Election night drinking game 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 thoughts on “Election night drinking game 2010

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

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

    Nice one, Dave.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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

  6. 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🙂

  7. 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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