Jan 31, 2007

State of the Union Bingo

Several people (meaning three, but that's a fair enough amount) have asked about State of the Union Bingo. Below is the list of the items we had on the bingo sheets. The ones in quotes had to be said exactly, the non-quotes are various odds and ends that are pretty self-explanatory. Most of the these were hit by the end of the speech (due to some serious research on my part I'll have you know: looking at older State of the Union addresses and what different analysts predict he'll speak about and such...it was not the most productive day I've ever worked), though some weren't and nobody got a blackout. It was a good way to spend an evening, and I intend to make it an annual event.

  • "social security"
  • "God bless America"
  • "War on Terror"
  • joke
  • camera shot of Laura Bush
  • "Iraq"
  • mention of a European nation
  • "education"
  • camera shot of Condi Rice
  • "Saddam Hussein"
  • "regime"
  • "AIDS"
  • "health care"
  • camera shot of Harry Reid
  • "troops"
  • mention of a former president
  • "children"/"child"
  • "Africa"
  • heartwarming story about Iraq
  • "liberty"/"liberties"
  • booing
  • "partisanism"/"bipartisanism"/"partisan"/"bipartisan"
  • pronunciation/grammatical error
  • "September 11th"/"September the 11th"/"9-11"
  • "tax/taxes"
  • "gas prices"/"gasoline prices"/"price of gas"/"price of gasoline"/"price of oil"/"oil prices"
  • attack on the Dems
  • camera shot of Barack Obama
  • camera shot of John McCain
  • someone touches their face
  • someone cries
  • "stay the course"/"staying the course"/"stayed the course"
  • "North Korea"
  • camera shot of John Kerry
  • mention of God outside of the phrase "God bless America"
  • "Israel"
  • "Middle East"
  • Nancy Pelosi smug smile
  • camera shot of Hillary Clinton
  • standing ovation from both parties
  • "immigration"
  • "Iran"
  • camera shot of John Edwards
  • camera shot of Ted Kennedy
  • mention of the First Lady
  • "Medicare"
  • "unemployment"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Haha, this is awesome. I can't think of a time in the near future when we're likely to be in the same state for the State of the Union, but maybe next year we'll play by phone? I promise not to cheat.