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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Root, shoot or marry

My friend Rebecca, who has a world-famous blog, is going to be visiting here shortly, so I thought I should blog (is that a verb?) something interesting for her to remark upon.

The most interesting thing that has happened to me in the last couple of weeks is discovering a new game (best played under the influence of alcohol) called root, shoot or marry.

It's simple in its concept, but devlilish in its strategy. A player is given a list of three people - they may be famous or simply known to the player; but must not be a relative or partner. Whether the player is given three people of the same or oppositve sex depends very much on the player, the group and the level of intoxication.

For example, if I was to give you: Russell Crowe, John Howard and, say, your boss, you then have to tell the group which one of the three you would root (for non-Australians: have intimate relations with); who you would shoot; and who you would marry. By the way, the rooting is a one-off, so don't go thinking you could marry Russell Crowe and have a long-term affair with the PM - not fair.

It's not as easy or straightforward as it may seem.

Warning: don't try this game at home.

And people say blogs are a waste of time!

Never.

13 comments :

Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

Greetings Captain, and what an pleasure to be here in time to asssure you that blog is indeed a verb, a noun and pretty much anything else you want it to be.

Mostly, however, a blog is just a good way to avoid spending too much time on eBay.

My RSM list for you today: Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Pearce Brosnan.

Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

(My Answer, which does not let you off the hook: root Colin, marry Pearce, shoot Hugh)

richard gere said...

genius - establishing a game of RSM online ....

not sure how it will go without players having some cans under their belt before playing - but worth a shot.

Also can we see some female lists published as well ... otherwise it could become a bit gay (although there is nothing wrong with that!).

Jessica Rabbit said...

Good line-up, Bec, shame about the order. Root Hugh, marry Colin, shoot Pierce

My list is: Hugh Jackman, Colin Farrell, Brad Pitt.

(Marry Hugh, root Colin, shoot Brad).

For the Richard Gere-homophobes among us: Jessica Simpson, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan? (HA! Sad little collection, isn't it)

Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

Easy: shoot Jessica, root Lindsay, marry Britney (for the money).

See Richard, no bias here.

tonypark said...

Thanks Jessica, whoever you are (yeah, right).

In the spirit of the game, and in answer to your list:

Root Jessica (simpson)
Shoot Lindsay (too young, too skinny)
Marry Britney (a grown woman with her own school uniforms)

tonypark said...

Oh, bec, root Lindsay?

Puh-lease

Jessica Rabbit said...

It always comes back to the school uniforms for you boys, doesn't it?!

Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

It's not like I had much choice... I think Britney's halcyon days of school uniforms are well and truly done: the look now is Skank, dressed by Fosseys.

Da Muck said...

I chose

Sir Robert Helpman
Frank Thring
Andy Warhol

I shaking so much with excitement that I dont know what I want to do with these 3

Parachute Packer Suze said...

Hello fellow bloggers,

As the proud introducer of this game to Mr Park, I feel it is my responsibility to clarify the rules.

When stating responses, one must reply in order of who they would first root, then shoot, then marry.

Swaping the order in your response is prohibited.

A new one for you... R/S/M

Bronwyn Bishop, Margaret Thatcher, Germaine Greer.

richard gere said...

suze ... given your list, can we bend the rules and shoot them all? that is the worst list I have ever heard!

Uncle G said...

Got all excited at such a game and thought of
Carly Simon
Catherine Zeta Jones
Julie Christie

Then forgot what the question was.