Blog-Post Bingo (or Tic-Tac-Toe)

Start with a three-by-three grid.

In each of the eight empty squares around the edges, write one of the following:

1. Post goes over 100 comments.
2. Lou Midgley or fondue mentioned.
3. Abortion mentioned.
4. Same-sex marriage mentioned.
5. T&S comment rules invoked to break up flame war.
6. DKL mentions being banned at T&S.
7. Post snarked at Snarkernackle or Ironic Priesthood.
8. Rosalynde casually makes an inflammatory statement that leads to a massive threadjack.
9. Danithew tries to break up a fight.
10. Banner of Heaven mentioned.
11. Sunstone bashed.
12. FARMS bashed.
13. Feminism bashed.
14. ACLU bashed.
15. Poaching accusation.
16. Limited-conversation rules invoked for post.
17. Languatron makes a comment.
18. Bodily fluids discussed.

Yes, there are more than eight options. Compose your card carefully; remember, you want to fill in three spaces in a row before your opponent(s).

Now, for the automatic square. In the middle square, write “a threadjack occurs.”

Repeat the above, if additional cards are desired.

Okay, you’ve got your card(s). Now you and your opponent(s) pick your post(s), and the game is on. That’s it! Have fun playing bingo, kids.

Note: Other possibilities may exist for filling in your card, as agreed upon by the participants. Feel free to suggest any such in the comments; of course, they shouldn’t be either too easy or too hard.

18 comments for “Blog-Post Bingo (or Tic-Tac-Toe)

  1. Languatron
    October 23, 2006 at 2:00 pm

    This post is further PROOF that this BLOG is OWNED by a corporate conglomerate which is intent on destroying BATTLESTAR GALACTICA. Flushing it down the TOILET, I say!

  2. Julie M. Smith
    October 23, 2006 at 2:11 pm

    I think this would work better as a drinking game.

  3. October 23, 2006 at 3:22 pm

    Perhaps, Julie, but I can’t even finish one full can of Coke, so I don’t think I’d have a chance at this as a drinking game.

  4. Wilfried
    October 23, 2006 at 3:48 pm

    19. International perspective again forgotten.

  5. October 23, 2006 at 3:59 pm

    Wilfried, perhaps that, rather than “threadjack occurs” should be the middle “free” square.

  6. October 23, 2006 at 4:15 pm

    Right about now, as a joke I’d like to write “shut up Wilfried.”

    But that would sound too inflammatory. I wouldn’t want to have to apologize.

  7. DKL
    October 23, 2006 at 6:59 pm

    Gee, Kaimi, it sounds like banning me is a bit of a sore spot with you guys. Who’d have thought?

    Anyway, I think you forgot one:

    20. DKL makes an offensive comment about Hamas.

  8. Doc
    October 23, 2006 at 7:02 pm

    21. Someone bolsters their argument with a comparison to Hitler, fascists, or Nazis.

  9. HP
    October 23, 2006 at 7:32 pm

    22. Someone bolsters their argument by comparing DKL to Hitler, fascists, Nazis, or hummus.

  10. October 24, 2006 at 8:24 am

    Mmmm, Hummus. One of the greatest things about law school in Boulder is the great Hummus sandwiches, with a little roasted tomato and a big ol’ portobello mushroom, on handmade multigrain bread. I like hummus. (you forgot to include “mentions teaching/attending law school” on your list).

  11. Kingsley
    October 24, 2006 at 3:27 pm

    23. Someone switches over from a porn site to write indignantly about an obscure point of doctrine.

  12. HP
    October 24, 2006 at 7:36 pm

    If I may be so bold, I think the edits are far funnier than the originals. Thanks for that.

  13. October 25, 2006 at 7:49 am

    Hmm, did cause me to find Ironic Priesthood …

  14. DKL
    October 31, 2006 at 1:30 am

    I guess there’s another one.

    24. T&S administrators edits one of David’s offensive remarks about Homos

    I don’t have a lot new to say about Hamas, but as long as we’re talking hummus, I might as well offer my recipe:

    3 cups cooked chick peas (canned will do just fine)
    ¼ cup water
    ¼ cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed is best)
    4 cloves garlic, finely chopped or pressed
    ½ teaspoon salt
    3 tablespoons tahini
    2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
    3 tablespoons olive oil

    Add everything together but the parsley and blend it to a fine consistency. Add the parsley, and blend until it’s even but so much that your hummus is a murky green. I like my hummus thick, but if you want it a bit thinner, add just a touch more water as you mix it.

    Feel free to add an extra clove or two of garlic to taste.

    This shouldn’t take more than 5 or 10 minutes to throw together. It tastes great fresh, but it tastes best after several hours in the fridge.

    If you’ve got sesame tahini that has been sitting in your cupboard for the last several years, this is not a good opportunity to use it. In fact, just throw it away and buy a new jar. If your tahini is more than a few months old, then it’s rancid and has bitter off-flavors. This is the main problem with store-bought hummus: I’ve yet to find a brand that didn’t have at least some off flavors from old tahini or stale garlic. There’s no substitute for fresh hummus, and you can’t make fresh hummus if your tahini is old.

  15. Kaimi Wenger
    October 31, 2006 at 1:04 pm

    Do you use raw garlic, Dave, or do you roast it first?

  16. DKL
    November 1, 2006 at 1:07 pm

    Raw garlic.

  17. a random John
    November 1, 2006 at 1:18 pm

    I just want to say that I made a comment on this thread that either was deleted or filtered, possible by linking to married to the sea…

  18. Frank McIntyre
    November 1, 2006 at 1:52 pm


    Did you just make the comment? I looked and found nothing in the moderation cue or the spam cue.

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