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Subject: Why the Monopoly playing pieces are what they are rss

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Dan Williams
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http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2012/11/monopoly-pie...

So, now you know.
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Chris Tannhauser
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"I looked at my hands, I understood that one fine day, one fine evening to be precise, they would no longer be hands but some other awful thing." —Jack Kerouac
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I suppose somewhere deep down I have always suspected that the Monopoly bits were avatars for a neo-Mithraic mass-ritual backed by the Illuminati—but I just can't accept that the top hat represents Baron Samedi. It smacks of revisionist or sloppy scholarship. Or wishful thinking on the part of some upstart sèvitè.

And the article dodges the real question: What does the ritual do? Or what has it been doing? Is it keeping something at bay, or drawing it nearer? Should Monopoly be stopped and every infected head stricken from the neck? Or should we all be playing it all the time?

Also, now I know why I always call thimble.*


*The historical Jesus' spittoon.
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John "Omega" Williams
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The Top Hat is really an Adamski UFO. The Wheelbarrow is an Insectoid scout fighter. The Battleship is really a Vrll headdress. The Iron is a secret Atlantean warp gate. The Shoe is a pornographic representation of a Rigellion snail outside its shell! Scandalous!
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Just call me Erik
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I forget who said it, but I love this one:

"When we played Monopoly, I was always the terrier in a wheelbarrow wearing a top-hat. My parents shouldn't have gotten me that soldering kit."
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Actually it's much simpler than you might think. Charles Darrow's Monopoly sets, as issued had no playing pieces. Darrow happened to see some neighborhood children playing with a copy of his (pre-Parker Brothers edition) game, and they were using Crackerjack prizes as player tokens. Darrow was so impressed by their ingenuity, that he included six of the prize tokens in his patent for Monopoly. Darrow sold the rights to Monopoly before he could have the prizes included in his copies of the game, and Parker Brothers eventually got around to making a deal with Tootsietoy, the maker of the prize tokens. Parker Brothers went on to include Tootsietoy game pieces in many of their games until just after WW2, when they began producing the pieces themselves..
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