June 30, 2006
So this week's physical challenge is the Strange Brew Drinking Game, and no, we're not telling you to get plastered and listen to Eric Clapton noodle on the guitar. The point of the game is to get your hands on a copy of Strange Brew, the 1983 movie featuring Bob and Doug McKenzie. The rules are simple - gather up a bunch of beer (preferably Canadian) and watch the movie.
All you have to do is drink every time someone says "eh" or "hoser."
Play your cards right and you're going to be on beer eight before you're halfway through the flick. Read on for other ideas to spice up the game, including alternate rules.
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June 23, 2006
On paper, Power Hour doesn't really seem like it's that big of a deal. You take a shot of beer every minute for an hour. Sounds straightforward enough, especially for the drunkards in our audience. But if it was easy, we wouldn't make it a physical challenge, now would we?
In practice, the whole Power Hour thing is like trying to play chess while riding a rhino - or that's what it seems like about halfway through. First of all, you have to find someone willing to stay sober enough to watch the clock and tell you to drink...60 times. Either that, or you have to come up with some other system - we heard about some folks who create a CD with 60 second snippets of songs, and someone has even come up with a version of the game for your PC, DVD or cell phone. Whatever works - we do it the old fashioned way...count to 60 between each shot. That's because we usually play solo, though.
Beyond the timing of the shots (and actually pouring them, which becomes a bitch after about 35 or so), there are a just a few rules/factors to take into account.
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June 15, 2006
A few weeks ago, we issued a physical challenge to our readers, to get Girl Drink Drunk. We certainly did, and we had a great time drinking flirtinis with those Hell's Angels we met. We also got some reader suggestions about other ways to punish yourself whilst imbibing. Our favorite is Opposite Day, which you may think involves imbibing drinks you might not otherwise consume. You'd be wrong - we've already covered that.
Opposite Day involves reversing the proportions in the drinks you DO consume. You usually drink gin and tonics? Tonight, you drink tonic and gin - a shot of tonic, fill the glass the rest of the way with gin, add a lime. Thinking about Jager Bombs? Today, you're dropping shot glasses of Red Bull into pints of Jager. You usually drink beer? Well - you're not really playing then, are you? Make yourself a screwdriver - easy on the OJ.
Now, we know what some of you are saying...this sounds irresponsible. You're damned right. Of course, we're all grownups, so there's no way we're going to take the heat for your stupidity. Thanks for the idea, Chad - anyone else have good Opposite Day recipes?
May 19, 2006
We were watching TVLand the other day and stumbled across a rerun of Double Dare. Remember that show? When we got to the physical challenge segment, we started reminiscing about the physical challenges we used to perpetrate on each other when we were in college. Some examples, you ask? There were quite a few, most of which involved climbing up on a roof somewhere.
A particular favorite was to wait for the hottest day of the summer, go for a drive, turn on the heat and roll up all the windows. Then somebody starts smoking a cigarette, and whoever rolls down a window first loses. We never said the physical challenges were actually fun.
Anyway, we started thinking about physical challenges we could inflict on our readers, and the first thing we thought of? Getting Girl Drink Drunk. Of course, when we say "girl drink," we're not being sexist. We're just talking about those goopy, oft-pink-colored drinks with a high sugar content, usually served with a tiny umbrella to ladies and . Not our typical straight Whiskey and Beer fare. So what's the challenge?
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