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.
Either the aliens really ARE getting ready to invade Earth, or people today are more bored than ever.
According to the National UFO Reporting Center, UFO sightings are at an all-time high.
From 1905 through 1980, there were less than 500 sightings a year. In the ’80s, that went up to about 1,000 . . . in the ’90s, it was up to 4,000 . . . and now, it’s getting close to 4,500 to 5,000.
And Americans are the most likely to spot aliens . . . by FAR. Our rate of UFO sightings is almost 300 TIMES higher than the average around the world.
The states with the highest rate of UFO sightings are: Washington . . . Montana . . . Vermont . . . Oregon . . . Alaska . . . Maine . . . New Hampshire . . . Arizona . . . New Mexico . . . and Idaho.
1. For better or worse, Team USA’s first gold medal was in SHOOTING. 19-year-old VIRGINIA THRASHER won the women’s 10-meter air rifle competition. (Full Story)
2. The Olympics had just gotten started on Saturday when its first viral video was born. French gymnast Samir Ait Said broke his leg on a vault during the preliminaries, and it’s hard to watch.
(Careful! This video WILL give you those bad wiggles down below.)
What could be worse than that? How about the paramedics dropping the stretcher? Yeah, it happened. But Said’s tough. He’s already promising to be ready for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
3. German men’s field hockey teammates Linus Butt and Florian Fuchs released the 12-year-old in us all by standing next to each other. (Full Story)
4. Dutch cyclist Annemiak Van Vleuten was possibly heading for a gold medal when she crashed HARD. She ended up in the hospital with a concussion and three cracks in her spine. Meanwhile, an Iranian men’s cyclist named Samad Pourseyedi hit a concrete wall.
5. NBC defended running stuff on delay, saying more women watch the Olympics than men, and they view it as a reality show, not sports. (???) (Full Story)
Drake performs on stage during the Summer Sixteen Tour on Sunday, July 31, 2016, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
TORONTO (AP) — Kanye West has teased the possibility of collaborating on an album with Drake.
The hip-hop superstars appeared together during a performance at OVO Fest in Drake’s native Toronto on Monday.
At one point during the show, video shows West asking the crowd if they were “ready for this album” before pointing toward Drake as he entered the stage.
Both Drake and West have mentioned the possibility of working with one another previously.
The rappers also appeared together during a concert in West’s hometown of Chicago last week.
After KIM KARDASHIAN released those phone conversations between KANYE WEST and TAYLOR SWIFT, it seemed like most people took Kim and Kanye’s side in the feud over his song “Famous”.
The popular opinion was that the videos proved Taylor LIED, even though there’s no audio showing that Taylor knew about the lyric, “I made that [B-word] famous” . . . which is what she’s always claimed she was bothered by.
In any event, Buzzfeed had a political polling company do a formal survey . . . asking over 2,500 registered voters where they came out in this supposed feud. You know, because it’s just THAT important. (???)
Of those polled, 75% were hip to the feud, which is incredible because they aren’t Buzzfeed readers, they’re just random people. On top of that, 38% were at least 55 years old, and 21% of them were over 65. So, like, grandparents.
So who wins? Taylor Swift. She got 34% of the vote, compared with 8% for Kim and Kanye. If there’s a saving grace here, it’s that more than half of voters apparently don’t care. 58% either had no opinion, or weren’t ready to make an official endorsement.
As for overall impressions, 55% of the people felt favorably about Taylor. Kayne only had a 15% favorable rating, and Kim had 16%.