The rules are simple. Make up a 5 by 5 grid on a piece of paper. Select 24 words from the list below or come up with your own. If you pick any of your own, you’re cheating if you try to use articles or prepositions (a, an, the, in, on, with, etc.). You’re also cheating if you try to use the intro to win early… like by putting “Mister,” “Speaker,” “My,” “Fellow” in a row with the center square… which brings me to the center square, a freebie: Americans.
If you get a bingo, be sure to post it in the comments. You know you want to win first... this is your chance to beat me. Oh yes, I am playing, and you better believe I will be playing to win.
So, here’s the list, and feel free to get creative:
You can’t use the list from Buzzword Bingo, or you risk being admitted to a hospital with alcohol poisoning (or getting so stoned the remote control looks edible). You also might not want to use “every standing ovation” as a trigger, because there is usually over 25 per speech.
It will probably be best if you go with phrases, not words. So, without further delay, here’s the official list for the SE consumption game:
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
Something about high-speed trains/rails
Mentioning a random person by name and describing their heart-breaking situation
Anything related to the seating arrangement
Mention of the state you live in (double)
Camera focusing on someone in audience mentioned by Obama
If you’re still too sober, there’s a bonus round that can be played while listening to the Republican response:
Any mention of Socialism (triple if “Communism”)
Referencing the 2010 election as a “mandate”