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If any of them spawn an extended discussion, please spawn it off into its own thread. Replies to non-picture replies should take the form of a link pointing to a post on a different discussion thread.

And I shouldn't have to say it, but the images still need to abide by the rules.

Nevin73 wrote:

I always thought the point of Monopoly was to destroy families.

The point of Monopoly is to ruin the idea of 'board gaming' for people. To force 'real' board gamers to clarify when they say to a new person that they're into board games that they don't mean Monopoly.

Also, the point of Monopoly is to see how few people actually read the printed rules for these games.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Also, the point of Monopoly is to see how few people actually read the printed rules for these games.

Here's a good example of that: https://www.thisisinsider.com/monopo...

"When someone lands on a property in Monopoly & they don't buy it, IT GOES TO AUCTION for any player to buy. IT. IS. IN. THE. RULES."

Yep! That's what I was referring to.

Next you're going to tell me that the bank doesn't give players that land on Free Parking $100 plus all the fines players have paid.

Everyone claims to hate Monopoly, but most readers are nodding along right now.

Definitely some good memories there even though I've moved on to so many better games.

Really depends on how you play. My group of friends in high school had many a fun night playing Monopoly. Cheating was encouraged, but if you're caught, you have to undo what you did and any deal is permitted as long as all parties agree to terms.

farley3k wrote:

I used to be anti-electoral college but really I don't see how large parts of the country will matter if it goes away.

If a candidate can get a suburb of Los Angeles and have more votes that getting the entire state of Iowa how will Iowa's be even considered in legislative decisions?

The president doesn't make legislative decisions. That's up to the House and Senate.

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cheeze_pavilion wrote:
farley3k wrote:

I think the parliamentary system has some big advantages over our two party system. It requires a lot of coalition building which allows smaller groups to still be important.
For example in our system if you are a "log cabin" republican you are kind of stuck. Democrats don't represent your economic beliefs but mainstream republicans hate your sexuality. In a parliamentary system both sides would have to work to woo you in a way they don't now.

I'm not even sure how a parliamentary system even makes the election of groups like "log cabin" republicans more likely. I'd like to see more concrete examples where a parliamentary system would make a difference. Like, where are these "log cabin" republican districts? Or where are the people 'stuck' between two parties who are not being wooed? It seems there's been plenty of attention paid to people like Joe Lieberman or Susan Collins or Joe Manchin or even Ron/Rand Paul.

I'll see if I can dig up the study, but so far as I recall the people stuck between the two parties are economically populist racists. Which party they vote for in any given cycle depends on their priorities that cycle, with a bad economy overcoming the whole racism thing.... until the economy improves.

Rahmen wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

Also, the point of Monopoly is to see how few people actually read the printed rules for these games.

Here's a good example of that: https://www.thisisinsider.com/monopo...

"When someone lands on a property in Monopoly & they don't buy it, IT GOES TO AUCTION for any player to buy. IT. IS. IN. THE. RULES."

OG_slinger wrote:

Next you're going to tell me that the bank doesn't give players that land on Free Parking $100 plus all the fines players have paid.

What's fascinating to me is that over here in Belgium, we (at least everybody I know) had the exact same 'house rules'. In the eighties, in pre-Internet days. That includes the 'double payment when landing on Start' thingie.

So did American soldiers teach us peons to play their custom game when liberating our country in '44? Or did the same house rules organically arise on both sides of the pond?

I assume the former. Unless the company for some reason thought that the game would do well in Belgium and pushed it by itself, it was probably localized and sold in the country because of grassroots demand that came from people introduced to it by existing players, right?

Also, an alternative house rule for the other big siblings out there: if someone lands on a property and doesn't buy it, the Banker gets it for free! Muahahaha. (That, uh, may not have been the only pro-Banker houserule implemented).

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Yonder wrote:

Also, an alternative house rule for the other big siblings out there: if someone lands on a property and doesn't buy it, the Banker gets it for free! Muahahaha. (That, uh, may not have been the only pro-Banker houserule implemented).

Do the rules say you can't rob the bank? Huh? Do they?

Spoiler:

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Yonder wrote:

(That, uh, may not have been the only pro-Banker houserule implemented).

Just like real life. Are you the banker? Just rewrite the rules.

Too big to fail... force the other players to bail you out!

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I guess the news caught Giuliani a couple drinks into happy hour so Fox had to bring out their second best legal analysts.

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"starting to suspect"? Did the racist lawsuits and crimes he settled and his own words going back decades not clue her in?

I think she may be writing "tongue in cheek" as it were.

Yonder wrote:

I think she may be writing "tongue in cheek" as it were.

Ding ding ding! We have a winner!

Her Twitter feed is great.

Ah, I have no idea who either of those people are. And as LarryC once said 'sarcasm is a terrible form of communication'.

I'll teach you fkrz to die!

I think he's pissed because he was mocked for mispronouncing their name.

The kids are alright.

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