Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Between the hours of 4-10

Are the hours that a tornado will come knocking on my door.

The weather folks have been harping about this ALL day. My office is basically planning to shut the doors at 3:30. Ok, not really. I am hoping if I say the last statement enough it will catch on around the office, and they really will close early. No luck so far.

I'm secretly jumping for joy about all this weather excitement. It's going to be a good Gary England night. You know it's going to be good when I've already received The Gary England Drinking Game email. Oh yes, I'm for real. Here are the rules/breakdown for The Gary England Drinking Game. Sidenote: I have never played this game. I do not recommend the game, but I think it's freaking hilarious.

Gary England Drinking Game
By Canada and Moose
1. Everyone selects a storm chaser other than Val Caster. Every time Gary talks to your storm chaser, you take one drink. Take two drinks every time we see footage from your storm chaser. Take four drinks if your storm chaser says "tornado on the ground."

2. Everyone selects a county other than Pottawatomie County. Every time Gary mentions your county, you take one drink. Take two drinks every time we see footage from your county. Take four drinks if a tornado touches down in your county.

One drink
1. Take one drink every time Gary says the following:
"Hook echo" | "Updraft" | "Metro" | "Doppler radar" | "Wall cloud" | "Ranger 9" | "Underground" | "Mobile home"
2. When Gary gives a list of counties, take one drink for every county in the list.
3. Take one drink every time Gary interrupts a program. Take one drink if Gary says "You're not missing any of [program name]." Take one drink when Gary says "We'll keep you advised."

Two drinks
1. Take two drinks every time Gary says the following:
"Baseball-sized hail" | "Waterloo Road" | "Pottawatomie County" | "Deer Creek High School"
2. Take two drinks every time Gary mentions the following towns:
Altus | Burns Flat | Dill City | Gotebo | Hydro | Lookeba | Meeker | Mulhall | Oktaha | Olustee | Shattuck | Slaughterville | Tryon | Vici | Waukomis | Wayne (or Payne) | Weleetka | Wetumkah
3. Take two drinks every time Gary talks to Val Caster.

Three drinks
1. Take three drinks if we see footage from Val Caster.
2. Take three drinks if we see footage from Pottawatomie County.
3. Take three drinks if Gary mentions the following:
"Immediate tornado precautions" | "National Weather Service" | "Mesocyclone" | "Portable Radio" | "Take shelter" | "Tornado warning in effect until …"

Four drinks
1. Take four drinks if Ranger 9 must land to refuel.
2. Take four drinks if Gary issues his own tornado warning, not recognized by the NWS or says the following:
"Will someone please answer that phone?" | "Do you see power flashes?"
3. Take four drinks if a shirt-less tornado victim is interviewed.
Finish your drink
1. Finish your drink if someone uses the word tornado as a verb or if Gary mentions the nearest cross streets to you.
2. If Gary says "We've lost Val," pour a little out for your homies and finish your drink.

As I've said before, we okies take our tornadoes serious! Also, today's hottie is repeat hottie Gary England. Tonight he will keep me advised, which will keep me alive.


Renee said...

LOL! Stay safe and I would advise against this could end up being your own tornado.

Amy in Edmond said...

Bill says we never have severe weather without it going through Pottawatamee county.

TC said...

I don't think you could keep counting much if you played that game... you wouldn't have any idea how many drinks you'd had :)

Anonymous said...

That sort of makes me want to come and experience a tornado with you!

Julie M. said...

Love tornado season! I used to live in the Dallas area and we had a few beauts there as well. Stay safe and sober!

Cap'n John said...

It seems to me that the real object of this drinking game is to get the players so drunk that they forget all about the Tornado.