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Monopoly

We Could Have Had A Robot

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Monopoly

You Blew It, Internet

I agree with Jon Stewart. We could have all realized the glorious dream of having a robot march mechanically around the Monopoly board. But that dream was all for naught. The Iron wanted to say a few things, too.

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