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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

The Great Dumbing Down

For Catholics with brains, it was Vatican II.

For Episcopalians with brains, it was the 1979 Prayer Book.

For all mankind with brains, it's this.
Mattel changes the rules of Scrabble for the first time since 1948

The official rules of Scrabble are being changed for the first time in 62 years, to allow the names of celebrities, places and companies to be used.

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Players will now be permitted to use proper nouns, which will enable high scores from celebrities such as Jordan, Beyoncé and Shakira. Mattel is also considering allowing players to spell words backwards and upwards on the board and place words unconnected to other pieces.
This is the last straw. How low can we go?

(Thanks to Robbo)

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