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Tonight, your Bloguero is informed by the voices in his head and emanating incessantly from the television, is a presidential debate. And so, it is incumbent upon your Bloguero, as the host of an impromptu television gathering of the Beery Left Faithful, to propose a drinking game for their edification, their amusement.  

But alas, there is a problem. Your Bloguero is fresh out of the words that should trigger taking a nip (Note: your Bloguero does not recommend a shot per word of high test because of the devastating housekeeping consequences).

That's where you come in.  Give your Bloguero and the soon to be assembled masses some words to work with. You have your Bloguero's eternal thanks.

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  •  Please leave the words in the comments. (7+ / 0-)

    Your Bloguero knows that this is too short to be a diary. Please spare him your indignation.

    Salud!

    Please read and enjoy my novella, Tulum, available in soft cover and eBook formats.

    by davidseth on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 09:10:14 AM PDT

  •  I suggest buzzword bingo (3+ / 0-)
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    Lilith, jessical, PHScott

    Prepare a number of standard 5x5 bingo cards showing different matrices of buzzwords. Take a shot as each row, column, or diagonal is completed. That limits you to 12 shots, plus maybe one for blackout.

    Some key words.

    "Plan"
    "Tax"
    "Medicaid"
    "Medicare"
    "Jobs"
    "Economy"
    "China"

    Romney economics: Feed our seed corn to the fattest pigs and trust them to poop out jobs.

    by blue aardvark on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 09:18:27 AM PDT

    •  So funny. My talk radio guys on 104.1 in Orlando (2+ / 0-)
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      blue aardvark, MooseHB

      are doing this right now.  
      So they've come up with:
      drink if Romney says: 12 million jobs, his tax plan, and a bunch of other stuff I can't remember.

      Drink if Obama says: Katrina, Abraham Lincoln, 47%.

      Drink when they interrupt each other, drink if they go over their time. Drink if they mess up a word

      They are a bunch of funny dudes you can listen to on iheartradio if you ever get the chance 11-3 weekdays

  •  I could care less how long a post is... (3+ / 0-)
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    Lilith, rbjets69, MooseHB

    And I really don't care for people who police this place for posts that are "too short" to be a a diary.  

    As far as a drinking game = Drink everytime Romney  needs to change his battery.

  •  heh (3+ / 0-)
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    davidseth, PHScott, MooseHB

    1. Turn off TV
    2. Mutter to oneself "holy crap, they could elect that republican bastard to the presidency".
    3. Every third mutter, take shot.

    ...j'ai découvert que tout le malheur des hommes vient d'une seule chose, qui est de ne savoir pas demeurer en repos dans une chambre.

    by jessical on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 09:21:57 AM PDT

  •  I'm suggesting "snorts for smirks" (3+ / 0-)
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    davidseth, jessical, MooseHB

    Every time Rmoney smirks, throw back a shot. Have your barf bags ready!
    And popcorn!

    America is a COUNTRY, not a CORPORATION. She doesn't need a CEO. Vote Obama.

    by manneckdesign on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 09:23:09 AM PDT

  •  If you want to get hammered (3+ / 0-)
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    davidseth, jessical, MooseHB

    every time romney tells a lie ...
    every time a zinger is BS ...
    every time he contradicts his past statements ...
    every time he avoids answering the question ...

    Please stay off the road after the debate .

    "Drop the name-calling." Meteor Blades 2/4/11

    by indycam on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 09:23:57 AM PDT

  •  My friend and I would drink (3+ / 0-)
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    davidseth, jessical, MooseHB

    every time someone said "Reagan" during all of the GOP Primary debates.  

    Tonight we're using "Reagan" and "47%".  Should make for an interesting evening.  

    not all those who wander are lost - J.R.R. Tolkien

    by Lilith on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 09:25:08 AM PDT

  •  some Farkers are (2+ / 0-)
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    writing a Jeff Foxworthy-like routine

    If you think the Civil War ended when you won a lawsuit against a union...you might be a Romney.

    If Johnny Cash was the nickname given to you at Bain Capital...you might be a Romney.

    If you think carpetbagger is a hiring position at the Romney mansion...you might be a Romney.

    If you think the blues is what you get when your blind trust only manages a 9% return in a year...you might be a Romney.

    If you think Jim Crow is the name of the guy who manages your blind trust...you might be a Romney.

    If you think segregation is what happens when you separate 100 dollar bills from 50 dollar bills...you might be a Romney.

    If Graceland is the name you want to give to the island nation you plan to buy...you might be a Romney.

    There's smart, and there's K-mart smart. Sarah Palin is K-mart smart.

    by InsultComicDog on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 09:25:13 AM PDT

  •  As far as the drinking game (4+ / 0-)
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    I can't beat this one from Phillymag.

    There is absolutely no reason we should have a presidential debate tonight, not one. Almost everybody in the country knows who they’re voting for by now, and if they don’t it’s probably because they too starkly resemble SNL’s “Undecided Voters” sketch from a few weeks ago. The candidates have declared their positions already; it’s highly unlikely we’ll learn anything new about President Obama or Mitt Romney tonight that we didn’t already know. All we’ll see is how well they can perform in front of a live audience. It’s a test of job readiness more suited to an improv comedy group than for being Leader of the Free World.

    It’s a reality show. And what’s the best way to enjoy a reality show? With a drinking game, of course.

    There are three moving parts to any debate in 2012: There’s the candidates themselves. There’s the media. And there’s Twitter. You can play each element as its own separate drinking game, or combine them—but only at the risk of alcohol poisoning. So maybe just choose one. Here we go:

    THE CANDIDATES

    They’re the reason that we’re all here, right? By now, we’re all used to their catchphrases and tics, so let’s put them to good use. Any time…

    Obama makes that “uhhhhhhhhhhh” sound before starting a sentence. (Watch Jay Pharoah’s impression of Obama if you don’t know what I’m talking about.): Sip.
    Romney laughs awkwardly. (Which means, pretty much any time Romney laughs.): Sip.
    Obama mentions George W. Bush: Shot.
    Romney mentions Jimmy Carter: Shot.
    Obama uses one of the following phrases: “Middle class,” “wealthy,” “fair share,” “Neil Armstrong,” “Sasha and Malia,” “Caymans”: Shot.
    Romney uses one of the following phrases: “Job creators,” “job-killing,” “class warfare,” “Olympics,” “Obamacare,” “Kenya”: Shot.*
    Obama sings part of an Al Green song: Chug.
    Romney mentions George W. Bush: Chug.
    Either candidate makes a joke about the other’s treatment of dogs: Car bomb.
    THE MEDIA

    I can’t emphasize this enough: You should not watch the debate on a cable channel. Go to C-Span. Or find a website that’s streaming the live feed without commentary. The more you can skip all the spin and just view the debate on its own, unfiltered merits, the better.

    On the other hand, if you have to watch TV, come prepared. Anytime:

    Any media person mentions “the expectations game” before the debate, or “the spin room” afterward: Shot.
    Moderator Jim Lehrer gets a sour look on his face: Sip.
    Chris Matthews criticizes Romney while Brian Williams looks on uncomfortably: Shot.
    Wolf Blitzer turns to some virtual piece of machinery—a hologram, a video board, a green screen—to make a mundane point: Shot.
    You find yourself missing Keith Olbermann: Go to bed. Stop drinking. Get some rest.
    Someone on Fox News says anything positive about the president’s performance: Immediately chug everything in the house.
    David Brooks gives Mitt Romney a compliment that’s really an insult: Sip.
    Every time you wonder who Mark Shields is: Sip.
    Steve Inskeep brings another commentator in to discuss things: Have some tea. You’re listening to NPR.
    TWITTER

    Let’s face it: No live televised event is complete without real-time commentary on Twitter. The debates will be no exception. Given the immoderate nature of social networking, you’ll simply have to take a shot every time someone in your feed:

    Complains about all the people Tweeting about the debate.
    Complains about the people complaining about the people Tweeting about the debate.
    Compares the debate to other people Tweeting about sports or Mad Men.
    Retweets Rob Delaney, Steve Martin, Albert Brooks, or posts a picture from George Takei’s Facebook feed.
    Makes you so angry you un-follow them.
    You’re unfollowed by somebody angered by your political tweets.
    BONUS: If somebody says: “Wow, that debate really changed my mind! I was going to vote for (candidate name,) but now I might vote for (candidate name),” well, throw all the alcohol out. A miracle has happened, Jesus is coming back to Earth, and you’d better get ready. (Just kidding! That will never, ever happen.)
    There’s four more weeks until the election. We’re all going to want to get drunk before it’s over.

    There's smart, and there's K-mart smart. Sarah Palin is K-mart smart.

    by InsultComicDog on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 09:27:18 AM PDT

  •  Flip is a single shot, Flop a double (2+ / 0-)
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    Of course, I'm not sure if that's if they say the word or if we just hear a flip and a flop. What do you think?

  •  So how did the game go? (0+ / 0-)

    I followed my own advice, except with no booze.  Can't watch this stuff, the stakes are too high and it doesn't feel recreational at all.  The aftermath in the press may turn me into a boozer yet.  The press has their horserace back.  I am freaked out.

    But I was curious what format was finally adopted :}  

    ...j'ai découvert que tout le malheur des hommes vient d'une seule chose, qui est de ne savoir pas demeurer en repos dans une chambre.

    by jessical on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 05:42:32 AM PDT

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