Back in January, Hasbro announced that there were going to be some big changes to Monopoly’s game pieces. Some of the classics were going to get kicked out and replaced by new ones. And they put the whole thing to a vote.
Well the results are in. Three of the classic tokens are out, and three new ones are in.
Monopoly is officially getting rid of the thimble . . . the wheelbarrow . . . and the boot. And the new tokens replacing them are a T-rex . . . a rubber ducky . . . and a penguin.
That means the old school pieces that managed to get enough votes to survive are the Scottie dog . . . top hat . . . car . . . cat . . . and battleship. I use the term “old school” loosely with the cat, since it’s only been around since 2013, when it replaced the iron.
There were dozens of options for new tokens, and the fact that people voted in three fairly basic animal options showed we’re not QUITE as ready for Monopoly to jump into modern times as Hasbro seemed to be.
Some of the possible tokens that didn’t get the votes included four different emoji faces . . . a hashtag sign . . . a thumbs-up . . . sunglasses . . . a Vespa scooter . . . a monster truck . . . a cell phone . . . a TV . . . and a NASCAR race car.
eHarmony analyzed what creates the highest interest in a profile and found that men get the most hits if they mention exercise, travelling, dancing and cooking and women do if they list outdoor activities, politics, pets, photography and sport.
These are the hobbies that make people more attractive to the opposite sex:
Traveling– They are adventurous and not content with staying on home soil. They may speak another language too- you know that you will not get bored of this person as they are always looking for the next big high.
Exercise– They take pride in how they look and making sure they can live as long as possible- if things go well the longer you have together the better.
Theatre– They are cultured- the cinema just won’t hack it for them- they like the rawness of theatre- so they are better at accepting imperfections.
Dancing– They like to keep fit but in a fun way- they are not slaves to the gym- they make looking and feeling good easy and enjoyable. They are easy and like to see the good in everything.
Cooking– They don’t expect you to fall into any stereotypical roles and like to take pride in what they put in their bodies. They have patience in order to do this which extends to their personal life too.
Outdoor interests– They will never be seen moping around on the couch if it’s a nice day- they are out and about and appreciate the smaller things in life- they are humble creatures.
Photography– They have an eye for detail and things that other people miss. They know what you are thinking from your tone of voice or smallest change in expression- they are sensitive to your emotions.
Watching sport– They are a team player and so will only strive to do the same with you- they share and always think about themselves within the couple not as an individual.
Pets– They are kind and want to look after you- they will go out of their way to make sure that you are happy and content.
Art– They like to look at the world in a different way and that includes you- they see what everyone else has overlooked and bring out the best in you because of it.
Learning– They soak up information- you can talk for hours about snippets of knowledge, books you’ve read and regale each other with stories to learn as much about each other as possible.
Music– A great bonder if you like the same stuff, but if you don’t a useful tool to open up your mind to news things. This person makes you consider things you would never have done in the past.
(FemaleFirst / eHarmony)
Oreo’s path to total junk food domination just took another big step forward. And I, for one, welcome our insane cookies-and-cream overlords.
Oreo just introduced their first CANDY BAR. It’s a gigantic milk chocolate bar that’s stuffed with layers of cream and Oreo cookies. And the chocolate is fancy, expensive European chocolate.
It’s starting to roll out to stores now and should be everywhere by January. And a smaller version will also be coming out then, in case you’re into moderation.
Some guy made an awesome Halloween costume for his daughter . . . it made her look like a storm cloud with lightning flashing inside it.
It looks like it’s made out of the kind of stuffing they use in couch cushions and throw pillows. And she wore a big string of flashing lights underneath it to simulate lightning.
But it was kind of hard to walk around in. So she ended up ditching it, and went as Wonder Woman instead.
E! Online staffers discussed shows their parents didn’t let them watch when they were kids. Their answers included “Sex and the City”, “The Simpsons”, “Ren and Stimpy”, “Singled Out” . . .“Beavis & Butthead”, “The Sopranos”, “Six Feet Under”, “The X-Files”, and “South Park”.
So that brings up the obvious question: What shows did your parents forbid you from watching . . . and if you have children now, what ones don’t you want them watching?
(I grew up in the late ’80s and ’90s, and wasn’t allowed to watch “The Simpsons”, “Married with Children”, and “The Ren & Stimpy Show”, mainly because I think my mom thought it was too gross or something.)
(Cable shows are big now, so do you let your teenagers watch stuff like “Game of Thrones” or “The Walking Dead”? And how old are they?)