I've never really played many drinking games. Most of the people I've found myself socialising with are far too serious about drinking. And what's the point of games where the winner drinks less? When I was at college in Lancaster, one of the other would-be maths teachers liked to play "Cardinal Puff". This involved performing a series of actions and words, and you had to down your drink if you made a single mistake. I don't remember anyone actually managing to get through the whole thing - after all, trying to recite something about Cardinal Puff whilst moving your arms and legs in a coordinated fashion isn't easy - I find it difficult enough to coordinate any two of my limbs when I'm sober.
The other day I was reading about the alcohol gun. This apparently fires shots of 1 oz (a weird American fluid measure equivalent to one twentieth of an extra large latte). At first sight, this appears to be a waste of a good drink, but I'm guessing that the sort of people who would think this was a fun way to spend PDT (Prime Drinking Time) are the sorts of idiots you get in American bars who make a show of downing shots that are less alcoholic than mineral water. After all, how stupid do these people look? If I was going to turn up to an alcohol gun party I'd bring something more like this:
Or ideally, this, except that I never drink and drive:
And I'm sure that whoever makes this product (if it really exists) aren't the first people to come up with the idea of putting something other than water in a water pistol. Though there are better (and less pleasant) things to use than good drink.
Safety Warning (as required by relevant European Legislation)
As you know, I'm very concerned about the health and welfare of my readers, and I would like to stress that this blog promotes sensible drinking. While alcohol guns are likely to result in less of the harmful alcohol actually being consumed, we must point out that in the hands of a trained marksman this might not be the case. The size of the target area (your mouth) is also an important factor. In addition, health experts recommend that you combine alcohol with food consumption.
Have a good weekend!