January 20, 2004
Another milestone in the decline of Western civilization

Man, I nearly choked on my Cheerios this morning when I came across the Chron's very own State of the Union drinking game. This would never have happened if Ann Hodges (who is no doubt lying down with a cold compress on her forehead right now) were still on staff, let me tell you! Thankfully, balance was restored to the universe when I realized that what they had come up with may be the lamest drinking game ever. Strip Cribbage sounds more exciting. I've still got a nickel that says someone will write an offended letter to the editor about this, though. Because, you know, children might have read it and fallen asleep in their oatmeal. Or something.

UPDATE: Ka-ching! Thanks to Lisa Adams of Humble for writing that letter to the editor I was looking for (look for "A bizarre game article").

Posted by Charles Kuffner on January 20, 2004 to TV and movies | TrackBack

I'm sticking to my reverse drinking game, thank you.

I got so much practice at Rice vomiting.

Posted by: Laurence Simon on January 20, 2004 9:05 AM

If Congress was to play this drinking game, it might be interesting. For the viewers at home, however, might prefer Strip Yahtzee to the State of the Union address.

This was one of those times I had to do a double take. When I read the opening line, I thought "choked on my Cherrios" meant something else. ;-0

Posted by: William Hughes on January 20, 2004 9:06 AM

When the Democrat response begins, chug the rest of the bottle. That's the only way their message will make any sense.

Posted by: Ralph Gizzip on January 20, 2004 10:52 AM

Some strange feeling seized me when I read your comment, Ralph.
Does Ralph's post look strange here?
No. So Ralph, what is the point in your comment?
There always has to be some point.
Nothing personal tho.

Posted by: Anderson.J. on February 2, 2004 3:12 PM