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Submitted by Justin Krebs on Fri, 10/03/2008 - 5:30pm.
There have been events going on all around the country for the debates...and a few of them have gotten fun press.
The Salt Lake City chapter was covered by local TV -- you can see the article here (who knew that Utah residents were "Utahns"?!) and supposedly there's video but I'm too McCainiac in my tech skills to figure it out.
They make a nice contrast between how young progressives party, and how the young Republicans do it...which is also captured in this piece on Dutch TV. It's totally worth watching (the site's in Dutch, but click "Bekijk Item" to see it) as it juxtaposes the passed-appetizer, tie-wearing, buttoned-up conservatives with the sweatier, more raucous, more diverse party at The Tank (photo courtesy of Matt Stoller).
And lastly, a fun article out of Athens, Georgia about the local chapter. Because it's in a college town, it does a good job emphasizing that there are plenty of responsible ways to Drinking Liberally.
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Fri, 10/03/2008 - 12:35pm.
There must have been something in the water at Rudy's...oh, right, it was beer.
The backyard where DL began 5 years ago was as packed as I've ever seen it -- and in addition to the Liberal Drinkers, there were some lurkers from the press. Three camera crews came by to get the DL perspective.
Here's what the local CBS station had to say (includes me being snide and former Living Liberally press guru Emily Farris doing a momentary Palin impression).
NY1 and Fox 5 were both there as well -- searching for NY1 footage now.
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Fri, 10/03/2008 - 11:27am.
Last night was crazy in New York City. Drinking Liberally ended up hosting three events in Manhattan just to make sure we had enough space, and our venues still were packed.
Laughing Liberally comedian Elon James White captured the spirit of the night and repackaged it fast into today's episode of This Week in Blackness. Elon interviewed two groups of debate-watchers for their views: people of color, and white women.
Of course, white or black, man or woman, everyone shared one thing: they were drinking...liberally...
Submitted by Josh Bolotsky on Thu, 10/02/2008 - 5:20pm.
Everyone in the office Living Liberally office is already excited/petrified/ambivalent/crouched over in empathy pain about tonight's debate. Though we wonder if it'll be as Jim Lehrer-y as last Friday's - to provide a quick recap, Katie Halper has kindly offered a flashback at the top ten debate moments thus far.
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 10/02/2008 - 2:07pm.
As though seeing Biden v. Palin isn't enough fun already...here are some party games that will turn your Debate Watch Night into a Debate Watch Fiesta.
Chief among them: Palin Bingo. (By sheer coincidence, we're told that friends of the sister of our intrepid Boise chapter leader created this little delight.)
When she says "trade missions," "glass ceiling" or the more obvious "Russia" and "maverick," it could bring you one tile closer to winning the game.
For those looking for fewer tiles and more drinks, check out Josh Nelson's drinking game rules. Including such faves as:
- Everytime Biden mentions a foreign leader he has met: sip wine -- every time he mentions a Senator as a friend: drink beer.
- When Palin claims she said "Thanks but no thanks" to the Bridge to Nowhere: Demand a new drink from your hosts, say "thanks but no thanks," and then when no one's looking, take it anyway, then claim you never wanted it.
(For more straight up sip / chug rules, visit Time Out New York's blog for their drinking game guidelines.)
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 10/02/2008 - 7:48am.
Biden has been at the lead in the Senate
Biden pressed & opposed Roberts & Alito.
Biden's record has been through public scrutiny.
You have one candidate known for talking too much
Biden'll be biding his time & Palin pale in comparison
Nobody should have to watch alone, or sober,
In NYC? Join our debate watch parties
Submitted by Josh Bolotsky on Thu, 10/02/2008 - 3:02am.
Screening Liberally Big Picture
If you went to a public high school, then you've met this kid before. It's that simple.
You know the one - trying so hard to sell himself as the pervy class clown with a secret heart of gold. The routine is simple enough: he makes a few unsavory wisecracks cracks about gonorrhea during health class, but, when lunchtime rolls around, he can be found sitting alone at the table towards the back of the cafeteria, writing feverishly in a mead composition journal, trying so hard to look pained and, well, sensitive, earnest, quietly perceptive and bittersweetly melancholic without seeming too lugubrious.
In other words, hoping against hope that someone will ask him what, exactly, he's writing, so he can half-smile, blush as he looks at the floor and stage-mutters, "just some poem, it's not, I mean, it's nothing special." Hoping against hope that the inquisitor will let out a wide-eyed and wide-grinned non-ironic "Really...?" and beg to read it. And when, after much further faux-protestation, he gives in and does read a verse, the whole school, nay, the whole town will see what a vibrant, insightful heart he really has, will see that he's not just this joker in an 80s metal t-shirt - it just takes one poem read out loud in a cafeteria and they'll all overlook his awful remarks about his female classmates' bodies, all the gym class "joking" that really constituted a minor reign of terror, and just, somehow, write all of it off as a self-defense mechanism, will just know that he means well and is so inconceivably lonely.
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 09/25/2008 - 12:48am.
The Bush team wants to bail out its cronies
The GOP wants to bail on the American people,
Meanwhile, McCain wants to bail out of the debates.
But now that Palin's flailing, the GOP's wailing
At least we'll soon take back our ship of state
Share your thoughts as your share a a few beers,
...and check out LivingLiberally.org
Submitted by Josh Bolotsky on Wed, 09/24/2008 - 1:54pm.
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Tue, 09/23/2008 - 12:28pm.
You gotta give it to Laughing Liberally regular and Tank comedy programmer Elon James White -- when he gets rolling, he makes the most of his momentum.
He's up to episode 6 already of his new series "This Week in Blackness." In this episode, he reveals to all of us what a new scientific poll has discovered: race "matters" in this election.
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