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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 32
    More: Stupid, Chicago, Americans, iron, cats  
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2013-02-06 02:07:40 PM
4 votes:

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 01:54:53 PM
4 votes:
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 02:00:26 PM
3 votes:

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 01:55:57 PM
3 votes:
Who cares about the iron... why did the cat beat the robot? I demand a recount.
2013-02-06 01:40:48 PM
3 votes:
I just took the dog and put it on top of the iron.  Hoverboarding doggy.
2013-02-07 02:57:57 AM
2 votes:
And the award for the nerdiest Monopoly set goes to...

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Bletchley Park for their Alan Turing commemorative edition.
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Alan Turing being famous for, among other things, helping break the Enigma cipher used by Germany in WWII.
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As well as his hypothetical test of humans' ability to discern between sentient-like machine behavior, and a real person.
2013-02-06 03:55:54 PM
2 votes:

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 02:14:30 PM
2 votes:
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 02:07:10 PM
2 votes:
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2013-02-06 02:02:20 PM
2 votes:
My Mom was always the iron, so thanks for throwing out my mother, you generation of horribly spelled cat caption worshipers.
2013-02-06 02:00:04 PM
2 votes:

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 01:57:03 PM
2 votes:
Cats > Iron working, Chicago, and American history
2013-02-07 12:15:33 AM
1 votes:
So what's going to stop you from adding the iron from your old Monopoly to your new Monopoly and having both a cat AND an iron?
2013-02-06 05:36:18 PM
1 votes:
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 05:30:57 PM
1 votes:
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 04:30:50 PM
1 votes:

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 03:58:37 PM
1 votes:
fark Chicago.
2013-02-06 03:17:58 PM
1 votes:
They still have the thimble?
2013-02-06 03:16:06 PM
1 votes:
To make the game faster (sometimes) and more fun (always) play Triviopoly:

Put a couple of boxes of Trivial Pursuit cards next to the table.

Every time you are required to pay rent on someone else's property you get the choice of going "double or nothing" on a question and category selected by a neutral player (not you or the one you owe rent to).

Gets fun when you get to the hotel stage of the game.
2013-02-06 02:47:08 PM
1 votes:
Actually now that I think about it I bet I could convince some idiot hipsters about the benefits of artisinal ironing with an old fashioned flat iron, and that for the low price of $20 per piece I will iron their clothing in the style of the old world.
2013-02-06 02:44:22 PM
1 votes:
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You crazy kids and your newfangled Monopoly tokens. Back in my day they were little wooden pegs, and we liked it that way.
2013-02-06 02:35:02 PM
1 votes:
No, the iron symbolized the oppression of women, so it is racist.

no wait... womens issues... ok, the iron symbolized rape.  Rape.

Everything is rape.

Or racism.
2013-02-06 02:10:44 PM
1 votes:
monopoly sucks and I get to be the dog or the hat or you can fark off
2013-02-06 02:08:47 PM
1 votes:
People still play Monopoly?
2013-02-06 02:05:26 PM
1 votes:
Forget Monopoly!
I still want my tan M&M back!
2013-02-06 02:05:17 PM
1 votes:
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 02:03:02 PM
1 votes:
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 01:59:19 PM
1 votes:
KITTY KITTY KITTY KITTY!

If I collect enough of them I'll be a cat lady!
2013-02-06 01:57:29 PM
1 votes:
"utter travesty"

I mean, that's what you went with? When was the last time you even played monopoly?
2013-02-06 01:55:57 PM
1 votes:
Damn feline union busters.
2013-02-06 01:53:47 PM
1 votes:
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2013-02-06 01:42:08 PM
1 votes:
In a month or so they'll find out they're allergic and dump the cat at the free parking lot
 
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