As you probably know, there is no area of gaming more prone to "house rules" than in drinking games. Most of these games, since they aren't made by Hasbro or Milton Bradley, don't have a defined set of standard rules, so everyone seems to play by their own varations. Whether it's a discussion about whether you can sweep triples with a single two in asshole, or an argument about how you really flip the cups in flip cup, there are few things that bring rise to deeper passions. Of course, that may be because there's drinking involved.
All that said, we're not sure how to process the concept of "grenades" in beer pong. We've never heard of them, but this guy talks about them very confidently, and he says "OK" a lot. Check out the explanation of the grenade in the video below, and let us know what you think of the concept.
On paper, PONGERZ seems like a near perfect form of entertainment, considering it combines drinking, ping pong, comedic antics, and pretty girls. However, we're pretty sure part of our brain just died watching the trailer all the way through. Guess the jury's still out on this one, but it does give us hope that we will also one day find the means to put out a feature film of dubious quality.
There are a few skills everyone should possess. One of them is how to parallel park while traffic is waiting behind you. Another is pouring a pint of Guinness. Whether you're pouring from an honest to blarney tap, or from a draught can, there are certain tips for pulling it off correctly. Please note, the little shamrock carved in the foam is purely optional.
First, you have to use the traditional tulip shaped British pint glass (about 20 oz.). Hold the glass at a 45 degree angle to the tap and fill until the glass is about 2/3 full. Next, let the Guinness settle for at least 3 minutes. Don't forget about it though, nothing is worse than making a customer stare at their not yet served Guinness for too long. Finally, top of the pint and let it settle once more before serving.
The BoingBoing folks just got their hands on a BeerTender, a gadget we've been lusting after since '05. They don't seem super pumped about this super pumping system, and hey...if we're going to rock the baby Heineken keg, we'll probably just attach two of 'em to our modified foam dome.
I'll wait to pass final judgment until I actually use the thing--tomorrow, at least--but I'm almost certain I'll already give it a big, fat negatory on the whole buying thing. I mean, it's a refrigerator for god's sake. I'm getting ahead of myself!
Anyway, the point is: I should probably review this on camera and I should probably be very drunk.
Read up and look for the full review in the future at BoingBoing.
We've always had a love/hate relationship with St. Patrick's Day. We love it because it's an unabashed reason to get paralytically drunk celebrate the life and times of St. Patrick, who drove the snakes from Ireland. We hate it because the bars are too crowded to actually get a beer because everyone thinks they're Irish, and it tends to turn into a strange, sloppy amateur night.
That's why we're not sure how we feel about making it a national holiday, which is what the folks at Guinness are striving to do. Of course, just think...no more having to think up excuses why you can't work on March 17. Our favorite has always been to say the pipes burst in our basement, when we were really preparing to get bursted.
We know this completely reeks of marketing stunt, and we have no idea if it's even possible, but we'll sign their damn petition because it's the right thing to do. Of course, if they were true geniuses, they'd be lobbying to get March 18th off from work instead, and call it "Guinness's Hair of the Dog Day." That way they'd be getting our money two days in a row...on top of the other 300 days when we're shelling out for a pint.
To be honest, we can't really remember ever lying awake nights, hoping someone would make a candle that smelled like beer as it burned. We can only imagine what our tossing and turning will be like now that we know it exists - from wishing we had a few. The company is dedicated to capturing the smells that mean the most to men, so you can install them in your man cave, your bathroom, or your dashboard (not recommended).
The other scents, you ask? Currently, they offer Beer, Campfire, Coffee, Grass (fresh-mown, not THC), Hippie (this is the one that'll make your place smell like a 1970s tour bus), Pigskin, Stripper, and...drum roll please...urinal cake.
Just in time for a Friday, here's Beer Pong Anthem...pretty funny, pretty clever, and 30 seconds or so too long - but still worth cuing up. And hey, if you don't like it, write your own frat rap about beer and we'll link to that too.
We've been wracking our brains to think of something cooler than handing out customized beer pong balls as gifts to your friends this year, but anything we come up with is usually illegal in 49 states. It's around two bucks a ball, but c'mon - they're putting whatever image you want on a tiny sphere so you can throw it into beer. Sounds reasonable to us.We suppose you could also play regular old ping pong with these too - if you're so inclined.
Well, kids, that time is here again. No, we're not talking about the holiday season, we're talking about the pre-qualifying rounds for the World Series of Beer Pong. The prizes have gotten bigger, the stakes have gotten higher, and you've got a chance to win $50,000 all with a few flicks of your wrist.
The tourney is in Vegas the first week of January - not a bad place to go to get away from Jack Frost biting your ass. Find out where your local satellite tournaments are so you can qualify for the big show at WSOBP.
Don't let the name of this thing fool you - it's actually a hat with a beer bong attached. Actually, it looks like a batting helmet that mated with some SCUBA gear, but who're we to judge? As long as you can rapidly drink beer out of it, we're happy. On that note, we're curious how well it would actually work - we're pretty sure you'd have to keep your head completely level while you've got it on or you'd end up wearing your beer.
Anyway, it's still in prototype phase at this point so you can't rush right out to get it, but patience is a virtue, right?