Friday, October 13, 2006



It sure is a great time to be a Chicago Bears fan. I actually tailgated before the game last Sunday and it was WILD. I'd never seen so many motor vehicles and drunk people gathered together in one spot before. There were even girls pushing a shopping cart full of Jell-O shots up and down the rows of parked cars, handing them out to complete strangers. I was told, "They do that every game." I'd been to Bears games before, but had never witnessed firsthand the pre-game debauchery that takes place in the parking lot. I now understand how it is possible that grown men will expose their bare chests in sub-zero weather.

Anyhow - I'm not sure if you caught the Chicago Bears vs. Buffalo Bills game last week, but here's a recap:

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


The Monopoly Game is back at McDonalds. I know...I don't care either. But it must boost sales because it seems like forever that they've been running the same damn promotion. I remember when I was a kid I used to run across Western Avenue to the McDonalds across the street from my house and dig around in the hedges that separated the drive-thru from the parking lot. I'd find all kinds of those little game pieces in there - many of them unopened. By the end of summer, I'd have almost an entire board built, minus the winning pieces, of course. And that was always the hardest part - collecting enough pieces to know which ones were common and which ones were potential prize-winners.

Fortunately, someone else has done that legwork for me this year. Below is a list of the "money" property game pieces for this year's Monopoly game at McDonalds. Next time you peel a chip off your extra super large beverage, check it against the list below. If it's the "money' piece, hang onto that bad boy until you collect the other two common pieces to win the prize!

Short Line

The prizes get progressively more valuable as you work your way down the list, and the keystone pieces more difficult to find. If you do score any of these unlikely gems in your travels, head over to eBay and order up the other pieces in the set and claim your prize. Just don't forget to grease my palm for making your life a little easier. You know - a little something for the effort.