Sunday, October 16, 2005

beer pong and the nytimes

Joshua sent this link to the NY times article on BEER PONG. He seems to think the Bloomsburg folks are trendsetters, and who knows this may be true. I have been living in Ohio for a little over two years. When we first moved here Michael and I would sit on the stoop with a drink. Michael would lament the lack of organized drinking games in Cincinnati. Then we would watch people play corn hole and shake our heads sadly. Yet, just this fall Michael has had the opportunity to play several games of beer pong. Was it always right here in sad fraternity parties just blocks from our apartment? Or is the trend spreading thanks to a snazzy new bud marketing campaign to promote binge (water) drinking?
Oh and about the article, I thought it was funny that the author didn't mention one state university. I also thought that Edward 40-hands was some sort of OSU joke. And finally I have never played "flippy cup" only flip cup, and maybe that is regional thing, but there is no need to make drinking all cutesy-like and start adding -y's, makes me think of sippy cups.



5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I say to hell w/ Dartmouth College. Beer Pong originated with underage Bloomsburg kids in the basement of Kyle Bauman's mother craft shop...word!

Amy said...

But they don't even mention that paddles are required at Dartmouth.

Anonymous said...

Do all the boys at Bloom have beards? Is it a rule?

nancy said...

maybe it is a rule you either have to pledge a fraternity or grow a beard but not both. damn hippies :)

Deborah said...

I miss beer pong...