The utter travesty of the new Monopoly cat token

The internet predictably chose the most popular thing on the internet to replace the unfairly maligned iron

The cat
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The country woke up on Wednesday to discover that the Postal Service will stop delivering letters on Saturday and that Monopoly had ditched its iron token for a cat — the iron and the mail both victims of that highly overrated phenomenon called the internet. The cat was chosen through an online poll, a medium so heavily tilted in the feline's favor that there was no doubt it would beat the other (admittedly uninspired) options of a diamond ring, a guitar, a helicopter, and a toy robot.

The news was celebrated by BuzzFeed, one of the internet's leading purveyors of cat pics, which said, "After a vicious Hunger Games-like Facebook campaign, the unpopular Monopoly Iron will be replaced with a much cooler Monopoly Cat." Owen Good at Kotaku echoed that dubious claim, saying that Monopoly "got rid of that stupid flat iron once and for all."

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