Election 2010 drinking game
Need something to spice up your election-night viewing? Forget red states and blue states -- you'll be in an altered state! Sure, drinking may be worse for society than heroin or crack cocaine, but so are many of the results on election night, and elections are still a cherished pillar of our democracy!
Here are my colleague Steve Stromberg's and my suggestions for when to drink to enhance your election night:
- Whenever someone references the O'Donnell "I'm not a witch" ad.
- Whenever someone alludes to the Demon Sheep ad
- Whenever someone refers to the election as a "tsunami," "tidal wave," "groundswell" or using any water-based imagery unrelated to Aqua Buddha
- Whenever someone mentions Aqua Buddha
- Whenever there is an animated graphic involving stars
- Whenever someone says the name Hickenlooper
- Whenever someone describes the election as a "referendum" on:
-Nancy Pelosi's leadership
-How high the rent is
- Whenever someone refers to Nancy Pelosi in the past tense
- Whenever someone asks a rhetorical question about the Tea Party
- If you're watching CNN, whenever there is a hologram without sufficient cause
- Whenever someone mentions mama grizzlies
- Whenever someone makes a bad pun about Proposition 19. (High times for California voters? Yes we cannabis?)
- Pick the numerical outcome, in terms of seats won and lost, for the new House and Senate. Whoever comes closest can oblige everyone else to drink!
- Whenever the Alaskan vote requires a recount.
- Whenever someone contests the results of something
- Every time a reporter or anchor points out that John Boehner's election-night party is "not a party"
Alexandra Petri and Stephen Stromberg
| November 2, 2010; 4:31 PM ET
Categories: Bad Advice, Petri | Tags: alcohol, gravitas
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