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Friday, January 20, 2006

Rob Liefeld drinking game

Alice's tally of "24" cliches reminds me of a drinking game invented by the staff at America's oldest comics store, the Million Year Picnic in Cambridge, MA.

"Rob Liefeld drinking game"

Rules:

Read any comic both drawn and written by Rob Liefeld (X-Force, Youngblood, Brigade, etc.)

Take 1 drink for every time the following occur:

  • clenched teeth
  • mouth open really wide in battle cry
  • action shot where background is just abstract colored space
  • leg of running/jumping character positioned so that you can only see thigh
  • spray of bullets that doesn't hit anybody
  • large gun that shoots colored blasts of indeterminate nature
  • character or team moves into/out of another dimension or otherwise warps
  • character seeming to fly, who cannot actually fly
  • character who is not invulnerable casually jumps out of plane/space ship
  • indoor floor that is colored green, silver or red
Bonus round: when a new "team" of enemies or allies is introduced, take 1 drink for each correctly-predicted member:
  • exactly one big guy
  • exactly one woman
  • exactly one flying guy
  • exactly one character with black and white face makeup
  • exactly one robot (robotic nature may not be immediately obvious)
  • exactly one black guy with gun and no discernable powers
  • white male leader, regular size, with gun and no discernable powers
  • In addition, 1 drink must be taken for every team member who wears segmented metallic rings around their arm-shoulder joints.
The maximum number of drinks for a new team appearance, 14, has been documented (during a reading/drinking of Brigade #2). The successful completion of any Rob Liefeld issue under these rules, however, has never been recorded.

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Blogger yelling_at_the_radio on Sat Aug 19, 11:16:00 PM:
Awesome and Hilarious
 
Blogger Shyaporn on Wed Oct 24, 11:10:00 AM:
Hahaha! Fantastic!
 
Blogger Mike Bierek on Sun Dec 09, 02:48:00 AM:
hey you should also add "take a shot for every gratuitis* pouch is thrown onto a belt/leg/arm/someplace else thats pointless to have a pouch"

...but then again everyone would die from alcahol poisoning so never mind : )