Friday, February 27, 2009

Barack Bluster Bingo

Having seen or read several presidential speeches, I reflected Tuesday that Obama's style invites a drinking game along the lines of the "Hi, Bob" game popular when I was a coed. [This, for the uninitiated, required a television set tuned to The Bob Newhart Show and a supply of adult beverages still legal on campus back in my day. The trick was to have a drink every time a character addressed the principal with a cheery, "Hi, Bob!" Inebriation could usually be accomplished within the half hour.] So I started working on one while listening to Tuesday's "State of the Union" address, and came up with this:

Take a drink every time Pres. Obama ...

...pronounces doom on the economy.
...refers to the "deficit we inherited."
...makes a backhanded jab at the previous administration.
...promises to, " or create (insert number) million jobs."
...promises a tax cut to 95% of citizens.
...promises a tax cut to everyone making under $250K--nope, $200K--no, make that $150, no, $100K...
...promises to hold some entity "fully accountable."
...plugs "health care reform," (and we all know what that means.)
...describes budget as "free of earmarks."
...promises some punishment for corporations that ship jobs overseas.

Apparently I wasn't the only one thinking along those lines, as our brother-in-law sent the nifty O-Bingo card below yesterday, courtesy of Americans for Tax Reform.
I think it's a great idea, with the added benefit that getting schnockered is optional. I'll definitely have a printout on hand in time for the next speech.

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