Sunday, March 21, 2010

Political bingo

By way of a Gentle Reader we have learned of a way to make listening to the speeches of the current POTUS fun.

Take a five-inch by five-inch square of paper and divide it into 25 squares by way of a magic marker. In each square, in a random fashion write each of the following:

Restored our reputation
Strategic fit
Let me be clear
Make no mistake
Back from the brink
Signs of recovery
Out of the loop
Benchmark
Job creation
Fiscal restraint
Win-win
Affordable health care
Previous Administration
Greed on Wall Street
At the end of the day
Empower/Empowerment
Touch base
Mindset
Corporate greed
Ballpark
Game plan
Leverage
Inherited
Unprecedented

Now, sit down to listen to the next political speech from the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, and each time one of the 25 words or phrases passes his lips, mark out that square.


When you get a full five blocks horizontally, vertically or diagonally marked off, jump up and yell, "Bull[deleted]!"

See? Fun already.

LawDog

22 comments:

CDH said...

That would mean I'd have to actually listen to his voice. It makes me ill to the stomach...and cranky for at least 2 days.

MiniKat said...

I'm happy to report the laptop narrowly survived my reaction. I think you should have issued a beverage alert at the top of this post. I'll warn the other half before he sits down with his cuppa, that is if I can stop giggling.

Carteach0 said...

Ya, that was passed on to me as well. The downside is you have to watch Skippy the wonder bunny speak for five or ten minutes till he babbles enough for a Bingo. The price is too high.... I'll pass.

Comrade E.B. Misfit said...

What? No drinking involved?

Black Ice said...

Misfit, I promise you, if I'm watching that communist spout his propaganda, there's some serious drinking involved, solely to keep my sanity and monitor intact.

Old NFO said...

Meh- we've been doing it a couple of months now... Average time to BS is around 2 minutes :-)

Anonymous said...

I used this for the State of the Union. It might work for regular speeches as well.

http://politicalbingo.com/bingo/

Kimberly said...

Can't stomach listening to him long enough.

I don't think there's enough alcohol around for me to even contemplate listening to him spout his socialist bs

Farm.Dad said...

Here ya go Dawg , Ready for printout into your hot little paws http://iowntheworld.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/BARACKBSBINGO.jpg

TimH said...

You're supposed to yell "Pelosi!"

elliot said...

Hmmm, I don't normally wait that long to yell BS!

Anonymous said...

All that jumping around, sounds more like an exercise program than a game.

Anonymous said...

Played properly you have to drink a beer or a shot after filling each square. Anything he babbles before you complete your beverage does not count.

RaspberrySurprise said...

Make sure to place "Previous Administration" in the center where the free spot would normally be, it's almost guaranteed to be used.

Library-Gryffon said...

As is "historic", it seems to pop up in reference to anything this administration has done or is trying to do.

I wish I knew why they insist he's such a great speaker. During the election, I was in the car with my younger daughter, then 10, and Sean Hannity played a clip of one of his (many) speeches. Daughter listened to it and said "He says 'um' alot, doesn't he?"

I suppose it's like the Emperor's clothes - the kids hadn't yet been indoctrinated into thinking he was good yet?

D.W. Drang said...

I don't have the patience for the full 25-square card, I usually yell "BS!" one sentence in, anytime he starts rabbiting on.

Anonymous said...

I'm with CDH. I can't stand the voice and the radio gets changed or turned off. If there is a sentence before my hand can hit the dial, my tongue usually exits with a ptbhhhh and the dashboard gets another cleaning. Granted, the same reaction occurs with princess p.

TOTWTYTR said...

I can't listen to more than, oh say, 30 seconds of his speeches before I yell "Bull Sh**"! and change the channel.

Fortunately, I don't need a card to keep track, because EVERY DAMNED WORD HE SAYS is Bull sh**.

X_LA_Native said...

Like everyone hear, I can't bear to hear the man's voice. The man-child has me sounding like my father: I mutter, "Putz!" when I see or hear him.

X_LA_Native said...

Most times I spell better than my dad did... the first "hear" s/b "here".

"gunner" said...

i've just bought a new t.v., one of those wide screen jobs. i'm not going to risk it watching wonderboy. my wife already got mad at me for shooting a t.v.

The Northwestern Diamondback of THR said...

'Dawg, we used to do this in some of my college classes, only then we called it "Buzzword Bingo."

Some of the cooler profs would actually buy the winner a cup of coffee in the cafeteria after class...