In a case of "how to create a re-branding news story out of a topic that has remained static for 85 years", the Monopoly game has decided to shit-can one of its venerable tokens (you know, the race car, the boot) and you get to vote in a replacement. Like my little girl, I'm a sentimentalist, and no doubt whatever they replace is going to end up a sad, forlorn favorite (like Apple Cinnamon Pop Tarts).
when we did Election Protection in Reading, PA in 2004, I made Reading Railroad T-Shirts from our Monopoly set
Oddly, I was listening to Marketplace on NPR yesterday, and they asked people which token they chose when they played Monopoly. Which is one of those weird, innocent pop culture questions for which almost every American has an answer. I thought the top hat was cool, but seriously, I loved the iron:
It had a built-in handle to move it around, scorching opponents as you went. Now that we have woodstoves at the farm, we could actually use an iron like this, heating that fucker up until it glowed orange and emitted plasma. How about you?
Posted by Ian Williams at January 13, 2013 11:18 PM