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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 48
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2013-02-06 02:07:40 PM
10 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 01:42:08 PM
7 votes:
In a month or so they'll find out they're allergic and dump the cat at the free parking lot
2013-02-06 01:58:01 PM
6 votes:
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 02:01:34 PM
5 votes:

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 01:55:47 PM
5 votes:
i1151.photobucket.com
2013-02-06 02:12:26 PM
4 votes:
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 02:02:20 PM
3 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 01:40:48 PM
3 votes:
I just took the dog and put it on top of the iron.  Hoverboarding doggy.
2013-02-06 06:48:19 PM
2 votes:

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 05:30:57 PM
2 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 05:07:48 PM
2 votes:
2013-02-06 04:13:24 PM
2 votes:

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 02:47:08 PM
2 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 02:21:41 PM
2 votes:
imgs.xkcd.com
/hotlinked
2013-02-07 10:24:01 AM
1 votes:
i49.tinypic.com
2013-02-07 02:57:57 AM
1 votes:
And the award for the nerdiest Monopoly set goes to...

duckrabbitmedia.files.wordpress.com
Bletchley Park for their Alan Turing commemorative edition.
duckrabbitmedia.files.wordpress.com
Alan Turing being famous for, among other things, helping break the Enigma cipher used by Germany in WWII.
duckrabbitmedia.files.wordpress.com
As well as his hypothetical test of humans' ability to discern between sentient-like machine behavior, and a real person.
2013-02-06 06:53:33 PM
1 votes:
www.teufelaffe.com
2013-02-06 04:25:52 PM
1 votes:

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 03:58:12 PM
1 votes:

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 03:57:50 PM
1 votes:

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 03:51:24 PM
1 votes:

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 03:36:31 PM
1 votes:

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 03:18:13 PM
1 votes:

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 03:08:43 PM
1 votes:
Ca$h Cat made it happen:

i.imgur.com
2013-02-06 02:44:22 PM
1 votes:
img42.imageshack.us

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 02:39:06 PM
1 votes:
Well, well, well...  It looks like my value of my miniature antique metallic laundry item collection is just about to skyrocket!  HA HA!  Who's laughing now, Jim Cramer??
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 02:31:33 PM
1 votes:

brantgoose: 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.


Gosh! You had a game with a system of rules that appealed to all the right ideological positions, with the goal of deriving an ideal socialist endgame, but when you tried to put it into practice and get people to invest their time and effort into your scheme, nobody wanted to play along?

Do tell.
2013-02-06 02:31:10 PM
1 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.


Not with my siblings. Extortion, blackmail, property leasing to make sets, finance deals, usury, fragile alliances and inevitable betrayals were pretty much par for the course in the struggle to crush the opposition. Sort of like EVE Online meets Hasbro.
2013-02-06 02:27:38 PM
1 votes:
Wow, the author sounds quite bitter.  I bet he just is not getting enough pussy.
2013-02-06 02:25:32 PM
1 votes:
Cat tokin'?

3.bp.blogspot.com

/approves
2013-02-06 02:24:55 PM
1 votes:

Titanius Anglesmith: I just wish they'd replace the Seymour piece in my Futurama edition Monopoly game.

No one ever wants to play with that one.


I guess you could say that it just waits there for you?
2013-02-06 02:24:14 PM
1 votes:

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.


That's not bootstrappy rules, that's minority rules.
2013-02-06 02:17:22 PM
1 votes:
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.
2013-02-06 02:17:14 PM
1 votes:
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 02:14:30 PM
1 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 02:12:39 PM
1 votes:
FTFA: Utter travesty

content6.flixster.com

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 02:10:44 PM
1 votes:
monopoly sucks and I get to be the dog or the hat or you can fark off
2013-02-06 02:09:12 PM
1 votes:
First it was an iron, now it's a cat.

When did Monopoly become about women's issues?
2013-02-06 02:07:10 PM
1 votes:
img593.imageshack.us
2013-02-06 02:00:26 PM
1 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 02:00:04 PM
1 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 01:59:43 PM
1 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.


They're going to re-release the iron at a later date as DLC.
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 01:57:12 PM
1 votes:
img.photobucket.com
2013-02-06 01:57:03 PM
1 votes:
Cats > Iron working, Chicago, and American history
2013-02-06 01:55:57 PM
1 votes:
Who cares about the iron... why did the cat beat the robot? I demand a recount.
2013-02-06 01:54:53 PM
1 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.
 
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