Three days ago, the most newsworthy event I can think of occurred. McDonald’s brought back the Monopoly game. Now you can get fat AND win money. It’s like the best white trash lottery, short of birthing nine children and getting a television show.
McDonald’s came under fire a few years back for skewing the contest by mailing different Monopoly pieces to different locales, thereby making it impossible to actually get all of the best properties. And somebody had to investigate that. Somebody had to investigate where McDonald’s was shipping their little pieces to. God, that would be the worst job in the world. Grabbing people by the lapel and shaking them to demand where tiny pieces of a boardgame-lite version were shipped to.
But now, people are finding different ways to beat the system. Websites have been popping up where people can trade the pieces. Mailing addresses exist where you can ship in cash and get a handful of pieces. Basically, people are treating a McDonald’s contest like a drug ring. Screw heroin, let’s be all secretive and shadowy with hash-browns and Angus burgers. The contest runs until November.
If somebody actually wins something, let me know. Cause I want those bragging rights. That I know someone that beat the system.