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.
Remember that scene in Cool Hand Luke where he promises to eat 50 eggs in an hour, and by God he does it? We just found out that scene has inspired an amazing tradition called Newman Day, where instead of eating eggs, they drink 24 beers in 24 hours. Well, no more time to chat - the day's wasting, and we've got to go pick up a case.
Newman Day, or (at Princeton University) Newman's Day, allegedly named after Paul Newman, is an annual tradition at Bates College, Princeton University, Kenyon College, and other colleges where 24 beers are consumed over 24 hours. It usually occurs in January at Bates and every April 24 at Princeton and other colleges. One possible explanation of the name of the tradition at Bates is that Paul Newman once said "24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not," and loosely based upon his character in the film Cool Hand Luke.
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.
Well, our Valentine's Day hangover is slowly subsiding, so of course we're looking for our next reason to get schnockered holiday event. Luckily, we found out there's a MythBusters Marathon running all day Monday on the Discovery Channel, so we really won't have any reason to leave the house. That got us to thinking that there's got to be some great MythBusters drinking game we've never played, so we did some searchin' on the Infernets. Lo and behold, there was a great one, the bulk of the rules of which we've included below.
Oh, and if you're playing, expect to get 'Busted by early afternoon, because the marathon starts at 9 AM.
The Big Game is almost upon us, and while our friends and families are rabid to Old Yeller heights about the impending gridiron clash, we've been finding it hard to get too pumped. That was the case, at least, until we found this awesome Super Bowl Drinking game. Now we're going to be glued to the set, work on Monday be damned.
Here ’s my favorites. Chug your beer ( or take a shot ) every time:
You see Peyton Manning in a commercial. Good Luck!
The camera finds its way onto the Manning Family. I doubt you’ll make it through the first half with this one!
An announcer makes reference to Gisele Bundchen!
Randy Moss is noted as now being a hard worker or mature.
Bill Parcells is brought up.
You hear a player is giving it “110%”!
You hear the word “Dynasty.”
The Miami Dolphins or Don Shula or champagne are mentioned.
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.
The only thing more irritating than grit from under the radiator in your Beirut/Beer Pong cup is if the beer goes warm while you're playing. It's not always a problem if everyone knows what they're doing, but if somebody doesn't have their stroke, you can end up drinking some body temperature beer.
We've just been informed about a new product that's aimed to solve that very problem, in the form of a Beer Pong racking system called N-Ice Rack. At first blush we thought it was very similar to the Bombed rack, but these guys take it a step further by allowing you to add water to the inside of the rack and freeze it before your game. We haven't tried them out yet, but we plan to, and we're damned if we don't wish we knew about this before Christmas.
at N-Ice Rack (currently for sale with two racks, 3 balls, and rules for under $20)
One of our favorite memories has always been the family Power Hour on Christmas Eve, but as delightful as it is to down five shots of beer for each of the twelve days of Christmas, there was always a patina of frustration. How could there not be, with Grandma constantly getting up to go to the bathroom during the game (patently against the rules but we let it slide) and the stress of constantly having to time the minute between each shot? It all kind of took us out of the holiday spirit.
Now, thanks to the Shot Caller, our problems are no more. It's an automated system that lets you know each time you're supposed to drink, and can be set for 60 minutes (or 100 minutes if you're really feeling merry). It makes us jolly enough that we'll let Grandma slide on the bathroom breaks.
Drinking too much is the legacy of many great rock stars, and now you can practice your rocking, boozing, and perching a cigarette in the neck of your guitar with the new Rock Star video game. Plus, no longer is video game rocking solely the purview of the guitar hero; now you can play a game with a drum kit and a microphone involved as well. Just remember - just because rock stars do it, it's not cool to aspirate on your own vomit (or someone else's like that drummer from Spinal Tap).
We showed you the game consoles for partying last week; now all you need to do is pick up this game, call up your band, and pretend your house is a hotel room you're trashing. Rock and roll!
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.