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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 03:17:58 PM
They still have the thimble?
 
2013-02-06 03:18:13 PM

MrEricSir: [img42.imageshack.us image 500x222]

You crazy kids and your newfangled Monopoly tokens. Back in my day they were little wooden pegs, and we liked it that way.


We had hounds & jackals.
cf.geekdo-images.com
/so let it be written, so let it be done
//whippersnapper
 
2013-02-06 03:19:05 PM
brantgoose: People still use irons?


Um, yea.  How do you get the wrinkles out of your clothes?
 
2013-02-06 03:21:08 PM

Gdiguy: Who cares about the iron... why did the cat beat the robot?



Have you ever heard of a robot lady?

/"Oooh, my wittle precious Bender-bundlekins! Who's a nice robot? Yes you are. Yes you are."
 
2013-02-06 03:23:39 PM

Rev. Skarekroe: Forget Monopoly!
I still want my tan M&M back!


My friends look at me sadly when I mention that M&Ms used to have two different browns.
 
2013-02-06 03:26:10 PM
 
2013-02-06 03:28:52 PM
I can haz $200 for passing Go?
 
2013-02-06 03:29:28 PM
We use the Clue pieces, and I use a cannon from Risk. We have fun with our board games.
 
2013-02-06 03:29:31 PM

MBooda: We had hounds & jackals.



That brings back memories...
 
2013-02-06 03:33:24 PM

CygnusDarius: Wall Street is raping the US economy like a Steubenville football player, the NRA is actively pandering to the gun industry, and the GOP is still the #1 whore of the 'job creators', and this is what these people are getting their outrage from!?.


Well luckily you were here to cover all that outrage for us.
 
2013-02-06 03:36:26 PM
I was in favor of the "Half Eaten KFC Double-Down" Monopoly piece replacement.
 
2013-02-06 03:36:31 PM

miss diminutive: 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.


Worked out just fine for me in Oblivion
 
2013-02-06 03:41:57 PM
I've played the iron since I was a kid.  A couple of months ago my kids begged me to play Monopoly with them and, sure enough, I chose the iron.  When I was about 10 and playing Monopoly with a couple of friends, I heated the iron up on the bulb in a lamp, then pretended to "iron" one friend's leg.  She *did not* enjoy the welt it left.  She probably would have voted for the cat too.
 
2013-02-06 03:43:55 PM
but but caturday....

got nuttin
 
2013-02-06 03:46:33 PM
RIP Jeremy Irons
 
2013-02-06 03:50:07 PM
What about the "red plastic parcheesi piece added to the Monopoly box because too many of the original player pieces got lost or stuck up a toddler's nose"?

Does that piece still have a place in the Monopoly pantheon?

/monoplantheon
 
2013-02-06 03:51:24 PM

poot_rootbeer: What about the "red plastic parcheesi piece added to the Monopoly box because too many of the original player pieces got lost or stuck up a toddler's nose"?

Does that piece still have a place in the Monopoly pantheon?

/monoplantheon


I think we used a Frito for about 2 weeks.

Then the game ended.
 
2013-02-06 03:53:09 PM

LlamaGirl: KITTY KITTY KITTY KITTY!

If I collect enough of them I'll be a cat lady!


My reaction exactly.

Except replace lady with man. I don't have the requisite parts for the former.
 
2013-02-06 03:55:54 PM

Teufelaffe: Cats > Iron working, Chicago, and American history


The domestic cat predates the Iron Age by 7,000 years, America by over 9,000, and Chicago by damn near 10,000. Meow.
 
2013-02-06 03:56:09 PM
just going to lose the farking thing anyway
 
2013-02-06 03:57:50 PM

Danger Mouse: brantgoose: People still use irons?


Um, yea.  How do you get the wrinkles out of your clothes?


I just buy new clothes. I never wear the same thing more than once. What am I, a farmer?
 
2013-02-06 03:58:12 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.


You just don't understand. Between this and the suspension of Saturday mail service, Obama's America has plunged into an incomprehensible, unrecognizable dystopia. This business will get out of control. It will get out of control, and we'll be lucky to live through it.
 
2013-02-06 03:58:37 PM
fark Chicago.
 
2013-02-06 04:00:43 PM

stonelotus: fark Chicago.


So, which borough are you from?
 
2013-02-06 04:01:03 PM

miss diminutive: I start the game in jail.



I remember seeing a bootleg t shirt in either Harlem or poss Wash DC, of "Blackopoly", where every property was jail and the actual "jail" spot was free parking.  or some shiat.

social commentary, i guess.
 
2013-02-06 04:01:43 PM
This game is way better:

www.gamepile.com

oh, and I must give ceiling cat a shout-out.

www.austincnm.com
 
db2
2013-02-06 04:03:23 PM
I voted for the eagle crapping on a turban.
 
2013-02-06 04:03:30 PM

freewill: So, which borough are you from?



ROSCOE VILLAGE, that's what's up, SONNNNNNNNN!


Paulina station, Brown Line, REPPAZENT
 
2013-02-06 04:08:19 PM
Could we get rid of chicago and keep the iron?
Why the fark would you dump that for a kitty
 
2013-02-06 04:13:24 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.


cdn.trendhunterstatic.com

/You talkin' to me?
 
2013-02-06 04:15:14 PM
Why, in my day....

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2013-02-06 04:23:09 PM
I guess my idea of game of thrones monopoly did not go so good
 
2013-02-06 04:23:31 PM

freewill: 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.

You just don't understand. Between this and the suspension of Saturday mail service, Obama's America has plunged into an incomprehensible, unrecognizable dystopia. This business will get out of control. It will get out of control, and we'll be lucky to live through it.


.......and with unemployment where it is we all have plenty of time to play board games.
 
2013-02-06 04:25:52 PM

brantgoose: 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.


I read this in Andy Rooney's voice.
 
2013-02-06 04:30:50 PM

cervier: Decillion: 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!

I bought the new Operation game for my niece this Christmas and I was shocked to find that the game doesn't  buzz anymore when you touch the metal frame...  I guess it was too stressful for the new generation, I don't know...


Seriously? What is the point of the farking game now? That horrid loud buzzing was what made you nervous and jumpy trying to get the stupid body parts out. I can't even imagine what could possibly be "fun" about that game now.

I feel SO sorry for kids these days. When I was a kid we had Creepy Crawlers (you made wierd ugly bugs and monsters by cooking toxic goop of many colors in metal molds inside a small hotplate).  It was dangerous and we learned life lessons about the value of caution and oven mitts. So a few kids (idiots) got burnt and they were forced to shiatcan the whole thing.

We had chemistry kits that had actual acid included. We learned that acid was DANGEROUS.

We had ACTUAL pointy lawn darts (ok, that was insane) BUT we also learned that throwing sharp projectiles in the general vicinity of other people was a bad idea.

They ruined Spirograph, Easy Bake Ovens, Farking tree climbing for that matter. Jacks are made out of rubber now. It's a miracle that the whole world isn't wrapped in 12 inches of farking foam in case some snowflake might fall down and get a grass stain on their pants.
 
2013-02-06 04:46:32 PM
The internet predictably chose the most popular thing on the internet to replace the unfairly maligned iron.

They posted the wrong kind of pussy.
 
2013-02-06 04:52:16 PM
Years ago, Johnny Lightning came out with a series of Monopoly toy cars that featured part of the game and came with the Monopoly version of that car.  I got the Water Works 1955 Chevy truck, so that is what I play with.  If you play enough to bother with this, go to a hobby store and buy a small pewter figure.  I have thought of doing that, because how cool playing with friends and you bust out a menacing looking medieval looking dude holding a sword or battleaxe.  Even better, bring along a full size scale version of the weapon carried by your figure and try to finish one round before the cops show up to arrest your silly messed up self.
 
2013-02-06 04:53:13 PM

Soulcatcher: Spirograph


oh my god yes. when i was a kid, my grandma still had my dad's old spirograph kit. with a piece of cardboard and thumbtacks to hold the paper and the frame down.

Now-a-days, you've gotta punch it onto posts, i think, and cross your fingers that it stays while you're almost to the point where you started and the lines are going to match up perfectly and doesn't slip off and ruin your whole design. and i don't even think anything holds the whole thing to the table.

and they call this progress.
 
2013-02-06 05:05:21 PM

boyvoyeur: The internet predictably chose the most popular thing on the internet to replace the unfairly maligned iron.

They posted the wrong kind of pussy.


Isn't half the Internet porn and the other half cats anyway?
 
2013-02-06 05:07:48 PM
 
2013-02-06 05:27:31 PM
Do they still have the thimbal?
 
2013-02-06 05:30:57 PM
This decision just boggles my mind.  Did you notice in this whole operation the only tokens at risk were the "working class" ones? Did you notice the cat had a diamond collar? It's joining the "rich token" axis and allies itself against good, honest work. If you didn't, you should get a clue. Don't just scrabble about in a daze. It's just another symptom of the downfall of civilization. Guess who will be up against the wall when the revolution comes - people who put diamond studded collars on their cats.
 
2013-02-06 05:35:21 PM

Treygreen13: cptjeff: brantgoose: People still use irons?

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

Some of us don't dress like crap, so yes. Non-iron shirts aren't really, but they do make ironing easier.

Perhaps he meant the type of iron from Monopoly.
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Ya know, the kind you have to put over a fire or heat source. Instead of one with a built in heat source.


If he meant that, then he must be in his 60s.  I am in my 40s and my mom did not use the type of iron depicted in your picture.  She used one that plugged in.
 
2013-02-06 05:36:18 PM
I wonder what Fark would come up with if we got to redo all of the pieces?  Sounds like it would be a fun photoshop contest.
 
2013-02-06 05:54:51 PM

Truman Burbank: Game piece change? Meh. Been done before.

The travesty was when they changed Baltic and Mediterranean to be brown instead of purple.


wtf when did that happen, i guess it is to reflect the change in race in some areas
 
2013-02-06 06:10:17 PM
As long as they don't take away the $1,329,063 bill.
 
2013-02-06 06:16:26 PM

Mock26: I wonder what Fark would come up with if we got to redo all of the pieces?  Sounds like it would be a fun photoshop contest.


I propose, we go the whole hog and redo the whole board as well, as Farkopoly.

'Jail' Would be replaced by either 'Politics Tab' or 'Ballsack in slatted chair.'
 
2013-02-06 06:29:17 PM
Stupid cats are stupid!
 
2013-02-06 06:48:19 PM

LucklessWonder: I propose, we go the whole hog and redo the whole board as well, as Farkopoly.

'Jail' Would be replaced by either 'Politics Tab' or 'Ballsack in slatted chair.'


Every fifth space on the board will now be labeled "(Featured Partner)" and if you land there it gives you cancer.
 
2013-02-06 06:53:33 PM
www.teufelaffe.com
 
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