Monopoly follow-up

Yesterday, I talked about an effort to keep Atlantic City on Monopoly – the Here and Now Edition.

This morning, I installed Flash 8.0 and actually voted on the Hasbro site. To the extent that anyone should get worked up over a board game, here’s what I think:

It’s no surprise that Las Vegas makes the cut, but you’ve got to wonder at the three choices (like so much on the Internet, “choice” is illusory–you can only pick from 3 options). Las Vegas Boulevard definitely deserves to be there, and so does Hoover Dam. But Tropicana Boulevard? Why not Pecos, or Stephanie, or Rampart? Or the Desert Inn Arterial?

I don’t know if this is ironic, but none of the three “Las Vegas” landmarks is actually in the city of Las Vegas (though LV Blvd does continue through it, they are talking about the sub-Saharan section). Why not put in Fremont Street instead of Tropicana?

I’m a little miffed that the 405, 10, or 101 freeways didn’t make it into the LA top three.

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