went into free parking. That includes luxury tax and chance and community chest fees.

/Oh look!! I won second prize in a beauty contest! Suck it uggos, i'm going out to spent my $10.
 
2011-11-16 08:39:44 PM

miss diminutive: Last month I tried Monopoly for the first time in about 8 years and the people I was playing with had a rule that if you landed on Free Parking you would win $500! WTF?!? They even had people throw their luxury and income taxes into the pot.


Our house rule for 50 years has been that all taxes and fines went into the pot and Free Parking won the pot. It's a great rule.
 
2011-11-16 08:43:30 PM
If you want to speed up the game, don't use cash. Use calculators. You always know how much you have, and transactions are much faster.
 
2011-11-16 08:43:31 PM
Instead of saying that the house was moved by the tornado, why not just say the house was destroyed by the tornado? That's what really happened, right? I mean, once the tornado was done it wasn't really a house anymore.

I know I know, it wouldn't be a story then.
 
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