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.
Dr. Patricia Quinlan
It’s been decades since “MacGyver” was on TV, but we’re glad to see people like this keeping its spirit alive . . . in the best way possible.
Dr. Patricia Quinlan of Center Valley, Pennsylvania was on a United flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco on Thanksgiving, when a 59-year-old man sitting in front of her fell out of his seat. When he didn’t get up, she realized something was wrong.
She used the plane’s defibrillator to figure out his heart didn’t have a blockage . . . but found his pulse was off, his blood pressure was dangerously low, and he was seriously dehydrated. So she had to use what was available to save his life.
She used her HAIR TIE as a tourniquet on his arm . . . used some little airplane bottles of whiskey to disinfect a needle . . . hooked him up to the plane’s IV bag . . . and had passengers shine the flashlights from their phones to give her enough light to work.
The guy finally came to after about 20 minutes, and he was able to walk off the plane when it landed in San Francisco.
Medical malpractice doesn’t get crazier than this.
36-year-old Hanan Mahmoud Abdul Karim gave birth last month in Amman, Jordan. It was a C-section.
And while her gynecologist was performing the procedure . . . he somehow left his CELL PHONE inside her.
He sewed her up, and she and the baby were discharged. She only realized something was wrong when someone called the doctor, and she felt the phone VIBRATING inside her.
She went back to the hospital, and other, better surgeons successfully removed it. She was in a lot of pain before they took it out, but fortunately she’s okay.
And now the government is investigating.
No matter how poor I get, I will NEVER give up my high speed Internet. My children could STARVE before I’d go back to waiting for a YouTube video to buffer. And I’m not alone.
A new survey found the top ten things people will give up when money gets tight . . . and the top ten things we consider untouchable no matter HOW poor we get.
The number one thing we’d give up if things got tight is . . .
- buying expensive jewelry
- Club and social memberships
- Expensive purses
- Gourmet foods
- Expensive cosmetics
- Maid service
- Costume jewelry
- Shopping for fancy clothes
- Satellite radio (Damn straight.)
And the number one thing they’d have to pry out of our cold, poor hands?
- Internet service
- Basic cell phone service
- Basic cable
- Our cell phone data plan
- Upgrading our cell phone
- Shopping for clothes on sale
- Premium cable channels
(National Retail Federation)
Don’t let anyone call YOU unprofessional. Until they fire you for wearing man-culottes, as far as I’m concerned, they’re not affecting your performance.
A new survey asked people in management jobs to name the most unprofessional things their employees do. Overall, 84% said their staff do at least a few unprofessional things.
Here are the top 15 . . .
1. Inappropriate use of cell phones.
2. Wearing inappropriate clothing.
3. Lacking courtesy.
4. Using slang or “street talk” in meetings.
5. Bad email etiquette.
6. Not taking personal responsibility.
7. Not saying “please” and “thank you.”
8. Lying to clients or customers.
9. Hanging up on calls when they’re confronted about something.
10. Showing up late or leaving early.
11. Cutting corners on projects instead of staying late to fix mistakes.
12. Visiting online dating sites on company time.
13. Sexting on company phones.
14. Not acting professionally with clients during a business function.
15. Lacking manners.