Monday, February 19, 2007

Disorderly conduct ensues

In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the police who investigate crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders. This is their drinking game.

In honor of TNT's 24-hour Law & Order marathon airing today, I've decided to finally codify my Law & Order drinking game, which debuted about three years ago during a rainy Memorial Day barbecue party.

I've broken it down nice and easy, five times to drink during the "law" part of the show, five times for the "order."

  • "Objection!"
  • The female ADA changes from one episode to the next.
  • The DA offers a grizzled witticism, or talks about having to win reelection.
  • The wrong man is charged.
  • A plea deal is offered. (Drink twice if it's accepted.)
  • "Dong-dong!"
  • Lenny Briscoe (RIP, Jerry Orbach) gives a one-liner to end a scene.
  • Lt. Anita Van Buren interrupts a good cop-bad cop routine.
  • Somebody buys food from a street vendor.
  • There's a visit to the Upper East Side.

For bonus drunkenness, take a drink every time...
  • The same actor plays a different character from episode to episode.
  • The judge makes a stupid joke at the bail hearing.
  • There's a dead hooker.
  • The prosecutors take a trip to Rikers.
Happy boozing, and if you're not busy today, come on over and play.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to see a NaturalBl0g drinking game.

For example, every time the greatest quarterback of our generation, Peyton Manning, gets ridiculed. One drink.

Any other ideas?

February 19, 2007  
Anonymous Pn said...

I recently learned that my best-friend-from-high-school's-sophomore-year appeared in Law and Order as "Vic Vodka" -
Ironically the episode included themes from our adolescent days- social networking and complicaions regarding moral responsibility...
ah the good ol' days

February 19, 2007  
Blogger Cedar said...

This is the l&o drinking game by friends and I came up with in college. We also had an SVU one.

Drink when:
Two people find a body before the opening credits. Two if only one person does. Two drinks if uniformed cops discover the body.

Lenny makes a wisecrack over the dead body.

Lenny mentions an ex-wife. Two drinks if he mentions an ex-wife and alimony in the same thought.

Lenny flirts with the medical examinator.

A crime occurs at Hudson University.

When there is a foot chase, chug until the guy is caught.

A defense attorney offers some weak-ass deal and Sam Waterson hollers, "Why don't we just throw him a ticker-tape parade!?"

A defense attorney says, "We're done here."

One sip per objection. Two if sustained, three if withdrawn.

Chug if Van Buren appears anywhere in the second half of the episode, or has a line longer than "Detective!".

Something bad happens due to the internet. Make it a double if the characters over 30 have to have the concept of the internet explained to them, thus halting whatever little momentum the story has.

February 20, 2007  
Blogger nate said...

as for the natural blog drinking game (which I do play every day):

+1 for bad one-liners or clever endings

+1 for pictures (+3 if animated)

+1 for every 10 lines of text (+whole can if post requires scrolling down)

+3 for every link to an external article (+5 if link is broken or requires a password or registration to view full text)

+5 if link is to WBUR story

+5 if story idea came from WBUR

+10 if story idea comes from NY Times

+can if look-a-likes do, in fact, look-a-like

thats all i've come up with so far, and man am i drunk today.

February 20, 2007  

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