Monopoly: Updated for The New Normal

09/02/2018   |   No Comments »

Why should you never tell a pig a secret?
Because they love to squeal! 

What do you call a pig that does karate?
Pork chop!

What would happen if pigs could fly?
The price of bacon would go up.  

Pig!  Pig!  Pig!  Piggy!  Pig!  Pig!

Monopoly: Cheater’s Edition reinforces the idea that winning means swindling your way to the top and pulling the ladder up behind you.  Read the rest of this entry »

2017 EXCUSE OF THE YEAR

12/12/2017   |   No Comments »

I was a kid myself when someone first tried to sell me on “It was a different time then.” And whether or not it was a different time then, the phrase doesn’t fly. It’s an idiotic excuse. Even worse, it’s a negligent standard.

It says the past isn’t worthy of interpretation, only rationalization, and that makes it this year’s winner.  

Whether they’re questioning adult talk at the dinner table, inquiring about stories in the news, or simply seeking insight, “It was a different time then” shuts down the conversation. It chases young people away at exactly that point known as a “teachable moment.” Read the rest of this entry »