Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What Old School Game or Toy Best Describes the Markets to You?

Yes it rained all day again. Same story until Sunday.

What Old School Game or Toy Best Describes the Markets to You?
Fun stuff tonight. I am making a new poll that will ask what game or toy from the old days reminds you of the markets (or the economy)? This should be interesting to see the results so please vote at the top left corner of the site. I know I get plenty of people that stop by but hardly anyone ever votes! Make this one count.

I was going to supply some commentary for each choice, but I think it best to let it stand as is and we can discuss later. Here we go.

1. Sit and Spin


2. Pogo Ball


3. Easy Bake Oven


4. Pit Fall

Bonus coverage: See a baby Jack Black doing the start of the "Pit Fall" commercial:


5. Whack a Mole


6. Don't Break the Ice


7. Battleship


8. Clue


9. Hungry Hungry Hippos


10. Candyland


11. Mouse Trap


12. Stratego


You may want to wait to vote, if the comments have a big addition I may add to the list. If you see one that IS your pick, go ahead and vote. Voting will end Sunday night and on Monday we will see what wins. I think this is a good exercise on how people see the markets.

Have a good night.

10 comments:

Stagflationary Mark said...

Amazing!!! I was just looking at the "Don't Break the Ice" game today!!

MaxedOutMama mentioned "thin economic ice" in her recent post and I very nearly posted the "Don't Break the Ice" game in response! No joke!

That said, I've got to go with Candyland. Nothing bad EVER happens there. Right? ;)

GappingandYapping said...

How about Risk?

TheBasisPoint said...

Whack a Mole is (unfortunately) a pretty good description of how most consumers invest.

getyourselfconnected said...

Mark,
I used to love that Ice game. Too funny your were thinking about it too.

Gaping,
RISK!!! I should have caught that one.

The Basis Point,
yes if whcking the mole is chasing the last hot thing it makes plenty of sense.

watchtower said...

This match the game to the markets idea is cool.
I'll have to think about it but 'Don't Break the Ice' is my front runner for now.

Yesterday while perusing Patriciah's 'Little Bits of History' I ran across this quote that made me think of the markets too:

“Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion, or some other inward emotion, than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute.” – Cicero

(GYSC has a link to this on his Tuesday 5/17/11 post)

Jennifer Hillier said...

I'm going to say Sit and Spin, but only because it makes me giggle.

GawainsGhost said...

Well, you know my favorite toy as a child was the Man from U.N.C.L.E. spy kit. It did get me expelled from kindergarten. So I'll stick with that.

David Batista said...

Since I know absolutely nothing about this here "market" you speak of, I stabbed blindly in the dark and chose Battleship (heh, heh--get it?). Which is my impression of the stock market. Or maybe it's just me?

CT-Hilltopper said...

Hungry, Hungry Hippos!!!

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