The world is abuzz about Sharknado. That's a fact. We've been looking forward to it for months and it was every bit as teriffi-terrible as we could have possibly dreamed when we watched it last night. We've seen a couple Sharknado drinking games on the Web (TheBestWords, Wil Wheaton) , but we didn't check any of them out before we started watching. The game we played evolved organically, with our four players (mostly experienced Syfy movie afficionados) calling out the rules as they came to us.
Below are our favorites from what we came up with, though not even close to all our rules. If you haven't seen Sharknado and you want to catch a buzz, let this drinking game be your guide. If you have, you're obviously going to watch it again, so same rules apply.
Attention! The Olympics have been going on for a few days now, but it is not too late to begin playing drinking games centered around them! Finally a sport where everyone wins! My only addition would be to take a drink every time the Queen makes a terrifying frowny face...even if it's only in your imagination.
We've been pretty interested in the concept of beer running lately, though we admittedly spend more time focused on the beer part than the running part. Last night we stumbled across an article at Offtrackplanet about Hashing, a game that brings a new level to the beer run. All you need is some friends, a good area for running, some booze - and maybe a flashlight.
The rules look pretty simple:
One person (or a small group of people) are selected as hares and given a head start to create a trail using either chalk, flour, or a chalk-flour combo. While the hares are running ahead, the rest of the hash gets as sloppy as possible in a short time. Then, already sporting a solid buzz, they take off in attempt to catch the hares by following the symbols the hares have left behind.
We will say we think they're missing an opportunity to add some spice to the chase if they gave about 80% of the booze to the hares. It weighs them down a bit sure, but it definitely adds motivation for the rest of the pack.
Check out the rest of the story - including the history of the hash, the symbols used by the hares, and the importance of hashing nicknames - at What the F*ck is Hashing?
We don't play many drinking games anymore, but we do like the occasional structured drinking while we watch movies and TV. One of our favorites to play is during Christmas movies - you drink anytime someone's Grinchy, has a change of heart, or learns a Very Special Lesson. You'll be blitzed through New Year's.
Anyway, we came across this excellent Blade Runner drinking game at Film School Rejects that sounds right up our alley. We won't ruin all the surprises, but here's our favorite rule because it's so open to interpretation - (though we suppose they all are):
CHUG YOUR DRINK WHEN...
A replicant retires another replicant
We're going to pick up a copy of Blade Runner and give it a go this week, though we prefer to call it "Do Androids Dream of Oil Slick shots?" And of course if you have friends whose tastes run more to the...herbal variety, you can always play the same game with the Aquarelle Edition.
Beer pong is one of those games people seem to either love or hate. In our experience, you either think it's an exciting game of daring and skill, or a ridiculous time-waster that forces you to pick fur out of your beer after the ball rolls under the radiator. If you fall anywhere close to the former category, you might just want to think about a January trip to the World Series of Beer Pong (affectionately known as the WSOBP) in Vegas.
You have until December 10 to buy in and be eligible for a $50,000 grand prize, as well as over $60,000 in additional payouts. You can find out more about the specifics at the WSOBP page, but what's going to convince you to pull the trigger? If you need convincing, head on over to the Bpong blog to see all 10 reasons to enter, from the fact it happens in frickin' Vegas (which should be reason enough), to a look at the big personalities on the competition and the big...assets...of the sponsor babes.
If you're looking for Cyber Monday deals for the beer pong (ahem - Beirut) player in your life, look no further than a 20% discount from beer pong equipment purveyors Bombed. You can get the 20% deal on tables, gear, balls, cups - even clothing, posters or a beer pong book. Just use the code PONGMONDAY at checkout and remember - the deal is only valid today.
If you're anything like us, your eyes went to the picture above and all you could think of was how awesome those giant beer pong cups are. No, you're not watching the filming of an adult-oriented episode of The Littles - those are actually Bear Pong cups, a bucket-sized twist on everybody's favorite game of Beirut. There's no table necessary, and no, you don't fill the buckets with beer to play...though we suppose it would be pretty awesome if you did. Probably wouldn't get too many games in, though.
We like the fact you can play it just about anywhere without the need for a flat surface, and we feel like the oversized rubber balls would be a lot more fun to whip at an opponent's head than a ping pong ball - making the game doubly awesome.
You can get your own set at the Bear Pong Shop for sixty bucks (includes 12 buckets, 2 balls and a carrying case) or spring an extra fiver for the deluxe set, which comes with a pump and an extra ball.
If you're still not convinced, check out the video below of the game in action and tell us you don't want to play at your next bbq, beach outing or tailgate party. We dare you.
We gave up on Lost years ago, somewhere around when it stopped being about a bunch of people stranded on an island and convinced us the writers were just making each episode up as they went along. If you've been in for the long haul and plan to watch the mind-blowing series finale, however, you may need to print out a whole bunch of these so you and your friends can get drunk enough to survive the mindfuckery. Vaya con Dios, and get the full Bingo card at Holy Taco.
Wow, we're way behind on posting this, and we're guessing a lot of you have already seen this (and their "this is a joke, don't binge drink" disclaimer) over at Huffington Post, but hey...better late than never. Kind of like universal health care, we suppose. Anyway, let's get Obama-ed!
Obama says "let me be clear"
Do one shot
Obama says "change isn't easy"
Do one shot
Obama says "make no mistake"
Do one shot
Obama says "Let me be clear, change isn't easy, make no mistake."
He's screwing with you to get you drunk, so five shots
Joe Wilson yells something
Do two shots
Obama yells back
Finish the bottle
Obama says "jobs"
Do one shot, two if you're unemployed
Obama says "health care"
Do not drink, you will not be given a replacement liver
We don't play much Beirut or Beer Pong anymore, but we remember one problem we consistently ran into when we did - the goddamned rule variants. Sometimes someone cries foul about this or that, saying "you're not allowed to move your feet when you throw," or "in Nebraska you're not allowed to bend your elbows" or whatever, or sometimes there were arguments about what happens when you bounce it into the cup instead of just sinking it, etc. Usually this was taken care of by stopping the game and setting up house rules, but we just want to be able to shut up and play.
We've just received a card game called Buzz Shot that attempts to alleviate some of the confusion, add some spice for seasoned beer pongers, and even make the game more appealing for newcomers. We haven't played yet but it seems simple enough - you shuffle the deck, each player flips a card before they shoot, and they have to follow the rule on the card.
Maybe you need to step back and take a long shot, or maybe you have to bounce it, or maybe you have to hand over the ball to a third party to try to make your shot - you won't know until you flip your card. All in all it seems you end up playing Beer Pong Horse, and we like the consistency-slash-randomness the card deck would add to the game - hope that card laminate is beer-resistant.
Seems like a cool, simple idea - we'll let you know if we have any other thoughts as soon as we get a chance to play it. You can pick up a deck of your own for ten bucks (or two decks for $15) at Buzz-Shot.com.
You could say we're connoisseurs of the portable beer pong/beirut table, considering we have two or three of them lying around our office. They come in varying sizes and shapes, some are sturdier than others or fold more easily, but most of them have one thing in common - they cost over a hundred dollars. We love beirut, but c'mon...we'd rather rip a door right out of our wall and spend the hundred smackers on beer.
That's why we were impressed with GoPong - they say their tables are of the same high quality as the other brands you'll see online, but for around half the price. They say there's no slave labor involved, but hey...if they have to dip into the white slavery trade to get us a high quality, cheap beer pong table, we're not gonna go running to the feds.
Check out their selection of stock and customizable tables, for yourself or as a gift, at GoPong.com.
Remember how we were talking the other day, about how awesome it is to play video games while drinking beer? You remember - you said new video games kind of suck to play while drinking because there are too many bumpers and directional sticks nunchuks, and it all gets in the way of just having a beer while you play the game? We agreed with you, and now we present to you the greatest thing ever invented for drinking beer and playing games. Way better than the Octane 120 (and cheaper too), the Arkeg brings together all our vices in one place.
Refrigerated keg (5 gallons, but hey), and a tap sticking out of the side of the game cabinet? Check. 69 games and on a PC platform so you can upload more? Check. There's more, but that's all we need really. Did we mention it has Gauntlet 1 & 2? It's only four grand too - relax, we're pretty sure your kids will forgive you for spending their college fund if it means they can play video games.
We've never played this particular game before, but it has all the trappings of a good beer-soaked night: simple rules that are hard to execute. Actually that's all you need for a good drinking game if you ask us, which you totally did. All you need to remember are three phrases: Fuzzy duck, Ducky Fuzz, and Does he? It all seems so easy...
If you play with us, though...leave your stupid fake beard at home.
We're not sure who Brooke Marks is, but she has come up with what might be our favorite drinking game ever. Not only does it involve open gaping at Victoria's Secret catalogs in mixed company, the rules are pretty clever too - though most of them seem to involve how Adriana Lima looks like she killed your dog. To be honest, based on where we're looking in the VS catalog, we would have been hard pressed to tell you Adriana Lima even has a face.