31. Sorry!, Trouble, Monopoly, Video Games
In this kid-appropriate episode, we add the board games Sorry!, Trouble and Monopoly-- plus video games-- to the List of Every Damn Thing.
Phil, Jake and Jason reign in the usual explicit language, drug references, and graphic violence to expand the List of Every Damn Thing by ranking Sorry!, Trouble, Monopoly, and the medium of video games. It's fun for the whole family!
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- Jason and Phil discuss finding “sidewalk treasures” in Jake’s neighborhood. Jake is not a fancy person, he just lives in a neighborhood where affluence abounds. San Francisco is the kind of city where billionaires and lowly pod-mongers might live on the same block.
- Phil talks a bit in the episode about shame, which isn’t just reserved for people with Michael Kors quote fashion unquote.
- Phil mentions that Sorry! is a variant of an ancient game, and is mostly-right when he refers to this game as Parcheesi. Both Parcheesi and Sorry! are Westernized versions of the ancient Indian game Pachisi; though Parcheesi seems like a straight-up knockoff, while Sorry! is like an adaptation.
- We talk about cheating at games, which happens when someone thinks it’s more important to win than to have fun.
- Here’s a blog post that talks about the moralism Phil finds so annoying in Chutes and Ladders. You can also find recipes for Cucumber Mint Water and Cranberry Bliss Cookies there.
- “Primer” should rhyme with “rimmer” unless you’re talking about a base layer of paint (which Jake was not when he mispronounced it).
- Jake couldn’t find anything about the “Sorry! Blast” game that Phil mentioned. Maybe he was referring to Sorry! Sliders or Sorry! Spin?
- We talk again about Charmander, on whom of course Urban Dictionary has a take. Ask your parents before clicking that link.
- Here’s the duck drinking a Sonic beverage that Jason mentions.
- This isn't the kind of "craps" we talk about in the episode, but Jason found this and we decided to post it anyway. De nada.
- In newer versions of Trouble there's a "warp" (visible in this picture) that lets you take a shortcut.
- Ludo is a simplified version of Pachisi that went on to inspire Trouble, its UK kissin’ cousin Frustration!, and its Finnish frenchin’ friend Kimble.
- Frustration! has an exclamation point in its name, which will probably give it a leg up over Trouble when it comes time to add it to the List of Everything.
- This commercial for a Kimble variant provides a great depiction of the turnabout factor (aka “rags-to-riches effect”) that makes these games fun. In Kimble Twist does the whole inside of the board move? Also who’s in charge of tropical cocktails?
- We talk a bit about The Landlord’s Game, created in 1906 by Elizabeth Magie, on which Monopoly is based. You can find some info on it and links to articles about it-- as well as a link to buy a replica version of the game-- at this sparsely designed site. Also, here’s a good episode of the Planet Money podcast that talks about The Landlord’s Game as well as Hasbro’s offshoot game Ms. Monopoly.
- Here’s an article on the Mandela Effect. Like all good articles, it’s in Good Housekeeping. Or as the rest of us call it, “GH”.
- Smoking cigars is bad just like this wiki about Baby Herman.
- Tommy Bahamas shirts are not a sponsor of Every Damn Thing… yet.
- Battletoads is known for being super-difficult, maybe the hardest game of the NES era. Also there's a lot of fan art of the dominatrix villain who has a longer entry in wikipedia than your hometown.
- Phil is addicted to Military Madness to the point that he can't even look at a video of someone else playing it without spiraling into madness.
- Master Blaster was a real highlight of the NES, maybe one of the last games for it.
- Karnov is a fire-breathing Russian. He shows up as a villain in Bad Dudes also.
- Here’s the article about Mario Kart & capitalism that Jason mentions.
- Capital Gains Tax is the tax you pay for the money you make from investing. It's capped at a lower maximum so if you work for a living you pay more in taxes than someone who just receives checks.
- You can depend on Youtube to have videos of people playing video games. Here’s Cannon Fodder, one of the games we mention.
- Jason is a (recovering?) South Park Phone Destroyer addict. Once you pop, you can’t stop. You’ve been warned.
- Jake usually fought as drunken master Shun Di when he played Virtua Fighter 2 at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
- Untitled Goose Game is about a goose just walking around being awful.
ALSO DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:
garbage trucks * Canadians * Sorry! Not Sorry! (board game) * Candy Land * The Truman Show * capitalism * rock / paper / scissors * the Jersey Shore * Rich Uncle Pennybags * Nintendo Power Glove * Mario Kart * RC Pro-Am * Grand Theft Auto: Vice City * Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties * Ecco the Dolphin * Hotel Mario * Yoshi * Kirby
Below is the List of Every Damn Thing as of this episode (for the most up-to-date list, go here):
- Dolly Parton - person
- Clement Street in San Francisco - location
- Prince - person
- It’s-It - food
- Cher - person
- Donald Duck - fictional character
- Hank Williams - person
- air - substance
- Watchmen - comic book
- onions - food
- “Midnight Train to Georgia” - music
- sex - idea
- Star Wars - media franchise
- Boxer (dog breed) - animal
- ducks - animal
- firefighters - people
- Shakira - person
- The Three Stooges - comedy act
- Christmas trees - seasonal decoration
- puns - idea
- Trading Places - movie
- intro to “Back That Azz Up” - music
- The Truman Show - movie
- dilapidated shacks - structures
- shirtless men wearing elaborate angel wings, gold lamé shorts & furry cha-cha heels - idea
- plants - life form
- handkerchiefs - accessory
- nail clippers - tool
- rye bread - food
- snare drums - instrument
- saxophone in rock - music
- cubed ice - substance
- Antoni Gaudi - architect
- Run the Jewels - music group
- Popeye - fictional character
- land - substance
- Carthage - location
- Charmander - fictional character
- Popeyes chicken - food
- A-shirts (aka “wifebeaters”) - clothing
- “Dancing Queen” - music
- Watchmen - TV series
- Jessica Rabbit - fictional character
- Volkswagen “Bug” - vehicle
- Sorry! - game
- Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey - movie
- Cheech and Chong - comedy act
- “Tulsa Time” - music
- sriracha - food
- brief - idea
- cold brew shandy - beverage
- Jersey Shore - location
- crows - animal
- sea - substance
- coffee - beverage
- video games - medium
- eggs (chicken) - food
- Whoppers (candy) - food
- national debt - idea
- band t-shirts - clothing
- Crocs - clothing
- Ice Cube - person
- wind chimes - decoration / instrument
- moist - word
- Nerf guns - toy
- lightning rounds - idea
- zipper jeans - clothing
- generation ships - idea
- seedless watermelon - food
- sardines - animal/food
- Triscuits - food
- peanut butter ice cream - food
- Top Ramen - food
- whale tail - animal appendage
- Tommy Bahama shirts - clothing
- Trouble - game
- commandos - people
- no-show socks - clothing
- zipper jeans worn with no underwear - situation
- Monopoly - game
- Barry Bonds - person
- man-bun - hairstyle
- toe shoes - clothing
- “Do You Know the Way to San Jose” - song
- Watchmen - movie
- blood - substance
- Oreos - food
- calamari - food
- Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure - movie
- Bill & Ted Face the Music - movie
- The Last Starfighter - movie
- crushed ice - substance
- pigeons - animal
- Daylight Saving Time - idea
- rats - animal
- capitalism - idea
- sports team jerseys - clothing
- Josta - beverage
- Gambit - fictional character
- Surge - beverage
- Double Stuf Oreos - food
- Jenny McCarthy - person
- Jon Voight - person
- Hank Williams, Jr - person
- McRib - food
- cigarettes - drug
- QAnon - idea
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