Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Okay, Beer Pong. Maybe.

Here are some drinking games you could play if you want to ruin watching the presidential debate tonight: this one, this one, this one, this one, and this one. But don't. Drinking games are not awesome. You know what's awesome? Enjoying a beer at your own pace, or not at all. Freedom. America. Full circle. Get out the vote.

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Actually being forced to comply with a drinking game sucks, but having a drinking game is great! It's like manufacturing a deep love for one of the teams in a sports game you don't care about.

Jane Marie

@OhMarie except for the barfing. :)


@Jane Marie Oh yeah, I would say I typically stop drinking and start just holding up my drink and going "he said Regan!!" within a matter of minutes.


@OhMarie Aw I misspelled Reagan. :(


@OhMarie It's okay, you can make it a King Lear drinking game!


so beautiful and restful... thank you.@l


Also this one.

This is my new username

@professionalmess that one is clearly the best idea.


No drinkies until Election Day. Currently prepping my liver with coconut milk and avocados. Not even kidding.


@JessicaLovejoy: What's this about coconut milk and avocados and livers?

Jane Marie

@laurel @JessicaLovejoy: seconded. Huh?


So I probably shouldn't attempt to play all of them at once?


One time I tried playing three different drinking games going on at the same time at a Super Bowl party. I only made it to half-time before I passed out.

dj pomegranate

I literally just IMed my friend, "What debate drinking game should I play?" Hairpin, YOU KNOW ME SO WELL.


What could be more Presidential debate-appropriate than "True American"?

Harbinger of Something

I'm going to play Presidential Debate Bingo! And also drink, but only when either candidate makes me sad. These cards are great for anyone interested in also playing: http://cognitivedissonance.tumblr.com/post/32770203240/presidential-debate-bingo-time-heres-all-the

I'm Right on Top of that, Rose

Here's me exercising my free choice: Instead of playing a drinking game and watching depressing TV, I'm going to sit around the fire pit in my backyard and enjoy the crisp, Montana autumn air with my friends and play with my puppy. Hot apple cider with a splash of Fireball whiskey? Maybe.


@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose You are obviously an Autumn Nymph and I am jealous of your gown made entirely of gold and crimson leaves.

Jane Marie

@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose WHY AM I NOT THERE????? Jeez, I mean seriously, images like that just make me question my entire life :(

I'm Right on Top of that, Rose

@Jane Marie @JessicaLovejoy Come on over! The mountains just got their first dusting of snow and the trees are turning colors.

Jane Marie

@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose stop it.

Julia duMais

I don't care for all these fancy drinking games. I just drink every time someone does the condescending-smile-and-head-shake. You don't have to update that one for different candidates, either; it's much more versatile! You can all thank me (in your quiet hangover voices) tomorrow.


@Julia duMais Are you trying to kill us all?


@Julia duMais Haha I love it! How about a facial expression edition? Drink every time Mitt Romney has a weak smile and a dead look in his eyes.


@Julia duMais this is great! do you take a swig when YOU do the condescending-smile-and-head-shake in response to what the candidates are saying?

... silly question, answer is obviously you take TWO.

Julia duMais

@katiemcgillicuddy no don't worry, it's my understanding from doctors that if it's a legitimate alcohol poisoning the female body has ways to shut that whole thing down.

Julia duMais

@Pygmalion Hmm. I feel like you could do something with that certain tremor of furious desparation in Romney's voice, the one that begs us all to tell him, please, why we don't just go away and let him be President of the very small part of America whose problems he actually cares about. But that may a quieter room than you're usually gonna be doing a drinking game in.


I have work in the morning, so I'm just gonna chill on the couch and make my "you disgust me" face during the debate. Probably eat some ginger snaps.


I have to wake up at quarter of 5am tomorrow to get on the first of two busses to go up to my hometown for my little brother's bar mitzvah, but I'm still having several beers. Watching presidential debates sober is like going into space without a protective suit: sure, you'll survive for a minute or two, but you're taking your life into your own hands.


We were complaining about Obama's fondness for the phrase "middle class families" by halfway through the debate. This might have had something to do with our refusal to "pick a candidate" and instead drink for both of them.

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