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Share The Spirits

Tue Sep 19, 2000 2:14 am

In an effort to make the next couple of weeks bearable, we proudly present: The Official Tribe Olympic Drinking Game...
Nothing planned other than a fortnight of catatonic couch potatoism? Well, this is bound to turn even synchronised swimming into a good laugh. Gather all your mates and your chosen poison, and remember - Tribe in no way encourages excessive consumption of alcohol. Goodness no...

Game Guidelines
Take a small sip when:
- There's really inane commentary (take two if it's Bruce McAvaney). MC decides.
- An Aussie wins a swimming event. Bonus drink if it's without a swimming suit.
- They show the Opera House or Outback in a cheesy 'Welcome to Sydney' segment.
- Some jock 'faults' at the start. Not applicable for tennis faults, only swimming or athletics.
- The Olympic Village where the athletes are staying is shown.

Take 2 sips when:
- Someone falls over, gets injured, or gets a wedgie on the balance beam. Any other embarrassing stuff-ups are negotiable for the MC to decide.
- An athlete is disqualified for any reason.
- An athlete gets busted for drugs. Win a bonus drink if they're recreational.
- New Zealand wins a medal.
- They play Carmina Burana (that chanty medieval song) over a montage of sporting highlights.

Scull when:
- There's 2 or more Aussies on the podium
- A competitor cries.
- You witness an outstanding display of 'Aussieness' ie: a 'VB carton' or 'shark' hat, a boxing kangaroo flag, Hard Yakka singlet or some dick wearing an Akubra. The MC must decide if the Aussie display is worthy of a scull or not.
- There's a streaker. Scull twice if you see frontal.

Rules
1. A different MC must be nominated for each day's Olympic viewing. He or she has the final say on whether a person must drink or not, and must wear a unique item of clothing such as a hat or jacket that is passed on to the following day's MC. The MC must keep a copy of these rules & guidelines with them at all times.
2. At no time is a participating person allowed to make a 'pointing' gesture, they must point using their elbow. Pointing is considered rude and disrespectful of the MC, who must punish offenders with a drink.
3. Before each day's competition, each person must select an Australian athlete who will be in competition that day. Those names must be placed into a hat and each draws one from it at random.
3.a. EVERY time your athlete is mentioned that day you must raise your glass and sing the two words "WALTZING MATILDA." If the person fails to do this, or is absent from the room, the MC must enforce that they take a drink.
3.b. If your athlete wins any medal (other than gold) you must take a drink, and the MC must award you with a hug. If the MC fails to give you a hug, he/she must take a drink and shout "I HAVE DONE A GREAT DISSERVICE TO MY COUNTRY".
3.c. If your athlete wins gold, you must sing along to the entire national anthem and everyone in the room must award you with a dollar coin. The MC must also award you with a hug.
4. Every time a multinational commercial is aired on telly (such as 'Coke' or 'McDonald's'), everyone must alternate between saying either "DICK" or "SMITH" (Aussie product legend). For example, if somebody says "DICK" twice in a row without saying "SMITH", they must drink.

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I am gonna be a total maggot when this is all over          

Cheers

Scotty


 
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RE: Share The Spirits

Tue Sep 19, 2000 2:47 am

I might as well concede right now... The way NBC covers the Olympics, coupled with how the Women's Gymnists (what I saw of it) did last night, I'd be catatonic by Wednesday.

Charles
The customer isn't a moron, she is your wife -David Ogilvy
 
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RE: Share The Spirits

Tue Sep 19, 2000 3:23 am

   
 
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RE: Share The Spirits

Tue Sep 19, 2000 4:26 am

Charles

I am surprised that NBC offices and transmitters haven't been stormed and burnt to the ground yet!! (don't think I am putting ideas into anyone's head here)  

The networks here would in no way try to stiff us like NBC are stiffing you guys over there.

Cheers

Scotty
 
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RE: Share The Spirits

Tue Sep 19, 2000 4:34 am

Unfortunately, Chicagoans are very parochial when it comes to sports. If it has nothing to do with the Bears, Cubs, Bulls or Blackhawks they're not interested.
 
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RE: Share The Spirits

Tue Sep 19, 2000 4:36 am


Im almost drunk !!!
 
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B737-700

Tue Sep 19, 2000 4:43 am

WOOHOO!!

I'm not as think as you drunk I am       arrgghhh....gotta stop my head from spinning.

Have been there for the last few days and it ain't stopping for the next week and a half.

Gotta go, got a bottle of champers waiting for me at the breakfast table.

Cheers

Scotty
 
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RE: Share The Spirits

Tue Sep 19, 2000 6:43 am

Scotty,

>>I am surprised that NBC offices and transmitters haven't been stormed and burnt to the ground yet!! (don't think I am putting ideas into anyone's head here)<<

It's a complete mystery to me too... Dosen't say much for viewing tastes of the American public, does it?

Oh well, back to more etherial matters, like whether or not to pour myself a gin and tonic before going off to class.

Charles
The customer isn't a moron, she is your wife -David Ogilvy
 
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RE: Share The Spirits

Tue Sep 19, 2000 6:48 am

here in detroit, we get CBC windsor 9 on cable, so we watch the canadian coverage. I HATE NBC!
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RE: Share The Spirits

Tue Sep 19, 2000 6:57 am

For me, living in European time-zone, sharing the spirits would mean: Switch of the tv when it starts getting exciting, go to work and share the rest of the spirits with my work-mates.....  
 
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RE: Share The Spirits

Tue Sep 19, 2000 7:38 am

Scotty,

And I thought I had nothing better to do with my life.................

mb (mmm, I'll have a nip of McWilliams cream sherry with John & Janette.)
 
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RE: Share The Spirits

Tue Sep 19, 2000 7:45 am

Brissie have you taken leave of work to watch the games for the next two weeks???
 
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RE: Share The Spirits

Tue Sep 19, 2000 9:23 am

I just read this and realised that in the 45 min I've been watching this evening, I'd be completely pissed. I'm not kidding, for every Harbour Bridge/Opera House shot, green kanga flags. A Kiwi just lost to a Brit   (if that counts)! But I just lost 'cos Ian Thorpe just lost in the 200 metre Freestyle. Oh well, I'd still be shattered.

LH423
« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
 
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RE: Share The Spirits

Tue Sep 19, 2000 10:57 am

I propose an ammendment to this game for American players.

For every time we have to hear Lenny Krayzelburg's (who just won a gold medal  ) story of leaving the USSR, and his parents sacrifice, and how his family struggled to get by in the early years in the US, take six gulps of your hard liquor of choice.

LH423
« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
 
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RE: Share The Spirits

Tue Sep 19, 2000 2:13 pm

SURF

Damn right mate....am I a sports fanatic or what?  

The beauty is is that I am a contractor (well sort of...I work my own hours), and seeing as I only work three days a week, the money lost is well worth not getting any sleep for two weeks.

And don't worry, some of my mates have done the same thing, so I am not the only diehard out there.

Mx5_boy

Make mine a tequila (and don't forget the worm!!)

Cheers

Scotty
 
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RE: Share The Spirits

Tue Sep 19, 2000 7:25 pm

God I wish I had even just a week off to play it!

This would go perfectly on my mates website http://www.ihatetheolympics.com/.

- Macair SAAB

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