Archive for November 2012

The Liz and Dick Drinking Game

The Liz and Dick Drinking Game
This pop culture landmark and  future instant classic airs Sunday at 9/8c on Lifetime. If you like awful stuff as much as I do, I cannot recommend this highly enough.   - When you look at the tv and don’t see Liz Taylor, but rather Lindsay Lohan feebly trying to portray her, take a drink.... Read more »

The Soundtrack to Defending the AAJA Trivia Bowl Crown: Memories of Ass Kicking set to Music

The Soundtrack to Defending the AAJA Trivia Bowl Crown: Memories of Ass Kicking set to Music
“..people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”. Since we humiliated them, I wouldn’t expect anyone from WBEZ to know that quotation was said by Maya Angelou, but it was, and I’ve always enjoyed it (both the quotation and humiliating WBEZ).... Read more »

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Drinking Game

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Drinking Game
Everybody wants to have a good time on Thanksgiving, but the odds of that happening are much higher for some people than for others.  Some people are bound to celebrate their blessings with a-hole relatives, while others may be gearing up for the awkward first Thanksgiving with in-laws, and others still will be stuck in... Read more »
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11 More Words You Hear Only When Paired With a Certain Other Word or Prefix

11 More Words You Hear Only When Paired With a Certain Other Word or Prefix
Please note this is the third installment of this series: for further reading: Part 1 and Part 2 can be found here.   Disenfranchise- It’s common to hear a jilted bloc of people referred to as, “disenfranchised”, but I am pretty sure I’ve never heard of anyone being “enfranchised”- which means to set free, or... Read more »

4 Played-out Suffixes that put the 'sux' in Suffixes, and 4 'fixes'

4 Played-out Suffixes that put the 'sux' in Suffixes, and 4 'fixes'
Sometimes a once-clever witticism just runs its course, and due to its ubiquity and overuse it just stops being witty and becomes a lazy excuse for originality. If you don’t believe me, it’s probably because you’re a four year old who tells the same joke over and over, again and is still amused. If that... Read more »

Last-Minute Election Night Drinking Game

Last-Minute Election Night Drinking Game
As the media has reminded us for the past two months, this election is going to be “extremely close”, decided by a “razor thin margin”, “up for grabs”, “neck and neck” and “come down to the wire”.  And, as a result, Americans are probably going to be up extremely late watching CNN over-analyze exit polls... Read more »
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8 Essential Election Night Questions Answered

8 Essential Election Night Questions Answered
1. Will CNN use overly elaborate technology? Well, duh. Sure some of it is super cool and useful  but at least 10% is just the tech version of gilding the lily. The better questions are: Will they let Wolf Blitzer touch any of it, Will John King be the only one who can use it... Read more »