The true history of Monopoly was brought to life thanks to Mary Pilon’s book the Monopolist. But almost 40 years prior to her book, Ralph Anspach was sued by Parker Brothers on the grounds his game Anti-Monopoly, infringed on their patent for the game Monopoly.
World Monopoly Day is fast approaching. In honor of the day, Hasbro, the current owner of Monopoly, has replaced some of the iconic game pieces with new “modern” pieces.
The board game, introduced in 1935 by Parker Brothers, has had 20 classic pieces such as the iron, thimble, wheelbarrow and boot. The last time a piece was replaced was back in 2013 when the iron was replaced by a cat.
In the second segment of Let’s Talk Politics, guest Ari Aranda discusses how he came to his political and world views citing two very important authors and books he’s read.
Below are links to those authors Jared Diamond and Richard Dawkins. These two university professors are influential if not controversial. Both men have tried to explain the meaning of civilization and life in very distinct ways.
Below are links to the most popular books these men have published.
Welcome to the very first episode of Let’s Talk Brooklyn.
On today’s episode host Lawman Lynch speaks to lawyer turned satirist Ari Aranda about his journey from being a real estate attorney to becoming a stand up comedian and satirist.
At the beginning of the year, Ari quit his law firm, hired a film crew and produced a feature length movie entitled The Merman Prince for El Presidente Emperor Warlord!
The movie satirizes Republican nominee Donald Trump. Take a look at a teaser of the show here: