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#1 Posted on 9.10.03 1518.36
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Just another thing people can't just have fun with.

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#2 Posted on 9.10.03 2152.23
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I'll agree with you on this one. I honestly don't see what the huge fucking deal is. I guess it could offend some people, but everything could offend someone. It's nothing worth getting worked up over.

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In fact, that's actually pretty funny.


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#3 Posted on 9.10.03 2359.38
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If that's one in a line of stereotypical Monopoly Games (I want to see Yuppieopoly personally) it's OK. If it's just by itself I've got some issues with it.
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#4 Posted on 10.10.03 0005.07
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What customer base does Urban Outfitters (where the game is sold) market to? Would I be wrong to assume that they have mostly African American customers?
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#5 Posted on 10.10.03 0008.14
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    Originally posted by MoeGates
    If that's one in a line of stereotypical Monopoly Games (I want to see Yuppieopoly personally) it's OK. If it's just by itself I've got some issues with it.


Agreed!

Yuppieopoly would rock. They'd have to change the little car piece to a SAAB or what not.

You can just imagine some of the chance cards. "You didn't pooper scoop your pure bred Alaskan Malamute. Your neighbour sues you for damages. Pay $2000000. (They'd have to change the denominations as well)

I'm sold!

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#6 Posted on 10.10.03 0233.10
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Did you see the link?
Ghettopoly

Funny stuff, a monopoly "collector" like myself can really appreciate.
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#7 Posted on 10.10.03 0611.51
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Coming soon: Redneckoply!


Incidentally, forget Yuppieopoly, how about Granolaopoly where the modern day hippies/deadheads do their thing.
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#8 Posted on 10.10.03 1338.59
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    Originally posted by ges7184
    What customer base does Urban Outfitters (where the game is sold) market to? Would I be wrong to assume that they have mostly African American customers?


Actually, you might be. Their target audience is more along the lines of hipsters/north Jersey princesses.
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#9 Posted on 10.10.03 1339.19
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If I am not mistaken, they already DO have Redneckopoly...

Course there was no outrage over that....
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#10 Posted on 10.10.03 1352.12
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A friend of mine who works at Urban Outfitters and I were talking about this last night after the NAACP help a rally outside the store here in New Haven yesterday.
The game had been on the shelves for a couple weeks at least , he couldn't remember exactly when, but they weren't having any trouble keeping it in stock. Then the news hit and they sold out in an hour Wednesday. And the phones were ringing off the hook yesterday with people trying to ge the game. He was pissed that he didn't scarf up a couple copies to sell on Ebay.

As for the kind of people who shop at Urban. Just last weekend my friend asked me to help him deliver a couch they had sold. We got there and grabbed this butt ugly '70's reject, a table and lamp. We then took it to a very atractive young female doctor's appartment. She proceeded to give him a wad of cash for us to split for delivering the couch. When we went out to the truck and counted it up she had given us $160 for deliving the piece of crap. I couldn't believe it and asked him how much they had sold her the couch for. He told me they sold it for either 3 or 4 hundred. I replied that she could have gotten it for $40 at the salvation army. He just laughed and told me that was where they got it in the first place and that it happens all the time.
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#11 Posted on 13.10.03 0730.52
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It's kinda funny. Poor taste, but a clever way to make money. As long as it has pics of other races in the same situation. Get that money homey. If it just depicts only Black people, it IS racist and blah blah blah.
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#12 Posted on 14.10.03 0023.14
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    Originally posted by Pool-Boy
    If I am not mistaken, they already DO have Redneckopoly...

    Course there was no outrage over that....

Jesus Christ, White boy, the world is not fucking against you. Get over it. Rednecks don't have a fucking National Organization to fight for "their cause." The closest thing that comes to it is the KKK, and if you look, I bet they were pissed off about it. Happy?
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#13 Posted on 14.10.03 0059.35
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    Originally posted by eviljonhunt81
      Originally posted by Pool-Boy
      If I am not mistaken, they already DO have Redneckopoly...

      Course there was no outrage over that....

    Jesus Christ, White boy, the world is not fucking against you. Get over it. Rednecks don't have a fucking National Organization to fight for "their cause." The closest thing that comes to it is the KKK, and if you look, I bet they were pissed off about it. Happy?


The world is not against black people either. Let's look at the initials of the NAACP.

National
Association
for the
Advancement
of
Colored
People

Why do colored people need advancement? We've got Constitutional documents (13th and 14th Amendments spring to mind) about everyone being equal! So, essentially, the NAACP wants to Advance Colored People beyond their state of equality, thus making them racist.

[rant] Before you take my head off about the fact of the matter, punish the lawbreakers. Give a black guy and a white guy an equal shot at getting a job. Don't call the black guy "nigger" and chase him out of town with a pitchfork. Don't tell the white guy that the government says you have to give the black guy the job. Flip a fucking coin if you can't decide! If a white guy is better suited for a job than a black guy, give the white guy the job! If a black guy is better suited than the white guy, give the black guy the job! Why does the government feel they have to force equality on us, when what they're really doing is preventing true equality from surfacing? A white guy and a black guy, both equally skilled, educated and wealthy will never be equal because the government tells employers (or colleges) to favor one over the other. That's not equal, that's discrimination! [/rant]

Finally, there is no such thing as "reverse discrimination." It's discrimination or it isn't.
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#14 Posted on 14.10.03 0236.43
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    The world is not against black people either. Let's look at the initials of the NAACP.

    National
    Association
    for the
    Advancement
    of
    Colored
    People


Totally off-topic, but that reminds me of a bit from the old John Larroquette show. Daryl Mitchell's character was a fairly militant black man, and was complaining that the NAACP's name was outdated.

Daryl: We're not 'colored people' anymore, we're African-Americans! It should be the National Association for the Advancement of African-Americans!

Chi McBride: NAAAA?

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#15 Posted on 14.10.03 0843.28
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    Originally posted by ges7184
    What customer base does Urban Outfitters (where the game is sold) market to? Would I be wrong to assume that they have mostly African American customers?


Philly Weekly covers Urban Outfitters. It's basically marketing nostalgia and kitsch to twentysomethings and yuppies.

The company's president and his wife have donated five-figures to Rick "Man-on-dog" Santorum over the years, which didn't amuse me very much.
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#16 Posted on 14.10.03 1253.55
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    Originally posted by vsp
    .

    The company's president and his wife have donated five-figures to Rick "Man-on-dog" Santorum over the years, which didn't amuse me very much.



I'm sorry but who is this and what is "Man-on-dog"
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#17 Posted on 14.10.03 1502.15
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Please refer to this thread: Rick 'The Dick' Santorum (The W)

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#18 Posted on 14.10.03 1719.22
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regarding play money denominations:

Game of Life has: 10,000 to 500,000
The Sting game has: 1 million to 500 million

edit: oops life could be 1,000 to 500,000
I can't remember

(edited by zoggy1 on 14.10.03 1520)
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#19 Posted on 14.10.03 2237.39
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If I am not mistaken, they already DO have Redneckopoly...

Course there was no outrage over that....


You are mistaken. Redneckopoly hasn't come out (or at least I couldn't find anything close to it on E-bay (search.ebay.com))

I think it was in the works though, and if it come out I'm sure you'll hear about it from Zell Miller.

Quit with the nonexistant examples of "nobody ever talks about how whitey's being held down by the man." That is SO 1993.

EDIT: Goddamnit, could one of you moderators please link this thing right?

Edit: Link fixed with link tags. -Keeper

(edited by MoeGates on 14.10.03 2347)

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#20 Posted on 15.10.03 0243.59
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You'll never see me whine about "Whitey being held down." But there is nothing at all wrong with pointing out the hypocricy of those who scream racism at every turn. Why is it ok for black groups to make utterly ridiculous racism accusations, like this game, while I am not allowed to point out things like the NAACP and Affirmative action, and point out how they too are racist?

The KKK? That is racist. Ghettopoly is not. How can a group on one had scream bloody murder about this game, when the rapper/thug mentality that is dominated by blacks embodies the game?

I'll take the cries of racism from these people far more seriously when they admit to, and fight just as hard against, the racsim inherent in their own community.
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