Okay, so the other day I was thinking about drinking games (mostly because I haven’t had a drop of alcohol in two weeks, courtesy of the diet). You know about them, right? Basically the format is a list of rules for watching a TV show or movie, and every time certain things happen you’re supposed to take a drink. Yes, it’s juvenile and stupid. Pretty fun though, too. The classic example is the Army of Darkness drinking game, which has only one rule: “Take a drink every time Ash gets hit on the head.” Legend has it no one has ever made it through the cemetery scene without puking or passing out. Anyway, so I was thinking about these “games” and thinking about blogging and suddenly the two just magically merged in my head. I thus present to you The Weblogger Drinking Game. Yes, it’s incredibly juvenile and navel-gazing and everything else bad about blogging. But what can I say? It amused me. Read on to find out what rules I came up with and suggest your own.First I came up with some rules for visiting my own site.
- Take a drink every time Kris mentions “the Snook”. (There go half the contestants!)
- Take two drinks whenever Kris rants about U.S. culture versus the rest of the world.
- Take three drinks every time Kris mentions “quilting”.
- Drink everything in sight on the odd occasion Kris mentions her boyfriend’s real name.
And here are some for other sites:
- Take one drink for every silly quiz Brigita nicks from Nicci, and vice versa.
- Take a drink for every mile Jeff runs. (Ouch.)
- Finish your drink whenever Beau emerges victorious from another battle with the wildlife of New York.
- Take a sip whenever Max mentions robots, The Simpsons, Kylie Minogue, or Martha Stewart. (Make it small sips. You don’t want to get alcohol poisoning!)
- Chug your drink and sing a verse of “Mele Kalikimaka” every time Bill goes to Hawaii.
- Shotgun a beer whenever Matt digs up yet another incredibly cool link or photo.
- Everytime Nicci redesigns, slam your drink and run around the house.
Amusing, no? It’s fun because it makes you think about the unconscious habits we all have. What rules would you add, either for your own site or for others?