There are quite a few State of the Union drinking games available to choose from today. Which one will you play?
Confirmed: There are drinking games for State of the Union
Let the State of the Union (drinking) games begin! According to The Awl, SOTU drinking games not only exist, they have been around for 13 years.
"At home, the citizens best attuned to these Capitol rites will be taking part in their own rites of transubstantiation, meaning that Barack Obama's words travel through the ether, speak again through your computer or television speakers, and then immediately transform into a parched feeling that can only be sated by rhythmic alcoholic consumption. For 13 years now, our culture has called this miracle the 'State of the Union Drinking Game.'"
Different kinds of drinking games
And the best part is, there are different kinds of SOTU drinking games. According to The Awl, you can drink whenever a patriotic or religious custom is being performed or a patriotic or religious symbol is being shown, such as a flag.
The WaPo recommends taking a drink for every Cabinet member that enters the House chamber (and a drink for every time John Boehner is visibly uncomfortable at something President Obama is saying).
Or, you could take a sip, a swig, a shot or finish the whole bottle depending on what the president says.
There is even a SOTU drinking game website.
Some SOTU drinking games want you to take a drink when you hear specific words or phrases, including "let me be clear," "invest," "together," "immigration," "Lincoln" and "Reagan." And, to take a drink when the camera pans to a special guest, such as Ted Nugent.
The Daily Caller has also created a drinking game, which involves taking a shot whenever Obama mentions the word "gun" or other Second Amendment-related terms.
If he mentions "jobs," pour eight percent of the drink down the drain.
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