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LAist Guide to State of the Union Drinking Games

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Seriously, folks -- friends don't let friends sit through State of the Union addresses sober. In fact this year, we fear that the more SOBER you are, the more sick you might get. Here are a few SOTU drinking games to help keep it real. Play one or play them all. The State of the Union Drinking Game 2007

Notes: This long guide is very easy to reference but will undoubtedly require a straw, a snorkel or similar breathing tube, and a catheter as it calls for some variety of libation depending on practically every word that will be said repeatedly in tonight's address.

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Wonkette: SOTU Drinking Game is Juiced Up Beyond Belief

Notes: unfortunately, 6pm on the West coast is a bit early to put the kids to bed, but then again, should they be subject to having Jeopardy preempted by The Prez's annual recipe for nightmares? To play with Wonkette, you'll need: a bottle of booze, a six-pack, wine, a bong and some weed. However, if things go really haywire, this game could get you into trouble: "Demand heroin from your coke dealer and throw butcher knife at the cat: [If] Pelosi laughs when Bush talks about dead troops."

Will Durst: The State of the Union Address Drinking Game

Notes: This 2004 classic is still entirely effective today (see also: 2006 update)! Requires (among other things) "A group of four taxpayers: including one white guy wearing a suit, two wearing normal clothes and one in semi-shabby clothes."

Local events

Drinking Liberally Pasadena hosts a watching party complete with proprietary drinking games (and Bingo cards) from 5:30 -10pm at Madeleine's Wine Bistro (map).

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