Monday, August 22, 2005

Press Release of the Day

Today I received an all together bizarre press release from the publicist of game inventor Bob Johnson. Johnson is (apparently) proud to announce the re-release of his "classic" board games, Public Assistance: Why Bother Working for a Living? and Capital Punishment: Celebrity Edition. These games are "guaranteed to rehabilitate lingering liberals." Yes, board games are the answer! Surely they will rid us of all our fears about a broken justice system as well as the inherent inequalities produced by market capitalism. Come on, admit it - once you played Operation, all those worries about HMO's and the under-insured just flew out the window. Because once you start laughing at all the people who fall through the cracks... man, is it hard to stop