January 19th, 2005

Use Your Brain

Gonna Start Expanding Your Mind

I'm going to start giving some logic problems, just to give you something to think about. Comments will be screened, so no worries at seeing someone else's answers (I'll give the answer the next day, along with the new problem). No fair trying to look up an answer online or in a book, this is for you. Stump your friends later.

OK, we'll start with an easy one:
Mack White was driving his tractor-trailer under an overpass when he came to a screeching halt. Mack wasn't paying attention and inadvertently drove under the overpass that was just barely as high as his rig. The trailer was wedged so tight that he could not got forward or backward. Luckily for Mack, Professor Quantum came by and told him how he could get the tractor-trailer out from under the bridge. What did Professor Quantum suggest?
Go for it.
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2005 Inauguration Drinking Game

Join us on January 20th, no matter where in the US you are, to play the Inauguration Drinking Game. The rules are fairly simple, find a station showing the President-elect driving to the podium for the speech. The drinking starts here:

- Take a drink every time a protester throws an object at the motorcade
- Take a drink any time a protester gets the shit beaten out of him/her by law enforcement (soldiers beating on citizens counts, too)
- Take a drink every time a Bush supporter's sign is spelled incorrectly (Ex. the famous one of "Get a brain you morans")
- Chug for 10 seconds if the president is unable to make the traditional walk to the podium due to projectiles (this happened in 2001, be ready!)


If you've made it this far, the real fun begins with the inaugural address:

- Take one drink for every American flag surrounding the podium
- Drink every time a variation of the words Freedom, Terror, or Democracy is used
- Drink every time a "nine-eleven" reference is used
- Drink every time a reference to "the brave members of our military" is made
- Drink every time he mentions social security being in imminent crisis (It can make it to 2042 according to the SS Admin)
- Drink every time Dick Cheney has to be given CPR
- Drink every time a Bushism is used (Hispanically, Misunderestimated, Nukular, etc.)
- Drink every time he mentions having a mandate from the people (51% is not a mandate)
- Drink every time he mentions God, Supreme Power, Allah, Yaweh, or Himself (In the context of religious authority)

Surprise Announcements

- If in his address he declares war on Iran or any other Middle Eastern nation, chug an entire beer and burn your Selective Service card
- If he declares "Mission Accomplished" on any issue, chug an entire beer on principle alone
- If he blames or fires ANY members of his cabinet for being responsible for starting the Iraq Invasion, chug two beers (Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Perle, Feith, Rice, Rove, or Cheney)
Gaming Is A Way Of Life

Fountainhead

I'm really trying, trying hard not to get worked up about tomorrow. Out of four participants in the new game group I'm getting started up, I've got confirmations from two to be here (one lives here, obviously), and confirmation from one other of unfortunate work entanglements this week, and the fourth I'm feeling pretty good about.

I don't want to get worked up, and allow any possibility of getting let down to creep in. This means too much to me to be able to take that again. Feel free to call me crazy or something for being this attached to something this, well, minor, but it isn't minor to ME. It's looking good, and that's great, and I'm trying to be very Taoist about it, very Zen...so I'm doing all I can to distract myself and think about it only so far as being prepared (which I'm doing tomorrow).

But, damn, it's hard to not think about, and hard to not to be excited about it. I WANT to be excited about it, but I can't handle having it crumble again.

Hope for the best.
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