Uh-oh — this is a bad drinking game

Matt Taibbi has announced the official Republican debate drinking game. He claims to have tuned it so it isn’t instant death to play, but looking it over, it still looks pretty lethal.

I will not be watching the debate — my brain simply cannot take it. I’ll probably go out to a movie, or charge into the lab to tinker for a few hours instead. Unfortunately, my wife is going through a phase where she’s fascinated with really bad arguments, so she’s already planning to sit through it all. Should I hide the good liquor, or just plan on coming home with a stomach pump?


  1. Broken Things says

    Actually, for this to be really entertaining, the candidates should be the ones downing a shot.

  2. slithey tove (twas brillig (stevem)) says

    Noah had a drinking game with Rand Paul last night, on the Daily Show presentation of “The Republican Debates:Singles Edition”

  3. Raucous Indignation says

    Combination therapy with gastric lavage and activated charcoal is widely used.

  4. robro says

    I’ll skip the debate, too, and just drink. I don’t think you’ll need the pump, PZ. A couple hours of that swill is a natural emetic.

  5. blf says

    I don’t see what the problem is. Unless the thugs have changes the rules, and intend to abide by the changed rules, there is no “debate”, just an attempt to spout the most nonsensical thing those brainless slugs can “think” of — which is an insult to all brainless slugs…

  6. says

    Or people could play by punching each other in the arm, or slapping hands with wooden rulers.

    Maybe not. There would probably be broken bones by the time it’s over….