Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Help us help you; actually, no. Just help us

So, with little occurring and work looming over my head, I decided to ask for some feedback. See, with copious time being spent in Patrick Stewart, we need things to do. Punch-buggie is just too violent.

We've got "Name that Bloke," gifted to us by Division Day, which I've explained before, but is basically a never-ending guessing game without hints. We've had a game going since East Texas and it shows no signs of letting up; my bloke is not R. Kelly, Joe Montana, or the guy who played Vigo in Ghostbusters 2. It's a great game, of course, but we crave variety; we need new games to go along with the ever growing list of greatest road-trip albums ever*. So, maybe you have a game you remember from your salad days, driving with Mom and Dad to some boring weekend excursion (maybe to an Amish village) and playing it with your sister, who just threw up all over the backseat to boot.

I ask because, well, with Pete & Dave out of town, and boring, business-y things happening in the world of Birdmonster, new music isn't getting finished and I'd rather not regale you with tales of sending out CDs in the mail or answering emails. So I'm asking something I meant to ask before we left last time. I'm also going to ask the Google oracle but don't be jealous: I like you more.

*among them: London Calling, Graceland, Creedence's Greatest Hits, the first Counting Crows CD, anything by Stevie Wonder, Astral Weeks, Recipe for Hate, Trapped in the Closet...

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

You could always play Licence Plate bingo. Or "Would You Rather."

birdmonster said...

License plate bingo? Isn't that for five year olds? We might be juvenille (back that azz up), but we aren't that bad.

Would You Rather has been played with reckless abandon. Once or twice, at least.

Webb said...

I happen to remember a few hours of the card game War with dictatorship rules. But if my memory serves me correct, that game sucks... damn you and your twos.

birdmonster said...

My twos are hotter than your aces, Ace. My rug football skills: less hot.

Webb said...

I bet if you cleaned out the back of Patrick Stewart you could get a good game of rug hockey going on. I'll bring the nerf guns if you bring the empty popcorn bag that will inevitably be knocked over.

Dahlgren's Daddy said...

Just to set the record straight...I recall that you puked and that your sister's problem was more diaper related. Remember, she was just wee bairn at the time. Might have caused your newly married Uncle Bill and Aunt Betty to forestall having children for awile.

Road album: Bob Seger's Greatest Hits...

birdmonster said...

Shut my face. I knew that memory was too murky to be completely accurate...

Rachael said...

there's a wonderful game that this far too enthusiastic mom taught to us kiddies en route to nantucket one year. basically each of you choose a window. whenever a car goes by, wave and smile. if the person waves or smiles back, you get a point. woohoo! if the person gives u a dirty look, the finger, or any negative response, no point for you. booo. whoever has the most points, wins. i think it was appropriately titled "sweet and sour."

it gets old in like 10 minutes, and it's really not that wonderful..at all. but it's the only one i can remember that's not the license plate game or i spy...or.. are we there yet?

Anonymous said...

ok...i would have to say the best road trip game is...SLEEPING!!!!!!!!!!!

o ya...and some kick ass road trip music...hmmm...Sublime and Nirvana...and its always fun to break out in singing Bohemian Rhapsody (but u have to sing it all the way through or it looses its cool dorkyness) or if u wanna get really weird (kinda) Hole pretty kick ass too

Rachael said...

omg! there was a bird monster in Lost! you guys have made it...

red rose chain said...

That's a good list of albums you've got on the go there for road-trips.

The only game I can think of is Kiss.Kill.Fuck. You name 3 people and the other person has to say which they would kiss, which they would kill, and which they would fuck. Provides amusement if Teletubbies are involved...

x

birdmonster said...

Ooooh,

Rachael: I haven't watched it yet and am now slightly more excited about the prospect of two hours of LOSTness; also, the window game would be better if you got points for getting people to give you the finger, not losing them.

Anon: Sleeping is my favorite game. Especially in Western Arizona.

RRC: We will play that game. Oh yes: Winston Churchill, Alan Greenspan, Popeye Jones

Rachael said...

agreed.

now go watch lost immediately. i was initially disappointed but there's enough in that two hours to think about all summer.