Reading While Eating for May 28: Board Game Breakthrough

In today's must-read links for your lunch break: Explaining why you've been playing Monopoly wrong your entire life and breaking down the box office dominance of 'Fast & Furious 6.'

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Monopoly won't take you nearly as long if you play by the actual rules, which recently went viral.

You’ve Been Playing Monopoly All Wrong. So you know when you land on Vermont Ave. or St. Charles Place and you say, “Nah, I’m not really feeling it, gotta save up to put that hotel on Boardwalk. BOO-YAH!” Well apparently (upon closer examination of the rules), if you decline to buy a property that you land on, it is auctioned off to the higher bidder. Expect the Monopoly court of appeals to be backed up for roughly the next century or so following this revelation. (BuzzFeed)

‘Poop Cruise’ Plagues Carnival. Sales for the company’s Triumph liner have fallen off since the February debacle that left passengers stranded for five days without functioning toilets. Yeah, that’d do it. (

Fast & Furious 6 Wins the Weekend. The latest installment of the street-racing franchise (which everyone should go see immediately because it is fantastic) earned $120 million at the box office, leading the charge for the film industry’s best-ever Memorial Day Weekend performance. (Film Drunk)

Why Television Is Better and Worse Than Ever Before. Tough to see the “better” part of that right now, with Mad Men and Game of Thrones wrapping up in the next couple weeks and the final installment of Breaking Bad not slated to premiere until August 11, but Flavorwire makes a good argument. (Flavorwire)

In Defense of Tattoos. If you’re thinking about getting one, feel free to show this list of famously inked folks to any concerned parents/friends/significant others. (mental_floss)

Remembering the 2003 World Series of Poker. Here’s a long read from last week about the tournament that launched the poker craze that swept the nation (and late, late night programming) 10 years ago. (Grantland)

Hard-Copy GIFs. Have you ever thought to yourself, “Hey, this GIF is great but instead of being on my computer screen, I wish I could hold it in my hands, like on paper.” Well you may be in luck. Jiho Jang, a student, has developed a camera called GIFTY that creates a handheld photographic flipbook. Currently though, it’s the only one of its kind. (YouTube via The Daily What)