Thursday, October 9, 2008

Brew and brawl

Earlier this week, I'm sure most of you know that the second presidential debate took place. The format was a townhall style meeting, with around 80 local Tennessee residents sitting around the candidates and Tom Brokaw moderating the affair. I decided this would be a good time for me to watch the fireworks, with all the talking heads predicting that McCain was going to really get after Obama since he was beginning to sag in the polls a bit.

Well, my friends, I have to say, this was a good time! The expected fireworks never really materialized but alas, something better did. It became clear in the first few minutes of the debate that McCain's phrase that pays for the event was going to be "my friends", as in, "My friends, America can do this" or "That, my friends, is what I will do as President", etc, etc, etc.

I could not let this golden opportunity go by without taking strong and decisive action. No sirree, I made a beeline for the fridge and grabbed a cold one. From that point forward, every time Johnny McC dropped a "my friend", I took a pull from my frosty beverage. I'm not going to lie to you, faithful reader, I may have been a bit tipsy by the end of the affair. I'll also postulate that this was definitely the most fun I've had with such an event. Good times! On a more serious note, the debate helped me crystallize which way I'm going to vote. So, from that perspective, it was also time well-spent.

Song lyric of the day: "My friends I'm so depressed" Red Hot Chili Peppers

Until next time.

Ace

9 comments:

Dave said...

My friends, that is a very good way to watch that boring slow debate. The only other good drinking game to come out of that would be to drink every time Tom reminded america that he is the worst moderator of all time.

Next debate, I'll try the same thing using the word "wrong"

Ace said...

Oooo, good call. Or "change". However, I would highly advise using a very low octane beverage or you will fall out of your chair by the 30 minute mark or so!

Shel said...

I'm glad it helped you, because I still have no freakin' idea who I'm going to vote for.

I did, however get to make fun of a Judge that accidentally said "my friends" yesterday, which is always fun.

Ace said...

did the judge know what you were talking about? That's pretty funny!

BT said...

Add in "maverick" for the next debate and you'll be almost guaranteed a trip to the ER for alcohol poisoning. Debate safely...

Ace said...

lol, good call. The better half told me the same thing but I missed that debate, catching only the SNL version, which was likely better.

Shel said...

Yes, the Judge realized his faux pas when I made a fun of him. It was quite amusing.

VENTL8R said...

Check out my blog for the Palin Flow Chart. THAT! Is classic.

Didn't think about turning the debate into a drinking game but after watching 30" of it (before I went to sleep)you could really have done a number on yourself!

McCain completely weirded me out with all of his "my friends."

Ace said...

Tree, I did see the flowchart, thought it was quite hilarious. She is really making this election a lot more fun than your run of the mill one (and scary too, depending on your position)