Procrastination Nation

Things that Robert is thinking about that keep him from accomplishing anything.

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Thursday, October 09, 2003
Coming to a Store Near You
Check out the latest board game sensation, Ghettopoly. I'm not sure how to react to it. Part of me wonders whether it would be thought so funny (if indeed it actually is funny) if some other ethnic group had been mocked. How would Jewopoly have been received? Somehow it's socially acceptable to mock black people and poor people because (a) we steal all their creations (music, fashion, language) and claim them for our own and (b) it lets us feel better about our own station in life. But, mostly I'm filled with envy at not having created and sold the game myself. Thus the eternal Libran balance is restored: wholesome concern weighted against jealous greed.

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