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(The Week)   The Monopoly iron was a remnant of metal-working in Chicago. So there you go. A small, metallic bit of American history. Tossed out for a cat   (theweek.com) divider line 170
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2013-02-06 01:40:48 PM
I just took the dog and put it on top of the iron.  Hoverboarding doggy.
 
2013-02-06 01:42:08 PM
In a month or so they'll find out they're allergic and dump the cat at the free parking lot
 
2013-02-06 01:53:47 PM
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2013-02-06 01:53:52 PM
I call Richard Harrow pumpgun!
 
2013-02-06 01:54:53 PM
I can't imagine how dull your life would have to be before you could bother to get outraged over Monopoly changing a piece.
 
2013-02-06 01:55:47 PM
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2013-02-06 01:55:57 PM
Who cares about the iron... why did the cat beat the robot? I demand a recount.
 
2013-02-06 01:55:57 PM
Damn feline union busters.
 
2013-02-06 01:56:38 PM

Gdiguy: Who cares about the iron... why did the cat beat the robot? I demand a recount.


This.
 
2013-02-06 01:56:57 PM
You'll get over it.
 
2013-02-06 01:57:03 PM
Cats > Iron working, Chicago, and American history
 
2013-02-06 01:57:12 PM
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2013-02-06 01:57:15 PM

Gunther: I can't imagine how dull your life would have to be before you could bother to get outraged over Monopoly changing a piece.

 
2013-02-06 01:57:29 PM
This is going to end up like the New Coke thing, right? Hasbro will gets tons of free publicity and sell boatloads more Monopoly games than they would have otherwise.
 
2013-02-06 01:57:29 PM
"utter travesty"

I mean, that's what you went with? When was the last time you even played monopoly?
 
2013-02-06 01:57:58 PM

The Onion is prophetic


I just took the dog and put it on top of the iron. Hoverboarding doggy.


You I like.
 
2013-02-06 01:58:01 PM
Playing the boot made me feel all bootstrappy. Turning down GO money and community chests on principle is how the game is really meant to be played.
 
2013-02-06 01:59:14 PM
i.imgur.com

There's an irony joke in there somewhe-NO.
 
2013-02-06 01:59:19 PM
KITTY KITTY KITTY KITTY!

If I collect enough of them I'll be a cat lady!
 
2013-02-06 01:59:43 PM

Jument: This is going to end up like the New Coke thing, right? Hasbro will gets tons of free publicity and sell boatloads more Monopoly games than they would have otherwise.


They're going to re-release the iron at a later date as DLC.
 
2013-02-06 01:59:45 PM
a coworker told me about this and I thought "f*cking internet"
 
2013-02-06 02:00:04 PM

Jument: This is going to end up like the New Coke thing, right? Hasbro will gets tons of free publicity and sell boatloads more Monopoly games than they would have otherwise.


It's not like there was a shortage of Monopoly games out there. They sell like 500 different versions already.
 
2013-02-06 02:00:26 PM

miss diminutive: Playing the boot made me feel all bootstrappy. Turning down GO money and community chests on principle is how the game is really meant to be played.


If you're really bootstrappy you'd start the game with no money.
 
2013-02-06 02:01:06 PM
I would've preferred the helicopter, but if they still have the battleship, I'll be cool.
 
2013-02-06 02:01:34 PM

regindyn: miss diminutive: Playing the boot made me feel all bootstrappy. Turning down GO money and community chests on principle is how the game is really meant to be played.

If you're really bootstrappy you'd start the game with no money.


I start the game in jail.
 
2013-02-06 02:01:56 PM
Game piece change? Meh. Been done before.

The travesty was when they changed Baltic and Mediterranean to be brown instead of purple.
 
2013-02-06 02:02:20 PM
My Mom was always the iron, so thanks for throwing out my mother, you generation of horribly spelled cat caption worshipers.
 
2013-02-06 02:03:02 PM
First Star Wars, then Transformers, then Indiana Jones! Plus Aliens, Terminator and Predator! Let's not forget Spider-man, Superman, and Batman. Add Pacman, Megaman, etc.

Operation is a shell of the former game!

And now Monopoly!

Stop ruining EVERYTHING! Ruiners!
 
2013-02-06 02:04:47 PM

cgraves67: I would've preferred the helicopter, but if they still have the battleship, I'll be cool.


Oh man there was a helicopter option?! Dammit, why didn't that win?  For shame, internet!
 
2013-02-06 02:05:17 PM
The cat's probably lighter, saving them $2 per 1000 units made.  The robot would've raised production costs $5 per 1000 units, ergo, the cat wins.
 
2013-02-06 02:05:21 PM
I blame RedditTM
 
2013-02-06 02:05:26 PM
Forget Monopoly!
I still want my tan M&M back!
 
2013-02-06 02:06:30 PM
Does this mean that all of our old classic sets are worth money now?
 
2013-02-06 02:07:10 PM
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2013-02-06 02:07:40 PM

durbnpoisn: Does this mean that all of our old classic sets are worth money now?


Only if you own three of the same colour.
 
2013-02-06 02:08:34 PM
Good. Should have gotten rid of the dog, though.
 
2013-02-06 02:08:47 PM
People still play Monopoly?
 
2013-02-06 02:09:12 PM
First it was an iron, now it's a cat.

When did Monopoly become about women's issues?
 
2013-02-06 02:09:31 PM
FTA: Come on, internet! A cat? As if we weren't inundated with enough cats already? What's next? Replacing the thimble with a tiny, alloyed Justin Bieber?

Only if it's focus tested within an inch of its life before being presented to the Internet.
 
2013-02-06 02:10:06 PM
I'd forgotten about the cannon.
 
2013-02-06 02:10:44 PM
monopoly sucks and I get to be the dog or the hat or you can fark off
 
2013-02-06 02:10:47 PM
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2013-02-06 02:11:37 PM

miss diminutive: durbnpoisn: Does this mean that all of our old classic sets are worth money now?

Only if you own three of the same colour.


And you can't use the money for anything except to buy more Monopoly games.
 
2013-02-06 02:12:04 PM

miss diminutive: durbnpoisn: Does this mean that all of our old classic sets are worth money now?

Only if you own three of the same colour.


Win.
 
2013-02-06 02:12:26 PM
People still use irons?

Well, I mean, apart from my Mother's generation, of course.

I can remember when the cat became more popular as a household pet than the dog. It now rules the Innertubes thanks to Ape Lad. Recognition as a Monopoly game piece is long overdue.

It's natural that the cat would win in a fair fight against a flat iron. Steam irons, not so much. And vacuum cleaners beat cats every time.

Our dog used to hate the vacuum cleaner. Eventually, however, he went deaf. He would then let my Mother vacuum him. Our dog had to be put down at 15 after somebody hit him in a car or truck and broke his spine, leaving his back legs useless. Very sad.

My Father does the vacuuming now. I assume it is because he likes pushing things around.

I often choose the iron as my playing piece because it was stable. I did not like my piece to tip over. I'm not surprised that it was the piece to go, seeing as so few people really like ironing, and those who do may also like thimbles. Canadian Monopoly was more politically correct than American Monopoly. I don't recall seeing the big artillery piece. I think it was replaced with a cowboy on a rearing horse. Canada has two football teams named the Roughriders, so maybe it was Teddy Roosevelt.

I do think the old battleship was a cool design. I think the Titantic would be a good Monopoly piece, seeing as how many monopolists went down with it.
 
2013-02-06 02:12:39 PM
FTFA: Utter travesty

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We go right for the top shelf with our words now.We go right for the top shelf with our words now. We don't think about how we talk. We just say the right to the farking, just--"dude, it was amazing." really? you were amazed? You were amazed by a basket of chicken wings? Really? Amazing? What are you gonna do with the rest of your life now? What if something really happens to you? What if jesus comes down from the sky and makes love to you all night long, leaves the new living lord in your belly? What are you gonna call that?
 
2013-02-06 02:14:30 PM
What's all this talk about an iron, racecar, top hat, and dog?  Those are Monopoly pieces?  When I was a kid, we had a thimble, an empty spool of thread, an old button, and one of those plastic pieces from the Sorry game.  Seriously, who manages to keep all of the original monopoly pieces without losing them?
 
2013-02-06 02:15:18 PM
So cat == the Internet?
 
2013-02-06 02:17:14 PM
America doesn't produce many irons these days but we are the world leader in LOLcat production, followed closely by the Japanese. It's a fierce competition.
 
2013-02-06 02:17:22 PM
Teddy Roosevelt would be a really great ironic Monopoly piece, seeing as he was famous for busting monopolies. I had a game called Anti-Monopoly as a child. It was a politically-correct, free-market slash socialist alternative to Monopoly where the object was breaking up monopolies. Come to think of it, it was pretty much the same game, only with less trading and fighting. I never did get anybody to play it, though, so it wasn't as exciting to break up trusts as screwing people out of their money and property and laughing at their failure like J.D. Rockefeller.
 
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