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Election night drinking game 2010

August 15, 2010

It’s time once again for the Dave from Albury’s Federal Election Drinking Game, with at least 5% fresh material since 2007.

This drinking game is easy. Tune in to the ABC on election night and drink when any of the following are said:

  • Bellwether
  • Small booths
  • Redistribution
  • Pendulum
  • Eden Monaro
  • Early returns
  • Quietly confident
  • The Australian people
  • Notionally
  • Large booths
  • The door’s still open
  • Too close to call
  • Lindsay
  • We’ll know more shortly
  • Vindication
  • Scrutineers
  • Factional Warlords

If you really want to get smashed include the following:

  • Swing
  • Preferences
  • Balance of Power

The advanced section for seasoned gamers is as follows:

  • Two drinks whenever Antony Green has bought up the wrong slide.
  • Two drinks for a cross to the tally room.
  • Two drinks whenever Kerry chuckles after interviewing a losing candidate.
  • Three drinks whenever Antony says that the computer is wrong.
  • Three drinks whenever someone seen as a ‘future leader of the party’ loses. (This does not apply to Peter Dutton, no-one seriously believes he could lead a Shetland pony)
  • Three drinks whenever a Politician on the panel refuses to concede a seat that their side has obviously lost.
  • Three drinks if you can get a tweet read out on air

And for the truly committed ALP and Greens supporters:

  • Scotch and razor blades if you hear the phrase “Tony Abbott is our new Prime Minister”.
17 Comments leave one →
  1. August 15, 2010 1:38 am

    I endorse this game.

  2. Rox permalink
    August 15, 2010 12:23 pm

    So do I. Razorblades on shopping list.

  3. August 15, 2010 3:55 pm

    Fantastic. I’ll be printing this out and handing it to my guests.


  4. Pete permalink
    August 15, 2010 4:02 pm

    I’ll take the bonus hip-flask for Great Big New, faceless men, Sussex street death squads, execution, boats and leaks, thanks Dave!

  5. August 15, 2010 6:15 pm

    This deserves its own hashtag so we can directly monitor the demise of fellow participants and contact paramedics as required.

    Nice one, Dave.

  6. August 15, 2010 11:04 pm


  7. August 16, 2010 12:07 am

    It would be fun to print out the drink words onto name cards, hand one out to each person at a party, and force them to have a drink every time their card is called. Perhaps less coma-inducing.

    Do make sure the “Australian people” player can hold their liquor though.

  8. August 17, 2010 7:48 pm

    Best. Drinking. Game. Ever.

  9. August 17, 2010 7:55 pm

    Hell yes.

    Probaly best done in the comfort of a friends home with a downstairs loo…

  10. August 17, 2010 8:29 pm

    Some basic analysis of this confirms that we’ll all be plastered by about 6.20pm. I approve. May I subscribe to your newsletter?

  11. El Tel permalink
    August 18, 2010 11:16 am

    I would also suggest two drinks if Nick Minchin takes a call on his mobile while Wayne Swan is talking, or vice versa.

  12. Tess permalink
    August 18, 2010 5:39 pm

    This is going to be dangerous, but oh so fun.

    Other options:
    moving forward
    standing up
    real action
    hung parliament
    any reference to violent incidents during the campaign
    any images of Katter in a hat

  13. August 20, 2010 11:17 pm

    Images of Tony Abbot in his budgie smugglers, of course, require everybody to get blind drunk as quickly as possible thereafter.


  14. doctorcrankenstein permalink
    August 21, 2010 1:29 am

    Dude, that’s amazing. I’m buying the blades tomorrow on my way to the booth…

  15. Gunilla the Swede permalink
    August 21, 2010 6:54 am

    wow – we have election coming up on the 19th of September in Sweden. I will translate it and use it as a survival strategy – Thank you Kane for informing me:)

  16. tiff permalink
    August 21, 2010 4:22 pm

    you watch a little too much election night coverage!

  17. Gauky_1976 permalink
    August 26, 2010 10:42 pm

    Awesome game Dave. I only wish I was at home to partake but was out celebrating a huge win to our local member.

    Maybe if we go to the polls again, I will partake in the game.

    A few more to add…

    New England

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