|Don't try this at home, kids
||[Mar. 13th, 2011|03:31 am]
Actually, if you're going to try it anywhere, home might be the best place. If you try it in public, you could end up arrested.
Here's a little party game popular among AEMMA scholars. It involves our two favouritest things: violence and alcohol. This is how one member (who may or may not wish to be named on the internet) codified the rules.
Kill or Spill
Two persons may choose to engage in a round of Kill or Spill by having consumed at least three pints, squinting at their fellow while less than 1/3 down on their fourth pint, and saying "Kill or Spill?"
At which time the Challenger and the Challengee will retire immediately to the sword rack, select a sword, an commence the challenge.
The play is without protective equipment of any kind and so is restricted to slow speed play only. The 2/3 cup of beer is held in the off hand whilst the sword is held in the dominant hand.
The object of the game is to drain your cup without spilling while engaged in the contest. Each time you score a touch upon your companion you may take a swallow of beer from your cup. This first person to drain their cup "kills" both their companion and their measure of beer, clearly having bested them both in "swording" and drinking. If anyone should spill their cup they forfeit the match and shall be subjected to jeers and derision for at least two minutes--while they mop up their spill.
Blows to the hands or the head are not permitted.
Sharps may only be used after six pints...
All this is to say that I was at a very fine birthday party tonight. As of a little after 1 am, everybody was still in possession of all the eyeballs and fingers they arrived with.