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May 04, 2005

Election Night Drinking Game!

Surely I can't be the only person to seethe urgent need for drinking game rules this election night. I've cribbed some of these shamelessly from various intenet sources.

Help me out with suggestions below, but to kick us off:

Take a sip whenever

…a constituency changes hands
…a swingometer is used
…someone says:

"voter apathy"
"low turnout"
"war in Iraq"
"the immigration issue"
"Blair" and "liar" in the same sentence.
"concerns about the postal vote"
"key marginal seat"
"I'll have to stop you there"
"Just a bit of fun"

Finish your drink whenever

…a Lib Dem complains about being overlooked by the media
…a Tory is forced to admit they supported the war
…Andrew Marr uses more than one metaphor in the same sentence
…John Snow's computer graphics go wrong
…there is a technical hitch resulting in, no picture, no sound or some other hillarious cock up.
…someone accidently swears.
…you hear the votes called out for a Monster Raving Loony Party candidate

Do a shot whenever

…a cabinet or shadow cabinet minister loses their seat
…Veritas wins a seat

Drink solidly for the next four years if

…the Tories win

I'll add to this as the comments come in and I get ideas..


It's amazing the effect a good night's sleep can have on your mood.

Right now, I love my course. It can be stodgy and tedious at times, but it's worth it for those transcendent moments when it all clicks together in your head.

The feeling is pleasantly like fireworks in the brain.

May 03, 2005


I've decided to start a caffiene habit. To that end, I opened proceedings this morning with a double espresso.

It was one of those things which tasted so oddly foul that you couldn't stop drinking it out of disbelief. And it really does work!

Also, I need to blog more. More blogging.

Later today, some political rambling, perhaps.

Then later, some book reviews.

Or perhaps, caffiene addled ranting. Whatever.

I Have A Blog And I Must Scream.

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