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!

If you have something to add to the List of Every Damn Thing, let us know by sending an email to list@everydamnthing.net (or get at us on Twitter and Instagram).

  • 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.

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):

  1. Dolly Parton - person
  2. Clement Street in San Francisco - location
  3. Prince - person
  4. It’s-It - food
  5. Cher - person
  6. Donald Duck - fictional character
  7. Hank Williams - person
  8. air - substance
  9. Watchmen - comic book
  10. onions - food
  11. “Midnight Train to Georgia” - music
  12. sex - idea
  13. Star Wars - media franchise
  14. Boxer (dog breed) - animal
  15. ducks - animal
  16. firefighters - people
  17. Shakira - person
  18. The Three Stooges - comedy act
  19. Christmas trees - seasonal decoration
  20. puns - idea
  21. Trading Places - movie
  22. intro to “Back That Azz Up” - music
  23. The Truman Show - movie
  24. dilapidated shacks - structures
  25. shirtless men wearing elaborate angel wings, gold lamé shorts & furry cha-cha heels - idea
  26. plants - life form
  27. handkerchiefs - accessory
  28. nail clippers - tool
  29. rye bread - food
  30. snare drums - instrument
  31. saxophone in rock - music
  32. cubed ice - substance
  33. Antoni Gaudi - architect
  34. Run the Jewels - music group 
  35. Popeye - fictional character
  36. land - substance
  37. Carthage - location
  38. Charmander - fictional character
  39. Popeyes chicken - food
  40. A-shirts (aka “wifebeaters”) - clothing
  41. “Dancing Queen” - music
  42. Watchmen - TV series
  43. Jessica Rabbit - fictional character
  44. Volkswagen “Bug” - vehicle
  45. Sorry! - game
  46. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey - movie
  47. Cheech and Chong - comedy act
  48. “Tulsa Time” - music
  49. sriracha - food
  50. brief - idea
  51. cold brew shandy - beverage
  52. Jersey Shore - location
  53. crows - animal
  54. sea - substance
  55. coffee - beverage
  56. video games - medium
  57. eggs (chicken) - food
  58. Whoppers (candy) - food
  59. national debt - idea 
  60. band t-shirts - clothing
  61. Crocs - clothing
  62. Ice Cube - person
  63. wind chimes - decoration / instrument
  64. moist - word
  65. Nerf guns - toy
  66. lightning rounds - idea
  67. zipper jeans - clothing
  68. generation ships - idea
  69. seedless watermelon - food
  70. sardines - animal/food
  71. Triscuits - food
  72. peanut butter ice cream - food
  73. Top Ramen - food
  74. whale tail - animal appendage
  75. Tommy Bahama shirts - clothing
  76. Trouble - game
  77. commandos - people
  78. no-show socks - clothing
  79. zipper jeans worn with no underwear - situation
  80. Monopoly - game
  81. Barry Bonds - person
  82. man-bun - hairstyle
  83. toe shoes - clothing
  84. “Do You Know the Way to San Jose” - song
  85. Watchmen - movie
  86. blood - substance
  87. Oreos - food
  88. calamari - food
  89. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure - movie
  90. Bill & Ted Face the Music - movie
  91. The Last Starfighter - movie
  92. crushed ice - substance
  93. pigeons - animal
  94. Daylight Saving Time - idea
  95. rats - animal 
  96. capitalism - idea
  97. sports team jerseys - clothing
  98. Josta - beverage 
  99. Gambit - fictional character
  100. Surge - beverage
  101. Double Stuf Oreos - food
  102. Jenny McCarthy - person
  103. Jon Voight - person
  104. Hank Williams, Jr - person
  105. McRib - food
  106. cigarettes - drug
  107. QAnon - idea

Theme song by Jade Puget. Audio mastering by Luke Janela. Graphic design by Jason Mann.

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