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Price check in aisle 12 please

Walking past a merchandise display in the supermarket today, I asked myself: Who would go to the grocery store to buy ping-pong balls?

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nodressrehersal
Sep. 11th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
We are surely leading parallel lives, if not in this universe, then in some other...
patrick_vecchio
Sep. 12th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
Lizz and Cmac got to it quickly, alas.
vivitalia
Sep. 12th, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
Were they next to the beer display?
patrick_vecchio
Sep. 12th, 2009 02:09 am (UTC)
Yep. Between you and Cmac, you've enlightened me.
cwmackowski
Sep. 12th, 2009 01:21 am (UTC)
Beer pong
patrick_vecchio
Sep. 12th, 2009 02:14 am (UTC)
We have our winner.

Drinking games are for amateurs, which explains why I didn't understand it. I went from high school right into the pros.
un_crayon_rouge
Sep. 12th, 2009 11:33 am (UTC)
Maybe this is the right place to ask what a beer pong is, then.
patrick_vecchio
Sep. 12th, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC)
I think it involves bouncing a ping-pong ball across the net, and if it lands in one of the glasses of open beer on the table, the person/people on that side of the table have to chug the beer the ball landed in. I can't be sure, though. I've only been around people playing the game once and can't say I paid much attention to it, because people who play such games are weekenders, lightweights, lilies and amateurs.
thecriz5
Sep. 12th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
The same people who buy red solo cups and 30 racks of Keystone.
patrick_vecchio
Sep. 12th, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
I am proud to say I have never tasted Keystone. To my knowledge, I've never been in a room where anyone was drinking it.
callioperato
Sep. 12th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
Lucky, lucky man...
patrick_vecchio
Sep. 12th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
Please allow me to introduce myself. I'm a man of wealth and taste ...

Well, not so much the "wealth" part.
callioperato
Sep. 12th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
Pleased to meet you.
gintanni883
Sep. 14th, 2009 11:26 am (UTC)
allow me to introduce you to another game of the lightweights called Flip Cup.

two even teams line up on opposite sides of the table. you face off against the person next to you (1st person on side A vs 1st person on side B, next game would be 2nd person vs 2nd person and so on). you fill the bottom of the cup with your favorite brand of pisswater/cheap college beer of choice (me, the eternally sober one will substitute in any available Arizona Ice Tea, Arnold Palmers if at all possible...can my student loans be forgiven for doing "the impossible" and making it 4 years at Bonas sober as a horse??), different people will debate on how much is too much or how little is two little. follow the next exchange very carefully:

both #1 players: cup on the table. clink glasses. rest them on the table. clink again and chug or throw it back in one shot. then one must place the cup upside down and flip (hence the nifty name) the cup back over upside down again, only then can the next team member drink and repeat cycle. first team to have flipped over all their cups wins(after the initial two drinkers the exchange of clinking glasses is not needed)

Object of the game. get god damn hammered. and oh boy does it work on people.

Not nearly as classy as sipping on Bombay Sapphire Gin however...
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