Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Separated At Birth?

Reader Samantha writes:

Has anyone else noticed the striking similarity between Thanet Council's website banner, advertising their consultation on the latest Local Plan, and the popular board game Monopoly? Have Messrs Hasbro, the owners of Monopoly, been told?

Board game

Bored game

Ha! Well, Samantha, I'm sure The Duffers have paid something in the region of £3.4m out of our community chest for the rights to rip that off! If not, they'll probably end up going to jail, and that'll be the end of all the free parking round here!! (Geddit??!!??!?!?!!!!!!!????!?!?)

And while we're on the subject of lookalikes, another reader has emailed me to ask me whether anyone has noticed the similarity between Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government who has just given Tesco permission to build a 19,000,000 square foot supermarket on Margate seafront, and the Sontarans, the stocky, warlike aliens from Doctor Who? Hmmm, let's see...

 Sontaran

Pickles

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

ECR, monopoly is a game where you speculate on a made up property market with play money, where TDC is an entity that speculates on the property market with someone else's money.

Nothing like each other.

Anonymous said...

In Thanet Monopoly don't buy the Water Company Utility. The aquifer is the source of the community chest infection.

And don't buy hotels unless you can fill them with immigrants or other boroughs' ex offenders and juvenile delinquents.

Don't buy a mansion near Ramsgate Harbour. South Africa sending Cato Ridge mercury contaminants back to source via nearest harbour (to Thor Margate) could nullify the property value.



Anonymous said...

Please please please could you ask your readers to give their ideas for a Thanet based monopoly board? What's our old Kent road, what's our Mayfair?

Imagine the 'chance' cards we'd have. "A crazed crystal meth addict pulls off your eyelids. Collect £200 compensation and an extra £100 in sickness benefit each time you pass go."

The picture of the jail corner would have sandy in it'

Oh the possibilities!

Anonymous said...

Advance to Turner Contemporary. £20 million and counting.

Anonymous said...

Jail. McGonigal. Do not pass Go.

Anonymous said...

The end of the Old Kent Road.

Anonymous said...

For gawd's sake, nobody mention 'water works'!

Anonymous said...

Why is Seed doing blanket refusals on all info on ferrygate? Specific items could be witheld -although he'd need councillor approval to explain why it's in the public interest. But certainly not blanket refusals on everything to protect their pensions.

Release the documents and emails with any items censored, or redacted as they call it now.

Anonymous said...

Kent Road? (No street lamps working)

Anonymous said...

Super Tax? (What we'll be paying after the TransEuropa fiasco)

Anonymous said...

Chancers? (Everyone at TDC)

Anonymous said...

Go To Retirement? (TDC officers collect six figure payoff and early pension)

Anonymous said...

There's no airports in Monopoly?

So you can't buy one there either!

Let's hope Buchanan goes to jail though.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone informed Hasbro of the Monopoly infringement?
The Sontarans would be more use than Pickles when trying to see a Council held to account.

Anonymous said...

They've made some changes, but it still has the 'look and feel' of Monopoly. Anyone out there fancy grassing them up?

Anonymous said...

It would be grassing us up, so pretty pointless actually, unless of course we also pay your taxes for you 3.14pm?

Anonymous said...

Free Parking. At Westwood Cross. The other business ratepayers can get stuffed.

Anonymous said...

Although 3:51 if TDC were prosecuted/fined etc then the civil servant in charge would be sacked?

Anonymous said...

Quite a few contributions from Thanet's resident idiot, the aquifer man, I see. None of them amount to much as usual, but he is always there with some nonsense about pollution or cancer. By the way, what ships now come into Ramsgate Harbour to actually return the contaminated material?

Peter Checksfield said...

If TDC was Monopoly then John Worrow would be the iron!

Anonymous said...

Surely the old boot would be more appropriate, Peter.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't there a time when he was Latchford's poodle?

Anonymous said...

I suspect Peter was referring to the cockney rhyming slang "iron hoof".

Mr Glee said...

Was'nt pickles the one who found the world cup in 1966?

Anonymous said...

It's your birthday. TDC gives you £3.4 million from the public coffers.

Anonymous said...

They may be playing Monopoly, but the Councillors and Officers appear to be only practised at tiddly winks!

As for lookalikes:- 'the smell of Margate Harbour' & 'the collective intelligence of TDC'.

With the sea defences at Margate coming in under budget, couldn't the 'saved' money have been used to dredge Margate Stink Harbour? There's no work like that necessary in Ramsgate

Peter Checksfield said...
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Peter Checksfield said...

If they dredged Margate Harbour then much of Margate sands would quickly disappear and replace it! Back in the days when we had a usable harbour the whole beach was much lower (even in the 80s it was much smaller at high tide).

Anonymous said...

TDC? Not a Cluedo! The next scandal will be Manston fines.

Anonymous said...

Of course it will, retard.

Anonymous said...

Interesting too to see how many planes from the Airshow fly over the towns.

Anonymous said...

Why? As long as they stick to air traffic requirements it is not actually banned. Maybe you are going to arrest any pilots who do, eh Anon? You really are a joke.

Anonymous said...

You're not suggesting planes flying over the towns is a good idea are you?

And they are banned and fined. Maybe you work for Infratil.