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icerose
09-19-2009, 01:35 AM
I thought this was absolutely awesome!

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/monopolys-hidden-escape-maps-free-pows/story?id=8605905&partner=yahoo

They used the game monopoly to smuggle in tools, maps, and money to POW's and helped what they guess around 35,000 soldiers escape. Is that awesome or what?!

Jcomp
09-19-2009, 02:11 AM
Wow... that is cool.

[bad pun]

Guess they were taking a really big "Chance" with this tactic... eh? Eh?

[/bad pun]

Tiger
09-19-2009, 02:18 AM
Wow... that is cool.

[bad pun]

Guess they were taking a really big "Chance" with this tactic... eh? Eh?

[/bad pun]

Go to jail. Go directly to jail. Do not pass GO...

blacbird
09-19-2009, 02:28 AM
Advance to the nearest railroad . . .

caw

Gravity
09-19-2009, 02:32 AM
I always liked the little race car. Had to have the race car. The thimble sucked...only good for my nasty little girl cousin.

dgiharris
09-19-2009, 02:44 AM
You know,

you gotta hand it to the Brits, they got that 007 shit down pat

Mel...

CACTUSWENDY
09-19-2009, 03:13 AM
Thanks for the link. That is neat. (The cannon was the best...)

Fran
09-19-2009, 03:18 AM
My granddad called it Monotony. He'd have loved this though!

Don
09-19-2009, 03:41 AM
What a great story. Thanks. :)

WriteKnight
09-19-2009, 03:51 AM
If I can't be the race-car, then let me be the shoe...

Magdalen
09-19-2009, 04:36 AM
Pip-pip! I was often the shoe.

Zoombie
09-19-2009, 05:02 AM
Awesome :D

maxmordon
09-19-2009, 07:45 AM
Ah yeah, read about it a while ago, amazing, isn't?

blacbird
09-19-2009, 07:55 AM
As no one seems to have mentioned it, and this is, after all, a writers' site, the word in the thread title should be "role" not "roll".

Damn my internal editor, anyway.

caw

maxmordon
09-19-2009, 08:01 AM
I've decided to check out the old website I found the article and found another one about the black-skinned people at the Nazi concentration camps, would anyone be interested if I translated it into English?

StephanieFox
09-19-2009, 08:34 AM
I've decided to check out the old website I found the article and found another one about the black-skinned people at the Nazi concentration camps, would anyone be interested if I translated it into English?

I would! I would!

p.s.: I was ALWAYS the little dog.

jodiodi
09-19-2009, 09:14 AM
I was always the guy on the horse. If I couldn't have him, I was the dog.

Bartholomew
09-19-2009, 09:52 AM
If we could fix the typo in the thread title, that'd be awesome. X_X

robeiae
09-19-2009, 04:52 PM
I always liked the little race car. Had to have the race car. The thimble sucked...only good for my nasty little girl cousin.
You're one of those people that would cross your arms, pout, and refuse to play if you didn't get to be the race car, aren't you?

Bird of Prey
09-19-2009, 05:08 PM
If there was ever a game that promoted and rewarded ruthless capitalism, Monopoly had to be it. . . .

And I liked the dog. I don't remember a guy on a horse.

regdog
09-19-2009, 05:28 PM
Cool about Monopoly


I've decided to check out the old website I found the article and found another one about the black-skinned people at the Nazi concentration camps, would anyone be interested if I translated it into English?

I would

icerose
09-19-2009, 05:56 PM
As no one seems to have mentioned it, and this is, after all, a writers' site, the word in the thread title should be "role" not "roll".

Damn my internal editor, anyway.

caw

Yeah I noticed right after I posted it, but by then I had a prompt for an ongoing contest and had to run. Thanks to whichever mod fixed it.

robeiae
09-19-2009, 05:58 PM
Hmmm...I thought it was a clever pun: roll the dice.

Perks
09-19-2009, 07:29 PM
I think this may be the coolest article I've read all year. Thanks, icerose!

icerose
09-19-2009, 08:01 PM
Hmmm...I thought it was a clever pun: roll the dice.

I'm not that clever, but ty.

Bartholomew
09-19-2009, 08:51 PM
Hmmm...I thought it was a clever pun: roll the dice.

Ooo. Ok, change it back.