Sunday, November 16, 2008

Monopoly Chairman says my bank needs a bailout too.

In this time of widespread bailouts, Mr. Uncle Pennybags, Chairman of Monopoly's board in a dignified, public outburst was overhead saying "American Express was allowed to file in as a bank, so why can't I? If you have looked at the board recently you'll know that things have gotten out of hand, I mean Baltic is $12,000 now. It's preposterous to start people out with $1,500, people are starting to substitute Vietnamese Dong for my colorful bills because there's not enough money in the plastic bins to keep up with the inflation. It's simply not good for America."

Onlookers were taken aback by the rant and said it was curious to see the tuxedo-clad Chairman speaking so negatively outside the America Depress exhibit at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, especially since moments earlier he was reeling with joy from receiving a bank dividend of $45.

Some say these concerns were really motivated by the ill-timed and expensive CGI redesign of the Monopoly board, chance and community chest cards.

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