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I've long said that the key to comment-success in blogging is complaining about things that nobody else is complaining about. Small complaints feel more personal, but are more likely to be universal - that's why comedians do routines on airline food and infomercials. People may be sick of the big news, but a tiny complaint feels like a shared secret, even if it isn't.
Case in point: I write about the death of the biggest terrorist in our lifetime? 71 comments.
I write about the awfulness of Monopoly? 74 comments and still going, complete with an in-depth discussion of proper Monopoly strategy culminating in an online challenge to see whose approach is superior, and a mention of perhaps the worst game I've ever heard of, Riskopoly.
Incidentally, 93% of you are crazy. You play the shoe. You can not only walk around the board, but you can literally kick other pieces in the butt.
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I do. And I'm not even ashamed. :)
The dog FTW!
|Date:||May 4th, 2011 09:47 pm (UTC)|| |
Who even THINKS of things like that?
I am impressed at people's level of crazy.
(I consider a bit of crazy healthy. Which means it's not crazy ohgodI'vegonecrosseyed)
|Date:||May 4th, 2011 12:16 pm (UTC)|| |
The race car can speed around the board, do donuts on other people's property, and run over shoes and dogs. Heh.
|Date:||May 4th, 2011 12:39 pm (UTC)|| |
The horse and rider are reared up, reading to stomp on the competition. ;)
Have you ever been to Atlantic City?
It's really strange because it's like you are suddenly living inside a giant Monopoly board.
I have. But I found it depressing. I don't like gambling, and when I was there it was just generic casinos. Boo.
It's where Rome Girl was born and raised - which probably explains why she now spends her life as an expat.
I like blackjack so I don't have a problem with it, but I don't like blackjack enough to make a special trip for it.
But, if I'm visiting her family or am in New Jersey and a friend wants to go and play blackjack, I'm happy to do so - if for no other reason than all our drinks are free, so even if I lose money in chips, I end up breaking even.
|Date:||May 4th, 2011 09:48 pm (UTC)|| |
Gambling is much more fun if you found the penny machines.
Also, probably because I won a hundred bucks on them once.
Sounds about right. As I understand it, Atlantic City is basically Vegas without the charm.
My dog will chew up your shoe and leave it in pieces on the floor!!!!!!!
Only 7% chose the shoe? But the shoe rules!!
No, you play the car. That way you can listen to the radio while you run over the other pieces.
And stomp on their heads!
As do I. I feel justified in my shoe-support.
My dog will EAT your shoe!
(And this is extra-funny to me, because the dog we're dogsitting for C's sister has a thing for shoes. -.- As my poor flip-flops found out last night.)
The iron doesn't have a butt.
|Date:||May 4th, 2011 09:46 pm (UTC)|| |
I consider people who willingly play Monopoly period crazy.
Okay, no, but I'd rather eat grass then play the game.
|Date:||May 4th, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC)|| |
Also, blathering about how Monopoly stinks or what your favorite piece is is fun. It's hard to get into any 'real' arguments over it. It's easy to escape Monopoly. Terrorism affects most of the world.
|Date:||May 4th, 2011 10:22 pm (UTC)|| |
So far, the comments to this thread have ALSO been Monopoly-centric.
Another part of it is that the Monopoly post said "Here's a poll, and here's why Monopoly sucks." The bin Laden post was balanced and thoughtful and there wasn't much to write besides "This." or "May I link?"
|Date:||May 5th, 2011 03:18 am (UTC)|| |
I have the "new" version of monopoly, and I play either the laptop or the cell phone. Thane plays the prius. :)
Playing the shoe, literally, helps you to kick ass! :D