Seriously, the cat won? The cat?
So for those not in the know, Hasbro decided to retire a piece from Monopoly and replace it with a new piece. Kind of an out with the old, in with the new. And the one voted out sort of made sense – the iron. Because, honestly, in this day and age, who does their own ironing? It’s outdated. It’s outmoded. Simply put, it’s out.
But then, because this is the world of voting, when shows like American Idol and other brilliantly conceived shows that mimic it like The Voice or whatever those things are called (I don’t watch them so I’m admittedly out of my depth – or shallowness – here), the voters also picked the new piece.
And it’s a cat.
C’mon, public! You could have done better than that! I mean, Archie McPhee already sells a Crazy Cat Lady Board Game! Cats don’t need to be in Monopoly! You could have had a robot. A robot! Now that says forward movement! That says the future! That says we could all be replaced by robots, and just how pissed off do you think they’re going to be when they see that we picked a cat over a robot?
All I’m saying is that when the robot overlords show up, don’t come crying to me. You made your cat-infested Monopoly game. Now play with it!