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HBO — To CDADave RE: Ida-Opoly

CDADave/Thin Air: I read that there’s a movement underway to put together a “State of Idaho” version of Monopoly, with sponsors paying money to have their names on the gameboard. And the little dealies you move around the board would be in the shape of Potatoes. How imaginative … yawn … So I suppose that, instead of “Park Place”, the ritzy location on the traditional Monopoly board, you’d have, say “the Rezzort Golf Course”, or the old J.R. Simplot home, which is on tap to become the new governor’s mansion? If that’s the case, I suppose my little house is on Baltic or Pacific Avenues, the “poorer” sections of the Monopoly Board? And instead of “Go To Jail, Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200”, it would be “Vote on Jail Expansion, Pay Taxes thru the nose, Go To Jail, Pay Thousands of Dollars To Get Out.”

DFO: CDADave brings up a fun subject in his daily Thin Air re: haves/have-nots in Coeur d’Alene. No question that the Coeur d’Alene Resort and Uncle Duey’s mansion on Stanley Hill would be Boardwalk and Park Place. Casco Bay, Black Rock and Riverstone would be the “green” properties, like Pennsylvania Avenue, just up the Monopoly Board. What would take the place of the railroads. And what side of the board would you be living on?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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