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Friday, December 15, 2006

Drink and Drive

Drinking and PS2 don't mix. Oh no, I am wrong.

The Christmas season is a time for partaking in a little partying, and along with festive celebrations comes Rum-infused egg nog and other alcoholic beverages. Drunken stupors will be rather commonplace, so it's time to remind people of a very important message: Don't Drink and Drive.

Or, in the case of my house: Drink and Drive.

I encourage drinking and driving. But before you start jumping to conclusions and yelling at me for being irresponsible, check out the photo again. In my opinon, the drinking and driving test I've developed is very responsible.

Party-goers must engage in PS2-style racing before they're allowed to hit the road. If they're able to succesfully navigate speedily through city streets they've never seen before, and come in first - without smashing into buildings - they're probably not too wasted.

But the sneaky little catch is that they become so enthralled by the games, and by the competition sitting beside them on the couch, that they'll want to stay longer and play more. This gives them even more time to sober up.

My first test, at the Halloween party, was so successful in fact, that Mr. Industry, after an hour and a half of racing, actually became too tired to drive in real life. He slept over. How's that for preventing drinking and driving?

And so his bro and myself engaged in some drinking and driving on the weekend. We sipped Martinis, raced pink RX-7s and giggled like schoolgirls when we thought of the irony of Drinking and "Driving".

I am often reminded of the true words of one of my best friends at a party a few years ago. "You're drunk!" declared some people. "I am not!" came the slurred reply. "Gimme your keys and I'll prove it."

13 Comments:

Blogger mmat said...

probably the most brilliant drinking & driving prevention method out there.

i will test this theory myself by drinking heavily and attempting to get through Gran Turismo in my Lotus Esprit.

11:25:00 AM

 
Blogger ms. creek said...

well, i don't drink alcohol, but i love eggnog and i'm thinking it is my next drug of choice!

8:13:00 AM

 
Blogger Vengelyne said...

I think consuming alcohol prior to playing Burnout is an excellent idea.

Thanks for the tip, Martini. I sure as hell need to drown my sorrows and kill people on the road. >:)

9:47:00 AM

 
Blogger Aims said...

Ohh good call! I don't tend to drive much at all these days. I use hubby as a chauffer!!

11:31:00 AM

 
Blogger honkeie2 said...

I drink and play need for speed...its such a joy. But the best is to play the big arcades and drink. It just seems a little more real, just without the death and arrest thing haha

8:20:00 AM

 
Blogger Rainypete said...

I don't drink and drive either but now I feel the siren's call of Burnout 3 and some good single malt. Damn you Martini for dragging me to the dark side!!!

9:04:00 AM

 
Blogger Martini said...

Wow. Just read up on the Burnout Series. Wonder why I've never heard of these games. Weird. Reminds me a bit of Carmageddon.

1:59:00 PM

 
Blogger Rainypete said...

I like to play it after getting home after a long aggravating commute. Keeps me from taking out the real people.

10:29:00 AM

 
Blogger Vengelyne said...

Burnout is fun. It's all about crashing and killing others off the road. I have to say I was pretty swell at that (and it's not cause I'm a woman!), but I've stopped playing it a year ago.

Time to re-hone my driving skills ala Burnout style. =D

11:47:00 AM

 
Blogger patti_cake said...

Well aren't you just the cleverest thing :) (seriously)

9:31:00 AM

 
Blogger Chana said...

here to wish you and Suz the happiest of Christmas, the joyous of times, the loveliest of holidays. enjoy.

12:34:00 AM

 
Blogger ms. creek said...

warmest of holidays to you and suz and whomever else you are with. see ya next year!

3:24:00 PM

 
Blogger Aims said...

Merry Christmas, hope it's a good one x

1:20:00 PM

 

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