Reader Mail (19 August 2002)
Groundhog Day also inspired the second most effective to put yourself in a
coma. It's the Groundhog Day drinking game! The rules are simple: Watch
Bill Murray's movie, Groundhog Day. Take a drink at the start of each new
"day." Results in 42 shots. Watch out for the multiple slapping scene!
Oh, and FYI, the most effective way to put yourself in a coma is to play
the Blue's Clues drinking game. The rules for this are also simple: Drink
whenever Steve (the human host) 1) says "blue," 2) says "clue," or 3)
asks a question. So "Do you want to play Blue's Clues" results in 3 shots.
A typical episode requires 200 shots, so you better get somebody else to
prepare them for you. Needless to say, my continued ability to write you
email is proof that I haven't tried this one.
I appreciate the relative simplicity of these two games. Far too many drinking games out there are six printed pages long and require you to watch every character at all times. Anything that necessitates that much concentration and memorization is, by definition, a bad drinking game.
My personal contribution to the genre is my version of the
"Absolutely Fabulous" drinking game.
Whenever someone takes a drink, take a drink.
I just wanted to commend you on the addition of the "Recent Weeks"
feature. Talk about handy! No more looking at a calendar or racking my
brain to remember what week preceded this one: now it's right there on
the Brunching homepage is convenient HTML-table form. Perfect for filling
out my timesheet or coming up with alibis. You should introduced a
"Brunching Pro" option, where, in return for $15 a month users could have
"Recent Months," "Recent Years" and "Recent Philip Hoffman Seymore Movies"
listed as well.
Here at the Brunching Shuttlecocks, we appreciate fine sarcasm. You fucker.
The 92 days of Octember. . . wouldn't that be a 'behemonth'?
We do not, however, appreciate this sort of thing.
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