Friday, December 6, 2013
Bottoms up: Join us for an icemageddon 2013 drinking game
Twitter is involved, so get your cellphone ready.
Newscasters all over North Texas have been using the same word to describe that white stuff on our roads today: treacherous. The best thing for you to do is stay home, probably in your footie jammies, and wait this one out.
Join us for a little winter drinking game to keep you warm.
"Treacherous." That's the buzz word of the weekend, and if anyone, on the news or otherwise, says it, take one drink. You may need to turn off the TV, or else this drinking game could be over before it starts.
Refill your drink every time you see someone on the news wearing at least one of these things: A jacket covered in ice or rain; earmuffs and a jacket covered in ice or rain; gloves, earmuffs, jacket covered in ice or rain; scarf, gloves, earmuffs, jacket covered in ice or rain.
Finish your drink if said person exclaims, "Sure is cold out here!"
Fogged-up newscasters' glasses during a live shot: three drinks and a high five.
Soon as you hear someone talk about how the Dallas Marathon was canceled, holycrapcanyoubelieveit?, take two sips. Do two pushups.
Whoever utters the words "thunder sleet," finish your beer, then follow him or her on Twitter. He's likely to concoct other fun buzzwords in times of distress.
One drink for any of these words: "falling from the sky," "arctic blast," "icemageddon" or "icepocalypse." Assign out beer-run duties if you can come up with a word that's more clever than any of those. #Hashtag it on @Twitter. Rejoice when people start to follow you.
If you've got tons of time (and, it's icemageddon, so you do), make a tally every time you hear the word "closed." For every 10 tallies, shot of Goldschläger.
Oh, you didn't come to party? A drink of your beer is fine.
When the news shows B-roll of sleepy people looking miserable at the airport, pass out two drinks if you spotted it first. Photos of empty grocery store shelves? Make the person on your left finish his or her drink, then make him make you a sandwich.
Down your drink, then change the channel, when you see a(nother) blurry camera shot on the news. Seriously, why?
Back to the fridge. One more round, and all the camera shots will look blurry.