90 Seconds on The Verge: Monopoly, J.J. Abrams, 'Half-Life,' and Monty Python

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"Six pairs faced the moat and only four remain. The other two teams are no more - four people, with four pasts and now no future. We stood triumphant and scared of what's to come. We were dried, and we were given minutes to rest.

"'It's time for the Big Face to tell us about the legend of -' I can only hope my companion, who looks onward with stern resolution. He was the brains of all this; my worth would hopefully be proved later. 'Pay attention,' says the Jovial Man, for our knowledge of the legend would bring you a step closer to his temple. My nerves were, alas, too great. I had no hope for this myself. I thought of family, of my life, of how I ended up here and whether or not I would ever see the outside world again.

"And so begun the questions..."

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