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Tuesday, May 6
May 6th, 2000 and 2003 - A date which I will never forget.
Not only does today mark the 3rd anniversary of the time I was working in my dad's office and faced a bomb threat with an ACTUAL bomb, now it marks the date which I played a four hour game of Monopoly with my family.
...in which I WON.
I've learned the trick to this game. After 10 or so years of being laughed at by the older relatives 'cos I didn't know how to mortgage my property, my time came, and I shined. And I blew my nose with my gold 500 dollar bills. I think the fact that I have the Simpsons Monopoly edition made my luck even higher (it was only my second time playing on this board). I won $10,210 in property profit and ownership.
You know what they at Milton Brothers should make? Microsoft Monopoly. Instead of Atlantic City as the setting, they could use Silicon Valley. And then blue chip stock bonds could be used as currency. Then mini civil courts could be used as houses, and the Supreme Court used as hotels. For characters? Bill Gates, Stephen Jobs, The Windows Logo, Michael Berrings... the REAL staff of DOS, etc. etc. "Chance" could be "Subpoenas" and "Community Chest" could be "IRS Forms". The Income Tax lot could be named "Windows has performed an illegal operation." Jail could be...Jail. And "get out of jail for free" cards could be "Bribe the Jury" cards. Let's see... Railroads could be Internet Explorer software bundles. And Utilities could include Real Networks and MSN Internet. Instead of passing GO, you pass "Haha, suckers!" and receive 0.1% stock ownership gain.
That'd be SO cool. I'd buy that.
It's sad that I took the time to make up my own Monopoly version. I should pitch that to the geeks at MB.
I was going to write about the Bomb story, but it's late and I wasted enough time making my own Monopoly version.
Apollo 13 is math-related.