McDonald’s Monopoly contest

I was at McDonald’s today because they have that Monopoly-themed contest over there, and I wanted to get in on the action. Unfortunately, I received a “Go to Jail” stamp, and before I knew it I was surrounded by about four policemen, all telling me to “put the Big-Mac down!” It was a messy, messy situation, which ended up with me getting sent over to the police station. Luckily, some guy there had a “Get Out of Jail Free” stamp, and he sold it to me for $50.

Anyway, I’m kind of disappointed that our forum is thinking of going to Cedar Point for the spring forum trip. Hey, I like a good roller coaster ride as much as the next guy, but, as a trip, amusement park’s are so . . . uncreative. They’re like the “Model T” of vacations, specifically manufactured to be entertaining. You wait in a line, you go on a ride and you receive X amount of enjoyment. I mean, where’s the originality? What’s there to learn that you didn’t already know before?

And I understand the pro-Point’s point of view–they want a simple, easy-to-get-to trip with no complications. They have a point: Spending 8 hours driving to some far-off place seems kind of pointless.

But, I don’t know, I don’t mind long van rides. I like stopping at a pancake restaurant off the highway in a town you’d never heard of before. Meanwhile, Cedar Point . . . it’s like the “efficient vacation.”

Never mind that my physics class is going to Cedar Point three days after we’d get back, forget about the fact that the lines there would be longer than a typical Buffy/Angel crossover . . . ah, I mean, not that I know how long that is. At any rate, the point is is that, as a forum trip, I think that we can do better.

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