Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Political humor of the day

I don't know about you, but I need a laugh. Here's Greg Saunders from Tom Tomorrow's blog, commenting on the news that there is a new electronic version of Monopoly in which players pay with a debit card rather than cash:
If they want to modernize Monopoly, why stop there? They should make the properties increase in value quickly so that anyone who doesn’t purchase the property early rounds will never be able to afford anything. The richest player at any given point in the game will be be able to buy his/her way out of jail, while the poorest has to spend twice as long in jail as any other player. Get rid of Community Chest, Free Parking, and Luxury Tax, since they’re just outdated relics of an era in which people cared more for their society than their wallets. And the person who buys the utilities should be allowed to change the rules at any point during the game to ensure they always win. That’s how it seems to work in the real world.

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